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Home Exteriors: Choosing the Perfect Look and Materials for Your New Home or Home Remodel

Using specially designed products for new home construction or a home remodel can help homeowners improve the appearance of their home and reduce overall maintenance needs and cost.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Ply Gem




Coordinate Your Home's Style with Exterior Design

Designing the exterior look and feel of a home can be a daunting task. However, working with a company that can serve as a single source for all the necessary exterior elements, ranging from vinyl siding to trim, can help you create a beautiful, customized home exterior that is also energy efficient and easy to maintain.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Ply Gem




Vinyl Siding Myths Busted

Vinyl siding is a great choice for both new homes and remodeling existing homes. As other types of exterior cladding come on the market, it’s easy to be swayed by the latest and greatest product announcement. This white paper explores some of the myths around vinyl siding that could stop you from making the best choice for your home.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Ply Gem


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Trendy Black Finish Redefines Window Style

Many homeowners today seek to coordinate finishes and hardware in matching colors to create a streamlined look in kitchens, baths and throughout the home.

Affordable Passive House Model Uses Prefab Insulated Walls

Providing housing quickly, cost-effectively and sustainably is a global challenge.

Understanding Rainscreen Design for Home Exteriors

A rainscreen is essentially an extra layer of skin attached to the building to protect the main wall from harsh weather.

Ply Gem Supports Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes Across America

Homebuilders in more than 70 communities across the U.S. will volunteer to help build, rehab or repair more than 200 homes as part of the initiative.

Custom Exterior Doors Command Attention (video)

It’s the first thing you see when you enter and the last thing you see when you leave.

Sustainable Design: Proud Green Home of Louisville

The Proud Green Home of Louisville is a sustainable, high performance home that will earn certification from multiple green building organizations.

Architect Infuses Home with Green Building Passion

Good design pays for itself, and the proof can be seen in the Proud Green Home of Louisville.

Ultra Thin Sliding Door Frame Lets the Sun Shine In (Video)

Cero provides a minimalistic design with its ultra-thin profiles and large floor-to-ceiling panels.

Resource Emerges for Tiny House DIY-ers (Video)

So appealing is the tiny house, that many adventurous DIY-ers have set out to build their own tiny home.

Water Damaged Stucco Homes Saved With House Wrap

Improper sill flashing and reverse through-flashing on window openings contributed to severe moisture management issues in a series of stucco homes.

Luxury Geothermal Home Hits Market at $34 Million

It's a record setting price, eclipsing last month's record sale of $23 million in the same Vail Village neighborhood.

Opening Glass Wall Systems Designed to Stand Up to High Winds

At the 2017 International Builders' Show, two companies announced opening glass wall products designed for hurricane- and high-wind-prone regions.

New Ply Gem Architectural Toolbox Makes it Easier to Create Tailor-Made Designs

The concept of ‘live-work-play’ mixed-use developments is on the rise, with increased demand for walkable urban neighborhoods.

Windows, Siding and Roofing Designs Available in Bold Hues

Bold is beautiful when it comes to the exterior color palette of a home, and some new exterior products emphasize bright bold hues.

Which Home Remodeling Projects Pay Off?

Depending on the project, the average payback nationwide for remodeling projects ranges from as high as 107.7% to as low as 53.9%, depending on the type of project.

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Ply Gem, provides the nation's residential builders, remodelers and architects with access to a comprehensive range of building products. From new construction to repair, remodel and replacement, our full line of windows, doors, siding, stone veneer, and fencing and railing products provide quality and value for all types of projects.


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