Ply Gem’s Engineered Cedar Shake Roofing is 2016 Architectural Record Product of the Year

Ply Gem is proud to announce our Engineered Cedar Shake roofing has been selected as an Architectural Record 2016 Product of the Year in the Facades category. Designated by a panel of six judges representing the nation’s leading architectural firms, Engineered Cedar Shake was chosen as one the best new products of the year from among hundreds of entries submitted for the publication’s 11th annual competition. Entries were judged on the criteria of functionality, innovation, aesthetics and purposefulness.

“As an organization, Ply Gem has dedicated significant time, effort, research, and development in creating high-performance ‘first-to-market’ alternatives to natural roofing materials,” said Dave DeRogatis, director of composites, Ply Gem Roofing. “We are humbled by this honor from the architectural community.”

Three reasons Ply Gem’s engineered cedar shake roofing is the best.

1. Engineered cedar shake looks like wood, without the maintenance.

Engineered Cedar Shake, which launched in early 2016, is a superior new product in composite roofing. Manufactured through a proprietary formulation using recycled resins, the material’s solid-core composition is tested to withstand moisture, insects, fire, hail and wind loads of up to 150 mph.

2. Engineered cedar shake looks like wood, without the maintenance.

The rustic texture of Engineered Cedar Shake Roofing — available in Weathered Gray and Weathered Brown color blends — is virtually indistinguishable from natural wood, as it was designed from hand-selected, milled cedar shakes. Now, can replicate an authentic cedar shake look in their residential and commercial designs, without the long-term maintenance.

3. Ply Gem’s engineered cedar shake has an industry-leading warranty.

Available through a network of distributors, Ply Gem’s engineered cedar shake roofing is backed by an industry-leading, 50-year limited warranty, which also covers the first ten years of labor.

Our Engineered Cedar Shake is featured online and in the December 2016 issue of Architectural Record. More information on Ply Gem Roofing products can be found at