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Is anyone using the doors with the built in blinds ?

If so, are the blinds lasting long or breaking down?

If they are good, what brand are you using?


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also. are the blinds fixable ?

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also. are the blinds fixable ?
That's the scary part. Being stuck inside a sealed unit. I'm quite certain that if they break, you're toast.

But still curious if anyone's used them.
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We have used them for quite a few clients and to date, knock on wood, no issues.
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We have used them for quite a few clients and to date, knock on wood, no issues.

Thanks. Any brand name?
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The ones that we use most are from Okna.
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Same boat as WoW. I've used Okna, Plygem, Sunrise, and Pella. Very few issues. The Pellas are serviceable unlike the others, but any issues I did have with the others received a full panel replacement under warranty. The newer units with slides as opposed to the old cords are much better and convenient to use.
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That's the scary part. Being stuck inside a sealed unit. I'm quite certain that if they break, you're toast.


i guess they are like refridgerators = not meant to last forever.
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Same boat as WoW. I've used Okna, Plygem, Sunrise, and Pella. Very few issues. The Pellas are serviceable unlike the others, but any issues I did have with the others received a full panel replacement under warranty. The newer units with slides as opposed to the old cords are much better and convenient to use.
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I will definitely check out the Pella doors.
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i guess they are like refridgerators = not meant to last forever.
But, they may last only a couple years and that's just not right for a company producing a product such as this.

I guess that's what that mirror and smoked plastic film is for ,eh?
To hide the blinds that are sagging and broken on one side.
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But, they may last only a couple years and that's just not right for a company producing a product such as this.
companies spend millions. just to make sure that things last "only so long".
and sometimes they fail sooner. and other times that last much longer.
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I have a Jeld-Wen and no problems. I also have normal entry doors with shades inside and a french door as well.

Regarding the sliders, once you price the curtains or whatever, it becomes well worthwhile to have the shades in the glass. Plus you don't have the pain in the ass factor.
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companies spend millions. just to make sure that things last "only so long".
and sometimes they fail sooner. and other times that last much longer.
Ya, it's always a crap shoot and with my luck.....
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we use 100s of sliding doors with blinds between the glass-with few problems.make sure you read the warranty,most require a law degree to understand !!! always level the blind slats before you raise them.Its always been when kids would play with them that caused a problem.(they are not a toy) just how you raise and lower any quality blinds,with care and respect and they will last.Unless they were made in china-those all break and no one we know warranties them.

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