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Divided Lites

Options Overview

The options shown below are just an overview of what's available. Please review the product pages to learn what options are available for each model. Limitations may apply.

On-screen images of finishes and colors may vary slightly from actual colors. Selections should be made based on actual color samples. Prices may vary depending on the color or finish chosen. 

The PDL System for VistaLuxe Collection Products

The Performance Divided Lite (PDL) system uses a single insulating glass unit, which offers much better U-factors than units with true divided lites. This is due to the large, unobstructed thermal break created by airflow within the insulating glass unit.

  1. Square-profile bars are adhered to the interior and exterior of the insulating glass unit
  2. Exterior & interior bars are finished to match the exterior or interior of the window or door unit.
  3. Bar widths include 7/8" and 1-1/8"
  4. Champagne-colored bars are held within the insulating glass unit

NOTE: Double pane insulating glass have one bar within the insulating glass unit, as shown above. Triple pane insulating glass have two bars, one in each airspace. Limitations may apply.

The PDL System for Ultra, Heritage & Classic Series Products

The Performance Divided Lite (PDL) system uses a single insulating glass unit, which offers much better U-factors than true divided lite units. This is due to the large, unobstructed thermal break created by airflow within the insulating glass unit.

  1. Wood bars are adhered to the interior of the insulating glass unit*
  2. Aluminum, beveled-profile bars are adhered to the exterior*
  3. Champagne-colored bars are held within the insulating glass unit

*Some intricate designs and coastal applications may require a composite material for the exterior PDL bars and are not coated with fluoropolymer finish.

PDL bars

  • Exterior & interior bars are finished to match the exterior or interior of the window or door unit
  • Optional bar widths: 5/8", 7/8", 1-1/8", 1-3/4", 2-1/4", 4-1/2" and custom
  • Interior bar profiles: beveled (standard), ovolo, and square

NOTE: Double pane insulating glass have one bar within the insulating glass unit, as shown above. Triple pane insulating glass have two bars, one in each airspace. Limitations may apply, especially to curved bars.

The PDL System for Latitude Series Vinyl Products

The Performance Divided Lite (PDL) system uses a single insulating glass unit, which offers much better U-factors than true divided lite units. This is due to the large, unobstructed thermal break created by airflow within the insulating glass unit.

Construction

  • Beveled bars are adhered to the exterior and interior of the insulating glass unit
  • Champagne-colored bars are held within the insulating glass unit

PDL bars

  • Exterior & interior bars are finished to match the exterior or interior of the window or door unit
  • Optional bar widths: 7/8", 1-1/8", 1-3/4" and 2-1/4"

NOTE: PDL is not available for single hungs, single sliders, or picture slider windows. PDL is not available for Latitude Series products with triple pane insulating glass units.

Grilles-in-the-Airspace (GIA) for VistaLuxe Collection Products

 

  • Achieves a style similar to true divided lites
  • Easy to clean, with no obstruction on the interior or exterior of the glass unit
  • Flat, aluminum bars are sealed within the "airspace" of insulating glass units*
  • The bars allow air-flow throughout the insulating glass unit, creating an unobstructed thermal break, maintaining an energy efficiency not possible with true divided lites

 

Finish Options

  • White
     
  • Beige
     
  • Sand
     
  • Rustic
     
  • Light
    Wood
  • Dark
    Wood

 

NOTES: Ask your dealer about other options. Some units are available with:

  • Two-tones, i.e. one color or wood appearance option on the interior and a different one on the exterior
  • Custom patterns & bar "shapes" (limitations apply due to bending capabilities)
  • Diamond patterns are not available
  • The wood "finishes" are wood appearance options and not real wood

*For triple pane units, the bars are held within the exterior airspace

Grilles-in-the-Airspace (GIA) for Ultra, Heritage & Classic Series Products

  • Achieves a style similar to true divided lites
  • Easy to clean, with no obstruction on the interior or exterior of the glass unit
  • Aluminum bars are sealed within the "airspace" of insulating glass units*
  • The bars allow air-flow throughout the insulating glass unit, creating an unobstructed thermal break, maintaining an energy efficiency not possible with true divided lites
  1. Contoured, aluminum bars (finishes below)
  2. Flat, aluminum bars (finishes below)
  3. "Pencil-shaped" brass bars
  4. "Pencil-shaped" pewter bars

 

Finish Options on Contoured & Flat Bars (contoured bars shown)

  • White
  • Beige
  • Sand
  • Rustic
  • Hartford Green
  • Chutney
  • Lt Wood
  • Dk Wood

GIA for Wood

NOTES: Ask your dealer about other options. Some units are available with:

  • Flat brass bars
  • Two-tones, i.e. one color or wood appearance option on the interior and a different one on the exterior
  • Custom patterns & bar "shapes" (limitations apply due to bending capabilities)
  • Diamond patterns are not available

*For triple pane units, the bars are held within the exterior airspace. GIA are not available on Ultra or Heritage Series Sterling Double Hungs, Studio Units, or Sliding Patio Doors with triple pane glass.

**The wood "finishes" are wood appearance options and not real wood.

Grilles-in-the-Airspace (GIA) for Vinyl Products

  • Achieves a style similar to true divided lites
  • Aluminum bars are sealed within the "airspace" of insulating glass units*
  • Easy to clean, with no obstruction on the interior or exterior of the glass unit
  • The bars allow air-flow throughout the insulating glass unit, creating an unobstructed thermal break, maintaining an energy efficiency not possible with true divided lites
  1. Contoured, aluminum bars (finishes below)
  2. Flat, aluminum bars (finishes below)
  3. "Pencil-shaped" brass bars
  4. "Pencil-shaped" pewter bars

 

Finish Options on Contoured & Flat Bars (contoured bars shown)

  • White
  • Beige
  • Sand
  • Rustic
  • Hartford Green
  • Chutney
  • Wheat
  • Sunset Oak
  • Cherry

GIA for Vinyl

NOTES: Ask your dealer about other options. Some units are available with:

  • Flat brass bars
  • Two-tones, i.e. one color or wood appearance option on the interior and a different one on the exterior
  • Custom patterns & bar "shapes" (limitations apply due to bending capabilities)
  • Diamond patterns are not available

*For triple pane units, the bars are held within the exterior airspace.GIA are not available on Latitude Series units with triple pane glass or Windquest EP doors.

**The wood "finishes" are wood appearance options and not real wood.

Interior Removable Grilles for Ultra, Heritage & Classic Series Products

Interior removable wood grilles offer aesthetic flexibility, as well as easy cleaning. They are available only on wood products.

Construction & Benefits

  • Built with full surround frame and bars that interlock at the joints for stability
  • Applied to interior of window using exclusive hidden clip system
  • Offer the ability to change styles by removing the grilles
  • Can easily be removed to clean the glass
  • Species: pine (standard), other wood species (option)

Bar Profiles & Widths

  • Interior bar profiles: beveled (standard), and ovolo (option)
  • Optional bar widths: 7/8", 1-1/8", and custom

Factory Finishes

  • Prefinishing available to match interior finish of entire unit (option)
     

NOTE: If ovolo bar profile is chosen, glazing beads will be ovolo to match. If a finish is requested, it will be applied to both sides of the grille; i.e., the sides seen from the interior and exterior will be finished the same. Primer is not available on grilles.

True Divided Lites for Heritage Series Products

True divided lites (TDL) gives each unit authentic traditional divided panes often found in historical projects. It is available only on Heritage Series products.

Construction & Benefits

  • 1-1/8" wide wood muntin bars in between individual 5/8" insulating glass*
  • Horizontal and vertical bars interlock for strength and security
  • Profile shadow lines enhance the warm, rich look
  • Wood Species: Pine (standard), other wood species (option)
  • Custom bar widths and profiles available

Factory Finishes

  • Unfinished on interior, primed on exterior as standard
  • Prefinishing available to match exterior and interior finish (option)

NOTE: Units with traditional sash have 1/2" insulating glass.


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