Author: Ply Gem
in September 2015


Brantford, ON – Creating enticing curb appeal can be daunting for today’s building and remodeling professionals. When coordinating across multiple brands and product lines, timelines and seamless exterior designs are often left to chance. Ply Gem, a leading North American exterior building products manufacturer and Canadian supplier, simplifies that process through The Designed Exterior by plygem.

The Designed Exterior comprises products from 24 exterior product categories, including windows and doors, vinyl and aluminum siding and accessories, and cellular PVC trim and mouldings, among others. This complete portfolio, available from a single manufacturer and supplier, allows professionals to easily select complementary products and colors. Ply Gem is the only manufacturer in Canada that can deliver a complete exterior home solution focused on beautiful, low-maintenance and energy-efficient design.

"We’re always looking to help make builders’ and remodelers’ jobs easier,” said John Vukanovich, vice president of marketing, Mitten Building Products, plygem. "With products from one manufacturer and one supplier, through one invoice, The Designed Exterior gives professionals a one-stop-shop for all their building material needs. The concept also ensures that curb appeal is top-of-mind, taking exterior textures and colors beyond white and beige, with designs that result in bigger jobs and broader possibilities with homeowners.”

The Designed Exterior comes to life through 12 Ply Gem distribution centres and 18 Mitten Building Products distribution branches, providing builders and remodelers with coast-to-coast access to a complete portfolio of exterior building products. An ever-evolving solution, additional products will be rolled out across Canada into 2016, including Ply Gem Stone, Ply Gem Engineered Slate Roofing, and Ply Gem Fence and Rail.

In addition to product, The Designed Exterior Studio at features visualizer technology to help builders and remodelers consult with homeowners on their design needs. Using various pre-loaded elevations, professionals can take customers through each product category—including windows, siding, stone, accents and more—to find the ideal blend of materials.

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About Ply Gem in Canada
Ply Gem® manufactures and distributes a comprehensive line of windows, doors, vinyl siding and accessories for the new construction, home repair, retail and remodeling markets in Canada. Ply Gem manufactured brands include Ply Gem® Windows, Ply Gem® Aluminum, Ply Gem® Trim and Mouldings, Ply Gem® Blocks & Vents and Mitten® by Ply Gem vinyl siding. The company also distributes a wide variety of complementary exterior building products through Ply Gem and Mitten branch locations. Products are distributed coast-to-coast in Canada and are available globally via export. For more information, visit

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. Ply Gem employs more than 8,900 associates across North America. Visit for more information.

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