Are you planning to get new windows this season? This project offers many opportunities for customization, from window style and trim color to hardware finishes. You can even invest in beautiful grille patterns for your replacement windows, although this is not without its own considerations. Let Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey, your top window replacement company, help you decide whether it’s a good idea to get grilles for your new units.
A Brief History of Window Grilles
Back in the early 1600s, it was almost impossible to ship large panes of glass without breaking—not to mention creating bigger glass was expensive. People used to piece small glass panes together with grilles to create full-sized windows. Back then, grilles were located outside the window. Today, however, windows are made with multiple glass panes, allowing grids to be placed between and on the inside of them.
Get Grilles If You Own a Traditional Home
Window grilles are optional nowadays, but they can make a huge difference in a traditional home. They can enhance the look of your double-hung, or bow and bay window, while helping add to your home’s historical accuracy. Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey offers a variety of lovely grille patterns, including Colonial, Prairie, Modified Prairie and Farmhouse.
We also offer full divided light grilles, which provide a visual replica of true divided glass. Our between-the-glass grilles, meanwhile, are installed permanently between the glass panes during manufacturing. This allows for a smooth glass surface that makes cleaning effortless, while providing the beautiful look of grilles.
Don’t Get Grilles If You Want to Maximize Your Viewing Area
If you own a Modern or Contemporary home, which focuses on open living spaces and greater access to natural light, you might want to reconsider getting window grilles—especially if you want to maximize your home’s viewing area. However, there is a way to keep your view the way it is without dividing it with a grille. You can, in fact, get grilles on the top of the window and keep the bottom bare. Now you get to enjoy that lovely view while adding a classic look to your large picture or sliding window.
Enhance the look of your home with superior grille patterns from Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey. We proudly serve homeowners in Toms River and Jackson, New Jersey, and the nearby communities. Call us today at (908) 497-1020 or fill out this online form to schedule your free consultation.