Summer Storms Can Cause Basement Windows to Leak
New York, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia
The Summer storms will test the best basement window. But which window is the best to stand up to flooding?
Glass Block is a great choice for basement windows, or any window that may be susceptible to flooding. Glass Block Windows have the characteristics of a solid concrete block wall. And now, you can choose to have ventilation in the window.
While glass block windows provide protection against water penetration, they also provide a high level of security against burglary and save costs on air conditioning and heating.
An example is the LightWise tornado and hurricane resistant window from Pittsburgh Corning. This window meets the requirements for FEMA 361″Design and Construction Guidelines for Community Safe Rooms” and FEMA 320 “Taking Shelter From the Storm: Building a Safe Room For Your Home or Small Business”.
The LightWise® Low E Energy Efficient Vinyl Window meets ENERGY STAR requirements across the United States. The patented design uses SOLARBAN® 70 to reduce the flow of radiant energy through the block. And since it meets ENERGY STAR requirements, you can be assured that your interior will be more comfortable and will require less energy to heat and cool your home, which is good for the environment as well as your wallet.
Installation is easier than expected. Glass Block windows, such as those from eastern Glass Block, are available pre-assembled. You can choose standard or custom sizes, with or without ventilation.
Flooding, tornadoes and hurricanes are an ongoing threat. As we remodel our current home or consider building a new home, we have to take extreme weather possibilities into consideration. However, we want to create a beautiful and energy efficient home for our family.
Call us for a Free Estimate and check out our sales promotions. We have over twenty years of experience designing and installing commercial and residential Glass Block nationwide. We would love to share our experience with you.