Ply Gem Exterior Products to be Featured on HOME FREE, a New Renovation Competition Series Premiering July 22 (9:00-10:00 pm ET/PT) on FOX

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Exterior building products manufacturer, Ply Gem, has teamed up with FOX’s new renovation competition series, HOME FREE, providing windows, patio doors, siding, stone veneer, trim and accessories for the eight-episode series hosted by Mike Holmes.

Leading exterior building products manufacturer, Ply Gem, has teamed up with FOX’s new renovation competition series, HOME FREE, providing windows, patio doors, siding, stone veneer, trim and accessories for the eight-episode series. Hosted by famed professional contractor Mike Holmes (“Holmes on Homes®”), HOME FREE premieres Wednesday, July 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and follows nine deserving couples who are challenged to revive one run-down home every week.

“As a fast-paced series showcasing innovative design, HOME FREE is a great fit for Ply Gem and our portfolio of complementary, low maintenance home exterior products,” said Vicki Frye, director of corporate marketing, Ply Gem. “Each day, we make it possible for builders, remodelers, architects and homeowners to create dramatic curb appeal. Teaming up with HOME FREE is our latest venture in making dream homes a reality, and we can’t wait to see the architectural transformations come to life on national television.”

During each episode, Mike Holmes will present the couples with tasks designed to test and challenge the skills of these do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Holmes will be with the competitors every step of the way – picking apart their work and demanding they meet his high standards, while also sharing his expertise and guidance to help them reach new heights. But in a surprise twist, when the work is done for the day, the couples don’t have far to travel to get home…because not only must they work together to restore the home, they must all live together in the same dilapidated work site 24/7. The more they accomplish, the better they sleep at night.

“A home is way more than brick and mortar. So being part of this new series and partnering with FOX is truly exciting for me,” said Mike Holmes. “I’m ready to break ground with these couples. It’s going to be a lot of sweat and tears but I promise you, all worth it in the end...trust me on this.”

HOME FREE is produced by Relativity Television and executive-produced by Tom Forman (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”), George Verschoor, Trice Bartow, Brad Bishop, Andrew Marcus and Mike Holmes.

More information on Ply Gem can be found at http://www.plygem.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @PlyGem. For more information on HOME FREE, visit http://www.fox.com/home-free and tune in to FOX on Wednesday, July 22 at 9:00 ET/PT for the series premiere.

About Ply Gem Holdings, Inc.
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. Visit http://www.plygem.com for more information.

About HOME FREE
HOME FREE is produced by Relativity Television and executive-produced by Tom Forman, George Verschoor, Trice Bartow, Brad Bishop, Andrew Marcus and Mike Holmes. The series will be distributed internationally by ELECTUS.

About Mike Holmes
Mike Holmes is a professional contractor and the host and creator of the hit TV series “Holmes on Homes®,” “Holmes Inspection” and “Holmes Makes It Right.” After working in the building and renovation industry for more than 20 years, Holmes was asked to develop and host his own television series, “Holmes on Homes®,” which became an international success and broke ratings records, solidifying his career in television. With more than 30 years’ experience as a licensed contractor, Holmes has been able to use television as a tool to educate homeowners on how to manage a renovation; what to look for in contractors; the right products for the right job; proper home repair and maintenance; and their rights as homeowners.

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