Buying windows Well, it’s not easy.
There are a bazillion companies each touting their own product. I ended up using Golden Windows because I’m familiar with the product. I’ve got a room full of those windows at home and they’re lovely. I choose to go with casements, and because I’m cheap, I went with the vinyl clad inside and out. I know the wood interior trim would look spectacular, but I can’t justify the cost and since I’m thinking of painting the interior rather than leaving it knotty pine, I’m pretty sure the white trim will look okay. http://www.goldenwindows.com/ Harold, the salesguy, was wonderful. He was easy to talk to and he guided me through the process.
Some of the fencl windows are a bit smaller than standard windows, so going custom is necessary. For the front bay window, companies don’t seem to carry the 15 ” windows, (even custom). I opted to go with a double casement instead. This is the side that will face the lake and that’s where th e prevailing winds come from so it’s really important that these windows open. It might not look quite as cute as the windows in Jay’s fencl, but I’m confident they’ll look good. I was happy to buy local, and unlike the big box stores, they’ll deliver in 10 days. Bonus.