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strategery 09-14-2011 04:29 PM

What window brands offer "between the glass" blinds?
 
Pella does of course. Eagle by Anderson does.

I like not having the cords hanging and not having to dust them. Are there any others I don't know about?

HomeSealed 09-14-2011 09:01 PM

What material are you looking for? In vinyl, I can say for certain that Gorell and Sunrise do among others.

Windows on Wash 09-15-2011 08:43 AM

Polaris does in vinyl as well.

Need material type before you can narrow the search.

Just Bill 09-16-2011 06:30 AM

Just a comment on this type of blinds.....they may be easier to maintain, but reduce the efficiency of the window considerably.

Windows on Wash 09-16-2011 08:21 AM

Bill is speaking to the fact that internal mini blinds are not available with Soft-coat Low-e or inert gas fill.

Several manufacturers can still meet energy star with internal blinds but they will not be as efficient as their soft coat low-e counterparts.

strategery 09-16-2011 12:12 PM

The window I got has blinds between the glass and it is low-e argon filled and the u-factor is .26 according to the specs I got. It was a big improvement from my OLD window.

Even still, sometimes the choice has to be made between performance and cosmetics.

Windows on Wash 09-16-2011 04:30 PM

Soft coat and hard coat are two different Low-e types.

There are some internal mini blinds that are in sealed units but they are the minority.

HomeSealed 09-17-2011 11:47 AM

Who does argon fill with internal blinds??? I don't think I've ever seen that. Hard coat low-e, yes... Argon fill, no. Not saying it isn't out there, I've just not seen it.

strategery 09-17-2011 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by HomeSealed (Post 730042)
Who does argon fill with internal blinds??? I don't think I've ever seen that. Hard coat low-e, yes... Argon fill, no. Not saying it isn't out there, I've just not seen it.

Pella. I have the spec sheet of my window.

Windows on Wash 09-17-2011 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HomeSealed (Post 730042)
Who does argon fill with internal blinds??? I don't think I've ever seen that. Hard coat low-e, yes... Argon fill, no. Not saying it isn't out there, I've just not seen it.

I have heard of some windows with the magnetic tilt mechanism but not the lift and raise.

Windows on Wash 09-17-2011 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by strategery (Post 730053)
Pella. I have the spec sheet of my window.

Which window? The Designer series does not have the blind in the sealed IGU but in the integrated "storm" panel space.

strategery 09-17-2011 10:44 PM

Mine is the designer series.

The way it was described to me is that it's a triple pane and the blinds are in between one and the argon gas the other.

Windows on Wash 09-18-2011 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by strategery (Post 730438)
Mine is the designer series.

The way it was described to me is that it's a triple pane and the blinds are in between one and the argon gas the other.

It is not triple pane as most folks think of it because the 3rd pane is not a sealed IGU.

HomeSealed 09-18-2011 07:27 PM

Pella Designer does not have argon fill as it does not even have the blinds in a true sealed chamber as Wow described.... On the magnetic operators, I am very familiar with those, however, I have yet to see one that does an argon fill.

strategery 10-06-2011 03:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HomeSealed (Post 731003)
Pella Designer does not have argon fill as it does not even have the blinds in a true sealed chamber as Wow described.... On the magnetic operators, I am very familiar with those, however, I have yet to see one that does an argon fill.

Yes it does.
http://www.pella.com/windows/explore...1&PType=window

Not sure if the blinds between the glass are in the sealed IGU though. The salesperson I bought it from says it is, but I haven't verified that.


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