WinGuard Aluminum & Vinyl

We’ve built our reputation on keeping families safe through the toughest conditions on earth.

Stormbreaker Plus

The Stormbreaker Plus collection offers the highest level of impact protection.

Aluminum Storm Panels

The Eyewall Armor® EA Hurricane Panels surpass the Florida Building Code.

Fabric Based Protection

Storm Catcher is the world leader in fabric-based hurricane protection products.

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PGT WinGuard Hurricane Protection

Engineered for continuous protection.

We build each WinGuard® Aluminum product as if it were going in our own homes. Which is why you can be certain every window and door in this line is made with the utmost attention to detail, achieving exceptional strength while enhancing design. Its heavy-duty frames hold impact-resistant laminated glass that continuously protects your family through the world’s toughest storms, attempted break-ins, and years of UV rays.

PGT WinGuard® Aluminum Windows and Doors:

  • Heavy-duty, extruded aluminum frames along with corrosion-resistant hardware fasteners with stainless-steel options
  • Are manufactured with laminated glass to ensure protection and are topped off with a powder-coat paint finish
  • Promise Effortless Hurricane Protection®, help deter intruders and are backed by one of the industry’s best warranties
  • Significantly reduce outdoor noise and filter out 99% of damaging UV rays
  • Offer ENERGY STAR® qualified configurations
  • Are customizable with frame colors, hardware finishes, glass tints, grid styles, and patterns

Certifications, Ratings, and Testing Include:

  • Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance
  • Florida Product Approval
  • International Building Code
  • ENERGY STAR®
  • National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC)
  • STC (Sound Transmission Class)

Designed to Meet or Exceed the International Building Code For: 

  • Air infiltration
  • Deglazing
  • Structural integrity
  • Water resistance
  • Forced-entry resistance
  • Small and large missile impact protection

Exceptional safety with extra performance.

Adding unique value and energy efficiency to your project, WinGuard® Vinyl builds on the exceptional strength and impact-resistant benefits of the WinGuard® Aluminum line and incorporates the energy-efficient components of vinyl and laminated insulating glass. We built this line with more expansive sizes and higher design pressures to impactfully complete new construction, remodeling, and replacement projects.

PGT WinGuard® Vinyl Windows and Doors:

  • Feature laminated insulating glass to provide an all-in-one solution for continuous, effortless hurricane protection
  • Help deter intruders and are backed by one of the industry’s best warranties
  • Significantly reduce outdoor noise and filter out 99% of damaging UV rays
  • Offer ENERGY STAR® qualified configurations
  • Are customizable with frame colors, hardware finishes, glass tints, grid styles, and patterns

Certifications, Ratings, and Testing Include:

  • Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance
  • AAMA Tested/Keystone Certified
  • Florida Product Approval
  • International Building Code
  • ENERGY STAR®
  • National Fenestration Rating Council® (NFRC)
  • Texas Department of Insurance
  • STC (Sound Transmission Class)
  • OITC (Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class)
  • Manufactured Housing (AAMA 1701)

Designed to Meet or Exceed the International Building Code For:

  • Air infiltration
  • Water resistance
  • Deglazing
  • Forced-entry resistance
  • Structural integrity
  • Small and large missile impact protection
  • Residential intruder protection

PGT WinGuard® Aluminum

Engineered for continuous protection.

We build each WinGuard® Aluminum product as if it were going in our own homes. Which is why you can be certain every window and door in this line is made with the utmost attention to detail, achieving exceptional strength while enhancing design. Its heavy-duty frames hold impact-resistant laminated glass that continuously protects your family through the world’s toughest storms, attempted break-ins, and years of UV rays.

 

PGT WinGuard® Aluminum Windows and Doors:

  • Heavy-duty, extruded aluminum frames along with corrosion-resistant hardware fasteners with stainless-steel options
  • Are manufactured with laminated glass to ensure protection and are topped off with a powder-coat paint finish
  • Promise Effortless Hurricane Protection®, help deter intruders and are backed by one of the industry’s best warranties
  • Significantly reduce outdoor noise and filter out 99% of damaging UV rays
  • Offer ENERGY STAR® qualified configurations
  • Are customizable with frame colors, hardware finishes, glass tints, grid styles, and patterns

Certifications, Ratings, and Testing Include:

  • Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance
  • Florida Product Approval
  • International Building Code
  • ENERGY STAR®
  • National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC)
  • STC (Sound Transmission Class)

Designed to Meet or Exceed the International Building Code For: 

  • Air infiltration
  • Deglazing
  • Structural integrity
  • Water resistance
  • Forced-entry resistance
  • Small and large missile impact protection

PGT WinGuard® Vinyl Windows

Exceptional safety with extra performance.

Adding unique value and energy efficiency to your project, WinGuard® Vinyl builds on the exceptional strength and impact-resistant benefits of the WinGuard® Aluminum line and incorporates the energy-efficient components of vinyl and laminated insulating glass. We built this line with more expansive sizes and higher design pressures to impactfully complete new construction, remodeling, and replacement projects.

 

PGT WinGuard® Vinyl Windows and Doors:

  • Feature laminated insulating glass to provide an all-in-one solution for continuous, effortless hurricane protection
  • Help deter intruders and are backed by one of the industry’s best warranties
  • Significantly reduce outdoor noise and filter out 99% of damaging UV rays
  • Offer ENERGY STAR® qualified configurations
  • Are customizable with frame colors, hardware finishes, glass tints, grid styles, and patterns

Certifications, Ratings, and Testing Include:

  • Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance
  • AAMA Tested/Keystone Certified
  • Florida Product Approval
  • International Building Code
  • ENERGY STAR®
  • National Fenestration Rating Council® (NFRC)
  • Texas Department of Insurance
  • STC (Sound Transmission Class)
  • OITC (Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class)
  • Manufactured Housing (AAMA 1701)

Designed to Meet or Exceed the International Building Code For:

  • Air infiltration
  • Water resistance
  • Deglazing
  • Forced-entry resistance
  • Structural integrity
  • Small and large missile impact protection
  • Residential intruder protection
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Simonton Stormbreaker Hurricane Protection - Windows and Doors

Stormbreaker Plus

 

The Stormbreaker Plus collection offers the highest level of impact protection. Designed for coastal living, these windows and doors can stand up to just about anything that comes their way.

 

Features & Benefits

  • Impact-resistant KeepSafe Maximum® glass features a durable interlayer that protects the home from flying debris
  • The sound-dampening interlayer provides a 50% sound reduction over standard glass and reduces unwanted outside noise with an STC Rating of 35.
  • KeepSafe Maximum glass is an effective barrier against forced entry.
  • By filtering up to 99% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, KeepSafe Maximum glass reduces damage and fading to your carpet, artwork and family photographs.
  • Energy efficient glass options
  • Reinforced profiles add strength and durability.
  • Tested and certified to meet the AAMA standards for High-Velocity Hurricane Zones, Miami-Dade, and Broward County specifications for the Florida Building Commission and the Texas Department of Insurance evaluation for the Texas Coast
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Eyewall Armour Aluminum Hurricane Protection

Storm Panels & Hurricane Fabric

The Eyewall Armor® EA Hurricane Panels surpass the Florida Building Code, Texas and International Building code testing standards including the International Building and Residential ASTM standards, as well as the High-Velocity Hurricane Zone found in Miami-Dade County. The Eyewall Armor® EA Hurricane Panels have Florida Building Code Product Approvals as well as Texas Department of Insurance Product Evaluations.

Eyewall Armor® EA Hurricane Panels are ready to take on even the most extreme weather conditions. They have been tested to perform in wind zones in excess of 180mph in accordance with the latest Florida Building Code and International Building Code wind standards (ASCE7-10). They are also tested for the 9-lb large 2” x 4” missile impact from windborne debris in accordance with the ASTM E1886/E1996 protocols, which are the most rigid in the world. The Aluminum .050” and .060” panels have also been tested for the High-Velocity Hurricane Zone TAS 201-202 and 203 standards (the old Miami-Dade test standards). Clear Polycarbonate panels meeting the same testing standards are also available which can be used alone or mixed into our patented Clear/Metal/Clear applications which allows you to avoid that closed in “cave” feeling while waiting for the storm to hit and pass.

Aluminum & Steel

  • Our .050” and .060” aluminum Eyewall Armor® panels carry Florida product approvals, including HVHZ and non-HVHZ.
  • Our ultra-light .018” (28 gauge), and .023” (24 gauge) galvanized steel Eyewall Armor® panels with rolled safety edges are tested for 9-lb. large missile impact to A.S.T.M. E1886 and E1996 standards for use in the Florida Building Code and throughout the International Building Code areas.
  • Unparalleled Hurricane Protection.
  • Lightweight.
  • Corrosion resistant.
  • Affordable and cost-effective.
  • Easy Installation.
  • Added property value.
  • Reduced insurance costs.
  • Multiple track options.
  • Panels available in Mill Finish, Galvanized, Clear or some in White.
  • Tracks available in White or Bronze.
  • Professional in-house customer service and technical support.
  • Patented clear-metal-clear applications.
  • Patents #US 6,868,642 B2 and US 6,615,555 B2
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Stormcatcher Grommet Panel - Hurricane Protection

Fabric-Based Protection

This screen system uses grommets attached to the screen, providing anchoring points to the building. Using a variety of mounting techniques and combining an array of structure frames, grommet screens can be used in tandem with the Strap & Buckle design to provide a hybrid application capable of providing hurricane protection for difficult openings that other shutter types are unable to match. Wall and floor-mount tracks are available in an assortment of shapes and sizes, all with corrosion-resistant materials and finishes. An optional, code-approved emergency escape panel can provide the ability to protect you inside your home knowing you can get out if you have to.

 

  • Allows light in, keeping you out of “the cave”
  • Meets stringent Florida, Texas, and International Building Codes
  • Cost effective, fast and easy to deploy with a variety of installation methods
  • Meets insurance premium reduction criteria
  • Maintenance free and folds conveniently for compact storage
  • Optional permanently attached storage system “Flap Design”