Glass Block Window Vent Options for Your Home or Business

Glass block windows provide added privacy and security to your home or business. They’re energy efficient and let in just the right amount of light. But, if you want to be able to get fresh air circulating, you can’t just open up a glass block window like you would a standard window. That’s where a glass block window with a hopper vent comes in. When you have a glass block window with a hopper vent and you want to get fresh air circulating, simply open the vent. Lock it securely when you’re away. 


Today’s glass block windows are a far cry from what you saw in the 80s. With more sizes, pattern styles, and colors to choose from, you can make each window a work of art. Whether you’re a homeowner, a contractor, or an architect, glass block windows are this century’s up and coming design option.

Glass Block Window Vent Benefits

Adding a glass block window with a hopper vent to your windows has many benefits including:


  • Good ventilation.
  • Energy efficient hollow chambers.
  • 8 individual seals to secure the vent to the glass block and prevent air leakage.
  • Extruded weather strip to ensure a positive seal.
  • Double pane glass
  • Bug screen to keep pests out.
  • Poly-carbonite hinges ensure no problems with rust.
  • Sash lock provides increased security.

Glass Block Window Vent Locations

There are several common locations for vented glass block windows, including, but not limited to:


  • Basement windows
  • Bathroom windows
  • Above door transom windows
  • High up in an exterior glass block wall
  • Attic windows
  • Greenhouse


Essentially, anywhere you have a glass block window, you can include a hopper vent. Keep in mind for the larger vents, there may be two locks rather than one, for added security. 

Pre-Assembled or Do It Yourself

Quality Glass Block and Window has several pre-assembled glass block windows with hopper vent options for your home or small business. Our Custom Made Glass Block Panels and Windows come with or without hopper vents. This allows you the versatility to place a window with a hopper vent only where it is needed. Custom made options use a wide variety of glass block from the Seves Thinline® and Premiere® series.


You can also get pre-assembled glass block windows with air vents with our European 19 Color and Clear Windows. These are made with the Basic Series glass block line. 


Vented glass block windows are available in a wide array of styles, sizes, and colors to meet your exact specifications. You can also build your own glass block window and order one or more glass block vents separately. They come in square and rectangular shapes, in several different sizes to work with your project. The hopper vent essentially takes the place of a few glass blocks.


Need inspiration? Check out our Customer Gallery. And if you’re not sure exactly what you need for your project, our team of experts is always here to help. Just give us a call at 815-416-1007 or use our contact form. We can help you select the products that are right for your project. It will be helpful if you have the dimensions of your window opening(s) ready to share with us.

Window Dryer Vent

A window dryer vent is another smart option. Our Energy Smart Glass Block Dryer Vents are perfect for venting your clothes dryer to the outside in a way that is both energy efficient and attractive. These window dryer vents have a heat resistant insulated coating to prevent shrinkage when they are hit with the hot air from your dryer. Some key features include:


  • Energy efficient.
  • Made in the USA, with easy-to-maintain and durable white or beige vinyl.  
  • Several size options including: 6x6, 6x8, 8x6, and 8x8 with 3” standard thickness. All of the Energy Smart Dryer Vents can be made to fit with 4” glass block as well.
  • Vents include exterior louvers that close when the dryer is not in use to prevent air infiltration. 
  • More attractive than a plastic hood dryer vent.

Order Your Glass Block Windows with Vents

Quality Glass Block and Window is ready to help you get started with your project. Whether you’re planning to retrofit your home or light commercial business with pre-assembled glass block windows or, are starting from scratch with new construction, we can help. You can order online, or call us to discuss your window replacement project. Call us at 815-416-1007 or use our contact form to get started, or ask any questions you may have.  We ship throughout the United States and internationally as well.


Custom Glass Block panels are typically shipped 3 to 5 days from the ordering date.

Please allow between 3 to 5 days for production of European 19 Glass Block Windows.