Posted by: glassblockblogger | January 11, 2017

Wallington High School In Wallington, NJ Gets An Upgrade

In the Summer of 2016, Wallington High School located in Wallington, NJ was undergoing some renovations. The small Bergen County town had planned on doing some useful and much needed upgrades/renovations to the Jr/Sr High School. The school district’s architect on the job, Blase Weimer of The Architects Alliance, had given us a call about some glass block windows for part of the renovation project, specifically a stairway they were redoing. Not only did they want more light inside, but they didn’t want to sacrifice security or safety; it is a school after all. We told them not to worry and that we could (and did) fabricate for them 12 glass block windows to be easily installed on the jobsite when the time came.

As you can see, the glass block panels we prefabricated for them use the PC Vue glass blocks and were assembled with mortar. Most of the time the glass blocks people want to sue are somewhat distorted to add some privacy. The amount of light getting in is at a maximum when using the Vue glass blocks as opposed to the much more common Decora/Wavy style. These glass block panels were built frameless as opposed to using a white vinyl frame so the contractors on the job could seal them with a frame of their own as you can see above. Not only do the glass block panels let the most light in while being secure, they are also much more energy efficient when compared to regular single-pane windows that are typically used in schools.

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School officials put this renovation project in works a few years back with the objectives being to replace the original roof which was deemed to have “outlived its usefulness” by Weimer, get new windows, fix masonry leaks in the foundation, safety upgrades and some re-painting. The renovation project is completed now and we were happy to be a part of it. The glass block windows we made came out excellent and the jobsite contractors did a wonderful job installing them.

Feel free to give us a call if you want some more information on glass blocks or to discuss your project and how our product can help you. Don’t hesitate to call 973-777-8989 or email me at egboffice@easternglassblock.com. I’ll be more than happy to assist you in any way. Be sure to check out our website at www.easternglassblock.com for some inspiration and ideas.


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