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Glass Block Basement windows

Posted by hostapasta (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 26, 11 at 9:19

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

Glass block windows can be really fun. We installed a pre-made one in our shower wall. It installed just like a regular window (i.e., has nailing fins, etc.) So you don't need any specialized contractors to assemble it.

Ours does not have a vent window. (It is unreachable, anyway.) But if you google around a bit, you can find some vendors who offer them.

Here is a link that might be useful: One source of pre-made glass block windows.

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