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Glass blocks and glass bricks – what’s hot and what’s not today

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Basement Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Glass Block

Glass blocks and glass bricks what's hot and what's not about them - Innovate Building Solutions

Updated January 27, 2019

Controversy and debate seems to follow glass blocks and glass bricks like a bad rash. Some people give them an enthusiastic Siskel and Ebert inspired two thumbs up. Others say – yuck – I wouldn’t put those 80’s glass blocks in my home if you gave them to me! As someone whose been in the glass block biz since 1985 (yes – I’m dating myself here but I like to tell people I started at the age of 11 – a BIT of an exaggeration but I’m going with it) it’s easy to see that building material trends are changing constantly and that has impacted how people feel about glass blocks.

You see some stuff which was hot in the 80’s not being used any more. With glass blocks there are styles, product and installation systems which are popular today most people don’t even know exist. Most people think of glass blocks as one wavy 8” x 8” unit stacked on top of another.

So, before you say whether glass blocks or hot, or not, read on to see what k options others are finding to be inspired ….and also what products and systems are just “old-school.” At the end of the article I’d love to know whether this post has changed your opinion or not.

Glass Block Windows in Commercial Buildings Add Style and Energy Efficiency

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Commercial Remodeling & New Construction, Glass Block, Windows

west-side-glass block-church-industrial-factory-windowsCold weather will soon be here and if the windows of your current office, commercial or factory space are in desperate need of an update, glass block not only makes great first impression, but offers the added benefit of being more energy efficient than metal or wood framed windows. As a nationwide wholesaler and regional installer of glass block, Innovate Building Solutions offers many options to suit your specific needs.

We realize that all budgets are not created equally, so when making these kinds of updates, it’s important to know that the product you purchase is made to last on a long-term basis. Here are just a few of the benefits of selecting glass block windows over other options:

Top 3 Choices for Industrial, Factory and Warehouse Window Replacements

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Commercial Remodeling & New Construction, Glass Block

3 Choices Industrial and Factory Windows

Replacing windows in an industrial, factory or warehouse can be a daunting and expensive task. Security, energy efficiency, amount of light and budget can all be key factors in this decision. Below I’ll discuss 3 of the top choices of replacement windows used in the Cleveland and Columbus Ohio markets where weather can certainly vary from season to season.

Converting Aluminum Storefront Windows to Glass Blocks in Cleveland Ohio – Benefits and Installation Steps

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Glass Block

 

Glass block windows installed in an aluminum storefront in Cleveland Ohio

Glass block windows installed in an aluminum storefront in Cleveland Ohio

If you’ve got aluminum storefront windows that are a target for vandals or cause heating and cooling costs to be high it may be time to consider replacing them with glass blocks. Using a recent project for American Mutual Life Association (completed by Cleveland Glass Block a division of Innovate Building Solutions) learn the benefits and 5 key installation steps for this type of project.

Aluminum storefront openings with single pane glass before the glass block installation

Aluminum storefront openings with single pane glass before the glass block installation

 

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