Glass Block offers color options, texture options, uses in every room of a home, office or commercial building. Glass Block offers design options that are limited only by your imagination. Contact Summit Brick today for additional information.
Every architect, contractor and designer is looking for materials that are both energy efficient and cost effective. You also want materials that allow artistic freedom to express your vision in the completed project. Summit Brick offers a sometimes overlooked product that answers all of these needs: Glass Block.
As a homeowner, you certainly want your home to be beautiful, welcoming and comfortable. But as the “you” in do-it-yourself, you also want a reasonable cost, a relatively easy installation and longevity. Glass Block offers you everything!
Including energy efficiency. Standard glass block windows have equivalent energy efficiency to thermal pane windows and are airtight, so heat and cold will not draft in or out of the house. Glass block windows are fabricated to have thick-walled, often textural, exteriors with an approximate 3-inch gap of air in the middle. This large pocket of air is the secret to their energy efficiency. Though the air was initially created to make the block cheaper and less dense for structural matters, it is also an insulating factor. The interior dead space traps air, while the light shines onto the thick glass, creating a pocket of trapped warm air.