New construction windows
I've been reading tons about windows and want to get people's opinions. It seems like everyone has a strong opinoin on this subject.
We are in Houston so it seems no one really cares about a quality window. The builder wants us to use Alenco which are generally considered junk from what I can find. He says they all use Cardinal 366 which is the best glass so why pay any more.
I've narrowed it down to between vinyl and wood. I have around 50 windows so cost does become a factor quickly. For the moment, I've narrowed it down to the following options.
All of these quotes are for a new construction, Low-e 3060 window (36w x 72h) with no installation.
Simonton Brickmould 300 - $177 Single Hung
Simonton Brickmould 600 - $223 Double Hung
Simonton 5500 - $266 double hung
Eagle Talon DH - $550
First - are these reasonable prices without installation? Second what are people's experience with any of these? Finally, any other one I should explore? I've priced Marvin and Andersen 400 which are out of my budget.