I am currently looking at the 2710 series American Craftsman from home depot. My biggest concern is the efficiency of the window. I was looking at getting low e glass and Argon option. The 2710 line are not that expensive, I have four windows (one double) and they are quoting me around $1000. I also like the 12 month option from home depot. I did look at Jeld wen and anderson, but it seems that they do not make a singel hung window that woudl meet my 52 inch buck opening requirement. Thus I have to put a double and teh price shhots up. Also the people at teh home depot here see to know only slightly more than me about windows and I know nothing.
What are my alternatives given that I do not want to spend millions? The windows that are in the house now have been there since 1978 and actually fall out. Thus I will be doing new construction and will probably be doing it myself.