Compare our hurricane impact replacement window brands: Simtonton StormBreaker Plus and PGT WinGuard Vinyl
According to Karoly, Simonton StormBreaker Plus is the best impact window replacement solution in the industry. Having been installing replacement windows since 2001, he has installed a variety of different window brands and styles. In his opinion, Simonton StormBreaker Plus double hung windows are the best for installation and home value. Not only do they come packaged ready for installation, they usually easily slide into the opening and don’t take long to install.
Another advantage is their warranty. When a warranty claim is placed for a Simonton StormBreaker Plus double hung window, Simonton will send out a replacement sash. Since both the upper sash and lower sash move, replacing the sash takes only a few minutes and requires minimal tools. Our project consultants will handle the warranty claim, and our installers will replace the sash when it arrives.
On the other hand, PGT Winguard Vinyl, has a similar design and is the same quality of replacement window. Unlike Simonton, PGT brand offers a single hung window replacement option. In a single hung window, only the bottom sash moves. One downside to PGT single hung windows: if you have a warranty claim on the top sash of the window, PGT will send a glass replacement pack instead of a sash like a double hung. With replacement glass packs, you have to find a glass company that can replace that for you. We do not do glass only replacements.
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The facts about Simonton StormBreaker Plus replacement windows.
Simonton’s StormBreaker Plus replacement windows are hurricane impact rated windows. They exceed the standards for Florida building code impact window requirements. The Florida Building Commission requires impact glass to be certified to meet Missile D impact specifications, meaning it will withstand hurricane force winds of over 140 mph and flying debris that strikes your window traveling at 35 mph.
They have vinyl frames with aluminum reinforced aluminum chambers to add stability and durability. The vinyl wipes clean with minimal effort, doesn’t crack, dent or change color in the sun. It is highly energy efficient and will save you money on your energy costs for cooling your home. Getting your home windows replaced with StormBreaker Plus windows will qualify you for a rebate through Duke energy. (Pro Tip: Make sure you contact Duke about the rebate before installation!)
KeepSafe Maximum glass is impact-resistant with an interlayer that protects the home from flying debris and forced entry. It has sound-dampening interlayer that reduces sound by 50% over standard glass dampening unwanted noise. The standard glass package is called ProSolar. We upgrade your glass package for free to ProSolar Shade as a courtesy which filters around 99% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, preserving carpet, artwork and photographs. Its the best glass available to block out the Florida sun.
Simonton StormBreaker Plus Vinyl Replacement Window Styles
Available Simonton StormBreaker Plus Grid Patterns
Watch this video of Simonton StormBreaker Plus impact glass testing:
Links to more Simonton StormBreaker Plus Resources
The facts about PGT WinGuard Vinyl replacement windows.
PGT WinGuard Vinyl is an easy choice when it comes to replacement windows and doors. They have been dedicated to creating top of the line impact-resistant glass products ever since Hurricane Andrew ripped through the east coast in 1992. The devastation it left in its wake was enough to inspire the company to develop better protection for Florida families.
Certifications for PGT WinGuard Vinyl Windows
PGT WinGuard Vinyl Replacement Window Styles
Available PGT WinGuard Vinyl Grid Options
PGT WinGuard Vinyl Glass Tint Options
Watch this video about PGT WinGuard Vinyl replacement windows newest color option:
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