CHESHIRE, OR—Assistant sales manager Steve Gregory, 37, told reporters that he has spent his entire workday waiting for the time when he can go home and stare out of his brand-new Pella "Architect Series" double-hung window, which was scheduled to be installed at noon on Monday.

"They have the best features—constant force balancing, heavy-duty cam sweep locks, and full fine-mesh screens," he said while paging through the Pella catalog. "Soon this will all be a reality."

According to Gregory, in the coming weeks he would like to get a dog so the window has "someone to look out of it" while he and his family are gone during the day.