Hurricane Impact Slider Doors and Windows

Hurricane Impact Doors

Destin Glass proudly installs hurricane impact sliders, windows, and doors products by PGT Industries. We are an independent PGT dealer covering Destin and the entire Florida Panhandle.


installation masters2Destin Glass is a Certified Installation Master. Installation Masters is a nationwide training and certifications program for new construction and replacement installers of windows and exterior glass doors in residential and commercial glass projects. Visit installationmastersusa to learn more about AAMA Certification.


hurricane impact windows and doorsPGT is recognized as one of the largest leading manufacturers of both residential and hi-rise windows and doors.

PGT is located in Venice, Florida on Florida’s west coast, serving South Florida for over 30 years. PGT builds and designs aluminum and vinyl products with many configurations for your design. From single-hung windows, casement windows, projection windows, fixed windows, and architectural windows we have it all.

All products are available in impact and non-impact and can be made with insulated glass and custom glass such as green glass, azure blue glass, solar cool glass, and not to mention the standard grey and bronze glass. PGT has a full line of French doors and sliding glass doors that can be made for your specifications.

There are many styles of windows and doors that we have for your home or condo, contact us and we will send our professional staff to evaluate your project.

Understanding the Florida Building Codes

florida hurricane zoneThe Florida Building Code 5th Edition (2014) went into effect on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. While the majority of the code is currently being enforced, some questions exist surrounding the enforcement of new energy requirements with regard to replacement windows and doors and the “30% Rule”. The specific question requiring clarification is, “When I replace windows in a home and spend less than 30% of the assessed value of the property, do I need to meet the minimum U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient requirements in the Florida Energy Code.”

Florida’s Energy Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has reviewed the question but has not yet come to a decision. A declaratory statement, which seeks to clarify the above question, has been filed with the Florida Building Commission. The Energy TAC will reconvene on September 25th and the issue will go before the Florida Building Commission at the October 14 meeting.  As we gain additional information, we will continue to provide updates on this important matter.

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Update: On September 18, 2015, The declaratory statement was withdrawn. A request has been made to the Florida Building Commission to form a working group, that will allow all stakeholders to come together to clarify and gain uniform consensus on replacement fenestration. Enforcement of the energy code will continue to be determined by each jurisdiction until the workgroup comes to a decision and gains approval from the Energy Technical Advisory Committee and the Florida Building Commission. We do not expect a resolution and uniformity to commence until mid-2016 or later.


What is Turtle Code Glass?


Many counties and cities along Florida’s coast have adopted sea turtle lighting ordinances. The intention of these ordinances is to protect Sea Turtles along the Florida coastline during the nesting season by restricting the amount of light permitted through windows and doors.

Hatching sea turtles are guided to move toward the water by the light of the moon. The artificial lighting of coastal construction is known to confuse the hatchlings.

New WinGuard Vinyl Sliding Glass Door SGD5570

Our new PGT WinGuard Vinyl products feature their most-attractive profile ever, with larger sizes capable of handling the highest design pressures. The new and improved WinGuard Vinyl still meets the toughest hurricane codes in the country. It still protects against flying debris, intruders, outside noise, and UV rays. It’s still everything you love about the nation’s #1 brand of impact-resistant windows and doors—plus a whole lot more.

This is one product line that fits every need, so there’s no reason to compromise. You can have the same great look and same robust construction throughout your home, in every frame small to large. It’s just the latest breakthrough from the PGT design team, which is one of the largest and best teams in the industry. A team committed to the same high standards that span our manufacturing floor, that ride in our delivery trucks, and that continue onsite and off with unsurpassed service and support.

Available in select markets.

  • Crystal Achievement Award-winning design
  • Expansions of up to 40 feet
  • Panels up to 4′ x 10′ or 5′ x 8′
  • By-pass and pocket door configurations
  • Dual-point locking mechanism
  • Heavy-duty tandem rollers
  • Hidden installation and assembly screws
  • Raised pull handles or recessed pulls available
  • High-performance options

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WinGuard Vinyl French Door FD555

Hurricane protection is just the beginning.  With over three million units installed and no reported impact failures, WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows from PGT meet the most stringent code requirements for hurricane-force winds and flying debris. But WinGuard® does so much more for your home, your family, and your belongings. These custom windows help provide year-round security against thieves and intruders, dramatically reduce outdoor noise and filter out 99% of the UV light that enters your home, and cause fading. When combined with our insulating glass you have energy-efficient windows that can significantly reduce cooling and heating costs. More homeowners have chosen WinGuard® to protect their homes than any other brand.  It’s continuous, 24/7 protection – without having to think twice.

Cellular vinyl frame & panel material for improved energy performancehurricane french doors

  • Mechanically fastened traditional wood panel joinery
  • Brushed stainless steel hinges
  • Sidelites and transoms with four frame styles
  • Single or double outswing doors
  • Single door sizes up to 38 13/16″ W x 96″ H
  • Double door sizes up to 76″ W x 96″H
  • Design pressures +/- 50 PSF up to +/- 70 PSF
  • Tested to Miami-Dade and AAMA standards
  • Florida Product Approved
  • ENERGY STAR®-qualified glass options available
  • Additional handle options available