A homeowner from Hudson, NY had recently contacted us with an idea regarding her garage attached to the side of her house. This home owner wanted to get rid of the old, plain and dirty glass windows she had and replace them with new and improved glass blocks.
This homeowner wanted the extra security, privacy, and to maintain a good flow of natural light. With glass block windows you get all of that as well as an improvement in the overall look of the space and location of the window. We did not alter the original brick frame of the window openings but rather worked around and with it. As you can see above, we filled in the extra space above each window with glass block mortar. She had looked at a few different glass blocks and decided upon using the Decora pattern glass blocks.
It can get so hot and suffocating around here for a few months so having the vents placed in the windows will make a huge difference on the inside. There is also less worry about insulation in the colder months because glass block windows are great at keeping the inside temperature how you want it to fight the temperature outside. At the end of the job, you can see two forms of similar masonry. The garage and house itself is made up of classic bricks and the windows are now made up of newer, slightly different “bricks”.
Nevertheless, the glass block windows in the garage came out looking great and everything went as smooth as it could have. If you have any older windows you would like to have replaced, or thought about replacing, give us a call so we can see about making that happen for you.
Eastern Glass Block– We Supply, We Install, We Deliver. We will arrange for drawing review and technical guidance, full sample selection, supply or delivery of glass blocks, professional installation, on-site assistance and provide technical support after the job is completed, if needed. Visit our site at http://www.easternglassblock.com Call us at 800-635-1226. We are ready to help.