Home Design Inspiration at Its Finest: Ply Gem Opens Nation’s First Designed Exterior Showroom in Cincinnati

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Located at Marsh Building Products, the showroom will help builders, remodelers, architects and homeowners generate ideas, find inspiration and make informed home exterior design decisions.

Leading exterior building products manufacturer, Ply Gem, has partnered with Marsh Building Products to bring the nation’s first Ply Gem Designed Exterior Showroom to Cincinnati area builders, remodelers, architects and homeowners. Opening to the public on June 16, the Designed Exterior Showroom offers home exterior design ideas, product solutions and tools to simplify the decision-making process. The showroom is located at Marsh Building Products, 715 E. Kemper Avenue, Loveland, Ohio.

The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem is 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.

“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."

For builders and contractors interested in touring the showroom, Ply Gem and Marsh will host an open house on Tuesday, June 17 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

An architect open house with AIA certification courses will be held Wednesday, June 18 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (AIA courses to be held noon-1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.).

To attend either event, RSVP to whatsnew(at)marshbuild(dot)com or 859-442-6848. For general questions on the showroom, call 513-697-7600.

For more information about Ply Gem’s exterior products and solutions, visit http://www.plygem.com.

For more information about Marsh Building Products, visit http://www.marshbuild.com.

About Ply Gem
Ply Gem (NYSE: PGEM), headquartered in Cary, N.C., is a leading manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. Ply Gem produces a comprehensive product line of windows and patio doors, vinyl and aluminum siding and accessories, designer accents, cellular PVC trim and mouldings, vinyl fencing and railing, stone veneer and gutterware, used in both new construction and home repair and remodeling in the United States and Canada. Ply Gem siding group brands include Mastic Home Exteriors®, Variform®, NAPCO®, Mitten®, Cellwood®, Georgia-Pacific Vinyl Siding and Accessories, Durabuilt®, Ply Gem® Stone, Ply Gem® Trim and Mouldings, Ply Gem® Fence and Railing, Ply Gem® Accents and Shutters, Leaf Relief®, Leaf Logic™, Leaf Smart™, and Monticello® Columns. Ply Gem windows and patio door brands include Ply Gem® Windows, Mastic® Replacement Windows 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. Additionally, Ply Gem distributes a wide-variety of exterior building products including replica-stone, fencing, railing, windows and doors and architectural accents via export globally and offers installation services in western Canada under the Gienow Renovations by Ply Gem brand. Ply Gem employs more than 6,000 associates across North America. Visit http://www.plygem.com for more information.

About Marsh
Marsh Building Products, Inc. is an independent wholesale distributor of select exterior building materials with locations in the Midwest. With four warehouse locations in Columbus, Dayton, and Loveland Ohio plus Ft. Thomas, Kentucky; as well as showrooms in Montgomery, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky, we provide exceptional service to the professional design and construction community and the clients they serve.


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