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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.

Ply Gem Announces HGTV Smart Home 2017 Sponsorship

The luxury home located in Scottsdale, Arizona, will spotlight Simonton’s quality windows products.

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.

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.

Ply Gem Windows and Doors Add Style to 2017 New American Remodeled Home (Video)

The New American Remodeled Home is the first remodeling showcase home to be presented at IBS in a decade.

A Look into the Future: 2017 IBS/KBIS Product Intros

t the 2017 International Builder's Show and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, thousands of building professionals got a look at some of the latest products that will wind up in homes and buildings across the country.

Ply Gem Engineered Cedar Shake Roofing Selected as 2016 Architectural Record Product of the Year [Video]

Ply Gem Roofing Engineered Cedar Shake, which launched in early 2016, is a superior new product in the composite roofing category.

Sheathing System Cuts Home Building Time and Boosts Building Envelope Sealing

On a residential or commercial building site, time equals money, so building professionals are interested in shortening the process while maintaining quality.

Ply Gem, Darius Rucker Team Up for Habitat For Humanity

The Ply Gem Home for Good project is a multi-year initiative that includes a donation of over $1 million of exterior building products and funds for Habitat for Humanity.

Innovative Green Home Has a New Take on Insulation Inspiration

Innovation comes from those willing to do things just a little differently, and green home building is no exception.

Sustainable exterior options wrap the Proud Green Home of Louisville

At Su Verde (Italian for ‘About Green’), sustainably made exterior products are part of the home's green story, and will help it earn multiple high performance home certifications.


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Home siding isn't just about beauty, it creates protection and insulation for a high performance home. This research center provides information on different types of siding, including aluminum, vinyl and other insulated siding options.

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