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Add-On Blinds for Doors vs. enclosed or built-in blinds

Jun 10, 2021 3:30:38 PM | 4 Min Read

Add-On Blinds for Doors vs. enclosed or built-in blinds

Posted By Add-On Blinds

More and more homeowners are coming to appreciate exterior entry doors that feature enclosed blinds (also known as 'between-the-glass' blinds or built-in blinds), constructed with blinds positioned between two glass panels. Enclosed door blinds offer homeowners the benefits of light and privacy control without all the banging, swinging, and slamming hassles created when traditional window blinds are installed on an entry door. In addition, because the blinds are enclosed between glass panels, there's no need to dust or clean the blinds, and they remain protected from damage by children and pets.

But many homeowners don't want to go to the trouble and expense of replacing their existing entry door, or aren't aware of the blinds-between-glass option when purchasing a new door. While consumers may desire light and privacy control without all the frustrations of traditional blinds on an entry door, investing in a new door (or replacing the door's glass insert) simply may not be in the budget.

Fortunately, there's an alternative. If you're looking for a better solution to the challenge of finding a 'window treatment' for your door glass, ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors may be the affordable and simple answer.


The primary difference between ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors and enclosed or built-in blinds is the fact that the ODL Add-On Blinds treatment unit can be easily added by the homeowner, on top of existing door glass. The unit consists of a set of cordless blinds, one layer of tempered safety glass, and a frame designed to be added onto an existing doorglass frame. Instead of being 'built into the glass' of a new door or doorglass replacement unit, the ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors unit installs over the existing glass of your entry door, creating the same end result: door blinds that are enclosed between two panels of glass (in this case, your door's original tempered glass and the tempered glass of the Add-On Blinds treatment unit).


ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors offer all the benefits of enclosed or built-in blinds, including precise light and privacy control, easy cleaning, increased energy efficiency, and no banging and slamming. But Add-On Blinds don't require the added time and expense needed to replace your door or door glass. ODL Add-On Blinds are engineered to quickly and simply clip onto on the frame of your existing door glass; in fact, most installations take less than an hour with the help of a screwdriver. The cost is low compared to alternative solutions. And ODL Add-On Blinds work on not just traditional exterior entry doors, but also French doors and patio doors.

If you are looking for an affordable, simple, and quick solution for avoiding the frustrations that come with installing window blinds on an exterior entry door, we think you'll find ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors to be a welcome addition to your door!

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