To add grilles to windows is one of the many important decisions you have to make when planning a window replacement. Here’s what you need to consider before making your choice.
Your Home’s Style
There are primarily two styles of home: traditional and contemporary. These styles can help you determine whether your windows will look good with grilles or not in terms of tying up the look of your home. For homes with Colonial, Cape Cod or traditional architectural styles, windows should have grilles for historical accuracy.
On the other hand, homes with a more contemporary or modern style are better off without grilles. Bare windows with a large glass area and narrow frames and sashes complement well with the architectural styles’ notable linear and geometric features.
The view from the outdoors also determines whether you need to add grilles on your windows. If they frame a beautiful view of your garden or patio, you should disregard adding these dividers so you can have an unobstructed view from the inside. However, you’ll want to do the opposite if the windows are facing the street or another home next door. This distracts your eyes from a dull and boring view.
Your Home’s Curb Appeal
No longer are the grilles used to connect smaller panes of window glass during transport, which is a common setup for manufactured windows from centuries ago. They are mere optional components that can add aesthetic value for your windows. In other words, you can choose whether to add grilles or not. The only difference is, your home may look a lot better or not depending on your home’s style. At the end of the day, it all comes down to preference.
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