Ann has lived in the Sherwood neighborhood in the west hills of Portland, Oregon, since 1958. Planning for a future that would involve climbing fewer stairs, she hired architect Christopher Robinson to design a beautiful new contemporary house in the undeveloped lot next door.
Robinson, a Frank Lloyd Wright afﬁcionado, designed the home with lots of windows, especially on the south side, to take advantage of the copious light. The resulting house, completed in 2005, is visually stunning but there was one problem: even though Robinson had selected high-end double pane windows, Ann’s favorite reading spot was afﬂicted by cold drafts.
“My friend told me about these new draft-blocking inserts and I was immediately intrigued.” A representative of home remodeler Neil Kelly brought over an Indow Window sample and the brown color looked ﬁne against the stained ﬁr frames. Ann says the process was easy once she decided to move forward. The Neil Kelly representative carefully measured her window frames with a laser measuring tool and several weeks later came back to do the installation. During the install Ann left to visit a neighbor.
“When I returned I was surprised because I did not think they had begun the installation, but it was already ﬁnished! It was so fast, and the Indow Windows have such a unobtrusive design that I did not even notice them.” And how has Ann’s favorite reading spot changed since installing her Indow Windows? “The drafts disappeared. I now enjoy the beautiful light without the chill and it comforts me to know that I am burning less fuel in my furnace.”