Shoppers can purchase general aluminum windows online from retailers of home improvement products, such as The Home Depot, Lowe's and Menards. Windows listed as available are normally stocked, but inventory levels are not necessarily guaranteed.
Both Lowe’s and Menards offer Jeld-Wen aluminum windows according to their websites as of December 2015. The Home Depot advertises this brand as well but also offers Best Barns and Tafco aluminum windows.
The models offered by The Home Depot include single-hung aluminum windows, mobile home single-hung aluminum windows, sliding aluminum windows and aluminum jalousie utility louver windows. Mendards’ website states that it offers 75 variations of the Jeld-Wen brand, and Lowe’s advertises casement, storm and double-hung aluminum windows, as well as windows for wood storage sheds.
Menards offers free shipping to its stores for pickup, but home shipments are not an option. Lowe’s also ships to store locations at no cost. However, depending on the product, Lowe’s may provide truck delivery for a fee, and direct parcel shipping is unavailable. The Home Depot ships to stores at no cost as well but also offers free home shipment depending on the brand and model.
Lowe’s return and exchange policy states that if something isn't right, it exchanges the item for something new or refunds the customer’s money. The Home Depot’s online return policy indicates that most merchandise can be returned within 90 days of purchase, as is the case with Menards, whose online guest service representatives provide instructions to ensure quick returns.