Window Shades for Block Glass Windows

October 10, 2010

Block glass windows are some of the most popular choices for homeowners, providing:

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  • Energy efficiency
  • A range of designs, including patterns and vents in the glass block
  • Increased privacy and security

If you choose to cover your block glass windows, your choices are as varied as they are for most sliding and double hung windows. Some reasons to cover your block glass windows are to prevent light and shadows from being seen outside the house.

Options When Installing Window Shades For Block Glass Windows

Just some of the choices you have for types of shades to install over block glass windows include:

  • Cellular or honeycomb shades
  • Woven wood shades
  • Roller shades
  • Solar screens
  • Sheer shades

Cellular shades feature a honeycomb shape that maximizes energy efficiency and insulates your home. Cellular shades run in the $40-60 range per window. Measure your window to determine where to place the outside mount, and use the extension bracket to place your shades free of your block glass windows.

Roller shades (or blinds) offer style, texture and color and can fit close enough to work as blackout curtains. Roller shades run in the $35-70 range per window and can be mounted outside the window frame in the case of block glass windows.

Solar shades are a type of roller blade made from a synthetic mesh material which allows you to choose how much light to let in. Solar shades run in the $50-115 range per window and are installed like roller shades.

Block glass windows can be a good choice for creating privacy and security while keeping the natural light in your home. Choose window shades that complement your block glass windows.


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