PGT® WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors provide your home with effortless, full-time protection against flying debris and hurricane-force winds.

Now there's no need for inconvenient, unsightly panel, accordion or rolldown shutters plywood or other hurricane protection devices. Even when you're away, WinGuard Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors guard your home against hurricanes and intruders with no effort, while reducing noise and providing UV protection. WinGuard with vinyl frames and standard insulated glass also provides enhanced energy efficiency.


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Engineered to Meet Hurricanes Head-On | Keep Debris and Wind Out - and Your Roof On | Code Approved Hurricane Protection | Plus Enhanced Energy Efficiency | Protect Your Home in Every Way | A Choice of Styles | A Choice of Designs | A Choice of Colors | A Choice of Glass Options



Hurricane Andrew, which caused such massive damage to Florida in 1992, taught researchers that violent winds alone are not the major cause of window failure.

The real cause is flying objects. As a result, codes for hurricane protection now focus on impact protection for windows and doors, not just wind velocity.

PGT WinGuard Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors combine heavy-duty aluminum frames with impact-resistant glass. A special silicone glazing process keeps the glass from breaking away from the frame. Although the glass may crack on impact, the interlayer keeps the glass intact, preventing destructive wind from entering your home.

Impact-resistant glass is comprised of two glass panes bonded with a special interlayer of clear polyvinylbutyral. Similar to auto windshields, but three times stronger, it provides amazing protection against flying debris.

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When flying objects pierce windows and doors, hurricane-force winds enter the home. Internal pressure causes the roof to blow off, resulting in massive wind and water damage.

WinGuard Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors pass stringent Large and Small Missile Impact Tests. In the Large Missile Impact Test, a window is subjected to two impacts by a nine-pound 2 x 4 beam traveling at a speed of 50 feet per second. Then this "impacted" window is subjected to hurricane-force winds. The polyvinylbutyral interlayer keeps the window intact and sealed against wind even if glass is cracked by a flying object.

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WinGuard Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors with aluminum frames pass stringent Large and Small Missile Impact Tests. In the Large Missile Impact Test, a window is subjected to two impacts by a nine-pound 2 x 4 beam traveling at a speed of 50 feet per second. Then this "impacted" window is subjected to hurricane-force winds. The polyvinylbutyral interlayer keeps the window intact and sealed against wind even if glass is cracked by a flying object. All WinGuard Windows and Doors with aluminum frames have Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance, qualifying them for use in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

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WinGuard Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors with vinyl frames pass ASTM E1886/E1996 (Missile Class D) for large missile impact resistance. WinGuard with vinyl frames meets International Building Code requirements and all Florida Building Code requirements outside High Velocity Hurricane Zones (Miami-Dade and Broward Counties).

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Noise Reduction

The construction of WinGuard Windows and Doors helps reduce outside sound and traffic noise, enhancing the serenity of your home. Enjoy peace and quiet inside, even in the midst of noisy outdoor activities.

Sun Protection

These remarkable windows and doors even protect your draperies, rugs, furniture and artwork from the sun's damaging UV rays, filtering out up to 99% of harmful rays.

Peace of Mind

The same impact-resistant glass and heavy-duty construction that keeps flying objects from penetrating your home in a hurricane also provides a strong deterrent to intruders, thieves and vandals, The PGT WinGuard line includes a complete selection of custom-made impact-resistant windows and doors that meet the strictest hurricane codes.

Energy Efficiency

WinGuard with vinyl frames also offers enhanced energy efficiency with heavy-duty multi-chambered vinyl frames and standard laminated insulating glass. The insulating glass combines impact-resistant laminated glass with a third piece of glass separated by an air space for insulating value.

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Single Hung Window


A traditional style that is also eminently practical.
Casement Window*


An elegant window style that provides easy egress in case of emergency.
Sliding Glass Doors


The perfect solution for contemporary, outdoor living.
Horizontal Roller Window*


An economical choice for larger openings.
Fixed Lite Archetictural Windows


Singly or in combination with other styles, these windows add beauty and light.
French Doors*


Unsurpassed for traditional style and elegance.

*Available with aluminum frames only.

All of the window styles shown above are available in a wide range of sizes. Please call us at 352-795-4226 for exact specifications.

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Adding windowpane dividers (muntins) is an economical way to give your home extra street appeal. PGT muntins can be applied to both the exterior and interior of your windows and doors. In addition to the patterns shown here, custom muntin patterns are also available.

Standard

Colonial

Brittany

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Aluminum Frame:

White

Bronze

Grey

Vinyl Frame:

White

Beige

Because of differences in computer monitors and printers, or lighting variations that you may experience, the colors shown here may look different from the installed product colors in your home. Please consult with us before making your final color choice.

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Double-paned, laminated insulating glass is standard on WinGuard with vinyl frames. It is optional on WinGuard with aluminum frames.

PGT WinGuard Windows and Doors are available in glass tints of:

  • Gray
  • Green
  • Bronze
  • Obscure (textured for privacy)

High-performance glass tints that reduce the sun's heat flow into the home for maximum heating/cooling efficiency are also available.

  • AZURLITE®
  • SOLORCOOL®
  • White Interlayer (custom interlayer colors also available)

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