Posted by: glassblockblogger | August 4, 2015

How Glass Block Basement Windows Can Improve Your Home

There are a high number of homes who are victim to unfriendly basement windows. Water gets in and floods the basement, mold and mildew form, it starts to smell and insulation is something they always give up on. There is a solution to all of these negative attributes associated with single pane basement windows; glass block basement windows. These windows can be prefabricated and built at your house like traditional bricks. They can also have a vent installed in them to offer you the opportunity to let fresh air in.

A customer last week, Theresa, inquired about a glass block basement window because her basement was dark and damp, despite it being clean. I explained how glass block basement windows can brighten up the place while offering other added benefits. She was thrilled when I told her they prevent water from entering the house unlike single pane windows and said “That would solve more than one problem because my basement windows also leak.” Theresa was satisfied knowing how this product can improve her home in many ways.

Glass Block Basement Window w/o Vent

Glass block basement windows offer much more than traditional basement windows. For example, traditional windows are easily broken and broken into, frequently leak, have poor insulation and do not require constant maintenance. When compared to a glass block window, single pane windows don’t stand a chance. It is very easy to break a regular window, but not easy to damage a glass block window. This alone can deter criminals from trying to enter your home and protect you from kicked up rocks or playing kids. Single pane windows often leak which can ruin the things you keep in the basement and even the home’s foundation. Too many times we have seen and heard people coming in and telling us they have tried other alternatives for the basement windows only to eventually tell us none of those worked.

Glass Block Basement Window w/ Vent

Glass blocks are also great insulators. They keep the inside air from escaping and the outside air where it belongs, outside. Not only for basement use, glass block windows save you a lot of money on heating and cooling bills for the changing seasons. There is also a factor of maintaining your basement windows. Small curtains are typically on the inside of basement windows to keep privacy high, but this also blocks out sunlight coming in. Additionally, this can make traditional windows require even more cleaning. Glass blocks inherently have high levels of privacy without needing curtains. What’s more, the sunlight still gets through so the basement isn’t a dark place desperately needing artificial light.

Glass Block Basement Window w/ Silicone Assembly

We enjoy receiving good news from our customers on their new basement windows and would be more than happy to help you become one of our many satisfied customers. If you would like to learn more about what glass block basement windows can do for you, or any other glass block products, call us 800-635-1226 or email us at We have over 26 years of experience in the industry and our knowledge can attest to that. We look forward to hearing from you!


  1. several rooms of my house,wear glass block….

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