Windows for New Construction
We are planning to build a home in the Houston area and want our windows to be very energy efficient, durable, and reasonably good looking. Who makes the best windows for the Gulf Coast climate?
Most discussions I have seen here have to do with replacement windows. Is there a significant difference between windows for new construction and those for replacement?
I will not use wood windows because of maintenance and rot considerations, but do vinyl clad wood or aluminum clad wood windows avoid most of the downside of wood windows? If so, which manufacturer provides the best value?
What are the merits of good vinyl windows vs. good aluminum windows in terms of energy efficiency, durability and maintenance?
There is a company called Window World here that sells Alside vinyl windows. Are these good windows?
Thanks for any thoughts you may have