A window is composed of different components that you can customize according to your needs. Among these parts are muntins, also called grilles or grids. In this article, Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix, a local company specializing in window installation, discusses muntins and lists three style variants that you can choose from.
All About Muntins
Muntins basically function as framing pieces that support glass panes, which are sometimes referred to as “lites” or “lights”. They’re commonly seen in older and more traditional homes, and this is due to the fact that glass could only be manufactured in smaller pieces during that time.
In order to cover large windows, small panes of glass were joined together using muntins. Nowadays, larger pieces of glass no longer need a support structure like muntins. However, because of the traditional style they add to a window, many homeowners still opt to have multiple panes.
3 Grille Styles
Muntins come in different styles affecting the look and cost of a window. Below are some grille options offered by Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix:
True Divided Lites
These are perfect if you want the authentic look of muntins. Take note, though, that it can be tedious to clean a multi-paned window. It’s usually more expensive too.
Simulated Divided Lites
If you want a cheaper alternative to true divided lites, you can go with simulated divided lites. These mimic the look of authentic muntins, but the glass is usually adhered to the muntin framework.
Simulated Divided Lites With Spacers
These are essentially simulated divided lites, but the difference is that they come with space bars between the glass panes. This feature makes them look more like the traditional muntins or the true divided lites.
Whether you’re keen on getting a bay window or a picture window, Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix can provide you with high-quality products and services. Call us at (602) 562-1176 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We offer our services to homeowners in Phoenix and Tempe, AZ, and nearby areas.