New Construction Windows - Vinyl?
I'm building a new house in CT that will have a lot of windows. I want to make sure that our windows are very energy efficient. After doing some research I found the Okna windows to be one of the most efficient. We're friends with a couple of builders and they are recommending aluminum clad wood windows. They seem to be negative on the vinyl windows. For price and efficiency it seems like the Okna 5500 new construction windows with the triple glass and krypton gas are a no brainer. The window dealer said we should have our carpenter make the wood extension jams. The carpenter is saying that's crazy have the manufacturer put them on the window. So now we are worried about proper installation. Are the vinyl windows like Okna better suited for replacement windows? What should I do? Go with Okna or go with wood windows made by Hurd or Anderson? I would really appreciate some professional advice.