Posted by: glassblockblogger | October 23, 2014

Check Out Our New Website

Something magnificent has come and I’m not talking about this nice fall weather. I’m happy to announce the introduction of our brand new web site! We here at Eastern Glass Block we fancy the notion of “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”, but we decided to fix it anyway. We brainstormed together and came up with a new and improved design schematic and gave our company a logo pleasing to the eye. Do you remember our old logo? No? Neither do we! We have also updated and expanded our widgets on our new website to help you navigate through and investigate our presence and work on other social media outlets.

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We are constantly thinking of ways to update our content and give not just the design, but everything else a refreshing change as we continue to move on in the business world. We are changing what we think is outdated to give the entire site an innovative and renewed look and feel , all while reminding you we are the same company you have trusted and used for the past 25+ years. So come on and check out our new web site at www.easternglassblock.com.Tell us what you think and give us some feedback. We are excited to see and hear what you all think!

Posted by: glassblockblogger | September 29, 2014

Seasonal Change and Glass Block

Now that summer is over, the chilly, yet sometimes warm weather of fall is upon us. As the days get shorter the temperature gets colder leading into the brisk winter air. We all know when that time comes almost nobody is happy with the freezing and even sub-freezing temperatures. Everyone gets prepared for this cold during the Fall season, since the temperature is usually bearable. One other way you can prepare for the upcoming cold seasons are having glass block windows installed in your home.

Glass block windows are more insulated when compared to standard windows. Glass block windows are thicker keeping the warmer air in and the cooler air out as well as being airtight so none of that good temperature escapes. Having a glass block window instead of a standard window also adds the fact of added light. There is no need for curtains for privacy so the room or house will have a natural light and curtain effect. 9

So with the added bonus of insulation and now light, there is also style. No standard window looks quite as good as a nicely done glass block window. While the privacy factor remains high, the house looks vibrant at nighttime and subtly stylish during the day time. When that snow and wind comes in full force, a glass block window will stand up to it without a problem. Glass block windows also are very strong against other objects and do not break easy. Using standard windows lets air escape from inside and travel outside and vice-versa. Glass block windows alleviate that problem which can help you save on the energy or gas bill when heating up your home. C13301

So when the weather gets colder and you look for options to insulate your home, consider a glass block window. Highlighted are the benefits for cold weather, but there are also many other added benefits regardless of the seasons.

Eastern Glass Block- We Supply, We Install, We Deliver. We will arrange for drawing review and technical guidance, full sample selection, supply or delivery of glass blocks, professional installation, on-site assistance and provide technical support after the job is completed, if needed. Visit our site at http://www.easternglassblock.com Call us at 800-635-1226. We are ready to help.

Posted by: glassblockblogger | August 21, 2014

Replacing Old Windows With Glass Block

A homeowner from Hudson, NY had recently contacted us with an idea regarding her garage attached to the side of her house. This home owner wanted to get rid of the old, plain and dirty glass windows she had and replace them with new and improved glass blocks. 2014081195151505 IMG_5795

This homeowner wanted the extra security, privacy, and to maintain a good flow of natural light. With glass block windows you get all of that as well as an improvement in the overall look of the space and location of the window. We did not alter the original brick frame of the window openings but rather worked around and with it. As you can see above, we filled in the extra space above each window with glass block mortar. She had looked at a few different glass blocks and decided upon using the Decora pattern glass blocks.

Along with using the Decora glass blocks, she also decided to have fresh air vents placed in each window as to not sacrifice circulation inside and convenience. IMG_0182

It can get so hot and suffocating around here for a few months so having the vents placed in the windows will make a huge difference on the inside. There is also less worry about insulation in the colder months because glass block windows are great at keeping the inside temperature how you want it to fight the temperature outside. At the end of the job, you can see two forms of similar masonry. The garage and house itself is made up of classic bricks and the windows are now made up of newer, slightly different “bricks”.

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Nevertheless, the glass block windows in the garage came out looking great and everything went as smooth as it could have. If you have any older windows you would like to have replaced, or thought about replacing, give us a call so we can see about making that happen for you.

Eastern Glass Block- We Supply, We Install, We Deliver. We will arrange for drawing review and technical guidance, full sample selection, supply or delivery of glass blocks, professional installation, on-site assistance and provide technical support after the job is completed, if needed. Visit our site at http://www.easternglassblock.com Call us at 800-635-1226. We are ready to help.

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