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What is specialty or louvered glazing?
Before you select a window treatment, though, you have to keep two
things in mind:
– You need something that will give you privacy when you want it
and sunlight when you want it – while still looking good.
– You need something that fits in with the rest of the décor in
your room. For example, heavy, antique-looking floral curtains
would look ridiculous in a room that’s chock full of modern
Thanks to new innovations – like shades, bamboo products, and
things that roll up and slide away – the world of window treatment
ideas can seem endless.
But what about older window treatments – like curtains? Are they
still useful for window treatment ideas?
You don’t have to settle for your mother’s heavy antique curtains,
though. They might be one of the most traditional window
treatments, but curtains have gotten some “sprucing up” in recent
years. Here’s why curtains are still one of the most popular window
treatment ideas out there:
– There are more fabrics than ever to choose from. Whether your
window treatment ideas call for something light or heavy, you can
– Sheer curtains have surged in popularity and availability because
they offer the best of both worlds; they let in light while also
giving you privacy. Plus, they can be either elegant or casual.
Window Treatment IdeasThere are more options for curtain hardware
now. You can use rings, tracks, and even fancy pins to get a unique
– Lace curtains will never go out of style. No matter what year it
is, you can count on lace for a light and airy look.
So, how do you know which window treatment ideas are right for you?
It depends, primarily, on what kind of window you have!
Specialty or louvered glazing solutions are insulating glass units
incorporating cord-free, extruded aluminum louvers inside the
airspace cavity to provide the ideal daylighting or privacy
solution for commercial, residential, educational, healthcare or
institutional environments. Aluminum louvers provide compelling
advantages over standard blinds for architectural glazing solutions
in terms of quality, durability and low maintenance requirements.
How is speciality or louvered glazing used?
Louvered glazing can be used for almost any interior and exterior
glazing applications. Whether you need shading systems, vision control, privacy glass,sound or daylight control, Unicel provides a superior louvered glazing alternative to any
vision or daylight control requirements.
About Louvered Glazing – Vision Control®
Vision Control® is the market-leading product for superior daylight
and vision control – louvered glazing that replaces blinds in
windows, integral blinds, and other shading systems for unmatched
function and performance.
Vision Control® is a patented, hermetically sealed glass unit,
combining louvers within glass that can be customized to virtually
any shape for interior or exterior glazing applications. Its
advanced louvered glazing technology eliminates strings, ensures
alignment and requires no maintenance. When installed in exterior
applications, Vision Control® significantly reduces energy
consumption in support of LEED certification requirements.
- Stands the test of time
- Delivers outstanding quality
- Pays for itself
- Requires no maintenance
- Drives energy efficiency
- Ensures hygiene, privacy and comfort
- Looks good
Duration's Integrated Blinds
Push Block operated integrated blinds are a simple and reliable
manual system. They function with surprising speed and grace.
Raise, lower and tilt functionality is achieved by simply sliding
the push blocks along side border rails.
Our Single Rail Push Block operated integrated blinds are a simple
and reliable manual system. They function with surprising speed and
grace. Raise, lower and tilt is achieved by simply sliding the one
push block up and down the single side border rail.
French Doors with built in blindsbetween the glass panels are
great. Typically French Doors don’t provide much privacy because of
all the glass. If you wanted privacy with a French Door in the past
you would have to install some type of blind or a curtain attached
to the door. You no longer have to settle for that option because
you can now buy most allFrench Doors with the blinds built in.
When I designed our new home my wife was concerned about having
French Doors in our breakfast nook. She was worried about privacy
and shading from the afternoon sun. She has never been a huge fan
of mini-blinds because she hates cleaning them. When I told her I
could order the French Doors with the mini-blind built into the
insulated glass she was very interested in trying the product.
I’m happy to say we’ve been very pleased with this feature. The
blinds have two controls on the door, one to raise and lower the
blinds and another to control the tilt of the blind blades. The
great benefit of these blinds is they never need to be cleaned
because they are contained within the sealed void between the pains
of glass. The cost was similar to buying a set of mini-blinds so in
my opinion you’d be crazy not to order a door with this feature. If
you want full light from the window just open up the blinds all the
way and you don’t even know they are there.
- Control Handle Disconnects – On many of the new models now
available the control handles on the outside of the glass are
connected to the internal controls with powerful magnets. This
allows the controls to be used without compromising the energy
efficiency of the glass. What typically happens is if you try to
move the blinds up and down inside the glass while the blinds are
in the “closed” position there is too much tension on the system
and the magnet lets go. The control handle will likely slide down
to the bottom. This can be fixed by moving the handle up to the
position when it let go. Next be sure to “open” the blinds before
moving them up or down.
- Control Cable Breaks – In some situations the internal cables can
break. If that happens you’ll have to get a new glass insert. Most
all of these built in blinds are sold in sealed glass panels that
cannot be repaired. Contact your vendor and see what options are
available. The good news is replacing the glass panel is typically
quite easy after removing a few screws and trim pieces.
1. Bay window treatment ideas
These might be big windows, but you can use the right window
treatments to make them look even bigger! Depending on the look
you’re going for, you can use:
- Roll-up shades on each window that will give you a neat and tidy
look. You can raise them up in the daytime to feel like you’re
sitting out amongst the trees, then you can lower them at night for
- Floor-length shutters to create a cozy nook that’s perfect for your
morning coffee or an afternoon with your favorite book. If you like
the look of shutters but don’t want to create a small space around
your bay window, simply get shutters that fit right in the windows
- Drapes to create an elegant look. Be careful, though; you want to
make sure that you use panels to frame the window, instead of
covering it up!
We offer integrated blinds for our bifolding doors. Venetian style
blinds that are actually installed INSIDE the double glazed sealed
unit - between the two sheets of glass. These impressive looking
blinds never require cleaning, allow you your privacy and shield
furnishings eyes and delicate skin from the suns rays. Perfect for
reducing the glare on the TV in a conservatory.
The advantage of having your blinds incorporated into your sealed
units is that they don't require the constant dusting and
maintenance associated with conventional blinds. Integral blinds
allows a room to have both privacy and protection from bright sun
light, without obscuring your view, while still allowing light into
a living or working space.
The aluminium blades can be raised, lowered and tilted to
effectively diffuse the light and obscure the vision of prying
eyes. If you don't want opaque glass that will constantly impair
your view, then these blinds are for you