Innovative Design Ideas

Case Studies

Installing new windows and patio doors in your home is a big step—what style window do you choose, what kind of glass, what color frame? It’s a big decision; windows can change the whole look and feel of your home. Here in our Case Studies section, you can see what others have done with their Ply Gem windows and patio doors to create the look and feel they want while maintaining the energy efficiency customers expect from Ply Gem.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Baltimore

Extreme Makeover: BaltimorePly Gem Windows was selected by leading modular builder, Excel Homes, to supply 83 windows and 15 patio doors for the Season 8 premiere of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for a project in Baltimore, Maryland. Follow the story here.




Roanoke Valley EarthCraft House Goes Green

EarthCraft House: RoanokePly Gem Windows Mira™ Premium Series windows are featured in the first certified gold EarthCraft House in the Roanoke Valley. Aesthetics and green techniques were key components in developing the EarthCraft House model for Daleville Town Center. 
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CEED Project

CEED ProjectThe Center for Energy Efficient Design (CEED) is unlike any other school in the nation. Designed using Passive House standards, which reduce energy consumption of buildings by up to 90 percent and achieve overall energy savings of 60-70 percent, the CEED serves as a hands-on education facility to teach students and the community about green building technologies. To help seal the building envelope, Ply Gem Windows provided casement, awning and fixed windows with specially designed glass.
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