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Old 02-08-11, 01:06 PM   #1
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Default Wall of windows along ceiling in modern ranch, insulated blinds? DIY?

Hello,
We are in the renovating a 50's ranch in WA State. The west wall of our house is mostly glass /doors on both floors. The glass in the windows pictured here is double pane. All the other single wall glass is coming out of the house this year. I have some twin wall poly going in to replace the old single sheets of decorative glass on the public side of the house.

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I cant post links or images because of forum rules. Hurray.

The windows In question are pictured here running along the top of the house. I would like to put a set of something automated and insulating along these top windows. If money where no object I would probably throw in automated Hunter Douglas blinds in all the static windows.

Currently we burn wood for heat. I am going to try to put a heat pump in this summer.

Are there cheaper alternatives? Are there other cool solutions to deal with this that I don't even know about?

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Old 02-09-11, 05:04 PM   #2
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Hey blueox,

If you introduce yourself and/or comment a few more times you'll be able to post pictures.

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Old 02-09-11, 05:16 PM   #3
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Thats probably not a bad Idea!

I will head over and do that now.
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Old 03-11-11, 07:46 PM   #4
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hunterdouglas. com /our-products.jsp?so=tn

They have a lot of nice products, of course there are other companies that offer other cheaper alternatives.

The silhouette ones still let some light through but not to much.

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