Metal window grills are part of a tradition of integrating security features with attractive designs and as such they have become more popular over the years. They come in an endless variety of sizes, shapes and degrees of ornateness, but love them or hate them, decorative metal window grills do have many advantages. That said they also have some disadvantages too. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons.
Aesthetically pleasing to suit
One of the great things about window grills is that you don’t have to be Mr boring when it comes to design. Sure you can purchase ready bought ones that do exactly the same job, and at a cheaper price but chances are they’ll be relatively plain looking. That’s okay if that’s your bag, but if you’re after something a little more – well – you, then why not find yourself a good metal fabricator and have your own custom made. This way the sky’s the limit with regard to design. Patterns, floral designs, symbols, even your initials can all be incorporated if you wish.
On a more serious note decorative metal window grills have been known to prevent burglaries and break-ins. Not only do they protect vulnerable parts of your house (eg, your windows) but they will act as a deterrent for any opportunist criminal looking to target your home.
Gives peace of mind
For parents with young children, decorative window grills have the ability to prevent children from potentially falling out of an open window giving them peace-of-mind.
WHAT ABOUT THE CONS?
There’s a good chance that if you decide to move home, you won’t be able to take your window grills with you. Most grilles are welded on and even if they can be taken out they aren’t a one size fits all solution. Therefore they might not fit the windows of your new home.
Obstructing emergency access
Some window grills are designed to be removed for this very purpose but for those that aren’t, this is something a homeowner might want to think about. For example fire escape routes may have to be re-planned and emergency evacuations might have to be re-thought.
So there you have it, the pros and cons of decorative metal window grills. If you like the idea of having your own personalised window grilles or indeed any other decorative or functional metal work then contact Metro Steel. We’ve been fabricating metal for years and as such can do just about anything with metal (within reason of course). So why not give us a call on 07 3204 1000 and let us turn your ideas into reality.