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CGI Windows is based in Hialeah Florida and has been in business since 1992. The company offers a number of different window and door collections, including the Sentinel, Sparta (available in either aluminum or vinyl windows), and Scout. The Sentinel is the company's premium series, while the Scout is their entry level option. The company is now owned by PGT Windows (technically PGT Innovations) and was acquired back in 2015. CGI windows specializes in impact resistant windows & doors. Scroll down to read all of our CGI Windows reviews.

Overall Rating: CGI Windows gets a 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 4 consumer reviews below.

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CGI Windows Cost: $$$
(3 out of 5)
(Amongst All Impact Windows)

CGI Window And Door Costs

Homeowners can expect CGI impact windows to run $1300 to $2500 full installed. Yes, that is a big range - welcome to the world of replacement windows. There are lots of reasons for this rather large discrepancy and much has to do with the labor cost of installing windows. But there are all sorts of additional reasons such as where you live, the condition of your current windows, the size of the company doing the install, the features and sizes you require - the list goes on and on.

"CGI is owned by PGT Innovations, which is one of their competitors in many cases. PGT has proved themselves very smart in their acquisitions, but consumers should understand this interesting dynamic, especially if they have two competing bids."

CGI Windows Warranty

CGI offers slightly different warranty terms on each of their three impact window series. All of the series come with a limited lifetime warranty on the frame, 10 years on the frame finish, 10 years on the hardware, screens, and all moving parts.

The warranty is transferable one time for the Scout and Sparta series, while it can be transferred unlimited for the Sentinel series. The two more basic series do not include the Intruder Protection provision, while the Sentinel does include this feature. We say this a lot, but always read the warranty in full prior to purchase as provisions, timelines, and exclusions are often changing.

Dane - Site Editor - Page Last Updated: April 13, 2024

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Homeowner Questions and Answers

Check out our homeowner questions and answers on CGI windows reviews below. There's a little of everthing in here - quotes, reviews, window complaints, kudos, and much more. Enjoy.

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Florida Impact Windows

Hi I live in Central Florida outside impact windows are not required where I live, but what company do you suggest for my area. I'm not against getting impact I just want a superb window. I have had quotes from tons of companies PGT companies, PGT ( during pandemic), New South windows (during pandemic), Sun lite ( during pandemic) CGI at Lowes (this week), Pella ( during pandemic)and Simonton ( this week). I just don't know which company to use any help would be great.

Charlie - Homeowner - from 2024

[Site Editor's Answer]

Charlie, PGT, CWS, CGI, and Simonton are all good options. My advice is to collect a handful of bids and then send them my way (summations as I can't open any attachments due to an unfortunate virus from a few years back). I will take a look and offer my suggestion(s) on which options are your best bet. Have you had a chance to read any of the reviews on the companies you are interested in - our CGI Windows Reviews page is a good place to start your search.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2024

Hurricane Window Options

Hello, I'm in the process of remodeling a home I purchased from the 1960s and I'm currently stuck on selecting the right sliding glass doors. I need three doors: two that are 72" x 80" and one that is 120" x 80". Finding a ten-foot-wide door seems to require a custom order which significantly drives up the cost. My wife and I are trying to balance quality with replacement window prices and want something durable and energy-efficient. I'm located in Florida but I'm not looking for heavy duty impact hurricane-resistant glass. Here are the options I've found so far:

1. **Home Depot (PGT ProtecSure Max Vinyl 5400 Non Impact):** They offer installation services for two six-foot doors and a ten-foot door for $14,620.
2. **Lowe's Special Order (CGI Series SGD930V):** This seems to be a subsidiary of PGT but I can't find much info. The price for a similar set (10-foot and two six-foot doors) is around $5,250, but with my contractor handling the installation.
3. **Home Depot Special Order (American Craftsman 70 Series NFJ 5800):** This option requires our contractor to adjust the ten-foot door to eight feet. All three doors would cost $4,200, with installation by my contractor.

I've also looked into other brands like Pella and Jeld-Wen, but they either have designs I don't like (such as the door that only slides in the center) or have nearly four-inch risers which are too high for comfortable passage. I would really appreciate any feedback or recommendations on these options. If you know of any other brands or alternatives that might meet my needs, please let me know! Thank you.

Michael - Homeowner - from 2024

[Site Editor's Answer]

Michael, I definitely think you should get a couple of quotes that are not from Home Depot or Lowes to see how local companies compare. HD and Lowes were pretty well priced pre-Covid, but their prices have really jumped from what I have seen. What I don't like about them is that they sub the installs out and often pay per window - not a good recipe for success in my opinion. Some are good, but I don't like the risk.

I DO NOT like American Craftsman - they are one of the worst window brands out there unfortunately. PGT is very good, but that price is SO much higher than the CGI. I don't hear much about CGI, but I think they are decent from what I've heard. So that would be my top pick so far. Here are my Florida recommendations if you wanted to cast a wider net:

Dane - Site Editor - from 2024

CGI Windows vs PGT

We want to get impact windows and wondering which is better for us -- CGI or PGT. One window company recommended PGT but recent reviews give the company terrible reviews. Problems include glass fogging over, windows arriving cracked and consumers not getting good replacements. CGI also has issues. Thank you your help.

Donna - Homeowner - from 2022

[Website Editor Reply]

Donna, I don't hear much about CGI so I feel like I shouldn't comment on them. PGT generally gets good reviews, but I have heard lately about some issues. It’s hard for me to say whether this means they are a risky buy or not. My top picks for storm windows include [list redacted]. We do have our CGI windows reviews page and this might come in handy for learning more.

Dane - Website Editor - from 2022

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