pgt 2100, 2300, spectra differences

williemonJanuary 17, 2011

An update to an older post with a new question. Im in georgia and My builder for a new house has a good source for each the simontom 5500 and the pgt windows. Upon more reading and looking at pics of the details, I think I like the pgt better for its std glass package and the look of the sash and frame.

My builder says I have about 47 openings in a 3400 to 3500 sq ft two story house. His supplier is saying the pgt 2100 is the new construction version of the spectraguard that I had mentioned to him. I read the info and all looks good to me. Is there a difference I do not know about between the 2100 and the spectraguard besides maybe a nail fin? I also see there is a 2300 but cant tell what the difference is.

I also notice that the pgt 2100 and spectraguard lines are not that old. Would anyone have any reservations about trusting these lines in the long term?

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The main thing to look for is the overall glass thickness. Both companies are very reputable, so there are no issues there. Don't buy a new construction window that has an "applied" nail fin. You are asking for water leaks if in is not flashed correctly.

I would not be concerned about the length of time that the PGT 2100 series has been in the field. It is a well designed product.

Here is a link that might be useful: Another alternative

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