You won’t believe it’s not wood.
VENICE, FL, June 22, 2007 -- With the release of ETERNA, a simulated woodgrain finish, PGT® is now offering the visual beauty and warmth of wood in durable, low-maintenance aluminum frames. Initially, PGT is offering ETERNA Finish exclusively on select WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors.
“We were the first to offer a complete line of impact-resistant products to meet the strictest hurricane codes and we are leading again with this product enhancement,” said Debbie LaPinska, Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “With ETERNA Finish, customers can enjoy more design options, and the product is especially ideal for homes in coastal markets where stronger, weather-resistant aluminum frames are preferable to wood.”
With the appeal of wood as strong as it is -- especially with residents who may have relocated from northern or western parts of the United States who are accustomed to wood – ETERNA Finish is an ideal choice. “Wood simply cannot stand up to the ocean,” said Terry O'Hara, account manager, from ClearView Windows, a PGT distributor based in Pompano Beach, Fla. “What’s exciting about ETERNA Finish is that we can now offer a product customers want and have no worries about how it will stand up to the weather.”
ETERNA’s simulated finish is available in a five popular woodgrains: acacia, cherry, light oak, dark oak, and dark walnut. It is available on the WinGuard casement, architectural and picture windows and French doors.
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. Founded in 1980, the company employs over 2,000 at its manufacturing, glass laminating and tempering plants, and delivery fleet facilities in Florida and North Carolina. Sold through a network of over 1,300 independent distributors, the company’s total