Let The Light In and Still Be Safe
Glass helps beautify your home by allowing rooms to be filled with light. However, using pane glass can be an invitation to a burglar because it can easily be compromised. No occupation is more calculating of ‘Risk Versus Reward’ as the criminal occupation. The professional criminal will always take the easiest and safest route to meet their objective. To keep our homes safe, we need to make sure the point of entry is difficult.
If you are considering improving the security of your home, you might consider replacing the basement windows with an alternative that is more resistant to forced-entry. As we have discussed before on this blog, your basement window is the most vulnerable part of the house to flooding. It is also vulnerable to forced-entry by burglars.
As Mike McClintock states in the Chicago Tribune Real Estate section on how glass block systems stack up, “Sturdy building block and fragile glass make an unlikely combination. But that’s what you get with glass block — the strength of masonry and the light of a window.”
Glass Block provides an excellent solution to demonstrating that our home is not an easy target for the criminal, while still maintaining beauty and elegance in the home. Glass Block provides the security that we need without sacrificing the beauty that glass provides.
And with an 80% light transmittance, Glass Block increases the amount of natural daylighting and creates an appealing indoor environment. In short, no other comparable building material provides the beauty, strength, and security needs of Glass Block.
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. We 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.