What does 'construction-grade' mean?
My move to a condo has coincided with a big window reinstallation project for the entire subdivision. I know absolutely nothing about replacing windows, types of windows, etc., and possibly $2500 is a reasonable price to pay for replacing a sliding glass door. What puzzles me is the company making a big deal about the windows being "construction-grade." What does "construction-grade" mean? Is it the same as "builder's-grade?" I would tell these people no thanks, except that I'm kinda freaked about the obviously mildewed floor in front of the sliding glass door (allergies) and the living room window has a crack in it -- not so alluring when you're planning to resell.
Besides the fact that the samples we were shown were incredibly ugly, are "construction-grade" windows a good idea, or should I tell them to take a hike and get my own installation quotes?