confused about aluminum-clad windows
My husband and I just bought a 30 year old home near Tampa, Florida and the original single-pane aluminum windows need to be replaced. Because we are both allergic to dust and dust mites, we love the idea of the Pela Designer triple pane windows that have the blinds between the glass. These windows are aluminum-clad (extruded, I think) and before my husband and I spend the $$$ on these windows, can anyone tell me how well they think they will stand up to the high temperatures and humidity we have in Florida. BTW, we are not near salt water. Are we likely to end up with rotted wood? Or are these windows made to last in weather conditions such as ours? Also, I know that these windows must be installed by a Pela-certified installer for warranty purposes, so how do I verify that a installer is indeed certified by Pela? Thank you all for any advice and suggestions.
PS. I am a dawg lover in gatorland because we moved here from Georgia...smile.