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Brand Comparison: Simonton vs. PGT

Lets compare the best & most popular brands: Simonton and PGT.


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SIMONTON’S STORY


  • Founded in Pennsboro, West Virginia in 1946 by Fred and Sybil Simonton
  • Originally produced high-quality aluminum products under the Pen Vent Awning company name.
  • Their son came up with the idea of producing energy-efficient vinyl windows to perform better than anything available on the market.
  • From that idea came Simonton Windows.
  • Currently Simonton produces 12 different window and patio door lines, all meeting ENERGY STAR® guidelines and exceeding customer expectations.


PGT Impact Rated Windows and Doors Clearwater Tampa Bay Florida

PGT’S STORY

  • Founded in 1980 by its parent company, PGT Innovations has been producing strong and safe windows for over 40 years.
  • PGT Custom Windows + Doors is part of an entire brand of companies dedicated to safety, integrity, innovation and sustainable growth.
  • After hurricane Andrew in 1992, PGT dedicated their company to researching and developing impact rated windows and doors.
  • PGT’s manufacturing facilities are located in North Venice, FL.

Both Simonton and PGT windows have:

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Simonton and PGT Impact Replacement Window types.

Impact Double Hung Windows

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Simonton offers double-hung windows as the baseline in their StormBreaker Plus product line. These impact windows are convenient opening from the top and the bottom sash with a moving half-screen. This is for more window utilization, more light, easy cleaning, and better service.

The most important feature of the impact windows from Simonton is the modular approach to their windows. If your window ever needs a warranty replacement, they provide an entire sash which we easily replace. We coordinate the warranty claim for you and replace the sash for you when it arrives.

Impact Single Hung Windows

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PGT offers single-hung windows as their baseline in the WinGuard Vinyl product line. These impact windows only open from the bottom sash. They come standard with a constant force balance system for easy operation.

Impact single-hung and slider PGT windows have fixed glass. Under a glass warranty claim, PGT will provide the replacement glass (40-100 lbs glass). You are required to hire a glass professional to properly replace the glass (cost typically between $450 and $1000) or use the PGT service technician (~$175/hour) to replace any defective glass.

✓ Energy-Star Rated ✓

✓ Virgin Vinyl ✓

✓ Constant Force Balancer System ✓

✓ U.S. Made ✓

✓ Cardinal Glass ✓

✓ Argon Gas Insulation ✓

✓ Low-E ✓

✓ Bronze Color Available ✓

✓ HVHZ certification available ✓

✓ Modular Design ✕

✓ Moving Window Screens ✕

✓ Gold AAMA Certification

Simonton and PGT sliding glass doors side-by-side.


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Offering 1 to 6 panel configurations.

  • Multiple opening panels and pocket options.
  • Free upgrade to ProSolar Shade Low-E glass, tempered glass included standard.
  • 2-track Sliding glass doors come with a screen door (up to 3 panels).
  • 2 Track Doors: Narrowest frame in the industry with a 4 9/16 frame. It will retrofit your old sliding glass door track.
  • Stainless steel rollers on stainless steel track for longevity and smoother operation.

PGT WinGuard Karoly Windows and Doors Replacement Windows Clearwater Largo St Petersburg Palm Harbor Tampa Bay vinyl replacement windows

Offering 1 to 4 panel configurations.

  • Multiple opening panels and pocket options.
  • Tempered Energy Shield Max glass is standard.
  • Screen doors are offered as an upgrade.
  • 2 Track Doors: 6″ Wide frame requires either cutting concrete/floor back or building an additional frame on the outside to properly fit the wider frame.

Simonton and PGT Product Warranties.


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Double-Lifetime Limited Warranty

Download the full warranty brochure here.

Laminated glass is warrantied for 20 years

Stress cracks 20 years

Vinyl, Hardware, and Screens: Double-Lifetime (Transferrable)

When needing to process a warranty claim, we will do it for you! We process the claim and order the replacement sash. When the sash arrives we will cover any cost associated with the replacement. We do not cover the costs of fixed glass replacement claims because we do not replace glass in windows or sliding glass doors.


PGT WinGuard Karoly Windows and Doors Replacement Windows Clearwater Largo St Petersburg Palm Harbor Tampa Bay vinyl replacement windows

Transferable Limited Warranty

Download the full warranty brochure here.

Laminated glass is warrantied for 10 years

Stress crack 1 Year

Vinyl, Hardware, and Screens: Lifetime Warranty (Non-transferrable except fixed vinyl frame)

You must process your warranty through PGT directly. Once you receive your replacement sliding glass door panel or window sash, you can contact us and we will send our installers to do the replacement at no cost to you. If you receive a glass replacement kit, you will have to utilize the PGT technician’s service to replace this and pay the labor fee directly to PGT.

Both Simonton and PGT comes with our Labor Warranty!

Karoly is confident in our products and installation crews. He is so confident that he offers a labor warranty on all our product lines that we offer. If you ever have any warranty issues, we ensure those issues will be resolved quickly and with no out of pocket labor costs for the replacement of your window sash or sliding glass door panel. Contact our office for more details!

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