Window grilles have been around almost for as long as windows have existed. Nowadays, they serve mostly as a decorative element, but back in the day when large planes of glass were impossible to produce, grilles were a necessity and used to lend additional support if you wanted a full-sized window. Window grilles continue to be popular to this day and is something many homeowners still consider when thinking about getting a window replacement.
Here are a few factors to consider when trying to decide on whether or not we should get windows with grilles for our home.
Probably the most important thing to consider if you are thinking about getting replacement windows with grilles is if they match the architectural style of your home. If you are having trouble deciding, a good tip is to think about your home as belonging to one of either two styles – traditional and modern. If you own a Colonial, cottage or craftsman-style home, then grilled windows will look absolutely perfect and will fit right in with the rest of the style. For most modern and contemporary homes, however, a large grille-less window will probably work best.
While grilled windows may look perfect on a traditional house and can add tremendous aesthetic value and curb appeal, they do have a downside. Grilles on your windows can distract from the view. If you have a beautiful garden in your backyard or have a breathtaking view of the outside, grilles can be a little distracting. However, if you have a boring, humdrum view of the outdoors that lacks variety, then grilled windows can help alleviate some of the plainness.
If you’ve decided on getting windows with grilles, then you’ve come to the right place. Renewal by Andersen® of Northwest Ohio offers windows with a variety of creative grille patterns that are sure to enhance the look and feel of your traditional home. Give us a call at (419) 931-6970, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with one of our specialists. We serve homeowners in and around Toledo, OH, and its neighboring communities.