Ply Gem Expands Canadian Product Offering to Include Windows, Patio Doors, Entry Doors, Siding, Stone Veneer, Fence and Rail

- Variform by Ply Gem launches its full product portfolio including new vinyl siding products designed specifically for the Canadian market with CCMC approval.

- ICC-ES compliant stone and brick veneer products from Ply Gem Stone are now available to the Canadian market.

- Product categories - windows, doors, siding, stone veneer, fence and rail - can be combined to create The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem, a complete exterior home solution from a single manufacturer.

CARY, N.C., Feb. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Ply Gem®, a leading manufacturer of exterior building products, has expanded its Canadian product portfolio to include a comprehensive offering of windows, patio doors, entry doors, siding, stone veneer, fence and rail.

Ply Gem previously offered windows, patio doors, entry doors, fence and rail in western Canada. The 2012 portfolio expansion includes new CCMC approved vinyl siding products, ICC-ES compliant stone and brick veneer, and additional window lines that will be available to the eastern Canadian market. Products are available under the Ply Gem brand for windows, patio doors and entry doors, Variform® by Ply Gem brand for siding, Ply Gem® Stone brand for manufactured stone and brick veneer, and Kroy® by Ply Gem brand for fence and rail.

Each of these product categories – windows, doors, siding, stone veneer, fence and rail – can be combined to create The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem, a complete exterior home solution from a single manufacturer, Ply Gem.

"We have built upon the best products and technologies from our Ply Gem manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada to provide our Canadian customers with products that fit their building process," said John Stephenson, vice president, marketing, Ply Gem. "Builders, contractors and homeowners will have access to more options, allowing them to create beautiful home exteriors backed by a single manufacturer."

Windows
In western Canada, new construction and replacement window and patio door product lines will continue to be supplied by Ply Gem through its Calgary-based Canadian manufacturing and distribution division. The western product offering includes vinyl windows and patio doors, wood and aluminum-clad wood windows and doors, and hybrid windows and patio doors made with a vinyl interior and either extruded aluminum or extruded vinyl exterior. In addition to windows and patio doors, western Canadian customers will also have access to fiberglass and insulated steel panel entry doors.

New for 2012, window and patio door products will be available for the eastern Canadian new construction and replacement window markets. Ply Gem Windows offers a comprehensive line of vinyl and aluminum-clad wood windows and patio doors to eastern Canada.

Both eastern and western window products provide customers with a good, better, best offering to suit any budget and style.

Siding and Accessories
Variform by Ply Gem vinyl siding has launched several new Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) approved products designed to meet the needs of the Canadian market. A combination of traditional styles and new colors allows Canadian customers to create dramatic exterior designs.

Variform by Ply Gem offers a full product portfolio including vinyl and polymer siding, aluminum soffit, trim coil and rainware for new construction and remodeling, plus accents and accessories through the Richwood® Exterior Finishings by Ply Gem brand. Product lines include a variety of profiles such as traditional lap, dutch lap, board and batten, polymer cedar shake and shingle, and insulated vinyl siding.

Stone Veneer
Code compliant Ply Gem Stone products are now available to the Canadian market. Ply Gem Stone offers a collection of manufactured stone and brick veneers in 10 styles with many color options. The products are made from real stone casts, but about half the weight, eliminating the need for wall ties or footings.

Products have also received ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) assessment for code compliance. Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others utilize the ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for using or approving products in construction projects following the International Building Code® (IBC) and International Residential Code® (IRC).

Ply Gem Stone products provide a beautiful, natural stone or brick appearance for both commercial and residential projects in multiple applications including exterior cladding, interior walls and interior fireplaces.

Fence & Rail
Kroy by Ply Gem fence and rail will continue to be sold nationwide throughout Canada. Kroy manufactures vinyl fence, vinyl and composite rail, and outdoor structures in an assortment of styles and colors including privacy, picket and ranch rail fence; standard, contoured, T-rail and Over-the-Top railing, plus sun shade pergolas, gazebos and arbors.

Kroy by Ply Gem's proprietary technologies and color formulations provide low maintenance options, including a variegated woodgrain look, without the painting and staining that natural wood normally requires.

For more information on Ply Gem's comprehensive product offering, log onto www.plygem.com or visit Ply Gem in booth W1101 at the International Builders' Show.

About Ply Gem
Ply Gem, headquartered in Cary, N.C., is a leading manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. Ply Gem produces a comprehensive product line of vinyl siding, designer accents and skirting, vinyl fencing and vinyl and composite railing, stone veneer and vinyl windows and doors used in both new construction and home repair and remodeling in the United States and Western Canada. Ply Gem siding brands include Mastic Home Exteriors®, Variform®, NAPCO®, Ply Gem® Stone, Kroy®, Cellwood®, Georgia Pacific, DuraBuilt®, Richwood®, Leaf Relief®, Gutter Warrior and Monticello® Columns. Ply Gem also manufactures vinyl and aluminum soffit and siding accessories, aluminum trim coil, wood windows, aluminum windows, vinyl and aluminum-clad windows and steel and fiberglass doors. Ply Gem windows and patio door brands include Ply Gem® Windows, Mastic® Replacement Windows, Ply Gem® Canada and Great Lakes® Window. The company's brands are sold through short-line and two-step distributors, pro dealers, home improvement dealers and big box retailers. Ply Gem employs more than 4,300 people across North America. Visit www.plygem.com for more information.

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Ashley Eisner / Jackie Franzese
Gibbs & Soell Public Relations
Tel: 212-697-2600
aeisner@gibbs-soell.com / jfranzese@gibbs-soell.com

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