Grids (which are sometimes called muntins or grilles) are strips of material that give the appearance of individual, smaller panes of glass. Harvey’s decorative grids are available in Colonial or Prairie style: Colonial-style grids are usually divided into equal sections, commonly in sets of 4, 6 or 9, and is a more traditional look; Prairie-style grids are divided into unequal panes and are more contemporary. For a truly unique look, Harvey also offers custom grid configurations, adding even more design possibilities for your Harvey windows and patio doors.
Harvey offers three grid types: Exterior Grids, Grids Between Glass, and Simulated Divided Lites. Each type of grid offers a different feature, depending upon which type best meets your needs.
Exterior grids are just as the name implies: color-matched grids installed on the exterior surface of the glass with a grid between the panes of glass. Permanently attached to the window, exterior grids are available in 5/8” or 1” profile and are a great option when historical guidelines need to be followed.
Grids between Glass, or GBG, are color-matched grids installed between the glass panes, making them an attractive, easy-to-clean option. GBG give the enhanced appearance of traditional grids, with the added benefit of not having to clean around each grid since it’s inside rather than outside the glass!
Simulated Divided Lites, or SDL, add an even more dramatic and upscale look to Harvey windows or patio doors. SDL grids most accurately replicate how windows were made in the old days, with several single panes of glass set into the grids. To create this classic look, Harvey applies three layers of grids: one to each of the exterior and interior surfaces of the glass, as well as a pewter in-glass grid. The result is strikingly authentic, and is a beautiful addition to the decor of any home.
In addition to the grids for our vinyl windows, Harvey Majesty wood windows also have several grid options to choose from.
Wondering which window grids would look best with your style home? Visit one of our many product showrooms located throughout the Northeast. Harvey windows and doors are displayed in real-life settings there, helping you envision what your finished product can look like. If you’ve already made a decision, HBP ProZone® is our way of connecting homeowners with local Harvey contractors. Give the ProZone a try and see how easy it is!