PGT Industries Window Guide
PGT began as a four employee company located in Venice, Florida in the year 1980. PGT Industries’ success is largely the result of their innovative development of the U.S. impact-resistant window. After Hurricane Andrew devastated south Florida in 1992, PGT stood out as the leading manufacturer and distributer of impact-resistant windows and doors.
Today, they employ an estimated 1,700 people in the Venice, Florida manufacturing factory and are dedicated to creating products which have the potential to save the lives of residents in Eastern U.S., the Gulf Coast, the Caribbean, and other international markets at risk for experiencing extreme weather. They offer various product lines known for their Hurricane resistance, noise reduction, and energy efficiency. Their windows are currently only available in certain regions, specifically those which experience hurricanes.
Types of Windows by PGT Industries
PGT Industries offers a full line of impact-resistant and energy efficient windows. Each window type is designed to serve a specific operational and design purpose within the home. Continue reading to learn more about the types of windows available from PGT Industries.
Single Hung Windows
This classically designed window is among the most basic of windows available in the industry. Single hung windows have two vertically hung sashes, the top sash is immovable while the bottom sash slides upwards to open. Additionally, the bottom sash can be tilted inwards for easy cleaning. PGT’s Single Hung windows are available in the WinGuard®, New WinGuard®, EnergyVue™, WinGuard® Vinyl, ClassicVue™, Classic View Max, PGT Vinyl, and Architectural Systems Collections.
Double Hung Windows
This window is the most popular window for use in residential homes. Two operational sashes are hung vertically. one sliding upwards and another downwards to open. Both sashes can be tilted into to home, creating an easy way to clean the exterior of the window. The double hung windows by PGT are available in the New WinGuard®, EnergyVue™, PremierVue™, WinGuard®, and PGT Vinyl Collections.
This single pane window offers an unobstructed view of the outdoors and maximum ventilation for the home. With a hinge along one side, the PGT casement windows open outwards on the opposite side. These windows are able to open up to 90°, allowing the operator complete control of the amount of fresh air they allow into the room. This window is operated with a single handle which allows homeowners to open or close and lock in one cranking, motion. The Casement windows by PGT are available as part of the WinGuard®, New WinGuard®, EnergyVue™, PremierVue™, ClassicVue Max™, and PGT Vinyl Collections.
Awning windows are very similar to Casement windows in that they are a single pane window which open outwards. Awning windows, however, are hinged along the top and open from the bottom with a single handle. These windows allow homeowners to ventilate their home while still preventing rain from coming indoors. The Awning windows by PGT are available as part of the New WinGuard®, EnergyVue™, and PremierVue™ Collections.
Horizontal Roller Windows
This window, which is typically wider than it is tall, is built from two sashes which are placed side-by-side. Two operational configurations exist for PGT’s horizontal rollers: the 2-lite configuration has one operational sash while the 3-lite configuration has two operational sashes. In both configurations, the sashes are placed on tracks which allow them to slide horizontally. The Horizontal Roller Windows by PGT are available in the WinGuard®, New WinGuard®, EnergyVue™, PremierVue™, ClassicVue™, ClassicVue Max™, PGT Vinyl, and Architectural Systems Collections.
These non-operational windows are typically used in combination with operational windows, and serve the purpose of adding visual interest and allowing extra natural light into a room. It isn’t uncommon for the picture window to be the largest window in a room. Homeowners can choose from various shapes, either with sharp angles or gentle curves. The Picture Windows by PGT are available in the WinGuard®, New WinGuard®, EnergyVue™, PremierVue™, ClassicVue™, ClassicVue Max™, PGT Vinyl, and Architectural Systems Collections.
These non-operational windows are often used as an accent window, sometimes alone or combined with an operational window. These windows let in extra natural light and add visual interest to the room. Homeowners can choose from a wide range of shapes including quarter circle, elliptical, pentagon, and hexagon. The Architectural Windows by PGT are available as part of the WinGuard® , New WinGuard®, EnergyVue™, PremierVue™, ClassicVue™, ClassicVue Max™, PGT Vinyl, and Architectural Systems Collections.
About the Windows Collections by PGT Industries
PGT has designed and engineered a complete line of windows available in eight different collections. Each collection has its own unique characteristics, allowing homeowners and contractors to find a window which meets the specific needs of their project. All of the windows manufactured by PGT Industries are known for the Hurricane resistance and energy efficiency.
Continue reading to learn more about the WinGuard® , New WinGuard®, EnergyVue™, PremierVue™, ClassicVue™, ClassicVue Max™, PGT Vinyl, and Architectural Systems Collections.
The windows in this collection were engineered to comply to the very strictest code requirements for withstanding hurricane winds and the flying debris which comes along with hurricane weather. Additionally, the windows within this collection are noise resistant and prevent 99 percent of dangerous UV rays in sunlight from entering your home. The glass of these windows is laminated, making them not only impact-resistant but also energy efficient. The windows in this collection are available in the 700 Series, which are constructed with aluminum frames, or the 500 Series which are available with vinyl frames.
New WinGuard® Collection
Just as the original WinGuard® collection, the windows in this collection are able to meet the very strictest codes set in place for withstanding hurricane weather. This collection, however, has larger sizes and a newly designed profile. The glass of these windows is also laminated, making them resistant to impact and incredibly energy efficient. The windows in this collection are available in vinyl only, as a part of the 5500 Series.
The windows within this collection are characterized by their modern design. These vinyl windows are among the most energy efficient you can buy, lowering the heating and cooling costs of homeowners with insulated glass. Additionally, the vinyl frames of these windows are durable and homeowners can trust they won’t crack, scuff, or need painting over the life of the window. As always, these PGT windows will meet the necessary codes as a complete line of impact-resistant windows.
The traditional design of these windows was created specifically with residential homes in mind. The strong frames of these windows are constructed with high quality vinyl, making these among the most energy efficient, durable, and weather-resistant windows PGT offers. As with all of the products offered by PGT, these windows are created to withstand hurricane winds and reduce the infiltration of noise into the home. The windows in the PremierVue Collection are available in vinyl as part of the 2700 Series.
The windows in this collection are characterized by their affordability and durability. Double weatherstripping and interlocking where the rails of the frame meet, keep wind and water from entering the home. Homeowners can customize the windows in this collection to meet their specific design needs, including a durable paint finish. The windows in this collection are aluminum and a part of the 200 Series.
ClassicVue Max™ Collection
This collection of windows is a step up from the original aluminum ClassicVue™ Collection by PGT. Priced a bit higher, these windows are durable and energy efficient enough to be the appropriate choice for both residential and commercial replacement and new construction. The windows in the ClassicVue™ Collection are characterized by their durability, with frames which are not only lightweight but will not rust or corrode over time. Additionally, the use of double weatherstripping and interlock rails protects homes and businesses from air and water leaks. The windows in this collection can be custom built and homeowners can choose from a wide range of paint finishes and sizes. The windows in this collection are aluminum and a part of the 600 Series.
PGT® Vinyl Collection
The windows in this collection are custom built from 100 percent PVC vinyl. The windows of the PGT Vinyl collection have reinforced frames, welded corners, and mitered joints, making them weather resistant and energy efficient. The windows in this series are appropriate for both replacement and new construction projects and meet the necessary codes for withstanding hurricane-winds and flying debris. The windows in this collection are a part of the 400 series.
Architectural Systems Collection
The windows in this collection were created specifically for residential and commercial projects in the high-rise market.These windows are designed to meet some of the highest design loads in the window industry. Each window within the Architectural Systems Collection can be custom built, allowing homeowners and contractors to create a window which meets both their structural and design needs. Available with insulated laminated glass and additional efficiency upgrades, the windows in this collection are known for their energy efficiency and weather-resistance. The windows in this collection are vinyl and a part of the 800 and 3000 series.
About the Limited Lifetime Warranty Provided by PGT Industries
PGT Industries has built their reputation on manufacturing durable products which will last a lifetime. Because they are confident in the quality of their products, they offer a limited lifetime warranty with each of their windows. This warranty will last for the lifetime of the window and covers any damage which has occurred as the result of a manufacturing defect. Since this is a transferrable warranty, it can be transferred when the original owner sells the home and will be extended to 10 years for the new owners. Also included with this warranty is stress crack coverage. Stress cracks are not a manufacturing defect, they occur naturally with extreme temperature changes. PGT Industries agrees to repair or replace your windows if stress cracks occur within the first year after purchase.
Because each warranty may vary from product to product, and because certain exclusions apply, we suggest you carefully review the warranty documents for purchasing your PGT Windows.