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"I'm just now writing this review as I had come across this company recently on Angie's List. They installed the glass block a couple years ago and I still" get angry when I think about it. The good The windows look great. They were quick and on time. The bad They left glass EVERYWHERE. I even found pieces as long as my arm. Almost 2 years after they completed this job I'm still finding glass outside and in the basement. We have pets and a child. It's ridiculous this company was so careless. I called them and was told I would get a call back but never did. Stay away from them.

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at time of estimate/consult and scheduling. I originally scheduled to have two windows put in on opposite sides of the house" and a dryer vent in another. Three days before the appointment, to best work with furnace installation, I needed to change my order for one window to not have the vent and instead have an open block for furnace ventilation.
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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.

Glass Block Installation reviews in Cincinnati

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This is the second time I have used this provider. The first time was to replace my 5 basement windows (4 of this same type and 1 with a outlet for my dryer vent. The scheduling and timing of the estimate was convenient and after signing the contract I was able to schedule a convenient and timely appointment for the work. The technician was on-time and did a great job of installing and cleaning up after he was complete. Would recommend them to others.
- GEORGE S.
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Prompt response to request for scheduling an estimate. Informed me that I needed to remove security grates before being able to complete the estimate or schedule, though didn't have any referrals for doing the work. Company called the day of work scheduled to keep me informed of arrival time, due to the need for a larger crew of installers to complete the larger job. Happy with the finished product, however...
I had read the previous reviews with concerns about leaving behind a mess and thought the company had resolved those issues. I can appreciate the mess that is created from deconstructing existing windows in an older home (i.e. plaster, concrete, old wood frames); the crew did a satisfactory job of clearing away this debris. My complaint is with the mess they left from the installation of the mortar, including overspray of mixing liquid and the sludge left in utility sinks below the window, which are now nearly clogged. Taking 5 minutes before starting the work to cover the immediate surroundings would've resolved the issue--I would've been happy to do this if only they'd forewarned me, or if the salesman doing the estimate had given me some instructions on how to prepare.
- LISA D.
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Absolutely wonderful service from start to finish. An excellent experience and a result that truly surpassed my expectations! One of the very best things we have done since we moved into our new home!
- Elizabeth M.
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Installer arrived early to remove four old basement windows and install 4 new glass block windows with vents. Job was a little difficult as one of the windows was obstructed, but the installer was able to maneuver around and complete the instillation. The job was done in about 4 hours, and the installer cleaned up after the job was done. My husband said that this was money well spent. I would recommend
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- Anna B.
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Only one installer was needed. He did an excellent job that did not take very long and when he had completed the job, he cleaned up afterwards. Our new windows not only provide security, they keep the basement cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
- Kenneth S.
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Unfortunately this review is almost a year past the date of the initial work, but I recall the experience to be very good. The sales rep was quick to offer a quote and the work was scheduled to be done within a few days. The morning of the scheduled work, two installers arrived on-time and were very kind and courteous. I was present during the removal of the old windows/frames and they were receptive to my judgment and requests on installing the new windows (my old basement frames were very old and installed in an unusual way, so it was initially unclear as to the best way to remove and install the new windows). In the end, I was very happy with how it all went.
The only "negative" I recall was that their selection of stock was low and I felt slightly railroaded into getting a certain style of block (I originally wanted the normal clear, wavy block, but they only had the "foggy" wave available). The rep was kind enough to email me images of the block they wanted to install ahead of time. After it was all said and done, I think I actually like the foggy block better.
The price jumped $20 per window to install a vent, which was pretty much in line with other window installers, as was the price per window. I'm very much a DIYer and seriously considered doing this work myself, but after seeing what really went into tearing out the old windows and installing new ones, I'm glad I left it to the pros. The cost of buying the windows on my own wouldn't have really offset the cost of getting them installed anyway - at least not enough to justify the pain and suffering of busting out old wooden frames that were partly embedded in concrete. Plus, the windows are guaranteed!
There was one goof-up where they brought one window without the vent. I decided it wasn't that important in the particular window, so I had them install the window without the vent. The naturally deducted the cost of the vent, and also offered to come back and install the vent free of charge if I changed my mind. You really can't ask for much more than that.
- GREGORY R.
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Everything was communicated clearly, scheduling was easy and installation went without a hitch. We did have to delay the installation a day due to truck issues for one of the installers, but they communicated the problem proactively and got the work done the following day, on a Saturday, which worked out just as good for our schedule.
- Bradley A.
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I first got an estimate from a man who was very honest and didn't try to upsell me any of his products. He showed me their full line of windows and was the only company who was willing to work around at that time would have been a wood-burning
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pipe chimney that went through one of the windows. In fact, he was going to give me that window for free.
When we finally decided to go with
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as part of the basement remodel and put a full window in where only a half would be.
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honored their original bid on the job!
The workers showed up when we expected them and worked hard and fast. They kind of twisted the outdoor part of the chimney that was still attached to the outside wall and actually goes through my roof (so I need it to stay in place until I replace my roof), but other than that, the windows look amazing, I feel safer and the basement is much more comfortable.
Great honest American company! I highly recommend them and made sure to give their contact info to my basement contractor because of how easy they were to work with.
- Wayne T.

All Glass Blocks in Cincinnati, OH

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5 Star Services

7687 Wesselman Rd
Cleves

A Custom Roof & Spouting

1816 Montgomery Ave.
Fairborn

Absolute Glass LLC

607 Spring St.

All Around Joe LLC

5946 Woodspoint Dr
Milford

Arnolds Home Improvement

1770 Tremainsville Rd
Toledo

Atlas Contracting Services

1833 s.r. 125
Amelia

B-RYE'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS

2847 Rochester ave
Hamilton

Bill Martz Carpentry

12909 Roberts Rd

Block Tite of Cincinnati

629 N Wayne
Cincinnati

Brand's Repair & Remodeling

8130 Clearmeadow Dr
West Chester

BTS Contracting Inc

1250 W Ohio Pike
Amelia

Buder Installations

200 Franklin St.

Burgess Improvement

1808 Compton Rd

BuyTile.com

5904 Ave D

CDS Midwest Labor Solutions

117 W Jefferson St

Champion Patio Rooms of Cincinnati LLC

12121 Champion Way
Cincinnati

Cincinnati Glass Block Company

12100 Mosteller Rd
Cincinnati

Classical Glass

1940 Dana Ave Unit 1
Cincinnati

Collett Home Repair llc

4934 Relleum Ave
Cincinnati

COMPLETE REMODELING-CINCINNATI

7876 BRIDGEWATER LN
Hamilton

Devon and Malvern Group

117 W. Jefferson St

EMSW Construction, LLC

4089 Sharon Pk ln
Cincinnati

ENGEL CONSTRUTION

6695 SMITH RD
Loveland

EverGreen Contractors

6242 Avebury Ct
Morrow

Glenn Mills Outdoor Solutions

2655 Royal Glen Dr
Cincinnati

GREAT AMERICAN GLASS BLOCK INC

PO Box 31090
Cincinnati

Greater Dayton Construction Group

4197 Research Blvd
Dayton

Hall's Construction Co.

2600 Lincoln Ave.

Handy Home Guys

6908 Cambridge Ave.
Cincinnati

Handyman Services

P.O. box 12389

HandyMark Home Services

958 Vacationland
Cincinnati

Heartfelt Home Improvements

P.O. Box 17185
Cincinnati

Heine Masonry

3904 Quadrant Dr
North Bend

Holcomb's Renovations LLC

878 Locust Corner Rd
Cincinnati

J.A.S. Construction & Remodeling

3915 Hopper Hill Rd
Cincinnati

J.A.Schroder & Sons L.L.C.

2626 Ocosta Ave
Cincinnati

Jack Williams Glass Block Inc

5120 Carthage aVE
Cincinnati

Jacob Huffer & Associates

2886 High St
Hamilton

Kevin Freeman Contracting

4648 Belleview Ave.
Blue Ash

Klare Tile & Marble

409 Stevenson Rd

Lawson Design & Build

6445 Springdale Rd
Cincinnati

MARK GRIMES PLASTERING

1206 ST RTE 131
Milford

Masonry Scientist

3443 Linwood Ave
Cincinnati

Murphy Home Improvement Co

6571 Glenway Ave
Cincinnati

Novel Whole Home Services

774 Sutton Road
Cincinnati

Olive Tree Custom Building

904 Leslie Ct
Mason

Ron Melton Masonry

1672 Kress Rd
Mount Orab

Royal Construction

1807 scott blvd #2

Schmidt Building & Remodeling

7366 Barret Rd.
West Chester

Sebastian Construction

16514 Highway 10 N

Security Glass Block L.L.C.

1150 West road
Martinsville

Sentry

5044 Twinbrook Ct
Cincinnati

Smith Contracting

3175 BlueAcres Dr
Cincinnati

SNYDER CONCRETE PRODUCTS INC

233 SENATE DR
Monroe

Solid Vision Construction

2304 Moerlein Ave
Cincinnati

Southern Ohio Glass Block

6329 E. New Market Rd.
Hillsboro

Southern Ohio Services

710 Charles St
Trenton

Superior Lawn Care & Home Improvements

1325 Wakefield Ave.
Dayton

The Basement Doctor

7369 E Livingston Ave
Reynoldsburg

The Basement Guys

1633 Thornwood Dr
Heath

TruBlue Cincinnati : Total House Care

5378 Palisades Drive
Cincinnati

WESTERN HILLS BUILDERS SUPPLY

6801 HARRISON AVE
Cincinnati

Windows and More

708 Majestic Ct.
Maineville

Wyoming Remodeling & Redesign

9949 Springfield Pike Ste A
Cincinnati

Xenia Glass & Lock

283 S Detroit St
Xenia

Zimax Inc.

1193 State Route 131
Milford

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