Top Reasons Why Invisible Grilles Are the Best Choice for Your Home
If you’re in the market for window grille options, you might have come across the term invisible grilles. Technically, they aren’t really invisible. But you will have to look closely to see the fine, thin wires running across.
Invisible grilles won’t rust (but only if you get the right ones)
Invisible grilles are actually made from stainless steel, encased in either plastic or rubber for extra protection. But while stainless steel is not as susceptible to rusting as other metals or alloys, it does rust, depending on what grade it is made up of. Unfortunately, not all stainless steels are made equal. Common stainless-steel grades for invisible grilles include 410, 304 and 316. The first two actually do rust after being exposed to the elements for a period of time, while 316 won’t. So, make sure you’re getting invisible grilles made from 316 stainless steel.
2. Choose whether you want them fixed in place or moveable
Mounted onto the wall using cables, fixed invisible grilles, as their name suggests, cannot be moved after installation. They are usually used for balconies without existing window structures or in homes where additional structures cannot be installed like in certain condominiums. Do note that you will need a solid concrete wall to install fixed ones. They cannot be installed on fake walls or walls made from materials not as sturdy like wood for instance.
However, if you still prefer fixed grilles but don’t have a concrete wall to mount them on, mspace offers frame fixed invisible grilles which come with an additional frame structure.
Casement or sliding invisible grilles are installed on a casement window or a sliding window (or door!), which allows you to open your windows normally without any restriction. Because they require additional structures to fix them in place during installation, they tend to make your windows appear bulkier. However, it’s a popular choice for homeowners who want or require their windows to be accessible, such as in the case of older HDB flats, where the air-conditioning compressor is located just outside the bedroom window.
3. Invisible grilles are plenty hardy
Besides being made from a hardy material like stainless steel, invisible grilles with a 2-mm thickness can hold a maximum weight of about 400 kg.
Invisible grilles also cannot be cut using ordinary scissors. So, for folks with young children, there is no need to worry about your tykes cutting through the grilles during an unsupervised crafting session.
The grilles can however be cut using a wire cutter, so be aware that invisible grilles shouldn’t be used for deterring whoever’s outside from coming in e.g. burglars, but rather to keep the occupants inside the home safe.
4. Have kids? Got pets? There are a variety of installation options for different needs
The great thing about invisible grilles is how customisable they are. They can be installed with various gap widths, although mspace recommends 2 inches for homes with pets and 3 to 4 inches for homes with young children. For safety, it is not advisable to go beyond a 4-inch gap.
You can also choose to arrange the wires vertically or horizontally. Here’s a tip: Go vertical if you’re planning to install them on balconies or on long and narrow windows and horizontal if you have wider and broader openings.
5. It’s not just for windows, invisible grilles can be used as a design feature too
Other than using invisible grilles as a safety feature on windows, they can also be used as a design feature. Mspace in Singapore have used them as a feature wall or even as an indoor planter!
6. How reliable is your Invisible Grille?
The stainless steel that we use in our Invisible Grille is a top of the line in the market. It is Grade 316.
It means that it gives a better overall corrosion resistant property. This will stand in any environment or temperatures. The bottom line it will not rust and its strength is really tough.
So, with all the features of our Invisible Grille, we can assure you that your family will be safe and sound with our top of the line Invisible Grilles.
7. Is your invisible grilles can be customized?
Yes, our invisible grilles can be customized to fit windows and balconies of different sizes.
8. How safe is your children using the window invisible grilles?
The invisible grille is generally used on windows to prevent children not falling out of window. So, using invisible grilles for window will definitely keep your children safe.