Grilles: Are They Ideal for Your Window Replacement?

Planning a window replacement involves a lot of decision-making. For instance, you need to choose a style and color that will elevate the architectural design of your home. Another thing you need to decide on is whether or not you are getting grilles.

Read on to find out if you should include grilles in your project.

What Is the Purpose of Grilles?

In the past, grilles played a major role in the structural integrity of windows. Back then, manufacturers couldn’t produce and install glass in large sheets. Transporting glass without breakage was a challenge. Window grilles were used to connect smaller pieces of glass. However, today, this feature isn’t necessary to keep windows stable. Modern windows usually only have grilles for added appeal.

Should You Get Them?

The main thing you need to consider when deciding if you are getting grilles or not for your windows is the architectural style of your home. For instance, houses with traditional styles, such as Colonial or Victorian, might look more appealing with grilles. On the other hand, this feature might stick out in modern or contemporary homes.

Will grilles go well with your doors, siding and other parts of your exterior? Are they going to obstruct the outdoor views you wish to capture through windows? Installing grilles might not be the best idea if you live in an area with captivating views. While they might look appealing from the outside, they might keep you from seeing wonderful scenery from your living space. However, installing grilles is a great idea if you want a distraction from uneventful surroundings.

For attractive, energy-efficient and long-lasting replacement windows, choose Renewal by Andersen®. Our replacement windows and doors are all backed with comprehensive warranties. Call us at (206) 775-7533, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.

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