When selecting brand-new windows for your home, the main considerations often include the style of the window and the framing material to be used. However, there is one factor that many seem to overlook—grilles.
Continue reading to learn more about grilles.
What Are Window Grilles?
Grilles on windows were first introduced when glass could not be manufactured and installed in large-sized sheets. Because glass was too delicate, it was incredibly difficult to move without accidentally breaking. Hence, grilles were used to attach smaller pieces of glass together. However, modern technology and manufacturing innovations have made it possible to use large, seamless glass on windows. Today, grilles are used mainly for aesthetic purposes rather than structural support.
Should You Get Window Grilles?
When making the decision whether or not to add grilles to your windows, you need to take into account two essential factors. First off, you need to take a good look at the features and characteristics of your home and determine if the window grilles will match your siding, doors and the rest of your home’s exterior.
Start with the architectural style of your home. If you have a traditional home, such as a Victorian-style or Colonial dwelling, adding grilles to your windows will likely enhance the overall appearance of your residence. If you happen to have a more contemporary-looking home, it is best to use large expanses of windows without grilles.
It is also important to note that even though grilles can make your windows more appealing, they can also make it slightly challenging to relish the view from the inside of your home. So if you have a gorgeously designed landscape or a massive pool in your backyard, window grilles may not be a great choice for you.
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