Glass Block Basement windows

wifetojoeiiiFebruary 26, 2011

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We are looking at installing glass block windows in our older home. We have talked with a few installers and I have questions. Some use mortar, some use silicone to construct the windows - your opinion on which is better? Better to fill in the gap between the windows or not (concave shape in between)?

Completely removable screens or not?

All opinions are welcome.


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Both work well. Something to consider though. We were installing glass block windows for a policeman and he requested that we use mortar instead of the silicone, because the silicone is easily cut. I never thought of that before.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2011 at 2:18PM
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That's interesting about the silicone.

Why would you put screens on glass block windows?

    Bookmark   February 27, 2011 at 6:34PM
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>Why would you put screens on glass block windows?

You would not believe the bugs they have out there.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 7:45PM
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