Ply Gem Windows Premium Series Awarded a Consumers Digest Best Buy

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The window series was awarded a Consumers Digest Best Buy in the vinyl replacement window category.

(October 3, 2016) – Ply Gem® (NYSE: PGEM), a leading manufacturer of building products, announced today that the Ply Gem Windows Premium Series has received a Consumers Digest Best Buy. Highlighted in the magazine’s October 2016 issue “Clear Winners” section, the window series was selected as a midrange price Best Buy in the vinyl replacement window category. Only a handful of winners are carefully selected following review of dozens of window models.

In its evaluation, Consumers Digest notes that the Ply Gem Windows Premium Series “includes high-density polyurethane insulation in its frame, which helps to give this model the best standard performance specifications among windows that are in this price range.”

The Ply Gem Windows Premium Series standard glass package U-factor rating is 0.29 and standard SGHC (solar heat gain coefficient) rating is 0.32. With other glass package options such as HP PS (passive solar), HP2+ or HP2Max, the U-Factor rating is as low as .24. The Ply Gem Premium windows are well within the ENERGY STAR Version 6 requirements for the north, north-central, south-central and southern climate zones. The series is offered in double hung, casement, awning and sliding window operating styles, with several additional upgraded glass packages and a wide range of interior/exterior color options.

“A Consumers Digest Best Buy Award for our top-of-the-line vinyl window is a testament to the research, development, testing and innovation that goes behind every product we manufacture,” said Mark Montgomery, vice president, marketing, Ply Gem Windows. “Now backed by the stringent standards set forth by the Best Buy evaluation, homeowners can trust that they are choosing one of the most attractive yet affordable high-performing vinyl windows on the market.”

A Consumers Digest Best Buy is one that merits special attention from consumers based on the combination of eight criteria: performance, ease of use, features, quality of construction, warranty, efficiency, styling, and maintenance and service requirements.

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DISCLAIMER: The “Consumers Digest Best Buy” designation is a registered certification mark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used in this press release with permission. For more information, visit

About Ply Gem Holdings

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 for more information.

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