Glass Block, The Ideal Windscreen and Rainscreen
As a building material, glass block is durable, sustainable, fireproof, and an excellent insulator. The material’s transparent nature offers superior energy efficiency while admitting light and muffling most of the sound from outside. By itself, as the primary cladding for new construction, glass block’s beauty and functionality have contributed to its growth as an essential building component throughout the world.
You may be asking yourself, can glass blocks be used outside? Because of its unique inherent qualities, glass block is also important in other, less traditional applications for construction. One unique application has been the implementation of glass block is outdoor wind or rainscreens. This glass block application has proven an effective solution for protecting buildings from driving rain and accumulated moisture. Glass block is now offered in multiple different patterns, styles, and shapes, making it the perfect customizable glass component to add to any design.