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Ply Gem Windows Buying Guide

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Ply Gem Replacement Windows

Ply Gem features a full line of replacement windows, each designed and engineered to meet the specific operational needs for your home window project. A variety of window styles, shapes, operation, color, and other features are available in the vinyl, wood and aluminium – new construction and replacement Ply Gem window series. Because Ply Gem windows are designed to meet the needs of the regions where they are sold, not all windows are available in all regions. Ply Gem is a top window manufacturer and brand in the replacement window industry.

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Ply Gem Window Materials

Ply Gem Vinyl Windows

Ply Gem offers new vinyl windows with many different window type options for your replacement window needs. They offer windows with higher energy efficiency and Low-E glass models that can lower your home’s heating and cooling costs. The vinyl windows are weather damage and deterioration resistant. The windows also use engineered color finishes that last long and can provide a broader color palette.

  • Single Hung Windows
  • Awning Windows
  • Casement Window
  • Combination Windows
  • Fixed Windows
  • Garden Window
  • Geometric & Radius Windows
  • Sliding Glass Windows
  • Sliding Glass Patio Doors


Ply Gem Wood Windows

Ply Gem has a line of replacement wooden windows that offer a traditional look for your home. Wooden windows are energy efficient, come in tons of popular window styles, and last a very long time. They are built with genuine wood interiors and composite cellular PVC wood exterior that resists moisture damage. Ply Gem wood windows are thermal efficient solutions. However, they will need to be properly maintained overtime in order to avoid having to repair your windows early on.

Popular Window Types for Wood Frames:

  • Awning 
  • Casement
  • Double Hung 
  • Geometric
  • Picture

Ply Gem Aluminum Windows

Ply Gem offers full aluminum and aluminum-clad wood window frames that are known for their strength and durability. The aluminum window exteriors and interiors are available in dark bold and metallic color options that do not fade or peel off. The windows provide great thermal efficiency with Low-E glass and weather resistance.

The full aluminum windows are offered in thin frames for an expansive view. These windows come with sound insulation, waterproofing and use recyclable materials, a good option for the climate conscious owners.

Popular Window Types for Aluminum Frames:

  • Single Hung
  • Sliding
  • Geometric
  • Double Hung
  • Awning
  • Picture

Ply Gem Window Prices

Ply Gem’s average window prices range from low to mid tier levels. If you were to install a mid-tier Ply Gem double hung wood window from the Pro Vinyl Series you could expect to pay around $450 per window and $600 in total installation costs. This is the national average for the brand for a medium sized double hung window.

Be aware that window prices may vary based on your location and the window sizes you are looking to install, along with the local labor cost involved. Expect a 10% increase or decrease to the cost to account for these variations, and use our window cost calculator to estimate the most accurate prices in your region.

To know the exact pricing for a new window installation or replacement you will need to request a quote from your window contractor or supplier for Ply Gem with design and size specifications. Use our window cost calculator to know price estimates in your area and request quotes from local contractors.


Ply Gem Window Styles

Ply Gem Casement Windows

Ply Gem casement windows are one of their best selling replacement window options. They are popular window installation choices due to their high energy efficiency and ease of operation. A casement window provides excellent ventilation and works well in areas where homeowners desire an unobstructed view outside.

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Crank design: Ply Gem casement windows are similar to awning windows in that they are single pane windows which open using a cranking mechanism. Awning windows are hinged at the top, opening from the bottom outwards.  Ply Gem offers affordable casement windows that are hinged on one side, and open outwards from the opposite side.


Ply Gem Garden Windows

Ply Gem garden windows offer increased light and ventilation for your home. A Ply Gem garden window angles outward from the home, providing exceptional natural light and shelf space for plants and flowers. Because they extend out from the home, garden windows should not be installed near walkways.

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Ply Gem Double Hung Windows

Ply Gem double hung windows allow both the upper and lower sash of the window to move up and down. The movable sashes both tilt inward allowing for easy cleaning of the exterior panes. On twin and triple units, homeowners can choose integral mulls for enhanced performance and a polished finish for their double-hung window.

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Ply Gem Single Hung Windows

A Ply Gem single hung window installation option is a classic replacement window that allows for the bottom window sash to open upward and can most often be tilted in and outward for each cleaning and maintenance.

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Ply Gem Bay Windows

Ply Gem vinyl bay windows can be customized to suit your needs and design preference. Ply Gem bay or bow windows are very stylish, open up a room, and are incredibly energy efficient as well as maintenance free.

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Ply Gem Sliding Windows

Ply Gem sliding replacement windows have two or three sashes placed side-by-side. Both sashes of the 2-lite configuration slide left or right to open. The outside sashes of the 3-lite configurations slide left or right to open, while the middle sash remains stationary.
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  • Increased ventilation and a better view: Sliding windows allow homeowners an unobstructed view, while giving them control over the ventilation of their home.
  • Weather-resistant: The tight seals on the sliding windows make them weatherproof and energy efficient.


Ply Gem Window Series

Ply Gem has created several lines of replacement and new construction windows, each meant to meet the specific needs of both homeowners and contractors and their unique home projects. The series can be categorized as per the window material used and available in traditional or custom sizes. Some windows are not available in certain regions, so it’s best to call ahead or consult their website to ensure availability. Continue reading to learn more about the Ply Gem window collections.


Ply Gem 1500 Series – New Construction, Vinyl

  • Durable, low maintenance, recognized as Most Efficient of Energy Star 2021.
  • Available in white, clay and almond interior and six exterior color options, three grid profiles with five patterns, and insulated glass with strong PVB interlayer.
  • Available styles include single hung, sliding, casement, awning, picture, geometric, bay and bow windows.

Ply Gem Classic Series – New Construction, Vinyl

  • Easy care, multi-chambered vinyl frames for low maintenance, classic design and energy efficiency.
  • Low-E insulated and high performance HP glass with obscure and tinted options that covers solar, sound, security and privacy needs.
  • Available in white, beige and clay color options for both interior and exterior frame, nine grill patterns, four grill profiles and color-matched hardware finishes.
  • Available styles include double hung, sliding, casement, awning, picture, geometric, bay and bow windows.

Ply Gem 1100 Series – New Construction, Vinyl

  • Durable vinyl material with low maintenance and custom sizing options.
  • Laminated glasses with energy efficient packages, noise reduction by 50% and obscure patterned glass for increased privacy.
  • Available in white, almond and clay color options for interior and five finishes for exterior frame, nine grill patterns, three grill profiles and color-matched hardware finishes.
  • Available styles include single hung, sliding, casement, awning, picture, geometric.

Ply Gem 5000 Series – New Construction, Vinyl

  • Specialty casement and awning windows with variety of style, sizes and configurations, two exterior and interior color options, three grill profiles and patterns, and color matched hardware finishes.
  • Energy efficient, laminated glasses with PVB interlayers to increase security, acoustic glasses to minimize noise and obscured tempered glass for added privacy.
  • Available styles include casement, awning, picture, geometric, bay and bow windows.

Ply Gem West Pro Series 200 – New Construction and Replacement, Vinyl

  • Large sweeping windows for maximum natural light with customized sizes to fit homes.
  • Strong, extended frame design to aid expanded glass view with three interior and five exterior frame finishes, nine grill patterns and five grill profiles.
  • HPMax triple-pane glass for up to 52% better thermal performance, and HP glasses with Low-E for reduced air transfer to maintain room temperatures, suitable for any climate zone and Energy Star compliant.
  • Laminated glass with PVB layer for security, noise and UV rays reduction glass options and increased privacy with tinted, itched, obscure and Flemish glass finishes.
  • Available styles include single hung, sliding, picture, geometric, bay and bow windows.

Play Gem West 400 Series – New Construction and Replacement, Vinyl

  • Maximum viewing area with custom sizing, semi automatic manufacturing, three interior and exterior frames finishes, five grill patterns and profiles and color matched hardware.
  • Energy efficient glass that meets solar, sound, security and privacy needs can be configured to exceed the California Energy Commission’s standards for Title 24 compliance.
  • Available styles include single hung, sliding, picture, geometric, and garden windows.

Play Gem West Pro Series 700 – New Construction and Replacement, Vinyl

  • Affordable window option with extended frame depth for extreme weather regions, transparent pins for casement and awning styles for no obstruction view.
  • Available in three interior, five exterior finishes, five grill profiles and color match hardware elements. 
  • Glass packages tailored for where you live for enhanced energy efficiency installations, HPMax triple pane and HP glass with Low-E and Argon gas between glass panes for increased thermal performance.
  • As with other glass styles, the window has UV fade protection with laminated glass, reduced noise with obscure, rain and tinted glass finishes.
  • Available styles include casement, awning, skywall, bay and bow windows.

Ply Gem East Premium Series – Replacement, Vinyl

  • Premium series designed for elegance and performance with 5 interior and 10 exterior frame finishes, three unique and five common grill patterns, two grid profiles and durable, color-coordinated hardware.
  • Rigid PVC vinyl for strength, Standard R-Core® insulation, high-density solid polyurethane to create thermal barrier as used in refrigerators for exceptional energy efficiency.
  • Interforce II fiberglass reinforcement for double hung and sliding windows for greater strength and durability and weather-stripping hardware components for extreme weather resistance.
  • HPMax triple pane and HP glass packages with energy efficient transparent coating to deflect heat in summers and sustain warmth during winters.
  • Designer and custom glass options to make a statement with similar features for sound, security and safety as other glass option available.
  • Available styles include double hung, sliding, casement, awning, picture, garden, geometric, bay and bow windows.

Play Gem East Pro Series – Replacement, Vinyl

  • Features similar to the East Premium series with optional R-Core® foam in the mainframe for optimal thermal performance.
  • Available in 2 interior and 10 exterior frame finishes, eight grill patterns, five grid profiles and durable, color-coordinated hardware.
  •  Available styles include double hung, sliding, casement, awning, picture, geometric, bay and bow windows.

Play Gem East 2000 Series – Replacement, Vinyl

  • Features similar to the East Premium series with optional R-Core® foam and high Design Pressure rating for increased strength in double hung and sliding window styles.
  • Available in 2 interior and 5 exterior frame finishes, 7 grill patterns, 3 grid profiles and durable, color-coordinated hardware.
  • Available styles include double hung, sliding, picture and geometric windows.

Ply Gem East 5100 Series – Replacement, Vinyl

  • Features similar to the East Premium series with optional R-Core® foam in frame and sash in casement and awning window styles.
  • Available in 2 interior and 5 exterior frame finishes and 3 grill patterns.
  • Available styles include double hung, sliding, casement, awning, picture, geometric, bay and bow windows.

Ply Gem 200 Series – New Construction, Wood Composite

  • Clear wood interior with cellular PVC exterior and brickmould design for strength and element resistance.
  • Exterior frame comes with several casing options, ready to paint for custom color options, and requires very low maintenance.
  • Glass options include low- E glass packages with warm edge spacers for weather resistance and HP glass packages for greater thermal performance and higher energy efficiency. 
  • Fade protection from UV rays and enhanced privacy with obscure and tinted glass options.
  • Available in 2 interior and 1 exterior frame finishes, 9 grill patterns and profiles with durable hardware elements.
  • Available styles include double hung, casement, awning, picture, and geometric windows.

Ply Gem 300 Series – New Construction, Wood Composite

  • Features similar to 200 series with exception of paint-free vinyl sash for interior frame.
  • Available in 2 interior and exterior frame finishes, 9 grill patterns and 8 grill profiles with durable, color-matched hardware elements.
  • Available styles include double hung, picture, and geometric windows.

Ply Gem 400 Series – New Construction, Wood Composite

  • Features similar to 200 series with additional options with ready to paint exterior frames and traditional wood window design elements
  • Available in one interior and exterior frame finish with paint-ready exterior for any possible color option, 5 grill patterns and 6 grill profiles with durable hardware elements.
  • Available styles include double hung, picture, and geometric windows.

Ply Gem 3700 Series – New Construction, Aluminum

  • Built with strong extruded aluminim that requires minimal maintenance and electro-statically applied finish to frames that lasts long.
  • Low-E glass packages to reduce heat transfer, Low-ESC glass packages for warmer regions by reducing sun’s warmth and HP glass packages for thermal efficiency with obscure glass finishes for privacy.
  • Available in 2 interior and exterior frame finishes, 9 grill patterns and 2 grill profiles with durable, color-matched hardware elements.
  • Available styles include single hung, sliding, picture, and geometric windows.

Ply Gem 4700 Series – New Construction, Aluminum

  • Designed for coastal regions to provide protection against storms with high energy efficiency and low maintenance than other aluminum windows. Other features similar to the 3700 series.
  • Available in 2 interior and exterior frame finishes, 9 grill patterns and 3 grill profiles with durable, color-matched hardware elements.
  • Available styles include single hung, sliding, picture and geometric windows tested and approved by the Florida Building Code for high winds and wind-borne debris in coastal areas. 

Ply Gem 4800 Series – New Construction, Aluminum

  • Similar to the 3700 series with a streamlined profile for a large viewing area and thermally broken frame for greater energy efficiency and storm protection.
  • Available in 3 interior and exterior frame finishes, 10 grill patterns and 3 grill profiles with durable, color-matched hardware elements.
  • Available styles include single hung, sliding, picture and geometric windows tested and approved by the Florida Building Code for high winds and wind-borne debris in coastal areas. 

Ply Gem Mira Series – New Construction, Aluminum-Clad

  • Solid wood interiors (vacuum treated) with an aluminum-clad exterior that comes in 46 color options for a stylized look for your home.
  • Extruded aluminum cladding is element resistant, protects wood from moisture and breakage, low maintenance and long lasting.
  • HP glass with Low-E coating, HPMax triple pane glass packages for up to 52% better thermal efficiency than dual pane.
  • Laminated glass with PVB interlayer increases security and UV,  acoustic glasses for reduced noise, and obscure and tinted glass finish for privacy.
  • Available in 5 interior, 8 exterior frame finishes with 38 Signature and Radiance color options  finishes, 11 grill patterns and 7 grill profiles with durable, rich metallic hardware finishes.
  • Available styles include double hung, casement, awning, picture, geometric, bay and bow windows.

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Ply Gem Warranty

Ply Gem offers a limited lifetime warranty on their replacement window and new construction products. Each window is tested to ensure it meets and/or exceeds the air, water, and structure standards set by AAMA/WDMA 101/I.S.2. Ply Gem’s windows have a DP rating of 35 for double hung windows up to as high as 70 for certain casement windows.

Specific information regarding ratings for Premium series products is available from Ply Gem dealers and distributors. Homeowners may select energy package upgrades that include the HP or HPMAX Glass Package with the option of adding R-Core to the sash and frame. In double hung and slide window units with DP50 and DP45 ratings, Interforce II fiberglass reinforcement is included in the meeting rails. Ply Gem’s replacement windows energy package options ensure strength, durability, and energy efficiency.

Ply Gem believes in the quality and value of its replacement window products and backs each unit with a hassle-free limited lifetime warranty. As with all warranties, the exact details of Ply Gem’s Limited Lifetime Warranty varies from product to product, and some exclusions may apply to your specific circumstances. Because of this, we always advise homeowners and contractors to carefully examine the warranty documents of each product before making a purchase.