Companies offering glass doors with built-in blinds include Pella, Home Depot, Therma Tru and ODL. These companies offer half-window and full-length single doors, as well as double, French and patio doors. Doors with built-in blinds are available in both steel and wood frames.
Home Depot offers an extensive collection of doors with built-in blinds from various manufacturers, while Pella, Therma Tru and ODL feature doors exclusive to their own brands. All of these companies offer direct, off-the-shelf sales, as well as custom orders and sizing.
Blinds built into doors are wooden, cloth or vinyl, and many are designed to allow for alteration. Slatted blinds, vertical blinds, accordion shades and roll-up shades are available for both doors and windows, as well as snap-in grids, grilles and lattices. Thermal-backed shades and room-darkening shades are available, along with various colors, patterns and styles of blinds and snap-ins.
In addition to controlling privacy, lighting and temperature, built-in blinds include a cord-free environment that aids in the safety of children and pets, as well as a dust-free and damage-proof environment that eliminates the need for cleaning, repair or untimely replacement. Movement of built-in blinds is controlled by a sliding button, which is typically located along one side of the door or window frame.