Windows allow natural light into your home and give you a view of the outside world. They help ventilate your spaces, keeping them fresh and comfortable. When it’s time to replace your windows, you have the option of adding grilles. However, this feature does not work for all houses.
Keep reading to determine if you should get grilles for your windows.
Why Windows Used to Have Grilles
In the past, large pieces of glass were hard to transport due to their vulnerability to breakage. As a result, the panes were divided and shipped in smaller sections. People used grilles to connect these panes to form full-sized windows.
Today, grilles are no longer necessary to support windows, meaning they only serve an aesthetic purpose. In some structures, you will find them on the outside of the glass. Unfortunately, their location makes window cleaning difficult as you have to work on one pane at a time. To avoid this problem, choose windows with the grilles inside the glass units.
Should You Get Window Grilles?
You should consider the architectural style of your home when deciding whether to get window grilles. A house can either be contemporary or traditional. If you have a traditional home, such as Colonial, window grilles will complement your residence. Meanwhile, modern structures usually look better with seamless, unobstructed window glass.
Another thing to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to add grilles is your outdoor view. If you have breathtaking views or landscaping you worked hard on, you want to capture that through your windows. Picture windows without grilles will create an effortless connection between your indoor and outdoor spaces.
For energy-efficient, attractive and durable windows, choose Homecraft® Inc. Our team is here to help you select the ideal style, size and material for your home, needs and budget. Call us at (302) 798-0302 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.