So we all know that I am a sucker for a good wooden window DIY project. My love of wooden windows goes all the way back to college when my roommate had this old weathered window with a tropical beach poster behind it hanging in our apartment kitchen. Since then my husband and I have made some amazing shadowboxes and coffee tables with old wooden windows. I admit that I have a stack of old windows in my basement right now waiting on my next Pinterest inspired window project. And even with some in the reserves I STILL have a hard time turning down a stack of old windows on the side of the road.
But when it comes to the windows in my house I want them to be as energy efficient as possible to keep the heat of summer out and the air conditioning IN. And vice versa in the wintertime. I have awesome windows in this house.
When I was a kid, though, we didn’t have awesome windows. We lived in an old drafty house with single pane windows that weren’t good for much when the temperatures dropped. Every winter my dad would walk around the outside of our house with a big roll of clear plastic and a staple gun and cover all the windows on the back of the house with plastic in an attempt to seal out some of the drafts. When Springtime rolled around we would take the plastic off but the staples remained, and after many years the amount of staples in our window casements could have patched up a few shark victims. While the plastic did help somewhat with the drafts, they blocked any view of the outside world that I had from my bedroom window.
Since my sister’s bedroom was on the front of the house, her window didn’t get the wintertime plastic veil. One year she got tired of being cold and created a window insulator as her 4H project, which was really just a big piece of Styrofoam covered in purple fabric that she wedged inside her bedroom window in the winter.
So, yeah. I’m very familiar with the problems that come with living in a house that doesn’t have insulated windows.
Window World of Central Alabama is having a contest and giving away fifteen free windows to a very deserving family. You can nominate someone who needs new windows, or tell them your own story to put your name in the hat. When they contacted me and asked if I would share their window giveaway it brought back the memories of living in my little opaque plastic bubble every winter during my childhood. Of course I agreed to help them spread the word about their generous offer.
So, do you wanna win some windows?
Do you know someone who has to cover their windows with plastic in the winter to help keep out the drafts? Someone who lives in a home that really needs a window upgrade? If so, head on over and like Window World’s facebook page, then tell them your story or someone else you know who deserves to get new windows. Last chance to enter your story is March 18th, and after a voting phase they are going to give away up to FIFTEEN new Energy Saver windows to some very deserving person very soon.
How awesome is that?
To enter the contest, click the image here and tell your story, or nominate someone who deserves a window replacement makeover. Good luck! Be sure to spread the word by pinning this image, too!
Please note: The contest is eligible for anyone located in the following counties in Alabama:
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Window World of Central Alabama. I was asked to advertise their window giveaway on my blog in exchange for compensation. All opinions about drafty windows and living in an opaque bubble are completely my own.
Kimberly Hall says
I’m sorry but I haven’t actually seen your DIY wooden window projects. I’m kind of new here. Anyway, I love your story and I can just imagine all those staples on tucked on your window. It can be a destructing look on your windows which is not nice. So, I guess it is pretty right to use weather stripping on our windows for a nicer look.
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