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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.)

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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.

All Glass Blocks in Bradenton, FL

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1st Choice Maintenance

2921 W Main St
Tampa

A & F Construction Inc

5546 Lavender Ave
North Port

A-1 Solutions

6804 Washington Place
Bradenton

AKO Framing & Construction, Inc

468 Waterfall Dr
Spring Hill

AMTMANN REMODELING COMPANY,LLC

11708 UPPER MANATEE RIVER RD
Bradenton

C&S Improvements Inc

PO Box 89128
Tampa

Canto Tile & Stone

10317 Tarragon Dr
Riverview

CAPTAIN HANDYMAN

11716 S STONE LN
Riverview

Certified movers

14206 Grubbs lane
Riverview

Challenge Homes Inc

6401 Central Ave
Tampa

Charlie's Tile & Marble Inc.

9704 Stillwater Court
Tampa

Chucks Stained Glass

448 Briarwodd Rd.
Venice

Cliffs Tile Stone and Marble

4580 Beacon Dr
Sarasota

Dimitri and Yanni Inc

121 Triple Diamond Blvd
Nokomis

DuncanAmerica

4479 45th St S
Saint Petersburg

EdO Builder LLC

11105 windpoint dr
Tampa

Equity Enhancers

2170 Englewood Rd
Englewood

Expression Builders

P.O. Box 8374 Market st. #109
Bradenton

Gary Heusted Home Improvements

4514 Grand Central Ave
New Port Richey

Hall Interest LLC

2419 Dustin Circle
Spring Hill

HLM Construction, Inc.

1471 Keyway Rd.
Englewood

Island Contractor

6118 39th av north

JDS Remodeling and Handyman Service Inc.

2835 W Rainbow Cir
Sarasota

Kas Flooring Inc

cindy way
Tampa

KB Builders Home Builder Remodeling + Design

334 E LAKE RD
Clearwater Beach

KC Flooring Inc.

790 E Gilchrist Ct
Hernando

Larry J Morelli, Inc.

5153 Montford Circle
Spring Hill

Lord General Contractors Corporation

Post Office Box 99
Indian Rocks Beach

Lubke Construction LLC

6555 44th Street North
Pinellas Park

LUMINARIE DESIGNS ART GLASS & GALLERY

110 CLEARWATER LARGO RD
Largo

Mark Van Osdol Ceramic Tile

1400 Jamaica Rd
Venice

Masonry by Wm. Rizzo, Inc

5581 66th Ave N
Pinellas Park

Modern Structure Inc.

PO Box 163
Tampa

Mr. Honeydo, LLC

2357 S Tamiami Trail
Venice

Naffco Flooring & Interiors

1510 S MacDill Ave
Tampa

PROTURN Property Solutions

634 Blue Taverna Ln
Clearwater

Quality Management Concepts

23219 Cypress Trail Dr
Lutz

Riffe Enterprises

1485 Donegan Rd
Largo

Rizzo and Pacuraw, Inc

5581 66th Avenue North
Pinellas Park

Ron's Carpentry Contracting

2311 Denver Street
Lakeland

Rook's Contracting

13023 Delwood Rd
Tampa

S.T. Anthony Contracting Inc.

2120 Brandon Park Circle
Brandon

Sarasota Construction & Remodeling

5719 39th St Cir E
Bradenton

See It N 3D Design & Technical Illustrations

500 Los Faroles , Carr 861
Miami

Tisdale Construction

5314 Gulfport Blvd S
Saint Petersburg

TL Hill Construction

2261 Sarasota Center Blvd
Sarasota

TNL Stucco

41225 Parks Rd
Myakka City

Vision Construction Maintenance And Repairs

2010 Whitfield Park Loop
Sarasota

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