Forum Title: Silicone Vs Mortar Glass Block
Hey guys, I do 3-4 bathrooms a year. I sub out the glass block windows. Most of the older homes in my area have a 28x48 DBL hung in the tub area and I love putting in a glass block window as a replacement and tiling them in. About half the subs I have met use silicone and half use mortar. None do both :-) I like silicone because there is no mortar joint and it has a clean look. I like Mortar because it's old school and it is a time tested method. The last guy I got a price from swore up and down how great silicone is. I can understand it's faster to put together with silicone but I have heard if the silicone fails, there can be major problems. Silicone has it's place and one of those is on smooth surfaces like glass so it makes sense. What's your opinion? What's your experience? I read in the glass block 411 post guys think silicone is weak. Makes sense for a freestanding wall but a window is a different application. My personal opinion is that they both probably work if done well.
Category: General Contractor Post By: ANITA MENDEZ (Santa Rosa, CA), 02/28/2018

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