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Select Replacement Windows for Durability and Energy Efficiency

If your house is older than 20 years or so, it may be time to replace your windows. Sure, windows can last a lot longer and they may be a key part of a historic home's charm, but they could be costing you money and wasting energy. This white paper explores some of the options for selecting replacement windows for your home.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Ply Gem




Choose Green Certified Products for Your Home to Achieve High Performance and Comfort

Whether you're upgrading your current home or building a new one, it's wise to look for the labels - the green label that is. Various agencies and groups that study energy performance and environmental impact certify many home products. This white paper, sponsored by Ply Gem, reviews some of the most popular green building product certifications.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Ply Gem




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


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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.

Privacy Glass Without Sacrificing Light

Thanks to innovative technology and an appreciation of aesthetic design, win-win situations are far more common than binary decisions for homeowners.

Home Automation Platform Conserves Energy and Simplifies Sustainability

Homeowners can use home automation systems to automatically and continuously conserve energy.

Trends in Doorglass

What’s in vogue for home design today may not be there tomorrow, but solid trends in design can and do last for decades.

Five Ways to Improve Your Home for Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual reminder how our environment can be improved by collectively doing things to reduce pollution. Here are a few easy things to consider.

Decorative Doorglass Improves Your Home's Energy Efficiency, Curb Appeal

Whether you’re a homeowner looking to transform your curb appeal or one who’s looking to find new ways to help increase your energy efficiency, Decorative Doorglass is a beautiful option that satisfies both desires without sacrificing either.

Ply Gem Announces HGTV Smart Home 2017 Sponsorship

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

NAHB: Average Builder Uses 10 Different Green Products and Practices

Energy efficient windows ranked at the top of the list of green products commonly used by most builders.

Low-E Doorglass Reduces Heat Loss, Blocks UV Rays

Houses, especially older ones that are poorly insulated, are prone to letting in unwanted cold air. Add increased inefficiency when doorglass panels are installed incorrectly and heat escapes, and you might be a very unsatisfied homeowner during the cold winter months.

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.

Why Punxsutawney Phil Doesn't Worry About Seeing His Shadow

If Phil sees his shadow, then you might want to join him in reducing glare and achieve savings on your energy bills by incorporating window film into your home.

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.

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Energy–efficient windows offer some of the most effective ways to make your home green. This research center provides news and information for eco-friendly window options, including high-performance glazing and coatings, and many products made of sustainable and recyclable materials.

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