How Strong and Dependable Are CGI® Windows and Doors?
We put our impact products to the test.
Rigorously and continuously.
Whether you’re ready for an upgrade or building something new, you can rely on CGI® to help protect your property against extreme weather and everyday elements.
Sentinel by CGI®
A complete line of impact-resistant windows and doors made with exceptional quality and craftsmanship. Aesthetically enhancing, reliable hurricane protection.
Sparta by CGI®
Year-round, 24/7 storm-ready protection that building professionals trust. A great way to upgrade to impact windows at an affordable price.
Scout by CGI®
High-performance windows and doors that bring strength and style to new homes and renovations. Aluminum, non-impact at a great value.
Meet Rod McDee & the Rod Squad
We thought our passion for testing CGI® impact-resistant windows and doors couldn’t be matched—then we met Rod McDee. He and his team are dedicated to ensuring that our products meet some of the toughest standards around.
Occupation: IT Tech
Alter Ego: (Volunteer) Head of R&D
Interests: CGI® testing protocols, strong windows
Mission: Helping ensure CGI® windows and doors can keep your property protected
Motto: “Bring in the cannon!”
Nemeses: Extreme weather, would-be intruders, flimsy windows and doors
Alter Ego: Co-founder of “The Rod Squad”
Interests: The science behind impact protection
Mission: To keep testing accurate
Motto: “There’s a formula for that.”
Nemeses: Faulty calculations, bad data
Alter Ego: Impact test designer
Interests: Devising new impact challenges
Mission: Spreading the word about CGI®
Motto: “Don’t rest until you test.”
Nemeses: Anyone who doesn’t understand the importance of quality windows
Fire Suit Guy
Alter Ego: Fire Suit Guy
Interests: Igniting our testing protocols
Mission: To test the strength of every window in America
Motto: “Fire it up!”
Nemeses: Flammable clothing
Occupation: Rod’s supervisor
Alter Ego: “The Rod Whisperer”
Interests: Reminding Rod that he’s a volunteer
Mission: Reining in Rod, coaxing him out of cannons
Motto: “Tone it down, Rod.”
Our (volunteer) “Head of R&D,” Rod is an expert on our protocols—especially the cannon test. There’s nothing he loves more than watching CGI® windows withstand the forces of a 9-pound 2×4 shot at 50 feet per second.
The strong choice for your property.
Our aluminum and vinyl impact window and door lines are preferred by building professionals and homeowners who value exceptional quality and style.
Built and tested for strength
Add an extra layer of protection against break-ins
Tint and coating options to increase energy savings
Can help lower property insurance premiums
Significantly reduce outdoor noise
Block up to 99% of harmful UV rays
CGI® Windows and Doors are regularly tested, certified, approved, and rated by the industry’s most recognized associations:
• Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance
• Florida Product Approval
• International Building Code
• National Fenestration Rating Council® (NFRC)
• Sound Transmission Class (STC)
• Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class (OITC)
What Will Rod Do Next?
Rod’s always up to something. Feel the impact on social media and check out his RodCast on YouTube.