window grid patterns

You may have been to one or more of the replacement window manufacturers you’re considering and been overwhelmed with the options. If one of the reasons you’re considering new replacement windows is to increase your home’s curb appeal, you want to choose a new window color and grid patter than you’ll love. Today’s blog can help you make the right selection.


Today’s new replacement windows come in a variety of colors to choose from. Some manufacturers offer a different color on the inside and outside of the window adding even color options. If you live in a community managed by an HOA, check to see if you are limited by the regulations regarding color before making an investment.

We’ve been asked a few times, “What’s wrong with white?” The short answer is, nothing. White is an excellent choice for many homes because the windows pop against the brick, stucco, or siding. However, if your home has a lot of dark earth tones, white may be too stark. Most quality vinyl replacement windows come in an off white or tan at a similar price point as the white. If you choose wood, you can paint or stain them whatever color you desire.

For some modern style or historical homes where you want vinyl replacement widows, you may need to choose a custom color. These can be an expensive upgrade but well worth it if you don’t want to continue dealing with the maintenance of wood windows.

Glass & Grid Options

If you’re installing a window in a bathroom and don’t want to install curtains or blinds for privacy consider an obscured glass or privacy glass. Almost all window lines offer this as an option so you can have the same windows with different glass. A popular upgrade in Texas is the tinted windows. Adding a slight tint to your window will decrease the amount of natural light but also keep your home cooler. For most homeowners, this is a highly personal decision.

The grid pattern is the design in the windows. The options vary across manufactures and even within their own lines. Often you can choose the grid pattern for the whole window or just the top panel. If you want as much natural light coming in as possible, opt for a minimal grid pattern or none at all.


Most window hardware is white. If you have chosen a different standard color window, the hardware may coordinate with that. If you’ve chosen a custom color, there may be a fee to upgrade the hardware as well. Some manufacturers offer brushed nickel, bronze, or brass hardware for a custom look.

No matter what you’re looking for in your new replacement windows, Affordable Replacement Window Systems can help. We offer some of the leading brands with many options. Our team will help you choose the right windows for your home without the long sales pitch and with straightforward pricing. Call today to schedule your in home consultation – (817) 264-6509.

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