Window grilles can add style to your windows. However, these window features may not be ideal if you want to preserve a view or if it doesn’t match your home’s design.
Keep reading to learn more about window grilles and when you can benefit from them.
What Are Window Grilles?
The fragility and rarity of wide window panes in sixteenth-century London encouraged many window makers and home builders to use window grilles. The grid formation reinforced the glass structure by using smaller pane sizes and joining them together using the grid to create scalable window sizes.
Today’s technology has strengthened modern window panes, making grilles unnecessary to the functionality of windows, but beneficial to the window design. That said, grilles are purely added for aesthetic purposes nowadays.
Types of Window Grilles
You can find three types of window grilles today. These are the following:
- Traditional: These polyvinyl chloride (PVC), wood or aluminum grilles have far more durability than their old wood counterparts. This type of grille is ideal for casement and double-hung windows in classic Victorian or Colonial-style properties.
- Contemporary: Iron exterior, welded aluminum black mesh and stainless steel grilles give a modern industrial look. These grilles can work as exterior guards for bare and non-gridded windowpanes.
- Elegant: Designer and uniquely patterned window grilles work well in homes with centerpiece windows.
When Should You Use Window Grilles?
Window grilles work only as aesthetic enhancements for your property. They don’t improve the functionality or durability of your windows, so consider the following before adding them to your window design:
- Architectural considerations: Grilles look great on Colonial, New England and Victorian-style homes.
- Your view: Grilles will obstruct your view. So, if you have beautiful outdoor scenery, we don’t recommend adding grilles to windows.
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