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Best window in a shower?

Posted by home_nw (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 2, 12 at 2:54

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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RE: Best window in a shower?

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.


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RE: Best window in a shower?

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


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RE: Best window in a shower?

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!


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RE: Best window in a shower?

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.


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