Durability is the most important thing for me,” Bill said. “Knowing Ply Gem ELEMENTS has a 50-year limited warranty is appealing to me.
Minimal Dust During Cutting Means a Cleaner, Healthier Worksite
In 2020, after just over a decade in their home, Bill and Melissa Baker decided it was time to replace the exterior cladding. The home, built in 1985, had hardboard Masonite siding that they had repainted once and repaired after finding a woodpecker had drilled through it to build a nest in the side of the house.
Ever the pragmatic planners, the couple had started researching siding options to get an idea of the cost and siding materials that would work best for their home. Their top priorities were aesthetics and durability.
“We needed something a little bit more modern that’s going to help with the resale value of the house,” Bill said.
When an opportunity to try Ply Gem ELEMENTS came along, they jumped at it. “Durability is the most important thing for me,” Bill said. “Knowing Ply Gem ELEMENTS has a 50-year limited warranty is appealing to me.”
What is Ply Gem ELEMENTS?
Ply Gem ELEMENTS is a revolutionary composite siding that gives you the authentic look of real wood but without the headaches of other hardboard siding like fiber cement and engineered wood. Those materials can absorb water, causing them to swell and rot. If not treated immediately, moisture can build up and lead to long-term costly damage that can destroy the integrity and structure of your home.
Ply Gem ELEMENTS is made from a patent-pending formulation that protects your home by keeping moisture out — no rot, swelling, cracks, peels, dents or chips. It’s available in traditional and on-trend colors, in two finishes, and is backed by a 50-year limited warranty and 15 years on pre-painted finish.
Low-Dust Cutting Contributes to a Healthier Worksite
The installation took a crew of three about 10 days, from removing the existing siding to adding exterior wood panel sheathing and housewrap to installing Ply Gem ELEMENTS on the two-story home. The installer, an exterior remodeling company serving the Carolinas, said the product produces significantly less dust, making for a healthier worksite and a quick and easy cleanup.
“We wear safety gear, but there’s peace of mind for us with less dust and particles,” he said. “It’s cleaner for our homeowners. If we can cut down the dust and debris, that’s a big win.”
Beautiful Curb Appeal Garners Compliments from the Neighbors
The Bakers went with Wicker Ply Gem ELEMENTS siding, a close cousin to the color they previously had on the home, and the finished look is impressive.
“I didn’t want a gray house; there are a couple other gray homes on our block,” Bill said. “We get compliments all the time about how it looks. Our shutters are chocolate brown and it all ties together well.”
The installer agreed, saying he would make Ply Gem ELEMENTS one of his go-to siding products.
“The house looks great,” the installer said. “It is an impressive before-and-after visual.”
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