Asked on Mar 24, 2018

A door with built in blinds and the string broke on one,fix or hide?

by Theresa
is there a way to disguise the drooping blind without blockomg out the light?
  17 answers
  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Mar 24, 2018

    call the manufacturer and see if it's fixable. What a shame !

  • Lynn Lynn on Mar 24, 2018

    Use stick on sheet that you use for bathroom windows will cover blinds but will still let in light

  • De Lourdes De Lourdes on Mar 24, 2018

    Fix, attach a piece of stringto the broken piece ,pull through n fix yourself...or google how to fix it.

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    • Theresa Theresa on Mar 25, 2018

      That is the problem I have. The door is no longer under warranty, and can’t get inside the door. I thought I could paint the glass with a striped pattern, leaving blank spaces, for light, and make sure to cover The hanging blind.

  • C C on Mar 25, 2018

    I'd learn how to take it apart and repair it. I mean, they put it together so there has to be a way to take it apart. Anything else you do with it is not going to make you happy. If it doesn't work, then put a frosted contact on the inside of the glass (since you will have already taken it apart) and just put it back together until you can afford a new door.

  • Joeast Joeast on Mar 25, 2018

    the glass allows cond onaleand breaking the s

  • NQ. NQ. on Mar 25, 2018

    You might see them, there are screws hidi on frame of door, our has small dot where the screws are. They be hard to pull off. I hope this helps! Still go on Google it. Good Luck. Ps. the covers on screws might be flat like ours, u might need to break them, that’s can use to cover agai.

  • Robin Robin on Mar 25, 2018

    So what happens if the glass breaks? There should be a way to remove the glass to repair it. Did you ask the manufacturer? I found this on Lowes, best of luck.

  • Cristine Meixner Cristine Meixner on Mar 25, 2018

    Taking the double-pane window apart will break the seal and allow condensation to get in... and it will. Given the location of the sagging strip of blind, how about putting mullions on, with one going across at just that spot?

  • Archie Archie on Mar 25, 2018

  • Lydia Weikel Cox Lydia Weikel Cox on Mar 25, 2018

    Where I live, there are vendors who sell & install just doors & windows, the same brand's as the big box stores carry. These businesses order the door units and the glass window units separately, (some in bulk I'm sure) and then they put together what the customer wants, vs the limited variations available at the Big Boxes. I moved to a house with a 1/2 lite, steel crossbuck door. The door was good, but the lite was decades old diamond grids, with frames that were yellowed vinyl. I was able to order JUST the window portion to swap in just what I wanted! Directions to install came with it and it was SOOOO easy! My cost was minimal compared to new door!

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Mar 26, 2018

    I completely understand your situation - it's sealed inside a thermopane window! See if you can order a replacement window (sealed) to replace the one in the door at a reasonable price. Otherwise, I'd go for some type of camoflage.

  • Jean Jean on Mar 26, 2018

    I have doors like that from pella, never could find a way to take blinds out totally. I googled it as well. Mine has little clips on the side that open, then the inside glass comes out. I'm guessing yours doesn't?

    Naidaq maybe right with little screws.

  • De Lourdes De Lourdes on Mar 26, 2018

    how about spray painting the glass and leaving 2 inches clear in between each row of 4" of can do it with masking frog tape..or u can also just do the bottom leaving rows clear on top for light to shine through.

  • Barb Wise Barb Wise on Mar 27, 2018

    This type of window is NOT thermopane which are hermetically sealed. The trim holding the inner window in is removable, but must be done carefully and the glass removed carefully. If the picture is accurate, it looks as if just one of the strings supporting a slat has broken and that is easier to fix than a height adjusting one.

  • Neva Dew Neva Dew on Apr 03, 2018

    No help to offer - but this problem is precisely why we opted NOT to get this type of door. Good Luck!

  • MargaretHoulihan MargaretHoulihan on Dec 18, 2020

    If the blinds are internal and operate with pads that slide in tracks on the inside of the door, the door will need to be replaced. You cannot get inside the door to fix the blind. If your the blinds are internal but the glass pain is held on with clips, you can slide the clips open, and then you can carefully remove the glass with the blinds attached. As far as fixing the string for the blinds, I have not been able to find a solution for that yet.