Basement & Bathroom Glass Block Windows
Increased security and safety
Our glass block basement windows are prefabricated and mortared into your home’s concrete block or poured concrete foundation. This makes it it difficult and time-consuming for someone to try to break in. Take your security to an even higher level with the high-strength Protect All Glass Block Window.
Reduced heating and cooling costs
With energy efficiency comparable to that of thermal pane windows, glass block windows will reduce your heating costs compared to single pane metal or wood window which are often in the basement today. Receive a 22% improvement in energy cost savings with the Protect All window.
There is no need to caulk or grout year after year. These low-muss, low fuss windows are essential for people who lack time (or just want to do more interesting things like spend time with their families).
Easy operation and opening
The hopper style, vented glass block window is easy to open and has a removable screen on the outside.
Glass block windows come in wave and iceberg patterns which protect your family’s privacy while adding even more light to your bathroom or basement (since the new glass block window is often frameless vs. the old window you’re replacing).
Improved air flow
Glass block windows vents and removable sash windows can be used to make your home fresher (by allowing for air flow in your home and reduce the chance of mold and mildew, etc.) and to improve your indoor air quality. Improving your indoor air quality will promote the health and well-being of your family.
Integrated dryer vents
Vinyl dryer vents can be built into your glass block windows so you can vent your dryer and save costs vs. cutting through the foundation of your home.
Protection against water
If you’ve got a problem with water coming through basement wells or bath windows ask about the Innovate Protect All Window. It’s assembled with extra strong vinyl spacers and silicone to create the best barrier vs. water for your window.
Glass Block Window Patterns & Sizes
Glass block basement windows (or a bathroom window) can be prefabricated for you whether you need a standard 32 x 16 basement window or 24 x 46 double hung window – or really any size window using the block sizes shown above. If your window is very large the pre-made glass block assembly is built in sections so the glass block panels aren’t too heavy.
Glass Block Sizes
- 4″ x 8″ x 3 1/8″
- 6″ x 6″ x 3 1/8″
- 6″ x 8″ x 3 1/8″
- 8″ x 8″ x 3 1/8″
Clear Glass Block Window Patterns
These clear glass block patterns offer the most amount of light to pass through with some privacy depending on the pattern selected.
Highest amount of light with moderate privacy.
Highest amount of light with maximum privacy.
Maximum visibility and light.
Frosted Glass Block Window Patterns
Frosted glass block patterns pass through less light while providing more privacy depending on the pattern selected.
Protect All Prefabricated Glass Block Window System
If you’re looking for the ultimate basement, bath or garage window ask about our exclusive Protect all system which uses a vinyl spacing system between the blocks. The advantages of this system are:
- Protects against intruders
- Protects against cracked mortar joint or cracked blocks
- Protects against air infiltration
- Protects against high energy costs
- Protects against water infiltration
Colored Glass Block Windows
Add some pop with the addition of cool colors, frosted design or even artist designed art tile blocks – why have a boring space when you can add a one of kind style? See the colored glass block section of this site for options. Please note the colored glass block are made in metric sizes. You’ll need to ask your Innovate representative if your opening will work with the metric size units.
Laser Etched Glass Block Windows
Truly a one of kind process. Using the latest laser etching technology we can put a spin on a basement, bathroom, or kitchen glass block window you’ve not seen before. Order your laser-etched glass blocks with an image of a nature seen (our tree mural if very popular) or of your favorite hobby, pet, sport etc.
Glass Block Window Vent Options
It’s critical to make a home healthier and safer (and lower level spaces are know for mold & mildew). Make your space healthier by adding vented glass block windows in the basement. For the healthiest basement – a vent in every window is recommended.
This vent product has an inside removable sash to maximize the air flow and window opening size. These units are custom made in larger sizes to be used to fill the entire window opening space
Vinyl framed glass block air vents are used to reduce your energy costs and fight mold. Vinyl framed vents are energy efficient (with double pane glass) and come in the following standard sizes (additional custom sizes are also available) – 16 x 6, 16 x 8, 18 x 6, 18 x 8, 20 x 6, 20 x 8, 22 x 6, 22 x 8, 24 x 8
Dryer vents (available in 8 x 8, 6 x 8, 8 x 6, and 6 x 6 sizes) are used to exhaust a dryer through a glass block window so you don’t have the cost of cutting through your foundation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Glass Block Windows
For glass block basement windows in a concrete block or poured cement foundation measure from each side of the foundation (assuming the frame will be removed) and from the top of the sill to the header above the existing window. For a glass block bathroom window you’ll estimate the size once the window frame is removed (which is usually easier to get from the outside of the home vs. the inside (where trim may be covering the full size of the opening). Since a glass block shower window is trickier to measure you may want to talk to a representative and/or send pictures to assist you with this process. Note – if you don’t want to worry about measurements, ask us about how our team can provide a turnkey glass block window installation service for you in Cleveland or Columbus Ohio. Nationwide we can wholesale the prefabricated windows to you and assist you or your contractor through the process.
Yes – you can choose from a broad selection of designer glass blocks or the clear glass block windows shown above. You can even personalize your project with a one-of-a-kind etched and engraved blocks.
Most glass block basement windows are made without frames and then mortared into concrete block or poured wall foundations. In remodeling a glass block bathroom window is pre-made without frames. In new construction projects, it’s best for your shower window to use a vinyl frame glass block windows.
The answer depends on the surrounding materials on the inside and outside. For an installed project an Innovate Estimator will look at your framing structure and/or foundation and make the best recommendation for how to finish things off. If you’re outside of our installed markets of Cleveland and Columbus Ohio send us digital images and we’ll guide you through the best window (framed or frameless) for your job. Below are our general recommendations.
- Inside – If the existing tile that returns to the window being replaced is in good condition, butt the glass block up to the tile and mortar it into place. If the existing tile is not in good shape, install a vinyl trim kit (see the picture below), new tile, or a solid-surface material like cultured marble or granite to finish the window replacement.
- Outside – For brick and block window openings, mortar in the glass block basement or bathroom window into place. For stucco or vinyl or wood siding, seal the window to aluminum- or PVC-coated vinyl coil stock wrapped around wood trim (see the picture below).
Innovate Building Solutions (and our local glass block installation divisions through Cleveland Glass Block, West Side Glass Block and Columbus Glass Block) has worked with over 190,000 customers and supplied or installed over 900,000 windows in our history. Check out our reviews on Google (under Innovate Building Solutions) or through review sites like Angie’s List.