Posted by: glassblockblogger | May 16, 2013

Time to Rebuild – Now, What Type of Window Do You Choose?

If you need to rebuild your home or business because of a catastrophic event, do not make a hasty decision on the type of window you use just because that was the way it was always done.

Eastern Glass BlockConsider glass bricks as an incredibly practical material that will enhance any modern design. They’re ideal for use in applications where beauty, light transmission, and protection against high winds and debris is desired.

Pittsburgh Corning is a manufacturer of American-made Glass Block. They are constantly thinking of new ways to marry function and design in unique and innovative products that stand the test of time. Some examples are:

Tornado-Resistant Windows

Provides effective protection against air pressure and flying debris caused by tornado-force winds. Highest standards of performance for FEMA 361 “Design and Construction Guidelines for Community Safe Rooms”

Energy Efficient Panels

Each glass block features a coated glass panel that filters out 70% of solar energy, while still allowing superior day lighting.

Blast-Resistant Panels

Available in set panel sizes or custom-sized panels, blast-resistant glass block system stands up to numerous blast levels.

Detention & Security Windows

Only light can escape the LightWise® Architectural Systems Detention and Security Windows – specially designed for high-security environments.

Hurricane-Resistant Windows

Hurricane-force winds are no match for these windows, which have passed International Building Code and Dade County hurricane impact tests.

Low E Glass Block Windows

ENERGY STAR rated vinyl windows. Patented design uses SOLARBAN® 70 to provide the most energy efficient glass block window on the market today.

GuardWise® Basement Security Windows

These easy-to-install and highly versatile basement windows provide enhanced home security, sound reduction, thermal efficiency and privacy with natural light.

Today, the versatility of Glass Block has opened up great opportunities for modern interior design. With the modern shapes and color alternatives of Glass Block, the unique options for Glass Block in rooms such as Home offices, Home Entertainment Centers, and Open Plan Living Rooms is nearly endless. In addition to the aesthetic versatility of Glass Block, there are also the advantages of easy installation and no maintenance.

Design Consultation

Whether planning residential or commercial construction, interior or exterior plans, the challenge is always balancing the need for light without sacrificing safety and sustainability. At Eastern Glass Block, we have over 20 years of experience in commercial and residential design in the New York and New Jersey area. Contact us and let’s discuss how Glass Block can create a more sustainable design for you. (800.635.1226)

Related Posts:
Best Glass Alternative for Modern Home and Commercial Designs
Tornado and Hurricane Resistant Glass Block
A Better Building Material for Your New Construction
 


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