Posted by: glassblockblogger | January 19, 2015

Innerglass Interior Storm Windows

The weather has been cold as of late, as expected. But why sit through the cold winter weather by pumping heat and money into your home only? Heat escapes through thin, single-pane windows, under doorways and other escape routes which is like your money walking out of the door. Alas, we have a solution for you with Innerglass Interior Storm Windows.

Innerglass Interior Storm Windows effectively insulate your windows in your home which is a major place for heat escaping and cold coming in. While not affecting the amount of light coming in, the amount of cool air in the winter and warm air in the summer is reduced substantially. The Innerglass Interior Storm Windows seal very tightly in the window space, tighter than the normal window is allowed for condensation buildup. As well as upgraded insulation, Innerglass Interior Storm Windows also give you added noise reduction from the outside world. Whether you live in a big city or a quiet suburb, Innerglass Interior Storm Windows not only insulate your home but insulate your ears from noise you might not want to disturb you. The Innerglass Storm Windows are also very easy to install.  Compression-Fit-Advantage-sm

If you are interested in Innerglass Storm Windows for your home, but have a sliding door in mind, don’t worry either because the Innerglass Storm Windows can be made for sliding doors as well. You can get Innerglass Interior Storm Windows for virtually any window type and size that you want to insulate from excessive hot or cold weather and from outside noise for peace and quiet. The Innerglass Interior Storm Windows are custom fit to match your particular window. All we need are measurements of the existing window and once made will be installed in your home. Adding Innerglass Interior Storm Windows to your home gives you insulation in the long run which will save you money when extreme hot and cold temperatures roll through.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us here at Eastern Glass Block. We have over 25 years of experience designing and installing glass products nationwide. We have completed some of the most creative residential and commercial glass designs ever done. Call us at 800-635-1226. You can also email us at egboffice@easternglassblock.com. We love to share our experience and knowledge.

When you need a building material that allows for daylight to come in, but, can stand up to severe weather, consider Glass Block. Glass Block provides transparency with the durability of a strong building material.

Vistabrick from Pittsburgh Corning is an excellent example of a glass building material solution. Vistabrik is a versatile building material that comes in useful shapes and sizes to match your building’s needs. This glass brick is durable, impact, vandal and bullet resistant, low maintenance and aesthetically attractive with good light transition and medium privacy.

Glass Block Solar Wall TubesOne example of a unique Vistabrik alternative is the Solar Wall Tube. Solar Wall Tubes are an easy and aesthetically pleasing way to let light into a building that is built with multi-wythe walls.

The Solar Wall Tubes can replace standard masonry units and allow light transmission for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) contribution and improved thermal performance. Available in various sizes with Eastern Glass Block Philadelphia, Boston, New York, New Jerseychoice of privacy levels, you can get 90% visible light transmission. Depth ranges from 8in – 16in.

Solar Wall Tubes mirror-like finish magnifies and reflects the light and solves many design issues related to single or double glass block installations. They allow the architectural look of single or double glass blocks on both sides of a thick wall, while providing a visually aesthetic look in the hollow area between the glass blocks. They are thermally broken and thus provide improved thermal performance.

The sturdiness of the metal tube prevents any loading from above the opening being transferred to the glass block. The tubes are assembled in two pieces with a non thermal-conducting material connecting them and wrapped with a rubberized asphalted material. The stainless steel tubes are non-corrosive and provide long-term durability. Installation in a stack bond CMU walls requires specific considerations.

Do not hesitate to contact us here at Eastern Glass Block. We have over 20 years of experience designing and installing Glass Block nationwide. We have completed some of the most creative residential and commercial glass block designs ever done. Call us at 800-635-1226. We love to share our experience and knowledge.

Posted by: glassblockblogger | January 2, 2015

How Do Glass Pane Windows Compare to Glass Block Windows

Glass Block Foyer

If you are building your own home for the first time, the early surprise you will get is the need for you to deal with a lot of details.

As Suzanne Tennant states in her blog post on Building a New Home, “Yes, get ready to make decisions on thousands and thousands of small and large details, from where your electrical outlets are placed to the exact backsplash you want in your kitchen to the size and placement of windows!”

One of those important details you will be attending to will be the windows. Not just windows that are in the front room and bedrooms. But, the windows that are placed by doors, in basements, and in the bathrooms. There is also the option of using glass in open floor plans for kitchen islands and glass walls.

A glass material to consider for your new home is Glass Block. Glass Block is a versatile material that can be used in a variety of ways to brighten your home while providing security and light.

When planning a remodel or new construction project, compare Glass Pane windows to Glass Block windows. As stated in the Do It Yourself article discussing basement windows, “Glass block basement windows not only discourage burglars from entering your house but also enhance the aesthetic appeal of your basement. Glass block windows are also famous for their good insulation capabilities.”

These are some additional comparisons followed by a chart for easy viewing.

BEAUTY AND VERSATILITY

Glass Block offers virtually limitless design possibilities. Glass block walls, partitions and windows combine the delicate beauty and light transmission of glass with the strength of glass block.

VISIBILITY/LIGHT TRANSMISSION

Crystal clear Glass Block provides exceptional visibility in compliance with ADA guidelines for enclosed areas. It is also scratch-resistant and transmits up to 80% of available light in both directions without any yellowing, clouding or weathering.

SECURITY

When added security is needed in their projects — architects, designers and home builders have chosen Glass Block which offers enhanced resistance to impact, fire, sound transmission and weather.

ENERGY CONSERVATION

Glass Block can provide more than double the thermal resistance (R-Value) of single-glaze 1/8″ thick plate glass. The differences between the shading coefficient of glass block and flat sheet glass is also significant.

If you are considering remodeling or building a new home and want to better understand what Glass Block can offer, please call us at 800-635-1226. WeContact Us at Eastern Glass Block have been designing and installing Glass Block for over 20 years in the New York and New Jersey area. We love to share our experience.

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