It is now possible to order your new windows, French doors and patio doors with integrated horizontal blinds. The blinds are installed in the double glazed cavity.
Venetian blinds control the amount of sunlight through the window by rotating the slats, closing them completely or pulling the shade for maximum light and vision. Unfortunately, the flat surfaces of the slats accumulate dust and are not easy to clean. Some people prefer this to fabric curtains, scalloped blinds, etc., which must be removed for washing or dry cleaning.
Another challenge is knowing where and how to position the blinds on or above a standard glass door, a problem that is multiplied for French, folding or patio doors.
The solution is simple. Inside the two panes that form a double glazed unit, there is a dust-free empty space that only needs to be used! The blinds are operated by means of magnets attached to the window, which allows them to function normally. This can be done manually or electronically.
There are some disadvantages to this:
- The cost of replacing existing units plus the additional cost of integrated blinds
- What happens if the blinds break? There is no access to fix them.
If you are not considering replacing windows or glass doors, integrated blinds are not a viable option. However, it is an option to consider if you plan to buy, especially if the glazing is in full sun or there is a need for privacy.
Integrated blinds are generally guaranteed against breakdowns for several years. However, since the mechanism is remote, the risk of mishandling or abuse is negligible.
The blinds can be offered in a variety of colors but, as with low-maintenance window frames (aluminum, pvc), many people choose the safest options of white or neutral tones to maximize their decorating options.
SunSeeker Doors also manufactures aluminum frame folding doors with or without optional blinds in the sealed unit. The choice includes pleated or slatted blinds.
From simple French doors to multi-panel folding doors up to 7.2 meters, the doors can be installed between your home and your garden or porch, or they can form an interior partition. The inclusion of Venetian blinds in room partitions can revolutionize the way you use your home or office.
All in all, the advantages are: convenience, no maintenance, no cleaning, little risk of damage, privacy and light control measured while the "disadvantages" are the price and the possible expense if the blinds turn out badly after the expired warranty.