Best window in a shower?

home_nwNovember 2, 2012

We need to replace an exterior wood-framed window that's directly above a shower/tub combination. It's in an older house and the owners were bath people. We need a window that can withstand shower water hitting it daily.

So far, all we can think of is a glass block window (similar to the Pittsburgh-Corning "Vinyl Wrap" series). Has anyone had experience with this type of window?

Any suggestions would be most welcome!

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Windows on Washington

Glass Block windows are a nice option but don't afford much in the way of ventilation.

Any vinyl window with PVC trim pieces to the interior would do well for you.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 8:09AM
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eastbay10

A fiberglass awning/slider that is paintable to match the exterior of your wood windows may also work.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 8:51AM
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home_nw

Thanks windowsonwashington and eastbay10 for the suggestions! Both sound good. Fortunately, the bathroom in question does have another standard window which can provide ventilation.

The Pittsburgh-Corning "Vinyl Wrap" glass-block window brochure on their website says its OK for showers, but different states have different codes, so it may not be an option.

I appreciate the help!

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 1:41AM
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Windows on Washington

Most states require tempered glass in the shower below a certain level of wall height.

Check your local codes and see what will be permissible.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2012 at 8:41PM
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