3 Mistakes to Avoid When Getting Window Grilles

Window grilles are horizontal and/or vertical bars of wood, metal or vinyl used to visually separate the glass of a window into panes. In order to get the most out of this decorative pattern, it is important to conduct research and determine which ones best suit your home. For better results, a casement windows installer lists down common mistakes you need to avoid when getting window grilles. 

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Getting Window Grilles

1. Using Incorrect Grille Thickness

One of the fundamental functions of window grilles is to protect you and your family from potential break-ins. For this reason, you will want the utmost protection that you can only get from strong and thick grilles. Keep in mind, however, that using thick grilles on small-sized windows will obstruct your view, while using thin bars on larger windows will look disproportionate. Know the right grille measurements to keep your home safe and visually appealing.

2. Using Inferior Materials

When it comes to choosing materials, you have to be cautious about the quality. Make sure you purchase materials that can withstand stress exerted by walls. Some homeowners buy window grilles at a cheaper price only to find that they bow or curve due to excess load after some time. Consult a residential window contractor and ask for recommendations on the sturdiest materials available.

3. Using the Wrong Color

In addition to various thickness and sizes, window grilles also come in different colors. One mistake that homeowners make is opting for a color that does not match or complement the frame, which can make the exterior look strange. While color combinations can be bold and adventurous, you do not want your home to stand out from the neighborhood for the wrong reasons.

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