Vicki Frye
Vicki Frye is the director of Corporate Marketing Communications at Ply Gem, North America’s leading exterior building products manufacturer. From performance siding & accessories to energy efficient windows & patio doors, durable engineered roofing and more, Ply Gem offers low maintenance home exterior design solutions that enhance curb appeal while also increasing energy efficiency. www

Engineered cedar offers zero maintenance roofing

Engineered cedar offers zero maintenance roofing

Experts says a real cedar roof should received a thorough cleaning every six to eight years, and should be cleared of leaves and debris every year. Nobody has time for that. Fortunately, there's a zero-maintenance alternative to traditional cedar roofing.

Shake up home design with engineered cedar

Shake up home design with engineered cedar

In addition to the style of the roof, another thing to keep in mind is the service life and maintenance of the roof. Today, there's an alternative that offers a sophisticated beauty with low to zero maintenance over the long life of the roof.

Engineered slate roofing is a cost effective option that offers durability and natural appearance

Engineered slate roofing is a cost effective option that offers durability and natural appearance

The roof of a home provides protection from moisture and can add valuable visual interest to a home.

Use stone veneer to instantly boost a home's curb appeal

Use stone veneer to instantly boost a home's curb appeal

Adding stone veneer to your home is an easy project that instantly boosts a home’s appearance and value.

Maintaining slate roofing

Maintaining slate roofing

Historic slate roofing is beautiful and a well-maintained slate roof can last for many years. Here are some simple maintenance tips that can help a homeowner extend the life of their roof and keep it looking as beautiful as the...

The Home For Good™ Project

The Home For Good™ Project

Ply Gem and country music superstar Alan Jackson will partner to build 300 new homes across the United States with Habitat for Humanity.

Budget-friendly, attractive options for your home's siding

Budget-friendly, attractive options for your home's siding

Replacing the siding of a home can vastly increase the curb appeal and thermal seal of a home, but finding attractive options that are budget-friendly can be daunting.

Advantages to starting your home improvement projects in the winter

Advantages to starting your home improvement projects in the winter

Many homeowners believe exterior home improvement projects have to happen during summer months. With winter weather often comes snow, rain, and cold, causing homeowners to put their outdoor projects on hold until warmer weather.

Siding innovations improve look, performance of your home

Siding innovations improve look, performance of your home

As technology changes, better products become available. Home siding has had many innovations that give homeowners renewed options for the improvement of their homes.

Protect your home with impact resistant glass

Protect your home with impact resistant glass

When factoring environmental risks into home purchasing and home building, protecting the building envelope is a top priority. Keeping what’s inside safe is integral.

The four S's of windows and doors

The four S's of windows and doors

When choosing new replacement windows or doors, it is important to remember a few things: style, scale, shape and size. Please keep in mind that certain cities or neighborhoods may place restrictions on the types of replacement products you may use on your home.

Update the look of your home with siding and trim

Update the look of your home with siding and trim

When updating a home, one of the more durable improvements comes with attractive siding and trim on the outside of a home. Siding is much more than common vinyl planks.

Noise reduction and home comfort

Noise reduction and home comfort

A quiet home is a happy home. Consider this when building and making improvements on your home. Providing adequate noise barriers keeps unnecessary noises to a minimum.

Moisture management and mold resistance

Moisture management and mold resistance

Mold in a home can make its inhabitants uncomfortable and increases the risk of respiratory illness. Aside from its health effects, mold can severely damage structures if allowed to multiply unabated. The key to controlling mold starts with prevention

Basic winterization tips for your home

Basic winterization tips for your home

The cold weather months are coming. Getting your home ready for the sliding temperatures and wet chilly weather means performing some basic tasks.

Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy reminds us to be prepared

Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy reminds us to be prepared

On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeastern coast of the United States. The effect of Sandy’s devastation continues to be felt throughout the region.

Be prepared for hurricanes at any time

Be prepared for hurricanes at any time

There is still almost a month and a half left in Hurricane season, which officially began on June 1st. Though fewer storms seem to be forming at the end of this season, only a few years ago we learned that deadly storms could happen at any time.

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