I just recently purchased the PGT Spectraguard vinyl windows. I did A LOT of research before purchasing. I liked them because they had more of a finished look to them and they felt a bit more sturdy then some of the others I felt. I have to say I am very happy with them. My contractor had recommended Simonton to me, but I had him put the PGT in. He remarked on how much heavier they were than the ones he usually installs. They are really quiet and I can't hear many of the outside noises I heard before. We also upgraded the screen to the "Bettervue" screens and they are made with a thinner weave than most screens so you can see out of them better.
You found a thread that was over a year old to post up you experience with PGT windows...
Really believable. I have some oceanfront property in Iowa I really think you should see. Go spam somewhere else bum.