When you are looking over the options for replacement windows in Tualatin, OR, you will quickly recognize that there are a lot of different decisions to make. While deciding on the frame material and color might feel natural and easy, you might also want to consider something like window grilles. Grilles have a function in the appearance department of windows for their aesthetic appeal on certain homes. They have been around for centuries and were common in the 17th Century. Britain was the first country to mass produce glass and use grilles because the glass couldn’t be shipped a long way away in large sheets without breaking. They were put together in smaller panes and fit together, using grilles. Today, the windows can be all one pane, but the grilles still make them look older and like they have character.
Window grilles don’t serve a functional purpose today like they did in the past, but they do still have large aesthetic appeal. There are different types of grilles if you are thinking about including them in your project. Each is unique and can fit a different home decision.
Colonial window grilles go well with colonial-styles homes, which is the most popular home style in the country. These window grilles have symmetrical lines like a grid and are the most common and familiar. When you think of grilles, you probably picture these. They work well for historic homes since they look similar to the earlier styles of grilles found in American houses.
Modern window grilles are different and usually found on larger windows, like picture windows. They don’t have a grid patterns, but rather have horizontal lines that break up the large window without obstructing the outside view. The lines are thin and streamlined.
Prairie Style homes do well with prairie grilles. These simple floor plans meet practical needs without a lot of embellishment. So the grilles don’t have lines in the center of the window, but rather outline the window around the perimeter to make it stand out and look nice without interfering.
And Victorian homes often use diamond-shaped grille patterns to make the beauty of their windows and the uniqueness of the home stand out. This style looks good on other unique houses, but it’s the most common on homes that have a Victorian style.
If you are considering grilles for your replacement windows in Tualatin, OR, there are plenty of other options to consider as well. Contact the professionals at Advanced Energy Services by calling (503) 563-6866 and we can help you compare the choices, look at your home style, and come up with the right solution for your overall aesthetic goals. You can look at examples in person in our showroom at 9150 SW Pioneer Ct Ste D Wilsonville, OR 97070, where you might be able to figure out the right choice just by seeing the options. We’re here to help you with every step of the window replacement process form the beginning all the way through the installation and beyond into maintenance.