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The Positives and Negatives of Window Grilles

The Positives and Negatives of Window Grilles

Window grilles are an often underappreciated piece of your home’s windows. They give you the flexibility to meet both contemporary and traditional design needs, and with the variety of styles and colors offered, you can uncover a combination to achieve whatever your heart desires.

Positives:

  • Removable between-the-glass grilles easily snap in and out so you can swap styles whenever you update your home or change styles or paint.

  • Regardless of the window grilles you go with, there are multiple color choices to meet your design needs.

  • Grille options are available today with dual or triple pane insulated glass to provide more energy efficient choices than historical grilles used with single-pane glass.

  • Between-the-glass grilles and removeable grilles are available to make for a quick cleaning of the glass.

Now that we’ve read a couple positives of window grilles, let’s check out the challenges surrounding window grilles.

Negatives:

  • While there are a variety of designs available,  some homeowners feel that a few grille styles might inhibit their view of the outdoors.

  • Many window grilles are permanent once installed, limiting design flexibility in the future.

  • If grilles are bonded permanently to the surface of the glass that typically cleaned, cleaning can be more of a challenge.

  • Replacement windows that tout grilles are typically more pricey than those that don’t have grilles.

Whether you’re moving and need to purchase replacement windows or you’re simply shopping around for your current home, window grilles can be a great add-on to your next set of windows. There are a host of things to ponder, from style to color choice, but with a little help from our pros, we’re sure you’ll find just what you’re looking for. Of course, with the host of products available, we suggest coming by our South Portland showroom, giving us a call at 207-517-2331 or setting up an in-home consultation with us via the online scheduler so you can get an up-close look at the choices we offer.


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