Whether you are planning a sweeping renovation for your Long Island home, or you are thinking of replacing windows to improve indoor air quality and comfort, you may want to consider replacement window embellishments. Renewal by Andersen customers don’t always choose to install grilles with their new windows, but if you want to add some visual interest or complement other architectural features, grilles provide ample opportunities to customize the overall appearance of your windows and your home.
Grille patterns, and placement, impact the appearance and functionality of your windows. A variety of standard and custom grille patterns give you options to create the perfect look to reflect your personality and your home’s character.
Not sure which grille pattern is best for your home? Here’s some information to help you decide.
Versatility: 3 Replacement Window Grille Styles
If your home is at least 50 years old, you may have original windows constructed with small panes separated by vertical and horizontal wood strips (true divided lite windows). Modern, top-of-the-line replacement windows are built with large glass panels embellished with decorative grilles. You get the original look, without the problems associated with failing sealants that allow air and moisture to infiltrate your home as your windows age. Insulated glass improves energy-efficiency and the construction (two panes of glass separated by air or gas) lends itself to different grille placement options like the ones below.
1. Removable interior grilles. Clip-on grilles on the interior glass surface are removable for easy clean-up. Wood construction means you can choose to paint or stain the decorative features to match existing décor and update your finishes any time you want to change the color scheme or style.
2. Between-the-glass grilles. Factory finished grilles are permanently affixed between the two glass panes. Two widths allow you to create stunning windows for contemporary and classic home styles.
3. Full-divided-light grilles. With permanently attached exterior Fibrex material grilles and either removable or permanently affixed interiors, full-divided-light grilles almost perfectly replicate the appearance of older windows built with individual panes and wood dividers.
Limitless Custom Options
Standard grille patterns like the ones below are “out-of-the-box” options that work well in most modern and traditional homes.
The Prairie Pattern, characterized by two vertical and two horizontal bars, creates a border to frame the viewing area and works well in fixed windows and replacement windows with sash that open vertically.
The Modified Prairie Pattern
Creates a similar visual impression when you have sliders or a double-casement configuration that opens outward.
The Colonial Pattern
Used to create equal squares covering the sash. You choose how many squares you want (three rows of three, four rows of two, two rows of five, etc.). You may choose to embellish both upper and lower sash or only one, depending on your decorating vision.
The Farmhouse Pattern
This is truly a classic. With a horizontal bar running across the center of the window and two vertical bars positioned in the upper portion of the sash to create three equal sections, you’ll enjoy a clear, unobstructed view on the lower sash and visually interesting details on the upper sash.
Custom grille patterns allow you to create stunning elements to accentuate geometric window shapes and create unique curved and lattice patterns to complement a single window or the overall aesthetic of your home. If you have a special grille pattern you would like to incorporate into your window design, discuss your vision with your Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement window specialist.
Deciding whether to adorn your windows with intricate details or leave your windows plain to enhance the view is a personal decision. Color options, trim widths and patterned glass enable our customers to enjoy windows that look beautiful and perform perfectly in every environment.
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You don’t have to compromise decorating visions to create an energy-efficient home that is comfortable for your family. We promise to always provide top-of-the-line, high performance ENERGY-STAR labeled home improvement products to help you achieve those goals. Ready to get started? Fill in the short form on this page to request a brochure or give us a call at 1-877-313-9052 to schedule a free, no-obligation home consultation today.
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Are you considering textured or patterned glass replacement windows for your Long Island home? This week’s industry standards blog post will answer five of the most common questions Long Island homeowners have about “art glass.”
5 Common Questions About Replacement Window Patterned Glass
#1. Are patterned glass options less energy-efficient than traditional clear replacement window panes?
Although there are many styles of replacement windows to choose from, all windows are either operable or fixed (often known as “picture” windows). A combination of the two styles will ensure your Long Island home is functional, beautiful and energy-efficient. Here is a bit more information from the Renewal by Andersen of Long Island specialists to help you achieve the perfect balance between windows that open and their stationary companions. Continue reading Benefits of Fixed Versus Operable Windows for Long Island Homes
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If this is your first time visiting our Renewal by Andersen of Long Island website, or if you want to revisit some of the topics discussed in our recent 12-part window and door education series, we’ve got good news. This resource page has links to each article and a few additional pages to make your replacement window and patio door research easier.
Before we re-cap the series, here are two quick-links to help you get a better idea of what each type of window will look like and how they will perform in your unique home environment.
The 3-D applicationgives a better idea about how a particular style will look in your home. Simply download the app, upload photos of your house, make design choices, and you’ll get a more personalized, 3D rendering of your home, with upgrades.
Learn More About Replacement Window Styles
Choosing the right style for every room in your home helps you maximize energy-efficiency and comfort. Here are replacement window and patio door styles we offer.
We didn’t write a dedicated blog post in our 12-part window and door education series about specialty windows – like geometric shaped fixed windows. Inoperable specialty windows are the perfect solution for transoms and windows installed high on the wall in rooms with vaulted ceilings. You may want to learn more about these unique home improvement solutions, too.
Learn More About Accessories & Hardware
Operable windows aren’t complete without handles and latches, but some people forget they do more than just allow homeowners to open and close their windows. Other accessories and design components are like the icing on the cake, your modern replacement windows will perform perfectly and enhance energy-efficiency without them, but sometimes you want something special.
Window Grilles, while optional add visual texture and enhance the overall appearance of your home, especially if you live in an older home that once had original windows constructed with many smaller panes.
Insect Screens aren’t really optional in our area if you want to open your windows, unless you don’t mind sharing your indoor space with those dreaded no-see-ums.
You may have noticed we didn’t talk about glass options – and, we all know that a replacement window unit without glass is just a hole in your wall – right? Choosing the correct glass is critical for maximizing energy-efficiency. So, learn more about both crystal clear glass solutions and obscured glass that improves privacy before you start designing new home windows.
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The series summary puts you in the driver’s seat with links to more information about each replacement window and patio door component. What’s next? Read our online reviews, then dial 1-877-313-9052 to schedule a private, in-home consultation to take the first step to upgrading to high-performance home windows.
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