Windows are emblematic of most architectural styles, but what usually make them iconic are the grilles they embellish. Although window grilles have long lost their structural significance since the invention of large glass, they remain popular for decorative purposes.
Every architecture has its quintessential window grille pattern. Renewal by Andersen® of Denver shares the most popular ones:
The colonial pattern is a crisscross one, highlighting the penchant of some traditional architectural aesthetics for symmetry. Although named after Colonial homes, Georgian, Federal, and Cape Cod ones share the same grille design.
The common variations are 12-over-12, 9-over-9, and 6-over-6 grilles. Choose the iteration that matches your preference, especially when you consider daylighting and outdoor view.
This pattern features two vertical bars that meet a wider horizontal rail running through the middle of the window. Apart from the American Farmhouse, any architecturally savvy window company would also recommend this grille design, as it’s also symbolic of the Craftsman Bungalow.
This grille pattern comprises two vertical and two horizontal bars that form perfect squares on all corners and a large, plain center. This design applies on each sash, which is why you’d see the both panels of double-hung and sliding windows with their own prairie grilles.
The modified prairie only consists one set of two vertical and two horizontal bars regardless of the number of sash. In turn, this pattern provides a greater clear glass surface.
This one is for casement replacement windows so they look like double-hung units. This pattern is a clever solution if you want your windows to function like a casement window while looking like a double-hung.
Renewal by Andersen of Denver can customize your grilles with whatever style you need. Call us on our Colorado Springs office at (719) 313-5403 or our Denver office at (303) 968-3287 to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation.