I'm struggling with a decision regarding replacing windows in our basement. We have glass block windows right now with a jalousie window in the center. The jalousie in the Chicago area is terrible and we want to get rid of it for something warmer.
I'm trying to figure out what the advantages/disadvantages for a glass block window is versus just a plain window. For example, the glass block seems to me that it would deter theft a little better. A normal window on the other hand looks nicer and will let in more light.
Can anyone identify any other trade-offs that I should know about before making a decision?