Published Apr 16, 2021 11:45:00 AM

5 Reasons Enclosed Blinds are Better Than Any Other Window Treatment

Blinds and window coverings are essential in any home, but they are an imperfect solution. Most traditional window treatments don’t work well on hinged doors. After all, swinging blinds, tangled cords, and old-fashioned valances aren’t very appealing. They're also expensive to replace, difficult to clean, and can pose a danger to children and pets.

The solution? Enclosed blinds.

Enclosed blinds solve traditional window coverings' problems—they’re attractive, convenient, low-maintenance, and safe. They’re also ideal for hard-to-treat spaces like doorlights or doors.

In this blog, we outline five ways they have a leg up on any other window treatment available.


Considering Blinds-Between-Glass? Here Are 5 Reasons Enclosed Blinds Are Right for You

Window coverings are an investment that should last for years to come. However, traditional window treatments, whether they’re mini blinds, roman shades, or cellular blinds, are prone to breakage on entry doors. The stress of being repeatedly slammed can damage these delicate systems beyond repair.

Here are five reasons why enclosed blinds are one of the best options on the market today: 

1. Low Maintenance

Traditional vinyl blinds are subject to significant amounts of wear and tear. It’s not uncommon for tangled cords or damaged slats to shorten the life of your investment. Enclosed cordless options eliminate the need for maintenance by sealing blinds between two layers of protective glass.  

Our IG (insulated glass) panels are also easy to install. Rather than replacing the entire door, you simply remove the existing glass panel and replace it with your blinds-between-glass insert. They also offer significant energy savings compared to traditional glass.

2. Easy to Clean


Traditional blinds and curtains are a hotspot for dust and other allergens. They’re also challenging—if not impossible—to clean. Enclosed blinds are sealed between panes of glass, so there’s no dust, no sneezing, and no time you need to spend trying to dust individual slats. Just wipe down the glass, and you’re good to go.

3. Ergonomic Controls Protect Your Privacy

Our enclosed blinds offer intuitive, ergonomic controls. You can easily raise and lower the blinds and adjust their tilt, letting you customize their light filtering abilities. No more fighting with cords or struggling to find the correct angle just to get the blinds to do what you want.

4. Safe for Children


Traditional window blinds are extremely dangerous for small children. According to a 2015 study, 16,827 children under the age of six were injured by window blinds between 1990 and 2015. The most common injuries were being struck by the blinds or getting their necks tangled in the cords. Two out of every three children that got tangled in the blinds died. Enclosing the blinds in glass eliminates the risk of injury or death.

When you use enclosed blinds, you don’t have to worry about their child safety. ODL's enclosed blinds earned the Parents for Window Blind Safety (PWBS) Seal of Approval and the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) Best for Kids certificate, making them a great choice for families. 

5. Ideal for High-Traffic Areas

High traffic areas, like entryways, can be hard on your window coverings. Closing doors can cause traditional blinds to slam, and constant traffic from kids, pets, and other people means constant wear and tear on your investment. With blinds between glass, your window covering blends seamlessly into the environment; no more slamming, damage, or tangled cords.

ODL Blinds + Glass: the Blinds-Between-Glass Solution You've Been Looking For

If you need a light and privacy control solution for your hinged dors, ODL Blinds + Glass has the products your home has been missing. A modern alternative to the traditional corded or cordless door and window blinds, our built-in blinds are easy to use, convenient, and safe. They’re also ideal for high-traffic areas that would otherwise be difficult to cover with traditional blinds, curtains, and other window coverings.

And if you’re looking for enclosed blinds throughout your home, ODL Blinds + Glass gives you options for a variety of window styles as well as sliding patio doors and other exterior glass doors. We can create custom sizes and colors for your specific project in as few as eight days—with the quality and reliability you've come to trust.

We know how much your home means to you. That’s why we craft cordless blinds between glass that not only meet your needs, but improve your quality of life as well. Built to last, effortless operation, safe for your family, adjustable light and privacy - ODL Blinds + Glass has it all.


Blink Entry Doorglass

Blink Entry Doorglass brings an updated look, feel and finish to your entryway while keeping the same benefits of maintenance-free light and privacy control of enclosed blinds. This latest design combines easy operating effort and long-lasting reliability that continues our 20-year history of building the best-selling blinds between glass in the industry.

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