Pittsburgh Glass Blocks

in Pittsburgh, PA

153
Glass Blocks are
in Pittsburgh

19
Glass Blocks in Pittsburgh
are top rated

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Rated by
Jaimes C.
"Quick quote. Right in line with other quotes. Fast and professional installation. Final product looks great. Highly recommend
A
Rated by
Ruizhong W.
"
is very professional. He came on time, worked hard, removed the old windows, installed the new glass blocks and vents, and cleaned up. It's one of my best experience with a contractor.
B
Rated by
Marlene W.
"There was a fairly big goof when they came on installation date and the windows weren't sized correctly (salesman's error). Therefore it set us back around 10 days to get" them in but after that I was satisfied with the job and the price. Would've given A except for that. Also, I think more communication between office and customer would be good. I called couple of times to check on days coming because of rain etc.and felt they should've called me to give me notice.

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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 Pittsburgh

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Rating
I found out the vents did not need to be replaced. He cleaned them and oiled them, and got them working and did not take advantage of the fact that I thought the vents were broken. He told me how to better maintain them so that they will open and shut normally.
- Samantha R.
A

Rating
Everything was great. Service was fast and friendly, the quality of the work was excellent, and the price was reasonable.
- Jeffrey H.
B

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The installers arrived basically on time and went directly to work. Removed the four windows from the one room and then replaced them with the glass block windows. While the one installer laid the block the second fellow removed the windows from the second room. All the demolition waste was removed. As the installer finished a window the second fellow would follow up and finish the outside of the window installation. The installation went smoothly and fairly quickly. They cleaned up well but there was dust. Even though they swept the floors there was dust that couldn't be picked up without a vacuum or a mop. Would recommend to the customer to cover or remove items from the room being worked on.
- Stephen S.
A

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Did a great job to explained all possible repair options.
Did a great job, prompt and cleaned up very well.
- Ira K.
A

Rating
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punctually arrived to get measurements and give an estimate for two glass block windows. Upon approval and a small
deposit, a date was set up for windows to be installed. On that scheduled date,
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punctually arrived, and with the same professionalism installed the windows, took the debris and cleaned up. A smooth, stressless, made to look easy project in my home was completed. ::--)
- SHIRLEY F.
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We were very pleased with the work that
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did for us. He replaced our old single pane windows in the basement with glass blocks. He also replaced our basement door.
He was very professional, showed up on time and cleaned up after himself.
He was very helpful with any questions that we had.
We would highly recommend
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and plan on calling him again for future projects.
- Colleen B.
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They came and were supposed to change out the glass blocks and lentils on a certain day. They called and asked to come earlier. I was on my way to work so I told them fine, you can come over. They showed up and the guy started cutting out the lentils. I'm looking around and they don't even have the glass block. I asked him where it was as they would only be doing half of the job. He is already doing it. There is dirt and debris coming into my house because they didn't cover anything. He changes the lentils. When he was finished, I said wait a second, there's a gap between the window and brick. I said what are you going to do to prevent water or anything from coming into my house between now and three weeks from now when he would come. He said he was going to put in insulation. I told him that was not okay. He asked me then what I would like. The day they were to put the glass blocks in, there was a huge storm. I had water pouring into my house. Now, I have all of this damage in my house due to the storm and because their insulation idea didn't work. They finally do show up two weeks after that storm. I was told they were supposed to do the bay window and glass block at the same time so it was done in one day. There's only one crew that shows up to do the bay window. The installer took the molding off the window to do some measurements. He said there's something wrong with the measurements and he called his supervisor. The supervisor came and told me that the measurements are fine. I wanted to talk to the owner at that point. The owner called me and assured me there was nothing wrong with the measurements and that I would be satisfied with the work. I got the authorization from the owner that all would be well. As they start to take out the bay window, they start adding all of this lumber to my window. He brings out the bay window that they are putting in and it is a LOT smaller than my original window. Mind you, I had this bay window custom-made. I'm asking him questions about it. The installer is telling me these are questions I really don't want to answer. He was hiding all of the mistakes by adding the lumber. When they put the bay window in, there were big holes above the window between the window and the brick on my house. He told me he was going to put flashing up there and he did, but it's 8 inches big. This thing looks horrible. Then on the inside of the house, you can see that there's six inches of height that's wrong and 3 inches in width. I had a few other companies come out to take a look at this job. They were appalled by what they saw and told me there's only supposed to be 3/4 of an inch difference at all. They couldn't put the molding that comes with the window on it due to the 3 and 6 inch gaps. He is trying to tape up the molding. I told him that the job should've stopped when the installer took the measurements and said they were incorrect. He just kept saying, these are questions I would prefer not to answer.

I noticed there was a crack in the bay window that they installed. They said they could bring in another one. The installer finished up so there would be no rain, snow, etc coming in. They came in the next day to do the glass block. When they were breaking out the glass blocks, they didn't put anything on my asphalt driveway. I have large holes in my driveway from where the glass blocks came flying out and landed on my asphalt driveway. Whenever we put in your glass block, we're going to caulk them in. In the contract, it states that all of the joints above and all around are to be mortared. The way it was installed originally. He said oh, no this is a new way we do it to prevent the glass block from breaking. They put in the glass blocks crooked, scratched, with the caulk.

Again, I had other companies come in and look. The first thing they asked was if this company checked for lead in the house. They are still supposed to check, give me the booklet on it and have me sign it.

One of the installers was chewing
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while working and he spit all over my driveway and some places on my brick. I need to get a power washer to completely remove these stains. This just irritated me to no end, no respect.
- Jennifer M.

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A Better Choice Inc

97 N Thompson Ln
North Huntingdon

A Complete Home Source, LLC

2503 Wedgemere St
Pittsburgh

A&W MAINTENANCE

PO BOX 60094
Pittsburgh

ALCOMA GLASS BLOCK

43 PINE VALLEY CT
Pittsburgh

American Restoration Services

22 Rutgers Rd
Pittsburgh

American Window Industries, Inc.

106 Rockwood Ave
Pittsburgh

Atlantian Inc.

218 w smithfield st.
Mount Pleasant

B AND C GLASS BLOCK

517 SPRINGDALE DR
Pittsburgh

Banko & Son Remodeling, LLC

600 E. Francis Ave.
Connellsville

BELLONE'S GLASS

1814 5TH AVE
New Kensington

Betz Construction

523 Wenzell Ave
Pittsburgh

Boehmer Concrete & Masonry Inc

350 Lawnshadow Dr
Bridgeville

BuyTile.com

5904 Avenue D

C & C Home Remodeling

2917 Bethel Church Rd
Bethel Park

Calhoun Contractor Service Inc

2141 Chalfant St
Pittsburgh

CALVIN BROOKS CONSTRUCTION CO

206 Dry Hill Rd
Connellsville

Can Do Handyman

3582 37th street ext

Capets Construction LLC

891 mahaffey hill rd

Carmello Construction LLC

1017 3rd St
Monessen

Champion Windows Pittsburgh LLC

4700 Campbells Run Rd
Pittsburgh

Chris Jackson's Contracting

1575 Vermont Ave
Mckeesport

Chuba Heating & Remodeling Inc

922 E 8th Ave
Homestead

City Wide Windows

327 Highland Ave
East Pittsburgh

CLAUDE WILLS

1008 E ELFINWILD RD
Allison Park

COMMONWEALTH HEATING & REMODELING

2526 MONROEVILLE BLVD
Monroeville

CONSTRUCTION JUNCTION

214 N LEXINGTON ST
Pittsburgh

Costa Custom Builders, LLC

7711 Kifer Lane
Irwin

CREATIVE HOME SOLUTIONS

P O Box 11253
Pittsburgh

D-Bug Inc Waterproofing

109B Truxal Rd
Greensburg

DAN THE HANDYMAN

919 RANDOLPH AVE.
East Butler

Dan's Handyman Services

2101 Lonsdale St
Pittsburgh

DENNIS REMODELING

307 Joseph St
Pittsburgh

Do'It Right Construction

2 Hill Ave
Cokeburg

Dun-Rite Window and Door

718 MAIN ST
Pittsburgh

DYNAMIC HOME IMPROVEMENT

1805 orchid street
Pittsburgh

Ed Yuras Handyman Services

104 North Mulberry Drive
Mount Pleasant

Everyone's Handyman

3562 Route 40
Washington

Expert Home Repair

201 Center Ave.
Pittsburgh

Federoff Inc.

3 Vue St.
Aliquippa

Ferri General Contractors

3932 liberty ave
Pittsburgh

FULL THROTTLE REMODELING

521 Castle Shannon blvd.
Pittsburgh

Fulton Contracting LLC

999 spruce st
Ambridge

Furko Construction

80 Sycamore St
Pittsburgh

Garner Construction Services LLC

1058 Dry Dam Rd
Jeannette

Glendan Installs

New Kensington

Good Friends Handyman

301 Coleman Dr
Monroeville

Gorilla Construction

PO Box 772
Carnegie

Greensberg Electric

304 Harrison Ave
Greensburg

Ground Up Builders Remodelers

P.O. Box 53
Glenshaw

H2 Consulting

354 5th Ave
New Kensington

HAMLERS MODERN MAINTENANCE

862 Monteiro Street

Handyman Services Of Pittsburgh

750 Greenlee Rd
Pittsburgh

Handyman-D

205 summit dr
Pittsburgh

Haven Hardwoods Inc

2512 Orchard St
Beaver Falls

Hill Country Homes, Inc.

362 First Street
Lawrence

HOME DEPOT 4117

440 HOME DR
Pittsburgh

HOME IMPROVEMENT CENTER

505 NEGLEY AVE.
Butler

Home Maintenance Solutions

203 Oakhaven Dr
Coraopolis

Hometowne Renovations, LLC

1534 Linden St.
Cheswick

Hunt Masonry

314 Estate Lane
Butler

J. McGrew Incorporated Contractors

70 Redds Mill Road
Charleroi

Jackon Renovations

126 Allegheny Ave
Latrobe

Jackson Renovations

126 Allegheny Ave
Latrobe

James A. Plovic

183 Richmore Dr
Verona

JM Building and Remodeling

10 Easy St
Latrobe

John's Glass Block Windows

171 Bunny Way
Pittsburgh

Kaiser Construction

1133 Lantz Rd
Avonmore

Karl Poruben Jr. Handyman Service

504 Amy Lane
Rochester

Kennedy Maintenance & Repair

1004 Linden Street
Monaca

LEGACY REMODELING INC

3090 W LIBERTY AVE
Pittsburgh

Lynch Brothers Construction

752 Collier Ave
Carnegie

magnone contracting llc

1706 morrell st
Pittsburgh

Maier Glass Block

3540 Rosalia Ave
Pittsburg

MALETICK CONTRACTING

49 KILBUCK ST
Pittsburgh

MAR-LANE EXTERIORS

3112 Siler Drive
Finleyville

MB Imaging Contractors

fremont street
Pittsburgh

McNemar Handyman Services

70 Forest Grove rd

McWilliams Renovations

2304 Longcrest Avenue
Bethel Park

MDA Contracting Inc

109 Crest Dr
Monaca

Metropolitan Window Co

4672 Clairton Blvd
Pittsburgh

Michael Dawn Construction

1004 Colvin
Beaver

MIFFLIN CONSTRUCTION CO

1208 Bowling Green Dr
Monroeville

Mike Singer Home Improvement

309 Bausman Street
Pittsburgh

MILBERG & ASSOCIATES LLC

7800 EDGEWOOD AVE
Pittsburgh

Morow's Masonry Restoration

715 Lower Drennen Rd
New Kensington

Morris Contracting

1372 Main St.
Bridgeville

Mutual Builders Corporation

PO Box 5174
Pittsburgh

NATIONAL SURFACE CLEANING CORP

2133 MILLIGAN AVE
Pittsburgh

Nick Hudak Construction

1044 Windermere Dr
Pittsburgh

Nick's Maintenance Service

185 Fisher Ave
Monongahela

North Hills Homeworks, LLC

506 Luke Court
Cranberry Township

One Source Repair

409 North Ave
Pittsburgh

Patnic Construction

532 Altoona Pl
Pittsburgh

Patrick Masonry

13070 veronica lane
Irwin

Patterson Handyman

731 7th st ext
New Kensington

Pittsburgh Glass Block

300 Poplar St
Pittsburgh

Plum Glass Block Co

4783 Havana Dr
Pittsburgh

Pogo Construction

104 Pinoak Lane
Imperial

Premier Resources Contracting

1705 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh

PREMIERE GLASS BLOCK

672 W 7TH AVE
Homestead

R.A. Adams Construction

1412 Alton St.
Pittsburgh

Renovating Pittsburgh LLC

521 Dickson Ave.
Pittsburgh

Rex Glass & Mirror Company Inc

108 Kisow Dr
Pittsburgh

Rivers HOME Renovation,LLC

308 Raven Crest Ct
Gibsonia

Robinson and Son Construction

3174 Pennsylvania Ave

Rogo's Handyman Service LLC

Rt 66 & Rt 380
Apollo

RWC Replacement Glass

PO BOX 70
Slickville

Ryan Shock Contracting

730 Chess St, Garage 1
Bridgeville

SCHAFFNER MAINTENANCE

3341 SAXONBURG BLVD
Glenshaw

Shelton Masonry + Contracting

8012 Conemaugh St.
Pittsburgh

Sims Construction

3050 Lento Blvd
Bethel Park

Sines Contracting

18 Santa Fe Dr
Bethel Park

SM Improvements

470 Edgewood Rd.
North Versailles

Solutions Property Services

152 Robinson Run Road

Sound Improvements

400 Hoff Street

Sound Improvements

400 Hoff Street

Sound Improvements

400 Hoff Street
Carnegie

Specialty Window and Door

1206 Breezewood Dr
Homestead

Spraguerelli Construction

10 Union Avenue
Pittsburgh

Thomas V Giel Corp

5799 Grubbs Rd
Gibsonia

TLG GENERAL & ELECTRICAL

486 RATTIGAN RD
Chicora

TOMMYS REMODELING

152 VALLEYCREST DR
Cecil

Tri-State Development inc.

3706 5th Ave
North Versailles

U S Glass Block

1423 2nd St
Natrona Heights

UMac Construction Inc

504 N Neville St
Pittsburgh

UMAC Construction Inc.

504 N Neville St
Pittsburgh

Versetti Home Remodeling

225 Marion St.
Munhall

Watershield Sunshield Inc

508 CHARTIERS AVE REAR
Mc Kees Rocks

West Penn Properties Group LLC

1213 Voskamp St
Pittsburgh

WISNIEWSKI RENOVATIONS LLC

3193 Mellott Rd
Pittsburgh

Wohlgemuth Construction

109 East 1st Street
Pittsburgh

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