Last Updated Aug 7, 2018 · Written by Craig Gibson
Are you looking for a security solution for your home that is not only safe but elegant?
Look no further than wrought iron window grilles. In the past, wrought iron gates were hand-forged by blacksmiths, and while they may still be produced by specialists manufacturers - you are also as likely to find grilles made from solid steel and powder coated. There is no question that they can give your home a unique look - especially a period home. Wrought iron grilles are also extremely strong from a security point of view.
Read on to learn more about this type of window grille.
Wrought iron window grilles - also known as iron window grilles, are made from solid wrought iron that is welded for maximum strength, and then zinc plated. The grillees can be powder coated to the colour of your choice, or to the standard dark charcoal colour that many people associate with traditional wrought iron. You could also opt for heritage or contemporary colours, depending on the design of your property.
Wrought iron grilles are very securely fixed to the exterior of the window and cannot be easily removed at all. Would be intruders are very likely to give up before they get anywhere close to removing the grille. They may be able to be fixed to the interior of your window but this depends on the style of your home.
Wrought iron window grilles can be fixed or hinged. Both are great choices but hinged grillees allow you to exit the home more easily in the event of an emergency such as fire.
Wrought iron grilles are the perfect way to secure your windows while improving the aesthetics of your home, as they are available in many standard designs or can even be custom designed to perfectly suit the style of the home. Designs can be as simple or as ornate as you like. Most wrought iron window grilles are custom made. This can make them an expensive option when compared to other off the shelf window security solutions - but if it is the look you want for your home it is worth it.
Wrought iron window grilles are fitted to the outside of the window and they can be surface mounted or flush fitted, depending on the look you are trying to achieve. One option for wrought iron window grilles is to match them to other features of your home such as a wrought iron door or wrought iron balcony railings.
Your wrought iron window grille installer is likely to be a specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of this type of product.
Before you hire them check their qualifications and licence. Depending on where you live, it could be a legal requirement for you to hire someone licensed to install window grilles. It also gives you the peace of mind that they have the right training and experience to get it done properly.
When it comes time to hiring an installer make sure they are right for your job. Some questions to ask then include:
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Getting quotes from window installers is the best way of working out the cost of your job. This will give you a sense of what market rates currently are.
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