Have you ever heard of the terms mullions and muntins? Maybe if you are a homemaker, a decorator or some furniture aficionado your answer would be yes, but many people have not. Read on as windows expert Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix will talk about these two essential parts and how they can make a difference in your home.
Millions of Mullions
A mullion is the thick vertical divider that you often see in a window. Its history goes back to the medieval world when the Europeans looked for methods to let in natural air and light through the window. According to a historical timeline, it was the Romanesque who first used the mullions in the 11th century.
Then it was replaced by the Gothic style that became popular. Gothic windows included more than one mullion. Then came in the Western design. Mullions act as a supporting part, just like muntins even though they are different from each other.
Twinning with Muntins
Window installation professionals would often define muntins as any type of bar that divides windows, panels, doors and other furniture. There is the big difference between mullions and muntins: mullions are specifically for windows while muntins are not.
It was believed that early builders made use of muntins to help big windows lift the weight when attached to a wall. Muntins are essential a supporting device. Today, they are known as grilles.
Endow Your Window
Both mullions and muntins improve a window’s overall appearance. They are big on function and aesthetics as well. The best part about them is that they can be incorporated into a bow or bay window, casement and other types of windows
Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix has the most experienced installers that can help you achieve the look you are aiming for your windows. Additionally, your window experts offer a FREE in-home, no obligation estimate that you can take advantage of.
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