Rated 4.8 out of 5Â by 23
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SissyP Love the look of this window!
We were looking to replace the old cracked aluminum windows in our basement but wanted some privacy as well as energy efficiency. This meets all our requirements.
Installation wasn't quite as easy as indicated by some of the other reviews. One said 30 minutes. We got the closest size replacement for our opening, and by the time we leveled the window and mortared all around, we had spent close to two hours per window. The hardest part was getting mortar into the low clearance of the opening. We are experienced DIYers. Once finished though, we are quite happy with the results!
March 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Brandon Easy to install
The window installed easily and looks good. It was my first time installing a glass block window and went smooth. The vent is nice to have. Have already bought another of the same window and will buy more
September 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Rick A great find
This product is exactly what we were looking for..bright and clean while limiting external view.
It made so much sense to buy these Pre-fab windows over building from scratch.
May 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Moonraker Overall, this pre-fab glass block window was an ideal solution.
During an Energy Audit, we were advised to replace our circa 1955, basement, single pane windows with glass block. As luck would have it, the pre-fab 2x4 units were a perfect fit. Three different models were purchased, window-vent, dryer vent and all glass. Essentially, the decision process was which of ~8 glass textures to choose from, and HD prices were a bit lower than the competition.
Installed by a contractor/relative, the installation process was quite simple, as noted in the instructions. While his biggest issue was removing the original steel frame from the wall, in second place was tailoring the plain unit by removing one block, for recently installed gas-heater intake-exhaust, ABS pipes. He noted that the silicone rubber joint was too thin; thiner that a knife blade, where he had hoped to use a coping saw to sever the block from the remaining piece.
Our Dryer Vent pipe was paired with a whole house vacuum vent pipe, and that installation had to be worked with. While a second hole may have been possilbe to cut into the dryer-vent unit as delivered, we elected to run the vacuum exhaust, co-axially, inside the dryer vent pipe. Thus using the factory installed vent, accepting the slight back pressure, and not modifying the installation.
During the research phase, we had questions which neither websites, nor CSRs on the phone could answer. A knowledgeable gentlemen and a vendor catalogue at the store answered that and other questions. Sad to say, few stores maintain a glass-block display, so look around to see who and were they are available for inspection.
Having seen the ease of installation, I see a pre-fab glass block window as a solution to a basement window issue at our other house.
These windows are not officially, Energy Efficient, for rebates, but obviously superior to a single pane of glass.
January 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Danny Windows look great.
So far, so good. Long overdue to replace old ones. Installation is pretty simple. Provide privacy while letting in light and vents work great.
September 25, 2012