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Glass doors offer many benefits for homeowners. They help save energy and allow more natural light in the house. They also provide privacy options. There are tons of different styles of glass doors that you can choose. You can replace the glass or you can add glass inserts.
If you are looking for door glass inserts, you may have seen some that come with muntins. Muntins have been used on glass panels for centuries. It is not a term that you often hear, but you probably have seen them used for plenty of buildings. Muntins are a great addition to any glass door. So, what are muntins?
What are Muntins?
Not to be confused with mullions, muntins are the lines on the glass that form a grid pattern. They are often associated with windows, but doors and furniture can have muntins. Glass doors with this feature are called multi-light glass doors. Muntins also are referred to as grilles, and they separate the glass into smaller segments. They are made with materials like wood, and they can be placed over the glass or inserted internally.
Originally, muntins were used for structural support. Early buildings could not hold up large sheets of glass without them breaking. The bars would join different glass panels and help distribute the weight. Today, many people use them for aesthetic reasons. There are benefits to adding muntins to your door.
They Will Style Your Glass
If you want to improve the style of your home, then glass doors with muntins are the best choice. Muntins are associated with traditional Western architecture. They will give your doors that historically authentic look and increase curb appeal.
Some may be worried that installing them may clash with the style of their home. Door glass inserts with grilles come in a variety of colors to complement your house. There also are different grille patterns available. Your glass door can have many sections or only a few. Not only can muntins enhance your exterior door, but they are great for porch and patio doors.
Cleaning doesn’t have to be a Hassle!
Normally, glass doors with muntins can take longer to clean than those without them. There are individual sections and several muntins to wipe down. It may seem like it is not worth adding them when you have plenty of other things to do. However, glass inserts with internal grilles are easier to clean. While they make the glass look divided, there is only a single surface for you to wipe. Also, the grilles are not exposed, so they will not gather dust. Internal muntins help you save time while still giving your home more style.
Need some guidelines for installing you door glass? If you are looking for an easy DIY project, then consider getting door glass inserts with grilles. Check out the influencers we have recently worked with for step by step tutorials here: Mr. Build it and Grit and Polish.
Each product comes with a frame kit and instructions to help you install the inserts yourself. Zabitat has many sizes available, so be sure to get the correct measurements of your door before getting placing your order.
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