From Texas-sized 2 Tiny House For Three
Well, after a month-ish of back and forth with Jeld-Wen and Pella via both them directly and their intermediaries Home Depot and Lowe’s, I bit the bullet and took advantage of the 15% off Jeld-Wen has going through 10/1 and ordered our largest window today. No, it isn’t the highly gorgeous (and highly expensive) French in-swing casement we reeeeeally wanted or even the awning that opens to 90-degrees, but I was at least able to bling it out a bit with a fancier grill, screen, and overall color. It didn’t hurt that I saved $114 off the $762 original price either.
What we’ve ended up with is a Jeld-Wen Siteline EX Aluminum Clad Double Hung wood window measuring 46-1/8″W x 36-3/4″H in Cascade blue with a color matched Prairie style 7/8″ simulated divided light grill, color matched Ultra Vue screen, Chestnut Bronze hardware, and the same natural pine interior as our Arctic Silver Tradition Plus windows in the rest of the house. While it may not appear to provide the wide open space we were hoping for, it does have the ability to have both sashes removed from the frame (intended for cleaning or to replace a broken sash with ease), which is a respectable though less obvious option for passing larger items in and out of the house as needed.
The $1700 “French Casement” estimate we’d received at Home Depot via Jeld-Wen turned out to be a custom in-swing standard casement window that still had the divider bar in the middle. I did also price a Pella awning window large enough for that space, but it would have been $936 before taxes. In the end, and after Brandy confessed he didn’t care one way or the other which I chose, my inner accountant won the argument and opted for the lower cost Double Hung option with the knowledge that I could still upgrade it a bit with the fancier grill and screen and still be well under the cost of the awning window. I paid $701 after taxes, so that roughly $350 difference will instead go toward fancier hardware and maybe a custom small window for the upper portion of the Dutch door we’ll be building.
Here’s a shot of the window order details followed by a screen grab of a Jeld-Wen Double Hung window in Cascade blue with the Prairie grill for a general idea of what I finally settled on.
I’m still not 100% happy with this option, but at the end of the day it’ll still look gorgeous and be functional for our dual purpose needs with just a little finagling. Now if our roofing would just hurry the heck up…. Jeeze! 😜