Glass block windows offer more dimensionality and higher aesthetic impact than standard double-pane windows. They’re cost effective, energy-efficient and ultra-stylish. Here are the four main styles as well as the best applications for them.
Wavy Glass Block Windows
The most popular type, these windows are most commonly used as basement windows. They have undulating patterns that go well with most establishments, be it commercial or residential. The wavy pattern allows light to stream in, but still offer privacy.
Clarity Glass Block Windows
The only pattern that does not offer privacy, these types of glass block windows are commonly used for kitchen windows as they provide the maximum amount of light.
Ice Glass Block Windows
It’s hard not to see why these windows are popularly used as bathroom windows. Think pixelated shadows due to the frosted pattern that still admits light but not visibility.
Diamond Glass Block Windows
Unlike the wavy and ice glass styles, the diamond glass block is smooth to the touch because the pattern is inside the block. Glass blocks of this type offer maximum privacy as they refract and disperse light throughout any room in which it’s installed.
These block windows may be reminiscent of the 1980s, but their return as a go-to design came with some modern twists, such as a wider array of choices for textures, colors and sizes. Block windows not only offer privacy; they also provide added home security as they are much harder to break into than their regular counterparts.
They’re also waterproof, airtight and energy-efficient. Glass block windows have insulating capacities brought about by the gap inside the block. The materials themselves meet ENERGY STAR® efficiency guidelines.
With the numerous perks of having a glass block for a window, it’s important only to trust a qualified home remodeling service contractor like WMGB Home Improvement for the installation. We serve Lansing and Grand Rapids, MI, areas. You can reach us at (616) 328-6625.