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Readying Your Home to Withstand Hail Storms

Wind and hail pose serious threats to older roofs and windows. What should you do before risking hail damage to your home? Homeowners should inspect their roofs and windows for loose shingles, punctures, signs of weakness, gaps, or cracks. When the exterior surfaces are constantly exposed to the elements, over time you start to see wear and tear.

The Designed Exterior

Whether you're remodeling an existing home or building a new one, The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem will help you create a customized look tailored to suit your individual taste – and budget. This complete solution combines a wide variety of eye-catching components, colors and materials – simplifying the task of creating an authentic and detailed home design that’s low maintenance.

Patio Doors

There’s nothing better than a patio door to let natural light and fresh breezes into your home and connect your living spaces to the outdoors.

ENERGY STAR®

ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy designed to help homeowners save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. ENERGY STAR certified products have helped Americans save $16 billion on their utility bills.

Entry Doors

Your front door is the centerpiece of your exterior and can greatly impact your curb appeal.

How to Beat the Heat with a Cool Roof

We’re in the hot summer months and trying to keep cool. That means we typically wear white or light clothes because we know a black shirt will absorb the heat. The same is true for a commercial building: a cool covering for a roof reflects sunlight and absorbs less heat from the sun into the building.

“Cool Cities” at Greenbuild 2016

An estimated 55% of the surface area in a typical city consists of roofs, streets, or parking areas. These areas are often non-reflective, very sunlight-absorbent surfaces that tend to capture heat from the sun and warm the surrounding area. Overall air temperature values of 7-10 degrees higher than the surrounding countryside are not uncommon.