TAMPA – Masonite, the publicly traded manufacturer of doors, says it has developed built-in mini-blinds that offer superior functionality to nearly eliminate common callbacks for installing contractors use them.
Internal, or “built-in,” mini-blinds, which are enclosed between the door’s glass panes, have sometimes been problematic for the industry, with challenges including sticking blinds, slipping magnets, and malfunctioning cords. Masonite’s new mini-blinds were engineered with a new-and-improved mechanism that greatly improves product performance.
“As part of our integrated design process, we thoroughly tested this mini-blind, putting it through the paces with several thousand cycles of operation,” said Dale Mayfield, VP for Masonite residential products.“Doors with mini-blinds represent a significant portion of our customers’ product mix, and they just want them to work,” Mayfield said. “We’re confident that our new mini-blinds’ design will not only look great but also perform exceptionally well.”
In addition to reliability, a dual-mechanism operator makes the blinds smooth to operate and provides more ease and versatility in positioning. The frame is tight to the glass for a superior fit and finish. Masonite’s mini-blinds, available in white or tan, can be specified to fit virtually any configuration: 6-foot-8-inch or 8-foot doors, half lites, three-quarter lites, full lites, and matching sidelites.
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