Where, in your home, you choose to install a Glass Block window is really a decision of which of the many capabilities of Glass Block you want for your project.
Glass Block has a wide variety of applications in your home. Glass block provides not just beauty, but also security and privacy without sacrificing lighting. It is also environmentally friendly, as demonstrated by its contribution to LEED ratings and Daylighting. This broad selection of benefits provides you the ability to achieve your specific goals.
Glass Block is a great choice for basement windows or windows that may be susceptible to flooding because Glass Block Windows have the characteristics of a solid concrete block wall. This can be especially important if the home is built-in an area that, even occasionally, experiences flooding.
Glass block makes a great first impression that lasts. Using glass block in a foyer allows light to open up the area and creates a statement of welcome. However, you are not sacrificing security for beauty. Glass block lets light in but still provides a sturdy barrier against severe weather, as well as, burglars.
Accenting Modern Home Design
Glass Block brightens modern architecture with soft, natural light. They’re ideal for use in applications where beauty, light transmission, and protection against hurricane force winds and debris is also desired. This incredibly practical material will enhance any modern design.
Windows in an Above Ground Shelter
Windows would be an appropriate and functional element in an above ground shelter. However, you cannot install just any type of window. You will want to make sure any windows you put into a storm shelter or safe room are tornado-resistant. Tornado-resistant Windows provide the needed protection from the elements while letting people see what is happening outside of the shelter. It also allows for daylighting, which is a benefit both when using the space as a shelter and also as a multipurpose area during other non-critical times.
Glass Block Window Choices
With the different product choices, the architect has the flexibility to mix-and-match to produce an aesthetically pleasing result. Each product choice uses light in a unique way. No other glass product can use light with the energy efficiency and security of the Glass Brick.
Give us a call or email us if you are planning new construction or a rebuild. At Eastern Glass Block, we have over 20 years of experience in commercial and residential design in the New York and New Jersey area and love to share our expertise. (800.635.1226)