Ply Gem to Exhibit Product and Technology Design Solutions at American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference

Innovations in Windows, Patio Doors, Siding, Stone and Roofing for Residential, Multi-Family and Light Commercial Projects

ORLANDO, Fla., April 7, 2017 - Ply Gem® (NYSE: PGEM), a leading manufacturer of building products, will exhibit its latest residential, multi-family and light commercial innovations at the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference, April 27-29 in Orlando, Florida. The company's windows, patio doors, siding, stone and roofing products will be showcased in a contemporary environment (Booth #1603) that resembles a vintage pub. With traditional exterior materials re-imagined for interior applications, Ply Gem's booth highlights flexible design ideas for where customers live and work.

"With a focus on functionality, performance and aesthetic design, Ply Gem delivers architectural solutions for every customer, from entry level to luxury, whether that's a suburban condo or urban office space," said Mark Montgomery, vice president, marketing, Ply Gem Windows. "We understand that it's not just about product, it's about form, features and holistic designs with character. From technological advancements to almost endless color choices, Ply Gem gives architects everything they need to plan and execute tailor-made projects - all from a single manufacturer."

Product Highlights

Ply Gem Windows 4880 Patio Door – At the forefront of transitional indoor-outdoor living spaces, the Ply Gem Windows 4880 thermally insulated patio door combines affordability with enhanced thermal protection, impact performance and automation technology, making it easy for architects, builders, remodelers and homeowners to achieve expansive views and unrestricted access from the indoors to outdoors. The patio door is available in two-, three- and four-panel sliding and pocket configurations and features thermally insulated construction along with high-performance glazing packages. Sliding, multi-panel openings, up to eight-feet high by 16-feet wide, enhance the transitional living experience, while the pocket style recesses into the wall for unrestricted access between indoors and outdoors. The patio door is available in white and bronze to align with interior and exterior design palettes.

New for 2017, the Ply Gem 4880 patio door is now available with an automated operating system that allows users to control it from anywhere – either with the included remote or with a smart phone. Ideal for homes or light commercial structures in the southern and southwestern United States, the Ply Gem 4880 patio door also meets or exceeds the new Florida Energy Code requirements and is available in impact-resistant glass configurations to meet ASTM Windborne Debris requirements.

Ply Gem Windows Two-Tone Vinyl Colors – With the classic styling of dark and light hues being incorporated into today's home designs, Ply Gem Windows 1500 Brickmould Vinyl Collection two-tone co-extruded exterior colors with neutral white interiors enhance design flexibility for architects, builders and remodelers. Now available in beige, clay, dark bronze - and soon black - this window delivers stunning curb appeal with authentic exterior color palettes. Unlike more expensive painted or foil-wrapped color solutions, these low-maintenance exteriors are created by the simultaneous co-extrusion of the two colors of compound through the die forming a durable, high-performance product.

Ply Gem Steel Siding Collection – The Ply Gem Steel Siding Collection – a new addition to Ply Gem's industry-leading portfolio – offers one of the boldest palette of colors in its category, including dark blues, greens, grays, blacks and reds. An innovative coating and emboss woodgrain pattern deliver superior texture and color retention, without the extra maintenance that comes with painting or caulking year after year. Made from galvanized steel and designed to stand up to harsh winter weather conditions, Ply Gem's Steel Siding Collection is ideal for residential or light commercial projects across North America. The premium product line is also made of recycled material, is recyclable and is fire-resistant.

Ply Gem Roofing Engineered Slate and Cedar – Ply Gem's composite roofing products were developed to represent historic slate and cedar shake roofing for residential and commercial designs, without the worry of long-term performance, maintenance and the premium price point. In creating the roofing product lines, Ply Gem's research and development team spent years testing composite formulations to develop a material that is fire-resistant, impact-resistant, fade-resistant, lightweight, easy to install and sustainable. In many critical performance categories - durability, ease of installation, water management and cost of ownership - Ply Gem Engineered Roofing outperforms wood and natural slate.

Architectural Toolbox for Custom Virtual Home Designs – The concept of mixed-use developments is on the rise, with increased demand for walkable urban neighborhoods. As the need for mixed-use infrastructure grows, Ply Gem Windows is enabling its architect and builder customers to more accurately design residential and light commercial projects through the introduction of Revit® software for Building Information Modeling (BIM). This complete collection of window models, built on the Autodesk platform, is a free software toolkit created by architects, for architects. Ply Gem's family of window models was designed in partnership with a leading residential and commercial architect, following qualitative research to discover what architects want most from building product manufacturers in all phases of the design, product and construction lifecycle.

Available for use with the Ply Gem Windows MIRA Wood Clad Collection and 1500 Vinyl Collection, the software models include critical features to make designing with windows faster and easier. As part of Ply Gem's architectural toolbox, the company also offers Revit models for Ply Gem Stone veneer, Ply Gem Roofing and Mastic Home Exteriors by Ply Gem vinyl siding.

Booth Design

New to the booth this year, Ply Gem will be exhibiting a vintage pub-style setting to showcase product applications in a commercial setting. Show attendees are invited to enjoy craft beers each afternoon of the show and use the free phone charging stations throughout the day.

For more information on Ply Gem products and solutions, go to or visit us at the AIA Conference 2017 in booth 1603.

About Ply Gem Building Products

Ply Gem (NYSE: PGEM), headquartered in Cary, N.C., is a leading manufacturer of building products in North America. Ply Gem produces a comprehensive product line of windows and patio doors; vinyl, aluminum and steel siding and accessories; engineered slate and cedar roofing products; designer accents; cellular PVC trim and mouldings; vinyl fencing and railing; stone veneer and gutterware; all used in both new construction and home repair and remodeling in the United States and Canada. Visit for more information.


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