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Glass block has the strength of masonry but allows light to pass through. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Larry B.)

Glass block

As strong and secure as masonry, yet able to allow light to pass through, glass block can be a great option for bathrooms, basements and other projects.

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Do you need to replace your basement windows? Professionals installers say glass block windows add privacy, allow light to pass through and much more.

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From what I can see in a picture of the item, there does not appear to be anything special about the glass. unless it has an Ikea emplem on it or special etching or something, any normal window glass replacement company like Speedy Glass or such should be able to cut and install replacement glass - probably about $100-300 depending on whether a pane or entire door-sized panel of glass, depending on which style you have.
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Just about every sliding door I have installed is put in in sections. If it is a brand name you may be able to purchase a replacement panel from a lumber yard or call a glass company to replace just the glass. I have seen some windows and doors that have a "welded" plastic frame that is next to impossible to replace just the glass. I hate to give estimated costs on labor or material since they very by manufacturer and regional prices but I would think you are in the $250-350 range in labor plus cost of glass or panel. 
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Could be held on with concealed mirror fasteners (usually a clip or notched "button" design, with very litle showing outside the mirror, or none showing if has trim around it, or with large dabs or swipes of mirror adhesive or liquid nails. The former leaves minimal damage when removed - no more than a heavy duty picture hanger, the latter leaves divots in drywall, as you surmised, and holes in the drywall if a piece of plywood is not used as a prypoint when prying it off.

 

If you want to try to save the mirrors, then a glass and mirror installer is needed - they can remove them from the hangers, or cut the adhesive with wire saw - though that will add probably 2-3 hours labor per room. Then you would need a painter who also does minor drywall repairs.

 

If not saving the mirrors, then I suspect you could get a Handyman to pop them off, repair the divots, and repaint. Otherwise, a Painter would probably be glad to do it and repair the damage and repaint - just be prepared for a hefty charge for duct tape - like $100-200, because that is the best way to do this - duct tape the surface completely, pry the mirrors off (commonly breaking them), then cut through the tape to make pieces of glass manageable and of a size to fit in garbage can or box for hauling out. Be sure to emphasize PLYWOOD protection for floors, overlain by canvas or plastic, when removing the mirrors - drop a good sized piece and you have significant flooring damage.

 

Here is a prior response for a similar situation, including the same suggestions about removal, but also a bunch of ideas of how to leave the mirrors and cover or integrate them - which can be a LOT cheaper than paying a two-man crew for a day to remove mirrors, depending on solution you choose.

 

 http://answers.angieslist.com/Need-rid-wall-mirrors--q67621.aspx

 

this is probably a quarter to full days job to remove depending on how fastened and if saving or not, so about $200-800 range. Drywall repair and painting probably about another $150-250 range, so ballpark numbers - pushing $300-400 if mirrors come off easy (bracketed) or can be scrapped, more like a thousand $ if saving mirrors.

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Your Search the List category is Glass and Mirrors - the Speedy Glass type company that does home and auto glass replacement.

 

If the glass is held in with window putty (a doughy tan or white putty) or by a wood trim piece all around it pinching it in place, then you can probably fix it yourself for about $15 piece of glass at a glass replacement place or somehome improvement/lumberyards.

 

If the glass is multiple-pane, or encased in a metal frame, then not easy to do yourself, though in some situations with single-pane you could remove the glass mounting frame entirely, use larger glass, and install with window putty. Double or triple pane you need then to fabricate a new "glazing unit" for you - the glass layers all enclosed in the metal encasing unit.If you are going to pay for that, might as well have them put it in too.

All Glass Blocks in Charlotte, NC

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Advanced Home Remodeling, Inc

3617 Beulah Church Rd
Matthews

ANDREW ROBY GENERAL CONTRACTOR INC

2000 West Morehead Street
Charlotte

Artistic Remodeling and Design

3011 Maiden Hwy
Lincolnton

B E VAUGHAN & SON INC

608 OLD THOMASVILLE RD
High Point

Beeler Masonry & Construction

405 Robinson Rd.
Salisbury

Bender Custom Homes

8334 Pineville Matthews Rd
Charlotte

Bill Randall Brick Mason

14214 Honeysuckle Ridge Dr.
Matthews

BORKOWSKI HOME IMPROVEMENTS

10312 ROUND HOUSE CIR
Charlotte

Boxer Construction, L.L.C.

311 Chiswick Rd
Charlotte

BUTLER CONSTRUCTION CO

4301 MCCLURE RD
Charlotte

BuyTile.com

5904 Avenue D

Carolina Home Improvment/Handyman

8520 Golf Ridge Dr.
Charlotte

Complete Construction Alternatives

1256 Waynewood Dr
Waxhaw

Country Living Inc

4 Meem Avenue

DECO NOW

1711-6 CLUB RD
Charlotte

Exclusive Homes

1095 Hilldale Dr.

felix tile inc

5507 Wyalong Dr
Charlotte

FOX CONSTRUCTION

116 DELIGHT LOOP
Statesville

Hawk Construction Inc

1006 Kwanzan Ct
Indian Trail

HOMETOWN REPAIRS & REMODELING

340 GLEN ARBOR DR
Belmont

Innovative LLC.

1121 Brighton Pl.
Charlotte

Italian Design Craft

11314 Park Rd
Charlotte

JHP Enterprises

6010 Deep Green Dr
Shelby

JHP Enterprises

6010 Deep Green Dr
Shelby

JMS Builders Inc

PO Box 541
Norwood

Lawrence Builders Inc

PO Box 2617
Monroe

Laying It Down Inc.

PO Box 690544
Charlotte

MC Construction

175 Arbor Dr
Statesville

Mcgee Brothers Co Inc

4608 Carriker Rd
Monroe

Montrose Construction Inc.

10602 Bailey Rd
Cornelius

Need A Hand

301 McCullough Dr
Charlotte

nortek construction inc.

126 greenview dr.
Kannapolis

Old Towne Development Corp

8312 Caldwell Rd
Harrisburg

Paco's Custom Tile & Stone, LLC

117 Ramsay Ln
Hendersonville

premier improvements

1564 brookbend ct

Second Look Inc

11534 Lemmond Acres Dr
Mint Hill

Steve Earley Builders, Inc.

6243 S New Hope Rd
Belmont

Steven C. Tench

1132 Ashford Drive
Charlotte

The Love Company

1934 OLD WILKESBORO RD
Statesville

Tom's Tile

2119 Lathan Road
Monroe

TwoHandymanGuys.Com

16800 BRANDON BROOK
Charlotte

Walker Tile & Marble

5049 Popular Glenn Dr
Matthews

Will's Rescue

6720 Rosemary LN
Charlotte

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