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At next month’s NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, ODL, Inc., located in Booth #W2920, will be featuring a new sliding patio door with blinds between the glass designed to enable home owners to control the light coming into their home, while offering privacy, convenience and durability.
“Glass patio doors are a great addition to any home,” says Randy Brown, retail product manager for ODL. “They allow home owners to enjoy the outside view and add plenty of attractive natural light to the room. However, many home owners desire an option for privacy as well.”
Traditional glass patio doors, which require window treatments such as blinds or a shade in order to maintain privacy, Brown said, “can pose some challenges to home owners, as they collect dust, are cumbersome to clean and the cords often get tangled and pose a choking hazard to small children.”
He said that the new sliding patio doors from ODL contain blinds enclosed between two planes of glass, “providing home owners an alternative that eliminates some of the inconveniences and safety hazards associated with conventional blinds.”
LightTouch controls that raise and lower the internal blinds let home owners choose between full natural light and complete privacy with ease. For additional privacy, the sliding door blinds have a simple tilt feature that can be fully adjusted from a wide angle to a completely closed position.
Since the blinds are encased between two panes of tempered safety glass, no dusting is required and there are no external cords. Additionally, the blinds move with the doors, so they don’t get in the way like traditional doors.
The enclosed blind treatments aren’t susceptible to damage by pets or children. The frames are assembled using fusion-welded technology for added strength and durability, and the contoured handle features a heavy-duty lock.
The frame also features narrow stiles and rails, heavy-duty, end-adjustable metal rollers with stainless steel panel tracks and a finpile weather strip applied along the perimeter of the operating panel to ensure durability and superior performance.
The ODL Sliding Patio Doors with Blinds Between the Glass are available in six-foot and five-foot widths in white or desert sand to blend into any home’s decor.
"ODL has responded to consumer demand by creating an alternative to the traditional sliding patio door,” says Brown. “The ODL Sliding Patio Door with Blinds Between Glass offers home owners an enclosed blind treatment that is functional, aesthetically pleasing and easy to use.”
For more information on the new ODL sliding patio doors with between glass treatments or go to Both #W2920; or visit www.odl.com or call 800-253-3900.
Headquartered in Zeeland, Mich., ODL is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Leading Suppliers of NAHB.
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