Commercial Glass Block Window Benefits
Reduced heating and cooling costs. Old framed windows often have single panes and are poorly caulked and rusted. Commercial glass block windows are mortared together and reduce energy costs.
Improved marketability. Investing in the curb appeal of your business or church will enhance your success and increase customer or parishioner satisfaction.
Low maintenance and lower life cycle costs. The mortared joints between sections of glass offer high durability, and using thicker faced styles create an even higher level of security. Your maintenance staff can easily perform any necessary replacements - saving future costs.
Increased light transmission. This product will provide high security while transmitting generous amounts of natural light. This will help to create a more productive workplace as well allow you to cut costs by daylighting.
Wind resistance. Wind-resistant building measures can save you money on replacement windows and frames, which are often damaged by high winds. Besides these savings, you benefit by preventing the loss of profit and productivity that accompanies damage to your place of business or worship.
Environmentally sound green building material. Glass blocks are made from natural materials and have long lives.
Professional installation service. We have commercial, industrial, and architectural window installation expertise.
Free nationwide shipping with prefabricated windows. We will ship prefabricated panels at no cost directly to your site. These assemblies are stackable and relatively easy to install.
- Product Lines and Design
Commercial Glass Block Window Product Lines and Designs
Glass block products to replace old commercial, industrial, factory, and church windows
Thin line series (3 1/8" thickness) are lighter, less costly, easier to install, and available in multiple patterns.
Premier series glass blocks (3 7/8" thick) offer a range of designs and are more energy-efficient than our thin line series.
Architectural etched glass block windows and colored units are available in both the thin line and premier series, in a variety of colors and sizes.
Solid and fire rated glass blocks - Solid units are graffiti-resistant and difficult to break. 60 and 90 minute fire rated styles are available for close lot line conditions and improved safety.
Air ventilation: Commercial grade vents combine the best of both worlds: a security window with air flow
Accessories: Specially designed mill finished aluminum channel, caulk, expansion foam, anchors and premade glass block panels are available to complete a successful installation.
Commercial Glass Block Window Installation Steps
How are commercial glass block windows installed? How can you help us with this project?
We provide design, fabrication and glass block window installation services on a regional basis. Nationally we design and prefabricated stackable window sections and work with building owners and contractors on how to successfully install. Here are 3 basic steps in this process:
- Measure the openings and call us to determine the size of the prefabricated window panels.
- Install structural aluminum channels (for larger openings) at the top (head) and jambs (sides).
- Set panels inside openings and caulk into channels or mortar to surrounding materials (depending on size of opening).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where can we use these windows?
A: Use as an interior window (to move light through interior spaces) or outside. Common applications are windows, stairwells, transoms, corridors, and sidelights.
Q: How large can you THE SECTIONS? Are they structurally load bearing?
A: Glass block windows can be any size, however, larger openings require structural angles and channels to allow for proper expansion and contraction. The windows are not load bearing.
Q: Can THESE UNITS be sized to any opening? Can I put a special pattern like a cross into the SECTIONS?
A: Yes! Glass blocks come in 4" x 8", 6" x 6", 6" x 8", 8" x 8", and 12" x 12" sizes and multiple patterns can be mixed together.
Q: Can we get colored UNITS for church windows and storefronts?
A: Yes. The blocks are stronger than stained glass or storefront windows with the benefit of low maintenance costs and high durability.
Q: How does the cost compare to commercial grade aluminum windows and storefront systems?
A: Block windows are comparably priced to these systems.
Q: How do you incorporate the need for air flow?
A: Operable air vents and/or vinyl or aluminum windows are included in the block panels.
Commercial Glass Block Window Examples
Video: Commercial Glass Block Windows
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In this video you'll learn how to:
- Use glass block windows in commercial buildings to reduce vandalism & cut maintenance costs.
- Save money vs. stained glass.
How to Install COMMERCIAL Glass Block Windows
In this video you'll learn about:
- 5 steps to install these units.
- The importance of using aluminum channels for larger openings.
- How to use prefabricated windows to reduce installation time, improve quality & minimize downtime.
Commercial Glass Block Windows
Many metal-framed and wood-framed commercial, industrial, and church windows are poorly insulated, offer substandard levels of privacy and security, and create a poor first impression. Glass block windows solve all of these problems and increase security, energy efficiency, and privacy. Fire-resistant and wind-resistant versions are also available.