Read PGT windows reviews from consumers, installers and contractors who have owned or worked with these products and have knowledgable opinions on the various window series.
PGT 2100 Series
I have been reading reviews of windows. My new addition we put Pella windows in at no cheap cost. I am now looking to begin a steady replacement of windows withing the older section of the home. My contractor recommended PGT 2100 series. My question is: Is that contractor grade? Should I be looking for the 2300 series etc. I really can’t find a lot of information on the differences in the windows on the PGT website?
The 2100 is PGT’s base model and is really considered their “budget” window. The 2200 is a good window (I believe only available as a single hung) – the design is made for block structure & based on the 2100 (new construction).
My advice would be to step up to either their 2300 Double Hung or their 400 Single Hung. These are much better windows and have better DP & AI numbers. Get a quote on the PGT 2300 series and see if it’s your price range — if it isn’t, see if your contractor can make some adjustments (maybe to the hardware options or glass package) to fit it in….PGT is a good manufacturer and assuming your contractor has a good working relationship with them, you should be fine. I would push to get into the 2300 if possible…
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PGT Impact Windows
I don’t think they’re very well known in a lot of places, but PGT is pretty popular down here in Florida. They kind of broke out in the late 90s. Their biggest sellers are the hurricane impact windows. That’s a big deal here with the risk of storms every year. They have standard windows also, but they aren’t as common in Florida. I work with a lot of different brands and PGT makes a good window.
Thomas – Builder – Florida
Great Mid Grade Window
I would say PGT is a solid choice for a mid grade window. The 2200 and 2300 would be my recommendation and I’d compare it to a Simonton 5500, although I think it’s slightly nicer looking and beats the 5500 on performance numbers as well. The company is solid on quality and consistency and handles issues well. A top choice for a mid grade vinyl.
Bill – Contractor – North Carolina
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Hurricane Window Options
PGT windows are excellent. They’ve definitely put the time and money into engineering and testing their product. The have so many certifications that you can tell they put the effort into that as well. Their series cost a fair amount, maybe $600 a window with installation, but if I wanted cheap windows there are literally hundreds of manufacturers who I could have gone with instead. I wanted something decent that might be able to make it through a real storm and I was willing to pay for it.
I just got my brother to put PGT Hurricane windows in his house too. His old windows were in terrible shape and the house is over 50 years old. He has been happy with them, no more leaks and drafts. The installers they sent him were really good and managed to get the windows to fit just right and look great.
Bryan – Consumer – Florida
Target PGT Pricing
2300 Series: $600 installed
400 Impact Series: $700 installed
WinGuard Hurricane Series: $800 installed
2800 PremierVue Series: $800 installed
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PGT WinGuard Review
I replaced all of my home’s windows with PGT WinGuards. There was a small problem with a sliding door that didn’t fit right, so it took an extra day, but they were able to get it done and make it look great. I had expected the power bill to drop a little and I was shocked when it was just a little over half what it had been.
They were more expensive than some of the other brands we looked at, but I think they were worth is. It’s nice to have windows that should withstand a hurricane, as I have one less thing to worry about when storm season comes. The only complaint that I have is that there isn’t a lot of options to choose from style-wise. There were some other brands that I thought looked better. I don’t regret the PGT though, as the combination of price and features is perfect.
Kate – Consumer – Alabama
I think that PGT windows are great! We put them in our house in Ft Lauderdale and it lowered the temperature in out home a lot. They look great, and for being hurricane window rating compliant, the price was amazing. Some others that are designed for the same winds are a lot more. They answered all of my questions and I was happy with the service. My only real issue was that the amount of lead time to order the windows was longer than other options.
Diane – Consumer – Florida