Simonton windows or PGT windows? That is the question.
There is one question on every homeowner’s mind when it comes to replacing their windows. Which company has the best replacement windows: Simonton Windows or PGT Windows? That’s a great question that can only be answered by the people asking the question! Karoly Windows & Doors sells both products. This article will outline the differences and similarities between the two brands to give you a better, more informed decision.
Let’s start with Simonton Windows
Simonton rated the Best Energy Star windows in 2021
Simonton windows are top rated in the nation, getting national honors from Energy Star for being the most efficient window in 2021. Because they have cutting edge energy efficiency and represent the top performing Energy Star certified windows, this is the second year in a row they have won the most efficient honor. Customers who purchase Simonton windows automatically qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $500 and qualify for energy rebates through your electric company as well.
They are all AAMA Gold Label Certified
This brand is recognized for outstanding quality, energy efficiency and durability. They decrease heating and cooling costs, increase comfort and reduce impact on the environment. Simonton windows are AAMA GOLD Certified. Only the best vinyl replacement windows have an AAMA Gold Label. Hence, their logo is a mark of integrity and it signifies the best-in-class quality of Simonton windows.
Best Warranty on the Market
Simonton windows have industry leading coverage. Replacement windows that come from Simonton are backed by a double-lifetime limited warranty that covers vinyl, hardware, screens and the insulating glass units. Their warranty is transferable to new homeowners, if you sell your home. This makes the value of your home increase after installation of hurricane impact windows. The virgin vinyl (first generation vinyl), hardware and screen frame is warranted against peeling, chipping, flaking, corrosion or blistering. Insulating glass units are warranted against seal failure for the life of the windows. Industry leading.
Simonton window parts are all manufactured in the USA
Simonton manufactures all of its window parts within their manufacturing facilities right here in the United States. The major benefit with that is not only are you supporting the USA working class people, you will also have shorter wait times. No international shipping of parts, they are completely American made.
Lifetime Warranty Claims Assistance with Karoly Windows & Doors
With Karoly Windows & Doors reputation for excellent customer support, we offer warranty claims assistance with all Simonton product purchases. The entire in-home dedicated customer service team at Karoly Windows & Doors can answer any warranty questions before you purchase your products, during the installation and for the lifetime of your products. We have 24/7 homeowner assistance available for all your warranty assistance needs.
PGT windows are similar to Simonton windows but different in many ways.
Larger Windows and Higher Design Pressure
If you have oversize window openings and require larger pieces of glass, PGT windows are the best option. They have the ability to cut larger glass and can give a higher design pressure than most window brands. Condos and windows that are above the second floor usually require a higher design pressure. PGT windows have the ability to upgrade the design pressure to a higher certification than AAMA. They can make it to Miami-Dade certification standards. These windows are great for the Southern parts of Florida. Dade County area homeowners are required to have that higher design pressure. For the Tampa Bay area and Central Florida area, that higher design pressure is not required unless you are replacing windows high up.
PGT windows are also Energy Star rated
While Simonton windows hold the honor of best Energy Star windows, PGT windows also hold Energy Star certification. When you combine upgraded glass options to the standard PGT window, you can achieve a high enough energy rating to qualify for rebates through your electric company. They will also lower your electric bill over time and the savings will eventually pay for your windows!
Backed by leading industry organizations
PGT windows have continuous testing and certifications from highly respected industry accredited organizations. They hold certifications for Energy Star, National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), Miami-Dade notice of Acceptance, Florida Product Approval, and are both AAMA and Keystone certified. These certifications ensure your windows are built with the highest standards.
A wide array of style options for PGT windows
Customizing your hurricane impact windows from PGT is almost limitless. Of course they do have limits but they exceed that of Simonton windows. Different frame colors, glass tints, glass upgrades and grid options will give your PGT windows a style to match your own.
PGT windows parts are imported into the States
While PGT windows are assembled right here in Ocala Florida, most of their parts are imported. This increases the lead time for window manufacturing and takes money out of our economy.
The main difference between Simonton and PGT is the warranty.
PGT windows offer a good warranty on their windows. They offer a limited warranty to the original homeowners. Their limited lifetime warranty covers the frame finish, the hardware, screens, moving parts and laminated glass for 10 years. Insulating glass is covered for 25 years at 100%. Anything over 25 years is covered at 50% of glass price. Stress cracks are only warranted for 1 year.
Karoly Windows & Doors does not cover warranty assistance as PGT requires you to go through their warranty department. They usually order a glass package to replace the failed glass. Then you have to find a vendor who will replace the glass if PGT doesn’t provide one for you. Karoly Windows & Doors does not replace glass in windows.
Why choose Karoly Windows & Doors?
With award winning customer service and stellar reviews about installation, Karoly Windows & Doors is the number one choice for replacement windows. Taking a few minutes to read over their reviews will prove they have what it takes to make your new windows beautiful and your home look as amazing as you imagine.
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