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Your Guide To Window Grilles

Your windows are getting older, draftier, and maybe the seals are even letting in moisture between the panes, and you’re ready to renovate by upgrading with energy efficient technology. It’s a wise decision that will not only increase the value of your home but also cut down on the energy you use both heating and cooling your home. At Golden Windows, our goal is to supply builders and homeowners with high-performance, energy-efficient windows that show a return on your investment right away by holding ourselves to the world standard for quality (as set by the International Organization for Standardization).

A home renovation is not just an opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of your household, though, it’s also a chance to add new life to your home design, and window grilles provide a great opportunity to enliven both the interior and exterior of your home. Grilles are the pattern or grid you often see dividing windows into smaller “lites” or providing visual points of interest along the border. When you’re deciding on grille styles, there are two major factors to keep in mind: 1) maintaining continuity with the style of your home and 2) creating a unified look in your home.

Different grille patterns tend to be used in different styles and ages of home as well as the look of the materials used. For example, at Golden Windows you can choose from a variety of looks including pine, brass, pewter, Georgian, or flat. Some of the styles we offer include Muskoka, Colonial, Victorian, and horizontal grilles, as well as custom designs, which are particularly popular with architectural and picture windows. As a general rule, these styles correspond to certain types of houses, for example, older Victorian houses such as those you might find in older parts of Ontario cities, which often feature bays and gables, might feature more elaborate grilles. On the other hand, more contemporary houses tend to lean toward straight, clean patterns, such as a horizontal valance, which also interferes less with the view. A common look used on Muskoka-style homes and cottages is vertically-divided lites or crosses on the upper part of a hung or architectural window while leaving the lower part clear. You can see all of our grille patterns or find out how we can help you design a custom pattern, just give us a call or find out about builders who use our products.

When it comes to giving your home a unified look, the best advice to follow is to use a single style of grille throughout one side or one floor of your home. It also helps to use patterns that correspond to the shape of the window; for example, using square patterns for square panes and likewise for rectangular windows. You can opt to use grilles between glass to avoid the potential for damaging them as well as the inconvenience interior installation causes when you go to clean the glass. We understand at Golden Windows that you have a vision for your home and that’s why we offer a wide variety of design options and customizations in addition to our top-of-the-line energy-efficient materials. Your home should look beautiful and conserve energy without compromise.

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