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Glass Block Basement windows

Posted by hostapasta (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 26, 11 at 9:24

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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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RE: Glass Block Basement windows

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.

RE: Glass Block Basement windows

That's interesting about the silicone.

Why would you put screens on glass block windows?

RE: Glass Block Basement windows

>Why would you put screens on glass block windows?

You would not believe the bugs they have out there.

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