Ecohome has partnered with Elite Windows and Doors, the company we used for the construction of our LEED Platinum Edelweiss House. We initially chose Elite for our project as we found after much research that they were a top performing window at a very competitive price.
The Edelweiss House is in league with the most energy efficient passively heated homes in the country, and the combination of an airtight and thick thermal envelope meant that half our heating demand could be met with high quality south facing windows.
Most manufacturers will have various products to offer but not all will offer wood frames, which Elite still does. There are ups and downs of all frame material choices, wood is a reasonably good performer and is a renewable resource.
While we were very happy with the service and support we received from Elite, what stood out the most was that the windows arrived on the very date we were told they were. Unforeseen delays in any building project can cause headaches and scheduling problems, so products arriving on time is crucial to maintaining a building schedule. We thank Elite for providing us with a the products and service that helped us achieve such a high standard of performance.