From installation to product knowledge to business development, the knowledge you need to invest in your company is just a click away — and available on your schedule.

eLearning Courses

Help your customers learn best practices and get new product insights, installation tips, product training and more online, anytime with our eLearning courses. Our online training, education and certification courses are available for installers, sales professionals, contractors and architects.

 

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Installation

 

Basic Vinyl Siding Installation

Covers the basics of installing vinyl siding, soffit and fascia

 

Installation Tips

A short course designed to sharpen your installation skills. Learn best practices for installing j-channel, lineals and eave treatments

 

Ply Gem Stone Installation

Installation techniques for this increasingly popular cladding option

 

Leaf Relief installation certification

Take this short course and quiz to qualify as a leaf relief certified installer

 

Gutter Warrior installation certification

A short course and quiz to qualify as a Gutter Warrior certified installer

 

VSI ez-prep

Prepare for the VSI installer certification exam

 

Why Become a VSI certified installer?

A quick rundown of the benefits of certification


 
Product Knowledge


 
Computer Training - How to Purchase and Utilize a Computer for your Business

 

Basic

Are you considering purchasing a computer to support your business? This course will answer questions about hardware, software, accessories and connecting to the Internet.

 

Intermediate

Improve your office operations in your small business with commonly used software, including the Ply Gem estimating tool. Completion of "Business Computing - Basics" is suggested before taking this class.

 

Advanced

Review software tools that can enhance your accounting processes. Completion of "Business Computing - Intermediate" is suggested before taking this class.

 

Communication Tools to Expand your Business

An overview of "social media" (Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, Blogs) and business websites and how to use these emerging technologies to promote your business and generate leads. Completion of "Business Computing - Intermediate" is suggested before taking this class.

 

Website Builder


Registration/Getting Started

Introduction to building your own website.

 
Managing your Administration Process

Overview of best management practices online.

 
Photos/Newsletters/Social Media/Event Calendar

Overview of adding content online.

 

Advance Techniques

Enhance your business online through blogging and additional techniques. Completion of the other "Web Builder" classes is recommended before you take this class.


 

Business Development


 

Business Computing - Basics

For the contractor who is considering purchasing a computer for their business. Covers the selection of hardware and software, accessories and internet connection.

 

Business Computing - Intermediate

Reviews key software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Learn how to build a database of customers and prospects using Contact Manager so you can manage leads. Also includes a demo of the Ply Gem Estimator, a program designed to help you generate accurate proposals.

 

Business Computing - Advanced

Learn how to use software such as QuickBooks to enhance record keeping, generate income statement and balance sheet reports, and manage accounts receivable and payable.

 

Create a Successful Marketing Plan

Learn how to use social media such as YouTube, Facebook and blogs to generate leads, improve public relations and promote your business.

 

Project Estimating

This tutorial demonstrates how to use the free Ply Gem estimator tool, with which you can enter siding, soffit, fascia and trim coil product descriptions, dimensions and prices to generate a customizable proposal sheet.

 

Gutter Warriorâ„¢ Dealer Sales Certification

A short course and quiz to qualify as a Gutter Warrior certified dealer.

 

Offer Financing to Generate New Leads

This class shows you how to use the Enerbank Same-As-cash Program to get more leads from your advertising, as well as close more presentations by offering a simple, easy-to- implement financing program.

 

Designed Exterior Studio

Create a customized look for your existing home or new build.

For Pro

Helping builder professionals meet customer expectations and build business.

Home for Good

Build homes across America in partnership with families in need of affordable housing