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An innovative solution for unwanted solar heat through your door glass

Jun 14, 2021 11:53:48 AM | 3 Min Read

An innovative solution for unwanted solar heat through your door glass

Posted By Add-On Blinds

Sunshine is often a welcome addition through a home's door glass. However, when temperatures climb into the 80s, 90s, or beyond, it can be an unwanted and costly guest, due to the solar heat created. With increased temperatures and more direct sunlight, the same solar warmth that's so welcomed during cooler days morphs into a more intense solar heat, creating an uncomfortable zone inside your home and demanding more costly air conditioning output. If your home doesn't have air conditioning, the increased heat zone can expand even further.

Adding traditional door window blinds (or other window coverings) over door glass has been used for years in an effort to 'turn down' the solar heat. Unfortunately, many blinds aren't up to the task. The increased solar heat can still operate as a mini furnace as the warm air seems to blow through those thin slats of aluminum. Not designed for the opening and closing demands of a door, such blinds also provide the added frustration of banging and clanging as the entry door is opened and closed.

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For those who seek a more effective solution, look no further than ODL's innovative Add-On Blinds for Doors. True to the product's name, ODL door blinds are designed specifically for the demands of an entry door. These enclosed blinds are built-in behind an extra layer of tempered safety glass, and include a frame designed to install over the existing glass in an entry door, including French doors and other patio doors.

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ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors offer two controls for precise adjustment of the height and tilt of the blind slats. This provides unlimited light and privacy control and the ability to allow the sunshine in when desired and block it out when not welcomed. In addition, the safety glass acts as an added layer of insulation, 'capturing' the warm air between the Add-On Blinds glass and the original glass in the door. The added insulation acts to 'turn off' that mini furnace blower created by intense solar heat and eliminate the room's heat zones while reducing the demand on your air conditioner.

ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors are simple to install over your entry door's existing glass. Most installations take less than an hour with the help of just a screwdriver. As an added bonus, cleaning these door blinds is easy. Blinds enclosed between glass never need to be cleaned or dusted. Simply use your favorite glass cleaner to wipe away fingerprints or smudges that find their way onto the glass as life travels through your door.

For so many reasons, including their ability to help keep unwanted heat at bay, you will find ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors to be a welcome addition to your door and your home.

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