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Anyone familiar with CGI or PGT Windows?

February 12, 2018 01:08PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 82

I need to replace a few large slider windows that got chewed up by Maria and I am considering impact windows.

I've bought Marvin windows in the past, but they are ridiculously expensive for the size openings I need. Researching CGI and PGT impact windows, but can't find any recent reviews online.

Has anyone any experience owning/installing either brand? (I will install myself).

Any other impact window option I should consider? (I have friends who bought from, but I'm not sold on the look for my property).

Grateful for any info.

Re: Anyone familiar with CGI or PGT Windows?

February 12, 2018 01:37PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,176

PGT makes good windows. Lost a few during Irma, many were fine. Installation should be straightforward as long as your measurements are accurate. I've never had CGI windows so can't speak to that brand.

Re: Anyone familiar with CGI or PGT Windows?

February 12, 2018 03:26PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 646

PGT are what my contractor recommended as well. I said I wanted Hurricane Rated and he suggested using them right away.

Haven't taken delivery on them yet, so can't give a 100% satisfaction post yet.

Re: Anyone familiar with CGI or PGT Windows?

February 12, 2018 04:43PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,104

Talk to Castle Glass across from the Propane dealers after Reliable Rental. They can measure for exact replacements with glass options.

optimist with low expectations on STX

Re: Anyone familiar with CGI or PGT Windows?

February 12, 2018 09:24PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 82


Yep I've dealt with Castle Glass before. They are crazy busy right now. Figure it'll be quicker to ship them in.

Re: Anyone familiar with CGI or PGT Windows?

February 17, 2018 06:18AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 632

My houses had PGT on problems with Maria.
I second using Castle Glass.

Re: Anyone familiar with CGI or PGT Windows?

February 18, 2018 04:38AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 712

Just want to mention a couoke if things. Proper installation of the doors and windows are key if you want them to perform as intended as well as any warranty they may have. You also want to be sure that you have then inspected by a pro after a major event. Even if they appear to be damage free, it doesn't mean that they are. Check with the dealer as well to get their recommendations about replacing after major events. It can be a case of looking intact but have been weakened and not able to withstand another big hit.

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