Selecting the Right Add-On Blinds for Your Door

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Just three simple steps

Ready to enjoy the light and privacy control of door blinds without the banging, swinging and dangling cords? ODL Add-On Blinds can be added to French doors, patio doors, or standard exterior entry doors.

All it takes are three simple steps to find out which ODL Add-On Blinds are right for your door:

  1. Determine your door glass frame type (raised or flush)
  2. Measure your door glass frame
  3. Choose your Add-On Blinds size

ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors or Sidelights
1

Raised or flush frame?

Most exterior entry doors, including French doors, feature a raised frame design, although newer contemporary doors and some patio doors feature a flush frame.

Tip: If your hand goes up and over the frame as you run it across your door, your door has a raised frame. If your hand sinks down to the glass as you run it across your door, your door has a flush frame.

Select your frame type below: raised or flush.

Not sure? Watch this video to help confirm if your door has a raised frame or a flush frame.

RAISED

doorglass frame

FLUSH

doorglass frame

2

Measure your raised doorglass frame

Measure the outside dimensions, (width and height), of the glass frame on your entry door or sidelight then, choose the appropriate size from the chart below in step 3.

ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors or Sidelights - measuring outside dimensions of raised frame

Questions? Watch this video to learn how to measure your raised doorglass frame size.

Does your entry door have a lever handle?

If your entry door has a lever handle, you'll need to ensure that it won't interfere with the Add-On Blinds frame. The Add-On Blinds frame for raised frame doors is 1-1/2" thick, and the unit for flush frame doors is 1-3/16". Therefore, the clearance between the door and the lever handle needs to be as follows:

  • For raised frames: at least 1-9/16"
  • For flush frames: at least 1-1/4"

If your handle doesn't allow enough clearance, you may need to replace it or add a lever handle extender.

Questions? Watch this video to learn how to measure your lever door handle clearance.

3

Choose your Add-On Blinds size

Using your doorglass frame's width and height measured in step 2, choose your size from the chart below.

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ODL Add-On Blind Fits widths Fits heights
Doors
21-3/4" to 22" 37-3/4" to 38"
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23-3/4" to 24" 37-3/4" to 38"
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21-3/4" to 22" 65-3/4" to 66"
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23-3/4" to 24" 65-3/4" to 66"
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Sidelights
9-3/4" to 10" 37-3/4" to 38"
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8-3/4" to 9" 65-3/4" to 66"
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ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors or Sidelights - raised frame installation
2

Measure your flush doorglass frame

Measure the dimensions, (width and height), from the edges of the visible door glass on your entry door or sidelight then, choose the appropriate size from the chart below in step 3.

ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors or Sidelights - measuring inside dimensions of flush frame

Questions? Watch this video to learn how to measure your flush frame doorglass size.

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Does your entry door have a lever handle?

If your entry door has a lever handle, you'll need to ensure that it won't interfere with the Add-On Blinds frame. The Add-On Blinds frame for raised frame doors is 1-1/2" thick, and the unit for flush frame doors is 1-3/16". Therefore, the clearance between the door and the lever handle needs to be as follows:

  • For raised frames: at least 1-9/16"
  • For flush frames: at least 1-1/4"

If your handle doesn't allow enough clearance, you may need to replace it or add a lever handle extender.

Questions? Watch this video to learn how to measure your lever door handle clearance.

3

Choose your Add-On Blinds size

Using your visible door glass's width and height measured in step 2, choose your size from the chart below.

Click a product link to find out where to buy now!

ODL Add-On Blind Fits widths Fits heights
Doors
22" to 25-1/2" 63" to 66"
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25-1/2" to 28" 63" to 66"
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ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors or Sidelights - flush frame installation