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window cover for doors ?
« on: July 29, 2017, 08:38:45 PM »
What you guys use to cover the window of the entry door. We have two doors, you can see in the window when you walk by. We were thinking about getting a window shade like you use in the backseat of the car for the kids.


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Re: window cover for doors ?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 08:53:51 PM »
We hung a 'Garden Flag' with a picture of a bear family on it.  At night it looks like a big mama bear is standing just inside the door.  Works for us.  JM2
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Re: window cover for doors ?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2017, 09:01:53 PM »
We went down to the fabric store and got enough blackout curtain material to cover every window in the trailer, doors included. Then we cut the material to size and attached Velcro strips to the corners of the windows and our new shades and we were in business. We don't use them all the time, but they come in real handy when you have a street light right outside your bedroom, your neighbor leaves their outside lights on all night, or you just want it nice and dark so you can sleep,past dawn. We also found that they do a good job of keeping the Fla summer heat out of the windows, helping keep the trailer cooler. When we're not using them, we roll them up together and store them under the sofa.
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Re: window cover for doors ?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2017, 09:26:57 PM »
We use a Magneshade.
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Re: window cover for doors ?
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 07:29:02 AM »
How about having the glass tinted a real dark shade.
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Re: window cover for doors ?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2017, 08:43:35 AM »
Lots of different solutions: Cling-type films for an etched glass look, colored or patterned stick-on films, plain old window shades, curtains, etc. Whatever rows your boat...

here are some ideas:
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Re: window cover for doors ?
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2017, 09:34:53 AM »
Pull the window frame from the inside, measure carefully and have a glass shop order you a tempered piece (make sure it's tempered 1/8" glass and learn from my error).  Then take it to a tint shop and have them put 5% (limo black) on it.  You can see out but no one can see in, problem solved and they look nice.

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Re: window cover for doors ?
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2017, 09:22:51 PM »
Slim Shade is another possibility.  This was recommended on a recent thread.  It replaces your window with a built in shade and window.

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Re: window cover for doors ?
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2017, 09:47:05 AM »
I hung a simple roll shade bought from Ikea above the door.  Pull it down at night, or whenever privacy is needed.
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