Ply Gem’s Engineered Cedar Shake Roofing Selected as 2016 Architectural Record Product of the Year

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Ply Gem's newest roofing product was selected by a panel of architecture industry thought leaders for the coveted award

Ply Gem® (NYSE: PGEM), a leading manufacturer of building products, is proud to announce its Engineered Cedar Shake roofing product has been selected as Architectural Record’s 2016 Product of the Year in the Facades category. Selected by a panel of six judges representing the nation’s leading architectural firms, Ply Gem Roofing’s Engineered Cedar Shake was chosen as one the best new products of the year from among hundreds of entries submitted for the publication’s 11th annual competition. Entries were judged on the criteria of functionality, innovation, aesthetics and purposefulness.

“As an organization, Ply Gem has dedicated significant time, effort, research and development in creating high-performance ‘first-to-market’ alternatives to natural roofing materials,” said Dave DeRogatis, director of composites, Ply Gem Roofing. “We are humbled by this honor from the architectural community.”

About the Winning Product
Ply Gem Roofing Engineered Cedar Shake, which launched in early 2016, is a superior new product in the composite roofing category. Manufactured through a proprietary polymer mineral formulation using recycled resins, the material’s solid-core composition is tested to withstand moisture, insects, fire, hail and wind loads of up to 150 mph.

The rustic texture of Ply Gem Roofing Engineered Cedar Shake — available in Weathered Gray and Weathered Brown color blends — is virtually indistinguishable from natural wood, as it was designed from hand-selected, milled cedar shakes. Now, architects and builders can replicate an authentic cedar look in their residential and commercial designs, without the concern of long-term performance and maintenance.

Available through a network of distributors, Ply Gem Roofing products are backed by a 50-year limited warranty that also covers the first ten years of labor.

Ply Gem’s Engineered Cedar Shake is featured in the December 2016 issue of Architectural Record. More information on Ply Gem Roofing products can be found at

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, gutterware and roofing, used in both new construction and home repair and remodeling in the United States and Canada. For more information on Ply Gem products and solutions, visit

About Architectural Record
Architectural Record delivers design trends, the latest projects, and new building products and techniques, content that connects deeply with the architect audience. With 125 years on the job, only Architectural Record delivers an optimal selling environment for product manufacturers reaching architects. Architectural Record is owned by BNP Media. More information can be found at

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