Craig and Shari loved their north Portland home with its awesome neighbors and close proximity to schools, shops and restaurants. When their growing family required larger quarters, they decided to add one story to their home rather than move.
The Strongs’ windows posed a puzzling problem since their budget limited the family to vinyl windows – if they wanted to switch them throughout the home.
“I wanted to stop the energy loss and high heating bills, but the look of vinyl would not fit with the charm of our 1922 home,” said Shari. They needed to find a window replacement alternative. Their solution: high-end, double-pane wood windows on the new second floor and Indow inserts throughout the first.
“We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the Indow inserts! It’s actually more comfortable to sit on the sofa on the first floor that’s next to the Indow inserts than it is to sit next to the brand new double panes.”
The condensation that used to steam up the inside of their single-panes has disappeared and the Strongs noticed another nice benefit: “I love how walker-friendly our community is, but it’s nice not to hear every conversation as my neighbors stroll by,” said Shari. “The first floor is very quiet now.”
When Craig converted the detached garage in their backyard into a studio, he found two discarded but beautiful old single-pane windows at the ReBuilding Center and fitted them with Indow inserts.
“The old double-hung windows make the space feel much more relaxed and comfortable than if I’d gotten new, plastic framed windows but my tiny electric space heater would be going 24/7 with those old windows. Using Indow inserts, the space heats up fast when I turn on my heater and it stays warm for hours after I switch it off.”
Stories like the Strongs’ warm our hearts. Tell us yours! Just email Carrie, our Company Storyteller, at [email protected] to tell us how Indow inserts transformed your home and offered a window replacement alternative.
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