Glass block basement windows also provide an excellent return on investment. Why? Security, privacy, energy efficiency, and protection against the
Benefits of Glass Block Basement Windows
A basement block window helps keep your home and family safe. Thick glass blocks, securely joined with cement, don’t fracture—making them an excellent deterrent
against thieves who might otherwise gain entry through a normal window.
Glass block windows allow daylight to enter your basement, filling the space with a pleasant, diffuse radiance—while the semi-opaque glass used in our
high-quality basement block windows means you don’t sacrifice privacy. Let the light in, and keep prying eyes out.
Installing glass block windows in a basement is a great way to lower your bills. Regular glass panes easily let cold winter air through and amplify heat from the
summer sun. Basement glass block windows are formed when glass block halves are fused together, causing the air inside them to contract, and creating a
partial vacuum. This makes them highly energy efficient.
Not only do glass block windows provide excellent insulation, they’re airtight, bug-proof and waterproof, helping to keep your basement clean, healthy and dry.
Vented glass block windows provide fresh air, while glass block vents for your dryer vents ensure full use of your laundry room.
Note: dryer vents and air vents are optional!
1. Are basement glass block windows energy efficient? Yes! Many glass block windows meet Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency. In addition, the cement
used in the construction of a basement glass block window keeps out cold, drafty air.
2. Will glass block windows make my basement dark? No. Despite their depth, glass block windows have excellent light transmittance. Even patterned glass blocks allow the passage of light, providing pleasant, diffuse illumination.
3. Can glass block windows prevent people from seeing into my basement? Yes! Patterned glass blocks provide excellent privacy, from partial to complete
obstruction—far better than ordinary glass panes.
4. How secure are basement glass block windows? A properly constructed and installed glass block window is an excellent theft deterrent. Glass blocks are thick,
held together by cement, and exceedingly difficult to break through, especially without attracting attention.
4. Will a glass block window allow airflow into my basement? The short answer is no. Glass block windows are airtight (as well as watertight and insect-proof).
It’s one of their defining features. But a glass block window vent—small enough to keep out intruders, large enough to let air through—is a great solution.