June 16, 2006. The workmen from Hanford Glass arrive on site at 8:09 a.m. This north side window was damaged years ago by a pellet gun.
Please note that it take at least six men to lift the pane of glass into position. Keep in mind that this one pane of glass weights in at 350 pounds. Without the suction cup handles, there is really nothing to hold onto except the edge of the glass. Thick gloves are mandatory for this kind of work.
The scaffolding goes up on the south side. This window was damaged by some kids throwing rocks at the window. The good news was that they were caught by the police due to an eyewitness description of said individuals.
Meanwhile, the painters are working on the outside of the building.
The old glass is removed.
The glass gets closer to its final destination.
The glass is removed from the wooden crate.
The second and last pane of glass is installed at 3:10 p.m. I was told that the last pane was harder to install than the first simply because the men were exhausted from working with the first window. Using round numbers, the glass and installation was around $4,000.00 for each window.