Window Grilles: Review & Recommendations

Welcome to our big window grille test 2020, where we present you all the window grates we have tested in detail. We have put together detailed background information for you and also added a summary of the customer reviews on the net.

We want to make your purchase decision easier and help you to find the best window grille for you.

You can also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer you interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page, which you should pay attention to if you want to buy a window grille.

The most important facts in brief

  • Easily accessible windows on the ground floor and basement should be protected by window grilles.
  • When choosing a window grille, you can choose to install it outdoors, indoors or in stainless steel, or galvanized window grille material.
  • Whether you buy a finished window grille or a custom-made window grille depends on whether you install the window grille yourself or whether the installation is carried out by a professional.

Window grille test: Favourites of the editorial staff

  • The best hot dip galvanized window grille
  • The best stainless steel window grille
  • The best blue galvanized window grille

The best hot dip galvanized window grille

Easy to install window grille model “LUNA” for protection against burglary – also as a cellar window grille, as it can be individually shortened up to 650 x 400 mm. The grilles are made of galvanized steel. They can be fixed either on the outer wall, on the window frame or laterally in the reveal.

According to the seller, the window grille not only looks good, but also keeps its promise when it comes to the safety and strength of the 12×12 mm bars. The “LUNA” model is very popular with its buyers – they appreciate above all the quality and workmanship of the window grilles.

The best stainless steel window grille

Window grille stainless steel “HENGMEI” is available in a very beautiful and elegant French form. The grille is made of a high quality stainless steel material and is delivered ready for installation. The model “HENGMEI” can be easily mounted with safety screws on the inner and outer wall.

The size of the window grille is 184 x 90 cm with 14 filling rods and is already available in smaller sizes. The “HENGMEI” model is particularly popular with its buyers, as it is delivered ready for assembly and the assembly is completed within 10 minutes.

The best blue galvanized window grille

Straight-line model “GAH – Albert 563653 Window grille Secorino Style” with special decorative elements made of galvanized steel. To emphasize the design, the grille is available in a galvanized blue RAL colour. Its double guided cross bars provide more security to the outside.

Window grille “Secorino Style” is particularly popular with its buyers due to its extendable design and continuously adjustable width. In addition, the flat upper and lower edges of the decorative and outer moulding allow it to be mounted with several window grilles on top of each other.

Advisor: Questions you should deal with before buying window grilles

Why install a window grille at all?

Since the number of break-ins is increasing year by year, you should think about installing window grilles.
Window grilles are not only for your own safety but also prevent extremely high costs associated with a break-in.
Window grilles have been known to give a prison-like feeling. Today there are window grilles in a wide variety of designs and materials that are visually appealing.

The installation of window grilles is possible on all windows and is therefore particularly recommended for cellar windows, light well grilles and ground floors.

Intrusion protection
Window locking

Even in old buildings, retrofitting is normally possible without problems and can be done at any time.

Here, however, the work should be carried out by a specialist, so that the window grille can be fitted optimally and no damage can be caused during installation.

So it does not matter whether you own a new or older house, as the window grilles can be retrofitted at any time.

How much do window grilles cost?

The purchase price of window grilles should be worth to you, especially when you consider how high the costs can be after a break-in.
The price of a window grille is very different – as it depends on the actual size of the window.
Small window grilles without attachment are already available for EUR 50,-. While stable security window grilles start at a price of EUR 150,- and go up to EUR 500,- and above.

Where can I buy window grilles?

Window grilles can be bought in various hardware stores as well as in many online shops.
However, since quality and safety are the main criteria for purchase, a specialist shop should be visited.
Especially for grilles that are custom-made and do not correspond to the conventional standard dimensions, should be made by a specialist.

To make sure you make the right decision, you should seek advice from a specialist dealer.

They can show you the different possibilities and find the best solution for your needs.

Why are basement windows particularly important?

The simplest break-in attempt is via the cellar window and therefore it is particularly important to provide this with a grille.

Intrusion protection
Cellar window grille

Since there is often access to the cellar from outside or objects are transported through the cellar window, a door grille that can be opened is the best choice.

What alternatives are there to window grilles?

Since window grilles do not appeal to everyone visually, there is the possibility of using scissor grilles.
Scissor grilles can be pulled up horizontally and are therefore optically more inconspicuous when they are not needed.
Another alternative to window grilles are roller shutters. These are roller shutters that can be provided with comprehensive burglary protection.

Who installs window grilles?

With a little manual dexterity and with the help of assembly instructions window grilles can also be installed by you.
However, if you do not have the necessary technical knowledge and manual skills, you should contact a specialist.
Especially if the grilles are made to measure and require correct fixing with safety screws and the correct depth of connection.

How are window grilles fixed?

The burglary protection depends on the fixing of the window grilles. If they can be easily detached from the masonry, the function does not apply.
It is therefore particularly important that the installation is carried out in one of these three ways:

Screw the window grilles directly onto the wall with dowels
Fix the window grille to the window frame with safety screws
or install window grilles directly in the window embrasure

Which screws are required for fastening?

Just as important as the window grille is the selection of built-in screws.

If their heads are accessible or protrude from the facade, they can be loosened with a screwdriver or pliers. Here you have the choice of two screws:

Safety screws that have specially shaped heads with asymmetrical holes. They can only be unscrewed with rare allen keys.

Tear-off screws, as the name suggests, after they are anchored in the material, the head tears off. To remove them, a special tool is required, where pliers and conventional screwdrivers are useless.