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Kansas City, MO — Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CNR), the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, announces the launch of the Ply Gem Home Design Visualizer. The new web-based tool allows users to instantly transform home exteriors using curated color and material combinations on their own home or using sample home images. The coordinated palettes and immediate payoff provide added value not only to homeowners using the visualizer, but also to contractors who can use the tool to close the sale with prospects.

A Benefit for Contractors

Ply Gem Home Design Visualizer was created to ease the uncertainty that often accompanies exterior color and material selection. This user-friendly tool gives contractors a way to guide homeowners through viewing endless personalized design ideas, accurately and instantly. The visualizer also allows contractors to expand their own knowledge of color design, providing higher value to current and prospective customers. 

“Because exterior products are a long-term commitment, we want homeowners to be confident in their color and material choices,” says Deb Lechner, Vice President of Marketing, Ply Gem.

“We understand long-term color and texture trends, so homeowners can be confident in their selections for years to come.”

The visualizer is populated with designer-inspired color palettes. These color palettes, combined with coordinating materials from trusted Ply Gem lines, allow contractors to seamlessly match products and create custom curb appeal. 

“Often, we see that the color and material options for homeowners can be overwhelming. This tool can help contractors ease homeowner uncertainty during the selection process and focus on their areas of expertise such as installation and project management,” said Dan Parks, Senior Product Manager, Ply Gem.


Ply Gem Home Design Visualizer allows users to upload an image of a home or choose from a pre-populated library, representing a full range of architectural styles. Users can then instantly mask over existing features with curated Ply Gem colors and materials, and toggle between before and after images. The visualizer also allows users to upload a line drawing of a front elevation for new construction. Once designs are completed, the visualizer can save color and product selections for future reference. For ease of ordering, users are also able to export a custom report.

The Ply Gem Home Design Visualizer is compatible with both desktop and mobile devices. For more information, please visit:



Cornerstone Building Brands is the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. Headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, the organization serves residential and commercial customers across new construction and repair and remodel markets. As the #1 manufacturer of windows, vinyl siding, insulated metal panels, metal roofing and wall systems and metal accessories, Cornerstone Building Brands combines a comprehensive portfolio of products with an expansive national footprint that includes more than 19,000 employees at manufacturing, distribution and office locations throughout North America. For more information, visit us at