Sequimrehab posted back in January, so I expect he's already bought his windows by now.
Jeld Wen is big in Canada. They purchased the old Willmar Windows factory here in Winnipeg and began producing their own PVC windows under the Jeld Wen name. I expect they did that in other Canadian cities too.
You get what you pay for.
Not exactly. I expect the reason Home Depot is buying Jeld Wen windows is because the Canadian dollar is worth $0.79 cents US now. So, they get much the same window as they could buy in the US for 21 percent off.
Here in Winnipeg, the standard for new windows is PVC with triple pane glazing, low-e with argon between the lites (no one here uses krypton that I'm aware of). You can still buy aluminum sliders and wood windows, but the vast majority of people upgrade to PVC triple glazed. About the only time you see double glazing anymore is in new house construction where they're trying to minimize the purchase price.