Ply Gem to Exceed Demands of Builders and Remodelers at 2012 International Builders’ Show with New Home Exterior Products and Solutions

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With new introductions in its corporate, windows, siding and Canadian groups, Ply Gem will exhibit a broad range of products and business building solutions for both the residential new construction and home remodeling markets in IBS booth W1101. The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem will be on display, including information from the recent “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” build in Joplin, Mo. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” designers Paul DiMeo and Tracy Hutson will be in Ply Gem’s booth during IBS to discuss the Joplin build and sign autographs.

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Ply Gem®, a leading manufacturer of exterior building products, is showcasing its comprehensive offering of home exterior products and solutions in booth W1101 at the 2012 International Builders’ Show (IBS) from February 8-11 in Orlando, Fl. With new introductions in its corporate, windows, siding and Canadian groups, Ply Gem will exhibit a broad range of products and business building solutions for both the residential new construction and home remodeling markets.

The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem
New for 2012, Ply Gem has expanded The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem and developed new business building tools, specific to the remodeling and new construction markets. The Designed Exterior is a complete exterior home solution combining everything Ply Gem has to offer – including windows, siding, stone veneer, fence, rail, accessories and accents – and was introduced to help builders, contractors and their customers realize the possibilities in exterior home design.

The new tools – including field guides, product specifications and a free online visualizer available at http://www.plygem.com – illustrate how The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem concept can be implemented in exterior home renovations and new building.

The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem was recently seen on the series finale of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” through a seven home build for families affected by the tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo. in May 2011. Ply Gem provided virtually all of the exterior products for these seven homes, tailoring the designs to complement the personalities of each family. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” designers Paul DiMeo and Tracy Hutson will be in Ply Gem’s booth during IBS from 10 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. daily to discuss the Joplin build and sign autographs.

Windows
Expansions to the aluminum-clad Ply Gem® Windows Mira Premium Series are being introduced. These include custom sizes to help customers find the perfect window opening fit for new construction and remodeling projects, and a new bi-parting door, with a four-panel option for architectural and custom home designs.

Ideal for coastal regions, impact glass options have been expanded to the remodeling market through the new Ply Gem Windows Impact Replacement Series. The windows have a design pressure rating of +50/-57 and are compliant with the Texas Department of Insurance and approved by the Florida Building Commission.

New window design elements for 2012 include a 3 ½-inch flat casing exterior frame option for the Ply Gem Windows Pro Classic Series. Developed in response to high customer demand for a low-maintenance alternative to traditional wood trim, this option provides a historical colonial American exterior look, popular in the New England and mid-Atlantic regions. The casing expands the choices available through The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem, as a complementary design element for architectural home styles such as Georgian, Tuscan and French Country.

Siding, Fence & Rail
The Ply Gem siding group has a number of new product introductions at IBS to help builders and remodelers create the perfect exterior for their customers. Many of Ply Gem’s siding lines have expanded colors for 2012 including four new deep shades on NAPCO® by Ply Gem American Splendor and Variform® by Ply Gem Vortex Extreme Premium Vinyl Siding. NAPCO by Ply Gem, Variform by Ply Gem and Georgia-Pacific are also adding new colors to their shake and shingle and board and batten lines, including the dark hues.

With insulated siding now recognized by ENERGY STAR® and other programs as continuous insulation and a valid material to reduce thermal bridging, Ply Gem offers insulated siding systems to blanket home exteriors including: Variform by Ply Gem ClimaForce™ Insulated Siding and Mastic Home Exteriors® by Ply Gem Structure® Home Insulation System with recycled content.

Ply Gem Stone True Stack modular stone is an ideal introduction for those looking for a time saving solution. The modular pieces, in three different lengths, provide clean and simple installation for a rustic, dry-stack style

Beyond exterior cladding, Kroy® by Ply Gem fence and rail brand is introducing new, decorative and Woodland Select™ variegated caps to complement the look of their privacy, picket, ranch rail and vinyl & composite railing products.

Canada
The Canadian product portfolio of Ply Gem now includes a comprehensive offering of windows, entry doors, siding, manufactured stone, brick veneer, fence and rail.

Ply Gem previously offered windows, entry doors, fence and rail in Canada, and is expanding in 2012 to include vinyl siding, manufactured stone and brick veneer, and additional window lines. Products are available under the Ply Gem brand for windows, Variform by Ply Gem brand for siding, Richwood® Exterior Finishings by Ply Gem brand for accents and accessories, Ply Gem Stone brand for stone and brick veneer, and Kroy by Ply Gem brand for fence and rail.

One recent product introduction in Canada is the PrismaClad Colour program, which provides virtually limitless color options for window exteriors, including 30 signature colours, 17 woodgrain colours and 12 metallic colors for an additional fee. For a truly custom color, the DuraMatch color matching process allows the ability to match nearly any existing shade, making it an ideal solution for projects that do not involve the replacement of every window. The color solutions are available on all products within the Ply Gem Canada Elite Series Regency and Fusion product lines and will be on display in the booth.

To learn more about Ply Gem’s comprehensive offering for the home exterior, log onto http://www.plygem.com or visit Ply Gem in booth W1101 at the International Builders’ Show.

About Ply Gem
Ply Gem, headquartered in Cary, N.C., is a leading manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. Ply Gem produces a comprehensive product line of vinyl siding, designer accents and skirting, vinyl fencing and vinyl and composite railing, stone veneer and vinyl windows and doors used in both new construction and home repair and remodeling in the United States and Western Canada. Ply Gem siding brands include Mastic Home Exteriors®, Variform®, NAPCO®, Ply Gem® Stone, Kroy®, Cellwood®, Georgia Pacific, DuraBuilt®, Richwood®, Leaf Relief®, Gutter Warrior™ and Monticello® Columns. Ply Gem also manufactures vinyl and aluminum soffit and siding accessories, aluminum trim coil, wood windows, aluminum windows, vinyl and aluminum-clad windows and steel and fiberglass doors. Ply Gem windows and patio door brands include Ply Gem® Windows, Mastic® Replacement Windows, Ply Gem® Canada and Great Lakes® Window. The company’s brands are sold through short-line and two-step distributors, pro dealers, home improvement dealers and big box retailers. Ply Gem employs more than 4,300 people across North America. Visit http://www.plygem.com for more information.

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