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The Positives and Negatives of Window Grilles

The Positives and Negatives of Window Grilles

Window grilles are an often underappreciated portion of your home’s windows. They provide you the flexibility to meet both contemporary and traditional design wishes, and with the variety of styles and colors available, you can find a combination to fulfill whatever your heart desires.

Positives:

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

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

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

  • Between-the-glass grilles and removable grilles are available to make it easier to clean the glass.

Now that we’ve taken a look at a few positives of window grilles, let’s take a look at the challenges that may come with window grilles.

Negatives:

  • While there are a host of designs out there, some homeowners feel that some grille styles can block 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 is cleaned, cleaning can be more of a challenge.

  • Replacement windows that tout grilles are usually more costly 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 could be a great addition to your next set of windows. There are a host of things to think about, from style to color choice, but with a little help from our experts, we’re sure you’ll find exactly what you’re searching for. Of course, with the variety of products available, we suggest coming by our Hingham showroom, giving us a call at 781-826-8005 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 can provide.

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