According to neighborhood folklore, Amy’s 1904 Hosford-Abernethy cottage once belonged to a well known cherry farmer and the two-story carriage house in the backyard housed horse-drawn carriages. Now the cottage had a problem with drafty windows. Amy wondered if interior storm panels would block the cold that remained even after an extensive energy efficiency upgrade.
The home’s history made Amy think twice about replacing her windows. When a window sales rep pushed replacement: “I glanced at the five figure estimate, then I looked at the rippling leaded glass and custom molding in my windows and said, “No way!?”
Insulated window panels seemed like the perfect way to add comfort and keep the history.
Amy shivered through a couple of long winters until Zach from Imagine Energy came to do an energy assessment as part of the Enhabit’s energy upgrade program. They laid out a plan with an array of energy saving options including insulation, air sealing, tankless water heater and Indow window inserts. Indow is AERC certified. AERC, the Attachments Energy Rating Council, is an unaffiliated organization that rates window attachment products on energy efficiency by measuring various factors such as Air Leakage (AL) and U-Factor.
Excited by the opportunity to bring down her utility bills and environmental impact, Amy signed up. After all the insulation work was done in the walls and ceilings Amy was ready for her insulated window panel installation.
– Amy Wong, Home Owner, Portland, Oregon
Some Indow interior storm panels are tailored for window privacy and others for insulation, but one of the performance benefits for all Indow Grade Types is noise reduction. Amy noticed significantly decreased noise from the railroad tracks several blocks to the west. “It’s so much quieter that I moved my office to the living room and I have since added Indow inserts to two more rooms.”
Customize Your Insert
Choose which grade of custom window insert works for you. All grades block drafts and noise, but premium grades offer special features for specific situations. See all grade types.
Each insert has a tube that edges the clear acrylic. This tubing should blend into your window frame. It comes in three colors: white, brown, and black.
Customize Your Insert
Choose which grade of custom window insert works for you. All grades block drafts and noise, but premium grades offer special features for specific situations. See all grade types.sdf
Each insert has a tube that edges the clear acrylic. This tubing should blend into your window frame. It comes in three colors: white, brown, and black. For a limited time we are offering a fourth color: Natural Wood! (Not available in Acoustic Grade)