Block drafts at the same time
Facility managers know the value of soundproofing an office. They hear tenants and employees complain when outside noise like construction, trains or traffic makes it hard to concentrate and work. Since most noise enters through the windows, you can reduce it – and block cold drafts – with Indow inserts.
The benefits include:
- Eliminate distracting noise for staff and office visitors.
- Stop the need for space heaters by increasing thermal comfort.
- Average 20 percent savings on energy bills. *
- Create a more green office.
Soundproofing improves business outcomes
Immersion Active’s employees often had to pause conference calls when fire trucks and other traffic drove by their Frederick Maryland building because the noise came straight through the single-pane windows.
This changed after the company installed Indow inserts.
“Now people gravitate to those rooms because they’re so quiet compared to the other rooms,” said co-founder and president David Weigelt.
Commercial grade inserts are available in Acoustic Grade, which reduce outside noise by up to 70 percent when placed over single-pane windows. When placed over operable double-pane windows, the inserts reduce noise by 12 dBA, equivalent to a 50 percent reduction in noise and an STC rating of 42-45.
Tenants in the Ballston Tower were increasingly complaining about construction noise during the redevelopment of the Ballston Mall in Arlington, Virginia. Then property manager Jacob Sickels installed Indow inserts.
“All the complaints we were getting, stopped,” he said. “From our point of view, they worked perfectly.”
The ROI of saying no to window replacement
Arlington County government in Virginia used Indow inserts to convert an office building with fixed windows into a homeless shelter. Replacing the windows would have cost more than $1 million and required exterior scaffolding. For less than 20 percent of that, the county installed 304 Commercial Grade inserts. This eliminated the need for plastic sheeting and space heaters and enabled the 50-year-old single-pane windows to perform like new double-panes.
It’s distracting for employees to feel uncomfortable. Space heaters are expensive to run and also potentially dangerous if left on. Installing Indow inserts, which provide a nearly airtight seal, create a space conducive to concentration.
Don’t take our word for how well these inserts insulate, the thermal imaging photos below show what they can do for your building. A U.S. Department of Energy study found that Indow inserts reduced energy use in a Seattle home by 20 percent.