What Are Window Grids?
Window grids are fixed, decorative inserts for windows that add to the overall design. They can either be added between the glass or outside it for a more historic look.
The primary purpose of window grids is to add curb appeal and style to your home. With today’s window technology, grids no longer have a functional purpose and will not affect the integrity of your windows. Therefore, window grids are a completely optional element for windows, and it’s up to you to decide on the ideal style for your property.
Grids Between the Glass vs. Grids Outside the Glass
When you opt to have windows with grids between the glass, you’ll combine beauty with convenience. You can achieve your desired window grid style without worrying about cleaning around each individual component.
Grids outside the glass are your other option. The grids are placed on the outside of the glass pane. If you want your home to have historic charm, you will probably choose this type of window grid.
What Are the 5 Best Window Grid Styles?
When you invest in new windows, you can choose options with pre-designed grid styles or customize a pattern upon request. Whether you prefer a classic, early American look or want a unique design you don’t see every day, there’s an option for you.
Read on to discover some of the best window grid styles you can incorporate into your home.
The colonial grid is a stylish classic that can suit nearly any home. It’s typically found on early American-style buildings but is also found on newly-built homes today. This grid style is highly versatile and can include as few as 4 lites or go up to as many as 12 lites – this usually depends on the size of the windows. Depending on your desired look, you can choose to only put Colonial grids in just the top or bottom sash or in both.
If you’re looking for windows with a decorative flair, but still offer optimal viewing space unobstructed by lines, the drop grid pattern could be the best choice for you. Also known as top row grids or short fractional grids, drop grids only sit in the top portion of the window. We’re finding that more and more homeowners are opting for this grid style because they give the illusion of an open window while maintaining some minimalist style elements.
Diamond grids exude European charm and Old World romance. They’re named diamond grids because of their distinct diagonal and diamond shapes and have been historically used in accent windows. Diamond grids are an excellent choice if you want your windows to stand out from the rest.
4. Perimeter by Window
The perimeter grid, also known as the “Prairie” grid, offers a classic American style. This grid style will fit in perfectly with an older home you’re restoring, or add a hand-crafted touch to a new construction home. Perimeter-by-window grids offer a stylish pattern that will add character to your home without costing you an open view out of your windows.
5. Perimeter by Sash
The perimeter by sash grids are very similar to the perimeter by window grids. The difference is that each sash of the window contains a full 9-lite square. These grids do a fantastic job of adding visual interest to your home and making your windows stand out. No matter how new or old your house is, the perimeter by sash window grids are an excellent choice.
Upgrade Your Windows With Zeeland Lumber & Supply
The smallest details often make the most significant differences. If you’re looking for beautiful window grid solutions, contact us at Zeeland Lumber & Supply. We carry amazing products from some of the most reputable brands in the industry, including Andersen, Marvin, MI Windows, and North Star. We’re happy to recommend some options that could work well for your home.