For a while now, I’ve had Arborion’s eight main windows purchased. I have them stored in the corner of a large room in my house just waiting for the day I can install them into their new home. The three remaining small windows will be custom stained-glass pieces of my own design.
I had these windows custom ordered through Home Depot. It took about two weeks to have them fabricated and delivered to the store where I picked them up. After much researching, designing, measuring, pricing and more researching I chose to go with the Jeld-Wen’s Atlantic Premium Aluminum line of windows. They are offered in two colors, white and bronze. The windows are heavy due to the double-panes and beefy aluminum frames, but super rigid and durable. I also had the window panes tempered since Arborion will be built on a trailer and at some point be taken out on the highway.
I chose the full aluminum frames over wood because of the superior durability and lack of maintenance required. The eight windows averaged about $250 a piece for a total of just over $2000 after a seasonal sale offer of 15% off the total purchase. I recommend checking with Home Depot in the Spring for the biggest saving on windows and doors. I understand that Lowes has their window and door sale just afterward in the late Spring. If you miss the sale then you may still be able to save around 10% by applying for their credit card and using it for your first purchase.