PGT® to Feature WinGuard® Corner Meet Door with doors in Motion Automation

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VENICE, Fla., July 24, 2008 – PGT Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI), will showcase the WinGuard Corner Meet sliding glass door and the Doors in Motion automatic opening and closing feature at the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) in Orlando from July 30 – Aug. 2 2008. The Corner Meet door is offered with a wide variety of finish choices. There are three new choices – Arizona Beige, Pebble Khaki, and Venetian Bronze, as well as five ETERNATM simulated woodgrain finishes. PGT is proud to partner with Doors in Motion so that this feature is compatible with PGT sliding glass doors. The Corner Meet configuration combined with the Doors in Motion automation feature and the new color choices makes this product well suited to the custom home market.

“We are constantly looking for ways to offer the latest innovations with our product,” said Debbie LaPinska, VP Sales and Marketing. “The Doors in Motion feature that is compatible with our sliding glass door is just the latest example of this commitment.

Made with strong, weather-resistant aluminum frames, this uniquely configured sliding glass door is ideal for projects where withstanding the elements and opening up a home to spectacular views are both priorities. Builders will welcome the opportunity to create a signature look for their homes with this product, which is not widely available in the industry.

Available with two, three or four tracks, WinGuard sliding glass door Series 780 is also available as a bypass or pocket door. It comes standard with corrosion-resistant hardware and fasteners, and fully weatherstripped construction. Maximum reinforced corner door panel size is 4’ x 10’. Choose from our color or finish options: Arizona Beige, Pebble Khaki, Venetian Bronze, white, bronze and ETERNA Finish. The corner meet option is also available on PGT Series 680 aluminum sliding glass doors.   

a simulated woodgrain finish, on PGT WinGuard products offers the visual beauty and warmth of wood in durable, low-maintenance aluminum frames. The finish is an authentic reproduction of five popular woodgrains: acacia, cherry, light oak, dark oak and dark walnut. It is available on WinGuard casement, architectural and picture windows, sliding glass doors, and French doors. ETERNA Finish is quickly becoming the logical solution in coastal replacement projects when moisture adversely affects wood products.

This feature automates sliding doors and windows with the touch of a button. Doors in Motion systems are sold through a network of dealers and are installed by certified installers. These systems are quiet, efficient and visually non-intrusive. Doors in Motion sets itself apart by providing solutions for all sizes of sliding doors and windows. Each system consists of a wall switch, automation panel and motor assembly. The system comes with three safety features: a clutch, pressure sensitivity and motion sensors and works for both corner meet and straight doors or windows. Additional options include remote control, MP3 capability, touch screen, secure keypads battery backups and fingerprint recognition.

Additionally, PGT will be displaying their Vinyl Series 2100, WinGuard Aluminum and WinGuard Vinyl product lines at their booth.

PGT Series 2100 is a complete line of vinyl windows for new construction with unsurpassed wood-like details and optimal thermal performance. The details consist of traditional brickmould frames, contour grids, simulated divided lites, wood-like trim detail and Super Spacer® technology. This attention to detail is unmatched and sets PGT Vinyl Series 2100 windows apart.

PGT is a proud partner of the US Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR® program. Vinyl Series 2100 windows come standard with double strength insulating glass and hi-performance Low-E, as well as Super Spacer® technology, making them ENERGY STAR compliant. Double strength glass and the insulating, structural foam Super Spacer delivers up to a +16.6ºF/9.23ºC warmer temperature at the edge in cold weather tests. They also keep inside air cooler on hot summer days. Super Spacer beats metal spacers by virtually eliminating condensation. It also enhances overall R-values as much as 30 percent.

PGT promises delivery of 2100 Series complete and on-time in one week, and backs the line with one of the best warranties in the industry--a lifetime warranty on the frame, insulating glass components and hardware. Products are available in white or beige and meet AAMA, NFRC, FBC certifications.

WinGuard is the nation’s top selling brand of residential impact-resistant windows and doors. To date, more than 2.5 million WinGuard windows have been installed with no reported impact failures. Demand for impact-resistant windows and doors continues to be strong, and PGT continues to expand the WinGuard product line by introducing more energy-efficient products that feature vinyl frames and standard laminated insulating glass. These enhancements enabled PGT to expand WinGuard into new markets along the eastern and Gulf coastlines.

PGT was the first manufacturer to offer a complete line of residential aluminum impact-resistant windows and doors approved by Miami-Dade Building Product Control - which enforces the strictest codes in the United States for wind-borne debris and wind loading. As a pioneer and industry leader, we helped develop the toughest testing protocols required by these stringent codes.

Protection against hurricanes is one of many reasons to choose WinGuard windows and doors. Additional benefits include security against thieves and intruders, dramatic reduction of outdoor noise and filtering out 99% of UV rays.

PGT® pioneered the U.S. impact-resistant window and door industry and today is the nation’s leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors. PGT is also one of the largest window and door manufacturers in the United States. Founded in 1980, the company employs approximately 1,500 at its manufacturing, glass laminating and tempering plants, and delivery fleet facilities in Florida and North Carolina. Sold through a network of over 1,300 independent distributors, the company’s total line of custom windows and doors is now available throughout the eastern United States, the Gulf Coast and in a growing international market, including the Caribbean, South America and Australia. PGT’s product line includes PGT® Aluminum and Vinyl Windows and Doors; WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors; Architectural Systems; and Eze-Breeze® Sliding Panels. PGT Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI). Visit for additional information.

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