Posted by: glassblockblogger | November 6, 2011

Flooding Follows Snow Storms-What’s the Best Basement Window

The Thaws that Follow Snow Storms
New York, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia

Snow storms this early in the season are followed by an undesirable result – a quick thaw, and then flooding.

In a previous post on this Blog called The Most Vulnerable Part of the House to Flooding, we discussed the damage that can occur through the Basement Window. That post was developed to address the tornado and hurricane season. Here we are in Fall experiencing flooding again, but now from early snow storms.

No matter the cause of the flooding, you want a window that will provide light while at the same time protecting your home from weather-related damage. The choice is a Window that has the characteristics of a solid concrete block wall. An example is the LightWise tornado and hurricane resistant window from Pittsburgh Corning.Eastern Glass Block LightWise Unique Features

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”.

Installation is easier than expected. Glass Block windows, such as those from Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block, are available pre-assembled. You can choose standard or custom sizes, with or without ventilation.

Call us for a Free Estimate. We have over twenty years of experience designing and installing commercial and residential Glass Block nationwide.


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