Beautiful Windows Ordered for Home Makeover Sweepstakes 2023 Winner

Feb 20, 2024

Annette Henry was researching window replacement options when she won our Home Makeover Sweepstakes 2023

When she designed and built her Lancaster, Ohio home in 2000, Annette Henry chose wood windows throughout and made sure the northeast-facing front of her home maximized morning sunlight. The glass entry door is flanked on both sides by large-scale mullioned double-hungs topped with enormous half-round architectural windows.

The style is impressive – but so is the wear and tear these windows have gone through over the years.

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Annette Henry home makeover sweepstakes 2023 winner

“I’ve been in desperate need of windows,” Annette told our team when we called to let her know about her big sweepstakes win. While she could have chosen from window replacement, bathroom remodeling, or kitchen refacing for her prize, Annette didn’t waver on wanting to update her home’s windows.

2023 Sweepstakes Grand Prize solves "desperate" need for windows

In addition to drafts caused by warped frames, Annette was noticing fogging and condensation between the glass, had at least one window that would no longer stay up on its own, and said the windows throughout the home were becoming difficult to open in general.

The windows had clearly outlived their useful life, which means her $10,000 sweepstakes grand prize came at the perfect time!

2023 sweepstakes winners old windows had warped sashes

Over time, the sashes on Annette’s windows warped. This is visible as the gap between the sashes is much wider on the right than on the left.

fogging between the glass of sweepstakes winner's old windows

The cloudy area in the center of the window is where moisture has entered between the panes and caused fogging.

cracked spacers cause energy loss in sweepstakes winners old windows

The crumbling seal between these two panes of glass is a tell-tale sign of old windows. Seal failure causes windows to lose their energy efficiency, which increases heating and cooling needs.

“I’ve had a couple of companies out here to get quotes for wood windows and I was shocked by the price,” Annette told us. Indeed, wood windows are generally the most expensive type of window you can choose for your home, costing roughly 20% more than vinyl replacement windows. 

Annette also found that high price tag didn’t even cover the entire project. “The pricing they gave me was for unfinished wood,” she says. “I would have had to hire someone else to stain the windows to match my trim.”

Annette was pleased to see that Improveit’s quote came in at two-thirds the cost of the other estimates she received – and that was before her grand prize was applied!

Read More: How Much Do New Windows Cost?

Annette's Sweepstakes 2023 Story Continues with Installation

Replacing her windows is one of very few home improvements Annette has made since her home was built 24 years ago. Because of that, she didn’t have a go-to service provider in mind. But with a long career as a classroom teacher, Annette knew the value of doing her homework.

Randy and Annette discuss windows for the home makeover sweepstakes 2023
Randy measures windows for home makeover sweepstakes

“I started by calling a couple of companies I had seen on TV or heard about on the radio,” she says, “but when they came to my house, neither of them brought a window for me to look at! That was really disappointing. At the prices they quoted me, how could they think I would make a decision without even seeing their product?”

Annette’s Improveit experience was much different. While meeting our team and entering the sweepstakes at the 2023 Ohio State Fair, she got to see Performax54 windows in action, and learn about their energy efficiency, style options, and lifetime warranty. For her in-home appointment, Area Sales Manager Randy Phipps walked through those benefits in detail from the comfort of Annette’s living room, so she could see what her new windows would look like in her home.

Annette's Sweepstakes 2023 Story Continues with spring Installation

The Improveit team is thrilled to award the Home Makeover Sweepstakes 2023 to Annette, and help her with windows that will be just as beautiful as the rest of her home – and help keep her comfortable too!

The windows have been ordered, so watch this article for updates at installation time this spring!

Randy and Annett on the couch for home makeover sweepstakes 2023 meeting

Enter Now for your Chance to Win!

In the meantime, it’s not too late to enter for your chance to be an Improveit sweepstakes winner! Click here to enter online for your chance to win $10,000 toward your own window replacement, bathroom remodel, or kitchen update. Prefer to enter in person? Visit our Shows & Events page to see when we’ll be in your area.

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