The 4″ Arctic glass block is part of the Design Line US Imperial Collection. Additionally, the Arctic glass block is part of the Smart Home collection.
First of all, the Arctic pattern offers a frosted glass appearance. Secondly, the block yields excellent privacy without a specific pattern. Thirdly, the texture is on the inside faces of glass for easy cleaning. Lastly, the rain will not change the translucent effect.
About the US Imperial Collection
The US Imperial Collection provides fully versatile glass blocks. Each block is designed for vertical structures. Many blocks in the collection have a wide variety of formats and thicknesses to increase flexibility with use. Furthermore, the blocks allow homeowners to create vertical structures that are lighter, thinner, more structurally stable, and solid. Some blocks in the collection offer options to create angles, curves, or finished jambs and/ or heads. In conclusion, this collection was made for homeowners who are concerned about structurally sound walls and windows.
Construction Information for 4″ Arctic
First, according to the Declaration of Performance, the 4″ Arctic glass block has an 73-80% light transmission. This creates sun lit areas that are comfortable and offer strong shadows and gorgeous lighting. Secondly, the pattern has 79% solar energy characteristics. The solar properties enhance the investment. Thirdly, this glass block is intended for use in non-bearing construction applications. Lastly, the 4″ Arctic offers a Declaration of Performance which offers technical information for use with projects. Download the Declaration of Performance.
Features of Smart Home Glass Blocks
The entire Smart Home Collection is full of new technologies for self-cleaning, energy saving, and solar reflecting. Due to these technologies, homeowners are investing in a product that will be vibrant, smart and beautiful for many years.
Firstly, the self-cleaning technology reduces cleaning and maintenance costs associated with glass block installations. Also, invisible surface coatings contain hydrophilic properties that break down organic dirt and wash away rain water. Due to these properties, the glass maintains a cleaner appearance over time.
Secondly, the manufacturer has patented ‘Energy Saving’ technology. As a result, Smart Home glass blocks use low-emissivity glass plates and pressure controlled argon gas. The plates are inserted between the glass faces to interrupt the thermal bridge, and argon gas is injected to reduce a block’s thermal transmittance to U=1.1 W/m2 K. Additionally, homeowners are saving energy and protecting the environment with 4″ Arctic glass blocks.
Lastly, solar-reflecting glass block uses protective cover films for applications. Due to the films protection against UV radiation. For that reason, the block’s reduce overheating in the summer. Like most solar conscious windows, glass block installations will further protect interior decor.
In conclusion, the new technologies make buying glass block an even better investment for years to come. In addition to technologies for a better glass block experience, they never go out of style and offer timeless beauty in any installation.
Design Ideas for Arctic Glass Block
The 4″ Arctic glass block is great when used alone or with a combination of other US Imperial glass block patterns. The blocks pattern is very easy to work with and allows for creativity. Clear frosted patterned glass block are very popular designs because they work well in any environment. First of all, the block is available in a clear frosted finish. Due to the patterns easy design, homeowners find glass block to be very soothing. Secondly, glass block is a structurally sound product. Consequently, it is a product that when installed correctly, offers many years of aesthetic pleasure and purpose to a home. Lastly, designing with glass block is fun. This is because homeowners play with colors, shapes and sizes to create the perfect look for their home.