If you look really closely, right at the top of the bed cover where it starts from the cab, you can see the bullet hole. Too bad I didn't get a better pic before I got the new windows.
Terrible picture, but such a pretty sliding picture window! And yes, they installed in the middle of winter.
You can see the quality of the window better here.
All in all, I wound up replacing 9 windows. Two of the windows were sliding - the front picture and the upper bath. The rest were regular double hung. I had only one set of windows that were the same size - otherwise every single window was a different non-standard size. My total cost was just over $6,000. With the purchase of the windows, I also qualified for an energy star tax credit, so I did get an extra $1,500 back in taxes this year, which also helped offset the cost of some of my home improvement projects. Not only did I get the windows, there were installed in two days, with only one day inside the house. They also put on the .... flashing? I forget what exactly its called, but its the stuff on the outside of the windows that makes it look nice and uniform on the outside of the entire house. So, no mess, no cleanup, and just a beautiful end result. For free! *some restrictions apply ;-)
- Get multiple quotes, don't be afarid to tell the salesman no or that you're not ready to decide. Also, if you feel pressured at all, just go with a different company. Don't deal with a company who might be giving you the skeevies, even if they give you the best price.
- Ask friends and family for recommendations and opinions. Even if you don't use their opinions it might help you make your decision. It's especially useful to just bounce ideas off people. Thanks Rita!
- Get familiar with any tax write-off, credit, etc. that you might qualify for by your purchase. Lower end windows wouldn't have qualified, but would've been slightly cheaper.