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Explore our PGT hurricane windows reviews from homeowners, contractors and industry experts on their WinGuard and 500 series window options. Explore PGT hurricane windows and prices here.


We've been researching impact windows going on 6 months and my head is swimming from everything. Its for an income property and we have three good bids from what seem to me to be qualified installers. All three quotes are for vinyl windows; the softlite Gorell 5300 window, PGT 510 model and the Simonton StormWatcher 300. I'm curious what people thing of these assuming the installation is equal. Thanks in advance.

John - Homeowner - from 2014

[Contractor Response]

PGT has a very good reputation for manufacturing solid products, specifically those designed to endure storms. The 500 series is a very solid choice.

Simonton makes an average vinyl window, but is very good in terms of warranty and customer service.

Soft-lite had a fantastic reputation for product design and customer service, but once they purchase Gorell they did the exact same thing as all the other companies, which is to not honor the warranty commitments on the Gorell products. This really makes me scratch my head because while they may save money in the short run, I'll never use them again because I know they don't stand behind their products. Gorell was a good company, but now that they are done I wouldn't buy the remaining windows they have because there is absolutely no warranty on them. Anyone who tells you there is is trying to sell you a bill of goods.

Dale - Contractor - from 2014


[Contractor Response]

Custom Window Systems and PGT Industries are the only two impact window manufacturers that I know of down here in Florida that have exterior colors options besides white and tan. I really like the PGT PremierVue window, although I believe it can only be sold be a limited number of distributors. If that is unavailable in your area or if it is out of your price range, check out the PGT 500 series.

Bernie - Contractor - from 2012


PGT vs. Custom Window Systems

We've been considering hurricane windows from Custom Windows but there does not seem to be much information about them. I was looking for any opinions on these or other alternatives that my wife and I should consider. Any info abt PGT windows would be great.

Wendell - Homeowner - from 2011

[Contractor Response]

You have choosen two very good options. CWS makes nice impacts that are well made and they are usually competitively priced. I just completed a job and both the contractor and homeowner thought they looked great. The CWS has a great latch and a really cool auto lock, both features I really like.

On the other hand, PGT makes a couple of well made impacts that will be a bit more in price, but they are probably also a bit better quality. CWS does not offer a double hung, mainly because they want to make sure each style is code compliant.

The other options I like are the Gorell 5400 and the Silverline for the more budget conscious consumer. The 5400 is bulky, but is a really strong imact and they offer very quick turnaround time. Silverline surprisingly makes a nice one as well, their 9500 series, with a snap lock similar to the CWS.

Jimmy - Contractor - from 2011








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