we got a window quote, and yikes! shocking. this quote was for top-of-the-line marvin clad wood windows (primed wood interior and aluminum clad exterior) - and was for contractors pricing plus an architects discount...but it was still about 1.5-2x what we were thinking. but we've recently been talking about doing all wood windows instead - they will look better and maintain the integrity of our 1935 house. yes, they're more maintenance, and we have to paint them, but on the plus side, they're less expensive than clad... and we just feel like its the right thing to do. so, we'll get a couple more quotes.