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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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Glass Block

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 Homestead, FL

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A & G Retail Maintenance, Corp

11890 SW 8 Street
Miami

A Carpenter Plus LLC

7919 Tuscany Dr
Fort Lauderdale

All Florida Restoration & Remodeling

1500 W Copans Rd
Pompano Beach

Black Marlin Builder's, Inc.

4316 Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale

Brandel Masonry

1777 Blount Rd
Pompano Beach

Calusa Glass Industries

7006 S.W. 46 Street
Miami

Casa Blanca Builders, LLC

10540 NW 26 Street
Miami

CMC Florida Investment Construction

10041 SW 42nd Terrace
Miami

Coast Maintenace

14041 SW 79 st
Miami

D & B TILE DISTRIBUTORS

14200 NW 4th Street
Sunrise

ECR Custom Remodeling

P.O. Box 297282
Pembroke Pines

FORBES MASONRY CONSTRUCTION

3998 NW 45TH AVE
Fort Lauderdale

GWP Management INC

9055 SW 73 Court #1005
Miami

Infiniti Custom Homes & Construction Inc

2331 N. State Road 7
Fort Lauderdale

Intrepid Glass Repair Miami

525 SW 71st Ave
Miami

James Fischer

4830 SW 188 Ave.
Fort Lauderdale

JIREH Construction Services

7458 NW 178 Ter
Hialeah

King Construction Management

4710 SW 67th Ave Apt H8
Miami

KOEGLER HANDYMAN SERVICE

Silver Lakes
West Pembroke Pines

LeLack Construction

5888 NW 66th Way
Parkland

Litzs fixes

333 N ocean dr

Lord General Contractors Corporation

Post Office Box 99
Indian Rocks Beach

MNT Mirros

403 E Hallandale Beach Blvd.
Hallandale

Mobile Mike Media Group

1940 TIGER TAIL BLVD
Dania Beach

Nadeau General Contractors, Inc.

1245 S Powerline Rd
Pompano Beach

Pro1inc

5307 NW 58th Terrace
Coral Springs

Project 1 Construction

2431 Flamingo Lane

Reiss Construction Group, Inc.

13615 South Dixie Hwy
Miami

Rick's Auto Service Inc.

701 NW 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale

Sea Of Glass And Mirrors

Fort Lauderdale

Seacoast Enterprises Group, Inc.

7965 SW 136 ST
Pinecrest

See It N 3D Design & Technical Illustrations

500 Los Faroles , Carr 861
Miami

solid state construction and maintenance

1929 cleveland st
Hollywood

Soulios and Co

1521 Alton Road #747

The Combined Group

7344 SW 48 ST
Miami

Wellworks Design Build Incorporated

333 Las Olas Way Suite 2503
Fort Lauderdale

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