blinds enclosed in windows?

United States
October 1, 2012 2:50pm CST
Somewhere I've seen this where they have blinds or cellular shades within the double paned windows. Does anyone have them or know about them? I am asking because my the window treatments in my girls room just ticks me off. You see the curtains they've had for maybe 2 yrs they have glue on them. So I'm not happy about that and they bend the curtain rod every couple months. I know you'd say don't buy the cheapie rods, well guess what they pulled the wooden rods off my living room windows so it makes no difference. However, I thought since we do need new windows if getting the ones with built in blinds would be a good option. Though I wonder if they get dirty/dusty inside the two panes of glass? And I'm sure they are much more costly than other windows. I'm just fed up and I don't know what to do in their room they won't wreck!
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@GardenGerty (105354)
• United States
1 Oct 12
Years ago I had a friend who built a new house. Because of her allergies they used this option. It cuts down on dust as well as replacements. The double pane windows are vacuum sealed and they do not get dirty inside. I do not know how much they cost. I would check Pella and Anderson windows for possibilities. Look at Home Depot, Lowe's or Menards to see them and learn about them in person.
• Philippines
4 Aug 15
I suggest that you use custom Roman blinds instead. It’s a solid piece of cloth that will serve as the window coverings of your child’s room. The good thing about it is that it really blocks the sun and the heat outside allowing your kids to enjoy a cool nap time even during the day. As for durability, it is a whole cover so your kids won’t probably tear them out. It’s cheaper as well and comes in different designs that will suit the design of your kids’ room. You can check out other ideas for blinds at
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
6 Oct 12
No, they DON'T get dirty - that's part of the draw, no fiddly cleaning blinds (I hate that personally and don't have any!) Actually, when my sister was diagnosed with a dust allergy, they told my folks to get rid of the blinds as they were serious dust catchers. Curtains can be pulled down and at least tossed in the dryer to get the dust off anyway (I do that with my stuffed animals too.) Of course, this was LONG before even mini blinds! I'm OLD!
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
I never saw them before, but questions I would want to know before I bought them, in case of a fire and you have to get out that way, can they be easily taken off. even if you are not having a fire can you easily open and close the blinds. are they government approved. Do they break easily
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
2 Oct 12
I have a friend back in Arizona that had those on the back door of her house (before they lost it in foreclosure) and she just loved them. You never have to clean them and they always look nice, very easy to operate. Very costly, though. I sympathize with your problem. Kids can be so destructive when they don't mean to be! I always went the cheapest route until they were old enough to care about how their rooms looked. When they finally began noticing how nice some of their friends' rooms were we had the upteenth millionth talk about responsibility and after that I only had to remove the "nice" things once. In a few years your kids will want their rooms nice and take care of them. Patience, as always, is the key here! That, and hanging onto your sanity.
@shaggin (39649)
• United States
2 Oct 12
I dont think I have ever heard of windows with blinds built in between the two glasses that is a really neat idea. I just have replacement windows put in but they definitely do not have that. I dont like blinds at all. I just have curtains up and that is it. Sounds like you have some tough little girls lol. My kids generally are pretty good with things my cats have always been the ones to destroy things in the house instead.
@celticeagle (121031)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Oct 12
I have never heard of this before. How would it work? And if there was a problem with the blinds it would be some real work to get to them. I don't think I would like this at all.
• United States
1 Oct 12
I saw them before on a show and I thought they were so nice. I think you just need to look at the over all cost and savings for this treatment. buying rods over and ovr could just be a waste of money.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
1 Oct 12
I have seen them and like them....but from what I hear they are very expensive....more so then regular blinds. But if they would save you money in the long run I guess you get what you pay for.