PGT Announces Acquisition of Hurricane Window and Door

N. VENICE, FLA. – August 18, 2009 – PGT, Inc., a manufacturer of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, announced the acquisition of the operating assets of Hurricane Window and Door Factory of Fort Myers, Fla. Hurricane Window and Door Factory designed and manufactures The Protector Series, one of the highest air, water and structurally rated vinyl impact product lines for the single and multi-family residential markets.


This acquisition broadens PGT’s capabilities in both the vinyl and impact resistant markets, while offering the increasingly critical energy efficiency benefits of vinyl. The products included in The Protector Series provide long term energy and structural benefits, while qualifying homeowners for the government’s energy tax credits in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Series was developed specifically for the hurricane protection market and has some of the highest structural ratings in the industry.


The Protector Series will be folded into the PGT WinGuard product portfolio and currently includes six window styles: Double Hung, two and three panel horizontal roller, casement, awning and picture window.


Although designed for hurricane protection, energy efficiency and UV protection, The Protector Series also offers features and materials such as heavy duty laminated safety glass and locking, tilting and pivoting mechanisms that make families, homes and valuables safer from intruders.