Privacy with a Breeze
Looking for privacy in your home, but still desire natural airflow? The solution is easy — operable acrylic block and decorative glass windows from Hy-Lite.
Designed to offer beauty to a room while preventing too-close-for-comfort neighbors to look into the house, privacy windows become the view for homeowners. “These windows are designed to be artwork for the interior of the home,” says Roger Murphy, president of Hy-Lite, a U.S. Block Windows Company. “Natural daylight flowing through these windows creates an attractive setting. And, operable casement, awning, slider and single hung units can easily be opened to encourage airflow in the home.
“Whether it’s an acrylic block window directly over a bathtub or a set of decorative glass windows in a kitchen, privacy windows are the perfect accent for any room. There are a wide variety of styles, sizes and enhancements that can be requested with the windows to customize the units for the personal style needs of the homeowner.”
Murphy also stresses that obscure privacy windows can help homeowners enhance their homes by adding the “ahhh factor” to a room.
“Every time I see someone go into a room with a privacy window they stop and get ‘captured’ by the window,” says Murphy. “It’s such a beautiful focal point in a room that really enhances a home setting.
Sizes and Shapes of Accent Windows
Rectangular. Triangle. Oval. Octagon. No matter what the shape, Hy-Lite can create privacy accent windows for the home. The more unique the window request, the more the manufacturing team at Hy-Lite rises to the challenge.
“We’ve created entire sunrooms and walls of acrylic block windows,” says Murphy. “We have great design flexibility with creating architectural shapes such as arch tops, round tops and other unique shapes with acrylic blocks.”
Sun Block for the Home
In case your home is in a warm geographic setting — or if your home is simply positioned to capture much of the sun’s rays throughout the day — energy efficient acrylic block options can be a smart choice.
The SunBlockTM PLUS window limits the solar heat gain allowed to penetrate into the home through tinted ultraviolet (UV) inhibitors and infrared absorbers in the resin used to make the acrylic blocks. Ideal for warm climates, these windows can be used for both new construction and replacement, and come in both operable and fixed styles.
The E3 Triple Glaze block window includes an extra panel of acrylic in the center of each block to help increase the insulative power of the window. Perfect for cooler climates, this block comes in a Glacier or Wave block pattern.
“Let the sun shine in” is the spirited cry of homeowners with E3 SunBlockTM PLUS windows from Hy-Lite. This hard-working window combines the solar heat reduction of a SunBlock PLUS window with the insulative power of the E3 Triple Glaze window. Ideal for all climates, this is the most energy efficient acrylic block offered by Hy-Lite.
All three of the energy efficient block options from Hy-Lite can be ordered in either 9″ x 9″ x 1-1/2″ or 8″ x 8″ x 1-1/2″ block sizes. The three energy efficiency options from Hy-Lite can help keep a room more comfortable during all types of exterior temperatures and assist in lowering energy bills in the home.
“If you’re looking at creating large acrylic block wall panels or windows in the home, especially in a southern climate, selecting one of these three energy efficient options makes a lot of sense,” says Murphy. “These windows can help make a room — even one in the direct path of the sun — more comfortable by keeping the sun’s UV rays outside the home where they belong.”
Hy-Lite offers a free Privacy Window Design Guide that provides design inspiration, room transformations and a complete overview of the company’s operable and fixed acrylic block and decorative glass windows. The colorful brochure showcases unique installations of privacy windows, wall systems and door inserts. To receive the free guide, call 888-256-2599 or visit www.hy-lite.com to download on the literature page.
Hy-Lite, a U.S. Block Windows Company, is the leading manufacturer of acrylic block, glass block and decorative glass windows. The company’s privacy product options include acrylic block shutters, accent panels, radius walls, partition walls, door inserts and shower kits. Since 1988, the Pensacola, Florida-based company has been committed to providing residential and commercial construction professionals and homeowners with elegant, affordable privacy window designs. For more information, visit www.hy-lite.com.