In the past, window grilles were designed with a specific function in mind — to connect smaller glass panes and provide additional support to the glass. Large panes of glass were once difficult to transport without breaking. Nowadays, window grilles are simply an aesthetic feature added to windows.
In today’s article, Eagle Creek Siding, LLC shares tips to help you decide whether you should get window grilles or not.
Consider the Architectural Style of Your Home
One of the biggest factors to consider when getting window grilles is the architectural style of your home. Generally, grilles aren’t recommended for contemporary-style homes. They are best suited for Victorian-style, Gothic and traditional houses. Be careful when choosing a grille design or pattern as this can make or break the look of your home. Always consult experts to discuss the most appropriate options.
Think About Maintenance
Another thing to keep in mind about window grilles is how they will impact window maintenance. Traditionally, grilles were on the outside, making it more difficult to clean the windows. Fortunately, modern designs allow you to have the grilles installed inside the panes of glass, so you don’t have to worry about extra nooks and crannies you need to clean.
Make Sure You’re Not Obstructing a View
If you have a nice view from your window, it’s best not to add grilles so you can enjoy the scenery without obstructions. Conversely, grilles can come in handy if your window is overlooking a busy street that you’re not fond of. You can use them to distract the eye from an unpleasant view instead of having closed curtains all the time.
From window installation to siding replacement, Eagle Creek Siding, LLC provides quality services that will bring out the beauty of a home. We are dedicated to providing each of our customers with the excellent workmanship and customer service they deserve. Learn more about our services by calling us at (360) 570-0396 or filling out our contact form.