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PGT Offers Customers Bigger Views and Smaller Energy Bills With the Launch of New WinGuard(R) Vinyl and EnergyVue(TM)

N. VENICE, Fla., April 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PGT, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI), the nation's leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, has announced the largest product launch in the company's 35-year history with its new WinGuard® vinyl and EnergyVueTM windows. Among the industry's most comprehensive lines of vinyl windows and doors, the new WinGuard Vinyl and EnergyVue windows and doors use advanced engineering to deliver products that offer expansive views and strength with the energy-efficiency that homeowners demand.

"Our design team has created a product line that's not only strong enough to withstand previously unattainable design pressures, but also in-line with the growing demand for vinyl product," said Todd Antonelli, Vice-President of Sales, Marketing and Design Engineering at PGT.

Designed to complement any home, the new product lines feature a refined profile, robust construction and are available in one of the industry's largest selection of frame colors and a variety of hardware finishes, glass tints, grid styles and patterns. The new WinGuard Vinyl and EnergyVue designs include proprietary features such as:

  • SecureConnect Technology: This patent-pending design integrates corner keys into the sash of each window, ensuring the integrity and performance of every window, no matter how large or small
  • SnapLock: Automatically locks windows into place with its 3-point locking mechanism
  • ComfortLift Handles: Provides fingertip operation when opening or closing the windows
  • TrueHold Hinge: Ensures that casement windows, no matter how large, will maintain smooth, effortless operation for years to come
  • Aluminum Interlock: Integrated design feature that provides added strength and allows for larger sizes with higher design pressures

The new product lines are just the latest example of the steps PGT has taken to bring growth to the company and rebound from the Great Recession.

"As the housing market improves, so does the demand for high-quality products that help make homes both more beautiful and more functional," said PGT President Jeffrey T. Jackson. "At PGT, we strive to ensure our company has a positive impact on not only our customers but also our community."

The new WinGuard Vinyl and EnergyVue will be sold exclusively through PGT dealers starting on spring 2015.

ABOUT PGT:

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. Founded in 1980, the company employs approximately 1,700 at its manufacturing, glass laminating and tempering plants in North Venice, Florida. Utilizing the latest designs and technology, PGT products are ideal for new construction and replacement projects serving the residential, commercial, high-rise and institutional markets. PGT's product line includes PGT® Aluminum windows and doors; PGT EnergyVueTM windows and doors; PGT WinGuard® and PGT PremierVue® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors; PGT® Architectural Systems; and PGT Eze-Breeze® Sliding Panels. PGT Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI). For additional information visit pgtindustries.com.

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Source:PGT, Inc.