Window Accessories for Block Glass Windows

October 10, 2010

Glass block walls are actually considered windows, and you can order pre-fabricated block glass windows that have been rated for energy efficiency. Just because these windows don't require hinges or handles doesn't mean that window accessories are not available for block glass windows. There are also several decorative options for block glass windows that essentially serve as accessories, too.

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Window Accessories for Block Glass Windows

If you really like the look of glass block windows, consider some of the following accessories:

  • Glass block air vents are made of vinyl with double-pane glass and come in a variety of sizes. These air vents are energy efficient and provide ventilation which can help prevent mold growth.
  • Power vents are used to improve indoor air quality and get rid of odors. Common sizes include in 16" x 8", 18" x 8", and 24" x 8".
  • Dryer vents are used to exhaust a dryer via a glass block window. These are typically small, such as 6" x 6", 6" x 8", 8" x 6" and 8" x 8".
  • Removable sash windows can be added to block glass windows to maximize the air flow. Windows are available in a variety of custom sizes.

Decorative Options as Window Accessories for Block Glass Windows

You have many decorative options for your block glass windows, including:

  • Size of the blocks
  • Color
  • Textures for various amounts of light and privacy
  • Etched designs, such as flowers
  • Custom etchings

Glass blocks can provide a more safe, secure option for sidelight and basement windows while maintaining aesthetics. The variety of functional window accessories for block glass windows also make them a smart choice.


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