Windows & Window Dividers
is broken into two divisions, glass block windows and windows with dividers.
You may go directly to dividers by clicking here
common to glass block windows and windows with dividers is,
"Where not to put the cups or pads?" To answer this question
in regards to glass block windows, we generally need either a
rough drawing, a picture with some dimensions given or detailed instruction. Herein we will explain the information that is required for us to
properly construct your solar shade panel.
come in standard sizes with the most common being 7" square. During
construction of the glass block window configuration, the blocks are cemented together.
Part of the
block is hidden under about 3/8" to 1/2" of grout that hide the
seams. A measurement between the center of one grouting to the center of the
next will give the size of the glass blocks used. We will need
to know the size of the blocks.
|Your Easy Up
Shade panel will be designed to fit the entire opening with mounting cups
spaced to avoid landing on the seams of the blocks. The width and height
measurements given on the order will tell us the size of the full window
|If the width and height of the window
opening is equally divisible by the size of the blocks, then the frame is set adjacent
to and outside of the block configuration. If the opening is not
equally divisible by the block size, then the block configuration is recessed
into the frame (frame overlaps a portion of the block).
The recessed portion or portions of the block configuration could be top,
sides, bottom or any combination thereof. To determine the amount of block
recessed into the frame, measurements need to be taken from the center of the
first grouting residing between two blocks to the edge of the frame.
|The amount of block recessed into the
frame (or possibly a difference in block size) can be determined and conveyed
to us as, "recessed measurement". This measurement is the block size
less distance from the frame to the center of the grouting.
|Look at your
window as if you were looking through the solar shade panel at the
window. An example
recess measurements might be:
If the width and height dimensions are not divisible
by the block size, We will need to know where and how much of the blocks
are recessed into the framework.
|Top = 0.00 inch
(Center of Grout Line to Frame)
= Recess Amount
|Left Side = 2.5 inch
|Right Side = 2.5 inch
|Bottom = 1.75 inch
|NOTE: If you wish to start by
sending us a picture, we will be happy to send back as a drawing with an
outline of the dimensions needed. This is particularly useful for glass block
windows with a top arch.
On our "Ordering" page under "Advanced Features"
we provide a section for you to insert the location of dividers. Below
explains how to measure for and describe the location of those dividers so
that we may properly space the suction cups or pads.
dividers actually separate individual glass panes and some are only
decorative. Regardless, if the divider protrudes no more than 1/2 inch from
the surface of the glass, then one solar shade panel can cover the entire
window opening. Chart below shows how far the divider can protrude from the
glass surface depending upon the mounting type.
|Dual Grip Pads
|Standard 2" Suction
|Oversize 2.5" Suction
window is an arch, then the dividers are usually an equal distance apart
and can be explained easily as: one divider, two dividers, three dividers,
etc.. Please see special
shapes before ordering panels for arch windows.
On rectangular windows, there are several
methods to convey the location of dividers. On a french door or similar window
for example, the description could be, "three glass panes across and
On a window that has only one divider, the
description could be, "one divider 17 inches down from top."
Or, "one divider at 13 inches from left side."
A simple way of describing multiple dividers (particularly
if they are not equal distances apart) is by starting at one side, or the top, or
the bottom and listing the distance to the center of each divider from the
frame. An example of a 60 inch wide window
with 4 sections of glass and 3 dividers could read as, "Starting at the
left side: 7, 22, and 53 inches."
Complicated divider arrangements usually
require a drawing or a picture or both. Regardless of how the information is conveyed, we
will need the location of the dividers to properly place the mounting cups