Glass Block Windows Offer Privacy and Security

Beautiful bathroom with whirlpool bathtub and separate shower and a large glass block window.

When homeowners are looking into window replacement, glass block windows are probably an option they would not even consider. Some homeowners don’t even know they’re an option, while those who do may think that they are outdated, unattractive, or impractical. However, when it comes to basement windows and ground floor bathrooms, they are a smart and aesthetically appealing choice and a style worth considering. While glass blocks used to be set into the wall, today’s glass block windows have options-like being fixed inside a window frame and installed just as traditional windows, but with unique advantages.

Advantages of Glass Block Windows

When researching glass block windows for your window replacement project, you may find that they really are the right choice.

  • Glass Block Windows Enhance Aesthetics

Believe it or not, glass block windows can offer an upscale look. The glass block windows of today are far superior to those of the past, so if you’re thinking they will be an outdated addition, seeing them in person may change your mind. They are available in different colors, patterns, and designs. Although they are usually installed for practical reasons, they can be used for design as well.

  • Glass Block Windows Offer Superior Security

When it comes to security, glass block windows are excellent. They are the most secure basement window available. Due to their thick construction, glass block windows will not shatter as easily as traditional windows.

  • Glass Block Windows are Excellent for Privacy

When it comes to first floor bathrooms, especially those looking out to a deck or patio, privacy must be considered. Glass block windows offer an additional layer of privacy over traditional pane windows. Yet while the view may be obstructed, natural light can still flood the indoor space.

  • Glass Block Windows are Waterproof

If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, glass block windows will be much more efficient in keeping water out of your basement than traditional windows.

  • Glass Block Windows are Energy Efficient

Most glass block windows are as efficient as thermal pane windows, and twice as efficient as single pane windows. When installed correctly, they are airtight and able to compete with Energy Star rated windows.

What to Look for in a Glass Block Window Installation

Many companies create the glass block windows in-house and preassemble them before installation. Framed glass block windows can be vented or non-vented, but proper installation is key to the success of any glass block window. When speaking to a contractor about window replacement, ask about installation methods and how to ensure that the block will be sealed and installed correctly.

Incorporating Glass Block Windows into Your Window Replacement Project

Today’s glass block windows are more versatile than ever. The modern approach to setting glass block windows into a window frame makes them secure, efficient, and will give your home a fresh look. Speaking with potential companies for window replacements will give you the information you need about incorporating glass block windows into your home. When choosing the company for your window replacement project, understanding the materials and methods will allow you to choose the company best suited for your home’s needs.

Glass block windows may be exactly what your home needs for privacy and security when it comes to basement and ground floor bathroom windows. Finding the right contractor to do the job will make your window replacement project a success. Contact Armorvue Home Exteriors for a virtual appointment to talk about how glass block windows can be the perfect addition to your home. With over 75 years of experience, we are the community exterior home improvement company you can trust.


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