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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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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 Palm Desert

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I'd recommend E&B Masonry to anyone. Professional, good work, honest, and fairly priced.

Ed was prompt in dropping by to provide a quote for the work, and was thorough in explaining what needed to be done and why. Although he couldn't perform the work right away due to freezing temperatures, he communicated throughout the waiting period, and promptly scheduled as soon as it was warm enough to do the work. He was professional throughout, both in communication and in providing thorough documentation of the contract, insurance coverage, etc.

The quality of his work was great. I don't know how his team managed to hoist a heavy glass block window up 35 feet of scaffolding, but they managed to get it done and installed properly. Despite breaking out the old window and having shattered glass fall everywhere in the process, they cleaned up both the inside and outside of my house, and there wasn't a shard of glass to be found anywhere after they completed the job. He did an excellent job of covering the inside of our home with sheeting to keep the dust and glass out of our house. Ed also did some drywall repair work for our downstairs neighbor, whom we accidentally flooded due to a faulty hose on our humidifier. He was very pleased with the quality of the work.

Great job - highly recommend!

- Lindsey L.
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Workers arrived on time. Their work was clean, professional and fast. I have recommended this company to neighbors and friends and would not hesitate to use them again myself.
- Pamela K.
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Scheduled us within a matter of days. Arrived exactly when they said they would. Took extra effort to make sure the windows looked great and cleaned up after themselves. Everyone we dealt with was polite & efficient. Bill was exactly as estimated. Very pleased with the whole experience.
- Carol Z.
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They did a fantastic job. They were so wonderful to go up there and never charged me extra. They did beautiful work. I had them two years ago. It's so nice now and I can do the laundry down there now without turning the lights on. I was really, really happy. They did such a nice job. I had only one problem were it was leaking when it was raining and they came right away. They came out on a Sunday and they fixed it. I recommend them because they're reliable.
- Ardeth T.
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We had this company install glass block windows in the late 1980's or early 1990's. The work was well done. We were pleased. In Feb. 2015, we had basement foundation work done.(by another company) and they needed to have ventilation in the basement due to all of the dust. They lost the glass inserts to our glass blocks vents. So all we had was a screen to the out side. It is cold here in Wisconsin and having your basement windows open is a bad idea. I called
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to (as they had originally installed the window) to see if I could get a replacement cover. They no longer make them but was told I could replace the vents. I was told vents would cost $175.00 each. I have 5 windows and that would have been expensive. But
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came over to see what I needed to fix the situation. He was honest and said I could go to the local hardware store and get plexiglass to cover it. The plexiglass works just fine and it only cost me $9.00 total. I would recommend this company highly.
- Gayle S.
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I recently bought a home and had several contractors complete various work for me: windows, doors, carpeting, etc. Of all the businesses that I dealt with - including everyone that I contacted for quotes -
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was by far the absolute best to work with. Their customer service was outstanding (polite, helpful, responsive), and the work they performed was impeccable. I had thoughts of glass-blocking the whole house.
- Gina C.
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has done a variety of projects for us including a major demolition. He worked hard and meticulously. Every time he was very professional, efficient and performed quality work. We so appreciated his commitment to do a great job as well as his positive attitude...a refreshing difference from most contractors these days. We are very satisfied customers and his outstanding work speaks for itself...no job is too big and no job is too small!
- Michelle G.
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Great replacement for 55 year old original windows. The price was over 400.00 cheaper than
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windows from Atlas ( who had done windows and wraps at our prior house and had done a great job for what was, in my opinion, a very reasonable price). Glass block is just a less expensive option with the added benefit of security, great light without the need for blinds - depending on your block choice- and energy efficiency. The whole process was seamless and professional.
- Faith G.

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66902 cahuilla ave.
Desert Hot Springs

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20042 Vintage Lane
Huntington Beach

1st Choice Home Services

913 Nadelhorn Dr
Lake Arrowhead

Ace Builders, Inc.

P.O. Box 1842
Palm Springs

All Construction & Painting

36882 Ferber Drive
Palm Springs

Artistic Solutions

2101 Alfalfadale Rd.
Perris

Assura Public Relations

335 N Brookhurst St
Anaheim

Austin Tile Co.

po box 1891
Idyllwild

B & R Construction Inc

6015 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles

Bartram Construction-General Contractor

78484 Avenue 42 # B
Bermuda Dunes

Bellows Tile

48580 Calli Tecomaria
Coachella

Bob Ramage Construction

PO Box 2442
Palm Springs

Bonnie Joy Designs

Newport Beach

Brandon Hawkins Construction

1518 Webster St
Redlands

Bright Green Contracting

464 Larkstone Ln.
Brea

California Glass Block Ltd.

7102 Thomas St
Buena Park

CBM

PO Box 9973
Moreno Valley

Cedars General Building Contractor

2988 1st St Ste I
La Verne

CMS Construction Services, Inc.

4425 Larchwood Pl
Riverside

custer tile

Cathedral City

Custom Tile

4371 Howard St
Montclair

CV TILE CERAMIC TILE & STONE HOME CENTER

1435 SOUTH SHAMROCK AVE
Monrovia

D.F. Construction & General Engineering

8132 Firestone Blvd
Downey

D.P. Door Company

8633 Baseline Road
Rancho Cucamonga

Dan Terrell Shower Doors

1418 W Gage Ave
Fullerton

dateline construction

12850 Barbazon Dr
Moreno Valley

Dixon Construction Industries, Inc.

PO Box 1462
Lake Arrowhead

Doors and Windows West

34860 Western Way
Wildomar

EAVES CONSTRUCTION

809 LAS LOMAS RD
Duarte

Elements of Tile

Los Angeles

Elite Remodeling & Development Inc

8949 Reseda blvd.
Northridge

Empire Construction Sales

P.O. Box 527
Beaumont

end result stone&tile

28378 encanto dr #b101

Euro Bohemian

2201 Cheyenne Way
Fullerton

EXCEL CONSTRUCTION LA

12450 Magnolia Blvd
Valley Village

FAIR PRICE CARPETS

1070 CENTER ST
Riverside

First Place Glass Inc

9416 Telegraph Rd
Downey

Fish Window Cleaning

1096 Calimesa Blvd
Calimesa

Florestone inc.

4625 East Sunny Dunes Rd
Palm Springs

Garrett Vinyard Construction

1381 Hackney St
Hemet

Gary's Tile and Stone

30516 Carousel Lane

GLASS BLOCK MAN

50855 WASHINGTON ST
La Quinta

Glass Tile Home

9601 Owensmouth Ave Unit # 26
Chatsworth

GM Construction

Victorville

Go Green Construction, Inc

9300 Texhoma Ave
Northridge

Goldin Construction

17354 Knapp St
Northridge

Good Peebles Tile

681 laguna dr
Corona

Greer Services

8175 Aster Rd
Hesperia

Griner Construction

P.O. Box 1692 / 25670 Tahquitz Dr.
Idyllwild

Gruber Home Improvement

1503 Highland Oaks Dr
Arcadia

Handyman Connection

PO Box 2564
Chino

HARBOR ALL & GLASS MIRROR INC

1926 PLACENTIA
Costa Mesa

HB Contracting

27758 Santa Margarita Pkwy
Mission Viejo

Hertwick Tile and Stone

5951 montecito Dr
Palm Springs

Home Pros USA

370 Goddard
Irvine

Home, James! Real Estate

31103 Rancho Viejo Rd. #2328
San Juan Capistrano

HoN

PO Box 940008
Simi Valley

IGM Auto Repair

6205 Kester Ave
Van Nuys

Imperial Maintenance Service

31500 Grape St
Lake Elsinore

J W Tile and Stone

74-923 Sheryl Ave
Palm Desert

JDR Construction and Landscape

31293 Durney Ct
Temecula

JEFF RAUTON CONSTRUCTION

42470 LAKESHORE BLVD
Aguanga

JH Custom Homes Inc

27068 La Paz Road
Aliso Viejo

jjmasonry

1360 oakland pl
Ontario

K.M.Pate Construction

25726 Floral Ct
Valencia

Key Tile and Marble

1051 Site Dr.
Brea

LeveLine Tile & Stone

2747 E Broadway
Long Beach

Lifetime Flooring

501 N El Camino Real
San Clemente

M&M Construction & Home Design

18840 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana

M.C.Carpentry Inc.

12700 Elliott Ave
El Monte

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Moli Inc

335 E Home St
Long Beach

NATURAL STONE CARE

San Marcos, Newport Beach

New Image Remodeling

3553 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach

New Image Tile & Stone Inc.

8549 Avenida de Autlan
Camarillo

ON POINT CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

19820 Frances St
Corona

Overholt Tile West

147 N Oakbank Dr.
Glendora

Parker Construction

5217 W Wooley Rd Apt 1
Oxnard

Patrick Hennessey Masonry

2397 Norco Dr
Norco

Pick Up The Pieces

3555 Harbor Gtwy S Ste B
Costa Mesa

Prodigy Construction, Inc.

5023 Parkway Calabasas
Calabasas

Quad County Window & Door

41083 Sandalwood Cir
Murrieta

Rahn Contractor Associates

24646 Devonport Circle
Laguna Hills

RCP Block & Brick

25725 Jefferson Ave
Murrieta

Renewal by Andersen of Thousand Oaks

2411 Artesia Blvd
Redondo Beach

Rex Romano Builders

316 E Georgetown Pl
Claremont

Reynolds Masonry

27762 Antonio Pkwy Ste L1
Ladera Ranch

Rick's Complete Home Repair

11783 Connecticut Dr
Rancho Cucamonga

RJD Construction

12188 central ave #455
Chino

Rock Solid Granite

282 N. 2nd Ave.
Upland

S-FAB Construction

318 E. Hazel Street, #3
Inglewood

Services by Billy Stewart

P.O. Box 4033
Los Angeles

Signature Service

35 colgate dr

Slide Rite - Glass and Sliding Door Service

42-335 Washington St
Palm Desert

SoCal Contractor

3289 Veteran Ave
Los Angeles

South Bay Stone, Inc.

1538 W. 135th Street
Gardena

South Coast Glass Inc

26131 Avenida Aeropuerto
San Juan Capistrano

Southland Tile and Stone Inc.

29517 Platino Dr.
Canyon Lake

SPR Glass & Mirrors

1853 S. Reservoir St.
Pomona

STARK CONSTUCTION COMPANY, INC.

39-725 Garand Lane
Palm Desert

Sterling Solution

3150 Forest Meadow Drive
Chino Hills

Sturm, Dr. Jack A.

1515 State St
Santa Barbara

Sutton Remodeling Specialists

41905 Boardwalk
Palm Desert

Taycon, Inc

936 S. Creekview Lane
Anaheim

Tiles By George

80870 Highway 111
Indio

Tomalak Tile & Stone

77530 Enfield Ln
Palm Desert

Toni Jones Designs

1736 N Pacific Ave
Glendale

Top Notch Tile & Stone

12730 Bryant St
Yucaipa

Topalovic Tile Inc.

6016 Rock Street
San Diego

Trade Winds Construction, Inc.

12127 Mall Blvd, Ste A267
Victorville

Ultimate Construction

1370 Jasmine Ct

Uva Construction

41785 Elm St #102
Murrieta

VERSA-TILE CONTRACTING

2325 n alameda ave.
San Bernardino

Villa Bella Construction

10 Mondrian
Aliso Viejo

Vintage Tile & Marble

25495 Washington Ave
Murrieta

VISTA MARBLE

7261 ETHEL AVE
North Hollywood

W J REYNOLDS TILE CONTRACTING

27541 BERNINA AVE
Canyon Country

West Coast Commercial Construction

13710 Bora Drive
Santa Fe Springs

Will's Fix All

255 N El Cielo Rd
Palm Springs

Y.O.R. Construction and Investment, Inc.

12135 Miranda St
Valley Village

Yanke Brothers Construction, Inc.

100 East Verdugo Ave
Burbank

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