Exteriors showroom inspires and educates homeowners and builders

Homeowners and building professionals have a new place to learn about and become inspired by a vision for their home's exterior.

Ply Gem's first Designed Exterior Showroom near Cincinnati, Ohio, offers a complete showroom of exterior building products, from siding and trim to roofing and windows. It's located in the new Marsh Building Products facility at 715 E. Kemper Avenue, Loveland, Ohio, where it's open to Cincinnati area builders, remodelers, architects and homeowners.

Ply Gem launched the Designed Exterior to offer a complete exterior solution, offering nearly every product needed to finish the home, including windows, siding, stone veneer, railing, trim, accents and more – all from a single manufacturer. The new showroom brings the Designed Exterior concept to life, helping builders, remodelers, contractors and homeowners generate ideas, find inspiration and make informed exterior design decisions. Visitors can compare samples of siding, windows and other products to see how textures and colors interact. Interactive tools can help visualize design changes and "what if" ideas to choose the best design combinations for a home.

“With this new showroom, our vision is to make exterior home design more accessible and fun; we want to help customers visualize all that is possible in achieving a dream home design,” said Jerry Blais, senior vice president, marketing, Ply Gem siding group. "We’re also making it easy to open up the lines of communication between the professional and homeowner, providing all the tools and products needed to have an informed discussion on creating a stunning home exterior you can take pride in.”

Interactive displays throughout the showroom help individuals uncover their personal design style, choose color palettes and explore the possibilities of their home’s exterior. Using a touch screen monitor or iPad, customers can view before and after home transformations and learn more about how to coordinate exterior design elements including: siding and window styles, colors, textures, and how the right trim package can take your home from ordinary to extraordinary.

The Designed Exterior Showroom is equipped to move homeowners from inspiration to action. Featured palettes line the walls to show how style preferences and color palettes translate into actual products. Worktables filled with product and color swatches allow customers to visualize color combinations and bring their designs to life. To extend the Designed Exterior Showroom experience past the showroom, customers can visualize their own home virtually and receive color printouts of their home designs and selected products, enabling them to easily work with their builder or contractor to order through Marsh Building Products.

"We are excited to partner with Ply Gem in opening the first Designed Exterior Showroom," said Patrick McNickle, general manager, Marsh Building Products. "The showroom is a unique resource designed to help customers explore their options and find inspiration. And we are here every step of the way to support them."

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Topics: Doors, Exteriors, Home Design & Plans, Remodeling, Siding, Windows


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