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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.

Thanks!


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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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