Simulated Muntin Bars

Simulated Muntin Bars from Windowcraft Industries Ltd

By: Windowcraft Industries Ltd  07-03-2012
Keywords: Windows Doors, Wood Windows, french doors

A muntin bar is a narrow strip of wood that was used to divide a window or door into small pieces of glass that were used up until the 1950's. This detail is used today in modern windows where a traditional detailing is sought after. The advent of thermal glass has caused the authentic muntin bar to increase substaintially in width.

The window industry has answered this in several ways, including the simulated divided muntin bar where strips of wood are adhered to the thermal glass to give a sense of glass division.

Windowcraft has a very unique approach. We use the actual profile from a typical 1940's muntin bar to provide a profile on the interior. On the exterior we use a trapazoidal shape to replicate the hand applied putty work that was used on older windows. The wood strips are adhered to the glass using a special mounting tape design for this specific use. An aluminum "sight line" in-glass grill is used in the thermal glass air space.

The result is an appearance that is a true historic match

Keywords: custom doors, french doors, Windows Doors, Wood Windows

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