I am in need of advice regarding my approx
66" x 79" picture window in the front of my home. Some local teenage vandals have targeted our window and vandalized our home 4 times in the last 7 months. As of a few days ago this is now the 3rd time we will have to replace the window. Aside from the expense they are shattering our nerves and peace of mind right along with the window. Our poor 8 year old son has nightmares and has trouble sleeping in his bed all night waking up crying in fear. We have been replacing the windows with a tempered bronze glass. The first two times the window shattered but never completely broke. When they came to replace it they had to knock out the old glass that had shattered but remained up (for the most part). This last time the window actually broke from the beginning. We have heard many suggestions but none from anyone with actual knowledge about windows. Vinyl has been suggested. So has the option of instead of a single pane to create a window with numerous panes so that hopefully if it breaks again we would not have to replace the entire window. I am going broke doing this at $300 each time. Is vinyl shatterproof? What do businesses use so that people cannot come by and smash in a window and steal everything.
I really would appreciate any advice. I am truly at my wits end. I am permanently disabled. Our 19 year old son was killed almost 3 years ago. Just 2 months later my husband was diagnosed with cancer. I am a strong person but I am truly at the end of my rope. But I keep trying because I have a wonderful 8 year old son who has been through h--- and back and never complains. Every time he has a nightmare and wakes us he apologizes. Who wouldn't have nightmares with all this? So, please, someone give me some advice that will help me end this nightmare and stop all the shattered glass and shattered nerves! Thank you!
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