For those of you that built your homes, what percentage of the overall construction budget was put towards windows? I have been looking at all brands of windows and I can't get past the sticker shock! We are looking at all wood or aluminum clad for our traditional farmhouse construction. I did receive a good quote from an online company, Avalon Wood Windows ( http://www.avalonwindows.com ) out of Houston, Texas. They came in with quotes well below Loewen, Pella, Andersen, Jeld-Wen and others. Plus, there's no sales tax. Just shipping costs. And, up here were the sales tax is over 8%, that's a nice savings! Anybody familiar with Avalon Windows? Do you have any brands you personally recommend?