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New PGT® WinGuard® Sliding Glass Corner Meet Door Expands Point of Views

VENICE, Fla., Sept. 22, 2006 – Whether the goal is to capture a dramatic ocean view, lush landscaping or to simply let the sunshine in, architects and builders will find their job has just become easier with the addition of a sliding glass corner meet door to PGT’s line of WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors with aluminum frames.

Available with two, three or four tracks, WinGuard Sliding Glass Door Series 730 comes standard with corrosion-resistant hardware and fasteners, and fully weatherstripped construction. By-pass and pocket styles are available, as well as inside and outside corners. Maximum reinforced corner door panel size is 4’ x 10.’ The heavy-duty, weather-resistant aluminum frames are available in white, bronze and gray.

Options and upgrades include:

  • Stainless steel tandem rollers and assembly screws
  • Insulating glass
  • High-performance tints
  • Custom colonial configurations
  • Double-applied ogee muntins

WinGuard windows and doors combine aluminum or vinyl frames with impact-resistant laminated glass. A special silicone glazing process helps keep the glass from breaking away from the frame. Laminated glass is constructed by bonding a tough polyvinylbutyral (PVB) interlayer between two pieces of glass under heat and pressure. Once sealed, the glass “sandwich” behaves as a single unit and is transparent, like ordinary glass. Although wind-borne debris may crack the glass on impact, the interlayer keeps the overall window in tact, preventing destructive winds and rain from entering the home.

Visit winguard.com or call 877-WinGuard for more information.

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. In its 26th year, the company employs approximately 2,600 at its manufacturing, glass laminating and tempering plants, and delivery fleet facilities in Venice, Fla., and Salisbury, N.C. 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, which includes the Caribbean, South America and Australia. PGT’s product line includes PGT® Aluminum and Vinyl Windows and Doors; WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors; PGT® Architectural Systems; and Eze-Breeze® Sliding Panels. PGT Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI).

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