Grilles or No Grilles: What’s Best for Your Windows?

When choosing windows for your home, the top considerations always include the materials to be used and the window type. However, there’s one aspect that could make you happier with your window purchase: grilles.

What Are Window Grilles?

Back when modern windows were a fairly new invention, glass could not be manufactured and installed in large sheets. The glass was too fragile, making it impossible to move without breaking. Window grilles were introduced and used to join the smaller pieces of glass together. Modern technological and manufacturing breakthroughs have made large, seamless glass windows possible. Today, window grilles are installed not for support, but for entirely aesthetic purposes.

Do Your Windows Need Grilles?

The decision to put grilles on your windows will depend mainly on two things. Firstly, you need to take a look at your home and its features, and see whether window grilles will go well with your doors, siding and pretty much your home’s entire exterior. You can use your home’s architectural style for reference. If you’ve got a traditional-looking home, such as a colonial or Victorian style dwelling, you can count on window grilles to boost your home’s overall appearance. However, if you have a modern home, it’s best to choose windows without grilles.

It’s important to note that while grilles can make your windows more attractive to look at, they can make it slightly difficult to enjoy the view. So, your second consideration would be whether you have a view that you’d want to preserve. Remember that grilles look good on the outside, but not if you’re trying to enjoy the scenery from the safety of your home.

If you’re looking for high-quality windows, look no further than Renewal by Andersen® of Houston. We also offer door replacement services for homeowners considering sprucing up their exteriors. Call us today at (281) 547-6177 to schedule a free consultation. We serve several locations in Texas, including Spring.