Prepping for your installation of window panels is an extensive process that demands precision and accuracy. If you’re in the process of sizing window panels, here are some questions you may come across:
What is the difference between a glass block window and a glass block panel? They look the same to me.
I need to make a decision on what my window will look like. I’ll likely be seeing these windows frequently, so I want it to meet my standards. What should I get?
I’ve seen many different types of glass block. What pattern would look best for my window?
I need to calculate the sizing that will fit in my home or business. Can my window selection that I’m seeking fit in my openings? What glass block window and panel sizes are there?
Should I include a glass block window vent?
Should I look for a window that has mortar joints or silicone joints?
We are here to help you make your planning process easier. We are a proud provider of Seves Glass Block™ windows and have served the installation industry for over 35 years, so we know a thing or two about glass block window panels.
The Glass Block Supply Company is here to help.
Glass Block Panel vs. Glass Block Window
When browsing our website, you might stumble across the “Panels & Windows” tab. So what is the difference between these two parts?
The main difference between a panel and a window is the sizing and frame. Our Clear Choice® Panels don’t require painting, caulking, or puttying. These panels are built using silicone instead of mortar, and require very little maintenance once installed. The prefabricated Clear Choice® Panels are typically used as replacement window for home and bathroom remodels. The majority of our panels can be built to a specific size, so it’s easy for the panel to be placed in a fixed size opening that already exists. Adding a glass block window vent to these panels makes them the perfect for bathroom, kitchen, and basement applications.
Our prefabricated Clear Choice® Windows, however, are most ideal for new construction homes and businesses where the foundation can be built around the window. One example of this would be our Clear Choice® Pour-In-Place Windows. These windows are built using a vinyl frame that is welded together for maximum strength. These are available as a fixed glass block window or using a removable sash. They also are available with or without a glass block window vent. Our windows are secured with a perimeter seal and a snap-in nailing flange to create a waterproof seal.
Our Clear Choice® Pour-In-Place glass block windows are designed and packaged to be installed before foundations are poured, so installation is a breeze. In fact, the two-step installation can be done in less than five minutes.
GBS has developed a solid reputation as a dedicated supplier of glass block windows and has been successfully serving the commercial and residential construction and remodeling industry for more than 30 years.
We are a sister company of GBA Architectural Products + Services, a specialty contractor that has the ability and experience to complete any size glass block or structural glass project.
Contractors, Wholesale Supply Yards, and Architects call (877)427-8775