Window Grill Options

What is a Window Grill?

A window grill divides a standard window pane into different sections giving the window a decorative pattern by using vertical or horizontal bars.  In the past, smaller window sections helped to structurally distribute the weight of large window panes since window panes were very fragile and larger panes of glass would break easily.  Now in modern times, window grills are mostly used for aesthetic detail and to add architectural interest.  

Window manufacturers offer several decorative design options and different grill placement locations for window grills.  Grilles can come between the glass, as simulated wood on the exterior of the glass or inside the house as true wood or simulated wood.Typically your options are:

  • Simulated Divided Lites (SDL) 
  • Grilles Between the Glass
  • True Divided Lites (TDL)

Your home designer should be able to help you add the best window grill options for the style of house you desire.

Simulated Divided Lites, img by Pella windows
Grilles Between the Glass, img by Pella Windows
Sample Window Grill Types
Standard - No Grill - Image by Pella Windows
Traditional - top sash - Image by Pella Windows
Prairie, 9 light - top sash - Image by Pella Windows
Prairie - 6 light - Image by Pella Windows
4 light - top sash only - Image by Pella Windows
3 light - top sash only - Image by Pella Windows
3-light-top-sash-only, image by pella windows
2 light - top sash img by Anderson Windows
4 light transom image anderson windows
top row - 7 light img by Anderson Windows
3 light - top row img by Anderson Windows

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