Indow paints its newest insets black(out)
By Andy Giegerich
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
A look at a room before (left) and after an Indow Windows Blackout Panel is inserted.
Indow Windows is aiming its newest line at a broad range of customers who either can’t sleep, need more quiet in their lives or who simply want to live healthier.
Portland-based Indow has introduced a blackout window insert that blocks all light and significantly dampens noise. Indow’s Blackout Panel “makes a room utterly dark and reduces sound coming through the windows by up to 70 percent,” according to the company.
The inserts could allow Indow customers to sleep better because of what’s effectively a “black-out curtain” that blocks light. The shading feature appears on Indow’s much-lauded acrylic glazing inserts.
As a result, Indow is touting the insets as solutions for shift workers, of which the U.S. counts 21 million-plus, many of whom sleep during the daytime. All told, about one-third of Americans suffer from a form of insomnia.
Indow’s also marketing the Blackout Panel insets to new parents “seeking to create a dark, quiet space for their infants so the whole family can sleep better will appreciate the blackout panel’s simplicity.”
Finally, the panels could well-serve “audio and videophiles who need absolute darkness and soundproofing.”
Indow’s Sam Pardue recently won a Better Bricks special recognition award for numerous contributions to the building industry.
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