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To Vent or Not to Vent

April 15, 2015
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I often hear, glass block “vents give you great air flow”, or so my customers tell me that “Joe” down the street told them. Now I’ll be honest — if you want vents, I will sell them to you, but not because you need them and as long as we’re being honest, not because they’re…

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Should I Do All Of My Glass Block Windows At The Same Time?

March 5, 2015
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Some companies try to pressure customers into doing all of their basement glass block windows at the same time.  They’ll give lots of reasons, but here’s a quick checklist of what you really need to understand. You don’t need to do all of your windows at the same time if you go with a classic…

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Mortar, Hot Melt, Hot Glue or Silicone

February 19, 2015
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For over 100 years, companies did glass block the same.  Glass block was put together in one way and one way only — with mortar.  But things have changed.  Some changes are good, and some bad. First the good: Pre-fabrication vs On-site building:  Glass block used to be built completely on-site.  The Mason would lay…

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Privacy and Glass Block

February 12, 2015
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I get this question often, and for good reason — how much privacy will my glass block give me? The answer is “it depends”.  Classic designs such as wave (popular for basements) offer some privacy, but the closer you get to it, the more anyone lurking outside your home will be able to see.  If…

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