Since I have been thinking about this for a while (like 3 years worth of thinking) one of the things that I have decided is I am going to try to use as much MADE IN THE USA as feasible. We all talk about how we should buy MADE IN THE USA but usually the decision boils down to money. But I believe that there are comparable products for about the same money and it just takes time to do the research. This decision also goes for tools, so my beloved Kobalt brand from Lowes may be on the chopping block for future purchases. Not sure how that is going to play out yet. Do I believe that ONE person can make a difference? Yes. Everybody in America is ONE person. Everybody, ONE person at a time, can make a difference. Just my thoughts.
Here is the windows I have decided to put in and will be ordering from Menards tomorrow:
And here is the description. Pay close attention to the last line. (I put it in bold so you can't miss it!)
36" x 54" Acclaim White Fiberglass Double Hung Window with Zo-E Insulated Glass & Pine Interior
- 500 times more efficient than aluminum
- Eight times stronger than vinyl
- Stable in temperature changes
- Clear pine interior
- Tan Finish Hardware
- UNIT FRAME SIZE = Rough Opening Width -1/2" & Height - 1/2"
- Unit Size = 35.5"W x 53.5"H
- Lifetime Warranty
- Made in USA
Also, my buddy turned me on to a really cool site. Check this out: http://www.diydiva.com/ Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!