TRUE DIVIDED LITE (TDL) MUNTINS
Glassmaking technology in the years prior to World War II limited the size of individual glass lites, requiring the use of putty-glazed muntin grids. Only TDL design can reproduce this aesthetic with the fidelity required for rigorous historical preservation or duplication. While often associated with Colonial, Gothic or Victorian architecture, TDL muntin grids were employed out of necessity in buildings of many styles, including Art Deco, Post-Modern and Industrial.
Subtle differences in glass plane between lites create a subliminal visual effect that cannot be matched by surface-applied muntin grids on a single lite of glass.
Custom Window™ by Wausau’s historically accurate window and door systems address stringent aesthetic requirements for tax credit-eligible historic preservation projects, as well as historically influenced new construction. Through the customization of extruded aluminum framing profiles, they closely replicate the unaltered appearance of vintage wood and steel putty-glazed windows and doors, and are featured in the National Park Service’s (NPS’s) “Preservation Tech Notes.”