Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013
Pittsburgh Corning Corporation, a leader in the glass block industry for over 75 years, is showcasing the installation ease of their ProVantage Spacer system for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) homeowners looking to add value to their home with timeless, classically designed glass blocks. With flexible glass block designs for walls, windows, partitions and showers, a homeowner’s weekend project is limited only by their imagination.
“It’s easy to add the classic look of glass block to your home with our do-it-yourself glass block spacer system,” says Mary Lynn Bruce, Marketing Manager for Pittsburgh Corning. “Whether you want to build a glass block bar in your game room or add a privacy glass block wall to your bathroom, we have the tools you’ll need to make your dream become a reality.”
Tips for homeowners looking to start their glass block project using the ProVantage® glass block installation system includes:
1. Decide which Pittsburgh Corning glass block type will best fit your project. Rectangular or straight blocks are used to build straight walls, whereas finishing units are rounded on one side or two sides to complete open edges and corners of projects. Shaped blocks can also be used to turn corners or create curves.
2. Outline your project’s specifications. This will determine whether or not you can use Pittsburgh Corning’s Perimeter Channel which attaches to the rough opening at the top, sides and bottom, and provides a track for the block to sit on.
3. Calculate the list of materials including ProVantage® vertical and horizontal spacers, glass block sealant, and glass block grout (optional) with Pittsburgh Corning’s easy to use Project Planner.
Pittsburgh Corning leads the DIY homeowner through the project step-by-step guide from conception to finish with their weekend DIY project modules and project planner. Glass block projects know no bounds when it comes to their versatile home improvement options. In interior applications, glass block can create windows, partition walls, showers and more, while allowing light to carry between living spaces in a decorative way. In exterior application, glass block lets natural light into the home without compromising privacy or security.
For more information on how to build glass blocks using the perimeter channel, glass blocks, spacers, and silicone or grout to finish the joints, check out the video at http://pittsburghcorning.com/project-planning/how-to-install-glass-block.aspx
About Pittsburgh Corning Corporation
Pittsburgh Corning is the leading manufacturer of premium glass block products and specialized architectural window systems for commercial, institutional, government and residential buildings. Glass block products are extraordinarily versatile, providing design options and daylighting while keeping people and property safe and secure. Since 1937, Pittsburgh Corning has been on the forefront of innovative applied glass technology, designing products that stand the test of time. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Corning is an equity affiliate of PPG Industries, Inc. and Corning, Inc. For more information visit http://pittsburghcorning.com/