What Are Divided Window Frames? 


If you are reading this, it is quite likely that you have initiated the process of searching for replacement windows for your home. While it is true that there are many types, numerous styles, and other features to choose from, you must also consider the frames where those replacement windows will be placed.

Generally speaking, you have two options – the open glass frame or the divided frame. In this guide, you will learn what a divided window frame is and the types that are available. 

The Divided Window Frame

A divided window frame is a frame that has various sections. In each section, there is a piece of glass. If you want a view that is not impeded in any way, you should choose the open glass frame. If you are going for the classic or traditional look, the divided frame is for you! 

The Types of Divided Window Frames 

The following outlines the most popular types of divided window frames:

  1. Attached Grid – With this option, there is an entire pane of glass in the window. Then, there are dividers that are placed on the glass. This gives the appearance of having glass pieces that are separate from one another, but they really are not. This is an inexpensive option for homeowners wanting a highly efficient option, but for less cost. 
  2. Authentic – This option provides you with truly divided windows through specially-designed dividing systems that separate each glass pane. This type of frame comes at a high price. Additionally, it results in an obstruction to your view. However, if you are in the market for a classic, traditional look when it comes to your home, the authentic dividing frame is the way to go. 
  3. Faux Grids – This frame includes grids that are placed directly in front of the window glass, but typically do not even make contact with that glass. If you move close to the window, you can tell that the dividing system is a fake. That is the bad news – they lack an authentic look; however, these frames are very easy to clean and generally inexpensive. 

Your Home’s Value 

According to Remodeling Magazine, the frame that you choose for your replacement windows will be the determining factor when it comes to your overall return on investment.

To experience the highest return on your investment, you should choose vinyl window frames or wood window frames. You may choose an open glass or a divided glass frame – either will increase the overall value of your home. 

Contact Us Today 

We here at Chattahoochee Windows specialize in replacement windows and all associated accessories. We will provide you with a free in-home consultation and make recommendations based on your needs and your wants. While we are doing the consultation, be sure to inquire about our wrap around warranty.

We also offer special financing by Synchrony Bank. To learn more or to set up your in-home consultation, you may contact us today by calling the following number: 770-904-9909

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