I hate windows. They are thermally inefficient, they must be covered if you want privacy (at last in suburbia, here), and they are easily damaged. We've got a nice, big window right up front right off the driveway that looks like a giant OPEN beacon to me these days. I'd like to toughen it up without changing it's appearance. Window Film: How hard is it to install, properly, yourself if you have never really done it before? We put a frosted privacy window film over our very narrow front door sidelights after moving in, other than that...no film or tinting experience here, and no money to pay a professional to come out and do it. Any recommendations on brand or source for security window film (sometimes called hurricane film)? All I ask for is something that will stop a stray baseball or a maliciously heaved brick or molotov cocktail from getting inside. How about shutters? I know some of you guys in hurricane land have rigged up the hardware necessary to go out and cover your windows with plywood or whatever else, if the time comes...but I don't have a clue what's involved with that (haven't googled it yet, either). Any links or suggestions here? We mostly have siding, BTW...not brick. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!