What type of replacement windows to buy
I have been reading all the posts in this forum and still cannot decide what type of windows are best for our house. I just want white window frames, energy efficient and low maintenance windows to replace our old single pane aluminum windows. We live in Southern CA (Santa Ynez Valley) and have heat and cold and lots of wind and occasionally rain. I have never seen any vinyl windows that I like but because we want to replace all our windows and sliding doors (18 windows and 4 sliding doors) I am considering vinyl. The only quote I have gotten so far is for Loewen aluminum clad windows. It was really expensive but they did look great. Can anyone recommend a type of window and brand I should check out also. We have no experience with this as it is our first time replacing windows.