Water Proof Glass Block Basement Windows
Glass Block is a great choice for basement windows or windows that may be below a flood stage level because they have the characteristics of a solid concrete block wall. This can be especially important if the home is built in an area that is even remotely susceptible to a flood.
While glass block windows provide protection against water penetration, they also provide a higher level of security against burglary compared to a traditional pane glass window. They eliminate the need for storm windows and reduce the energy required for heating and air conditioning. Some of the benefits of Glass block are:
Security – It is very difficult to break glass blocks. Some products offer additional security features.
Energy Efficiency – 10 times more energy efficient than most basement or bathroom windows in older homes. Standard glass block have the energy efficiency approximately equal to most thermal pane windows.
Cost Effective – Installed cost is usually the same or less than other window replacement options. Reduce the risk of lawsuits by adding exhaust fans to provide more environmentally friendly lower floor living space.
Maintenance Free – There is no need to caulk these windows after they are installed.
More Light – In many cases the old frame is removed which allows more light through the glass block window than your old window.
Privacy – Glass block is often used to increase privacy of window openings while not sacrificing light transmission.
We can help answer any of your design or installation questions and offer professional assistance for quick and easy installation. Do not hesitate to contact us at Eastern Glass Block or leave a comment on this post. We have offices in New York and New Jersey with over twenty years of experience designing and installing commercial and residential glass block nationwide. We love to share our experience.
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