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  • Any windows other than Pella with mini blinds between the glass?

    I have a customer that wants a 6 foot slider and a bedroom window and a build up bay window. She likes the mini blinds in the sashes by Pella. I have installed them before and have had no problem.

    I Googled Pella and found a lot of complaints, mostly due to their relationship with Lowes and poor installation, so I was wondering if any other mfg offers a similar treatment?

    I heard about Eagle, but didn't find them with a Google search, CORRECTION I found them, but they don't show between the glazing curtains/blinds etc.

    So anyone, anyone, Bueller?

  • #2
    Re: Any windows other than Pella with mini blinds between the glass?

    I don't think there are any others, in fact I know there aren't (I recently researched for a client). Except for Eagle, and their shades are somewhat lower quality than Pella.
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    • #3
      Re: Any windows other than Pella with mini blinds between the glass?

      ^ yep, just searched the same search and it's only Pella.
      -Sean

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      • #4
        Re: Any windows other than Pella with mini blinds between the glass?

        Just did a search and found this site.

        Click on the Blinds and Shades Between the Glass, link.

        http://www.tailormadewindows.com/index.htm

        Ed

        By the way, Eagle Windows was bought out by Anderson



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        • #5
          Re: Any windows other than Pella with mini blinds between the glass?

          If you look at the Pella's all the are is an IG unit with mini-blinds and a storm sash covering the blinds. I looked at the Tailor Made site and they must do that. It's interesting that they say "no subcontractors", Allan didn't believe me a few years ago when I said that around here everyone was advertising no subcontractors, so we are not the only area catching on to the scam.
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          • #6
            Re: Any windows other than Pella with mini blinds between the glass?

            all i can say is i spent 3 hours helping my wife clean the blinds in our house so i think i am installing those windows and doors in the whole house next time.
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            • #7
              Re: Any windows other than Pella with mini blinds between the glass?

              Well Taylor Made is in Michigan and don't subcontract so I guess that just leaves Pella.

              Thanks for double checking me guys.

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              • #8
                Re: Any windows other than Pella with mini blinds between the glass?

                Do you have a Pella Store close to you? We have one here that has a service team and salespeople.

                If we have a customer that really wants the Designer Series (with shades) we always move up to the triple pane glass.
                -Dan

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                • #9
                  Re: Any windows other than Pella with mini blinds between the glass?

                  Remember with Pella, when you open the window you loose the effect of the blinds.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Any windows other than Pella with mini blinds between the glass?

                    I found another brand hat does a comparison against Pella on their website.

                    http://www.heatkeeper.com/

                    And here is another one:

                    http://www.royaltechwindows.com/

                    Ed
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                    • #11
                      Re: Any windows other than Pella with mini blinds between the glass?

                      Originally posted by Ohiobuilder View Post
                      Do you have a Pella Store close to you? We have one here that has a service team and salespeople.

                      If we have a customer that really wants the Designer Series (with shades) we always move up to the triple pane glass.
                      Around here Pella = Lowe's for the most part.
                      -Sean

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                      • #12
                        Re: Any windows other than Pella with mini blinds between the glass?

                        Find the builder rep at your local Pella showroom. There are 5 in the LA area. Don't mess with Lowes.

                        web.pella.com/wheretobuy/pages/storelocator.aspx

                        Builder, Remodeler or Architect?The Pella Window & Door Store boasts the largest dedicated sales force of any window and door manufacturer in the world—what this means to you, as a busy professional, is an unparalleled level of support and service.

                        * Dedicated sales specialists provide support before, during & after-the-sale.
                        * Our showroom is your showroom—we’ll give your customers the “red carpet” treatment and help them with their window and door selections.
                        * With more than 500 professional factory-trained Pella service technicians nationwide, you can virtually eliminate callbacks to your building crew.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Any windows other than Pella with mini blinds between the glass?

                          5 within 13 miles. 4 out of 5 are Lowe's. Sad, really.
                          -Sean

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                          • #14
                            Re: Any windows other than Pella with mini blinds between the glass?

                            Exclude Lowes from the search. I found five within 33 miles in the LA area.

                            Incidentally, there are five Pella Stores within 28 miles of Dedham, MA.

                            Houston only has two.

                            Our local Pella builder rep is great. It is nothing like dealing with Lowes.
                            Joe Adams
                            Deep Creek Builders, Inc.
                            Houston, Texas

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                            • #15
                              Re: Any windows other than Pella with mini blinds between the glass?

                              I looked into that for a customer once. The Pella window I saw with blinds between the glass did not have the proper DP rating for use here. I also thought it was cheaply made & over priced. I know Reliabuilt makes them too, & they cost much less than Pella. It's a neat idea but, that about it IMO.
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