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"Installer arrived as promised and was courteous and professional. Had everything ready to go when he arrived and was out of here within an hour. No mess left and" was careful when removing refuse from basement and walking thru the house.
was the craftsman and he did a super job. We're very please with the work and the price was as quoted. No surprises except with the quick job performed.

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was a pleasure to work with. Came out to give an estimate and provided a very fair quote and was very flexible in scheduling the work to" my availability. I had planned on getting another quote and generally like to wait a day before deciding to hire someone, but since he was so flexible and friendly, I decided to go ahead with him right then. When he came out to complete the work he arrived exactly as scheduled and completed the work in a very neat, timely, and quality manner. Would definitely recommend.

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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 Westminster

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Excellent service. The estimator
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arrived at the time he said would and provided us a quote. We selected
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and scheduled our install. The installer Rich, arrived at the scheduled time, provided us with the details of the work to be performed, and went about doing the work. Rich did the work as described and finished in the time he said he would.
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did a great job for us. Fast, friendly and efficient.
- Richard K.
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It was a great experience from the get-go. There were more choices than I realized for the patterns in the block. The estimated time frame for installation was set and delivery was right on time. The job was done neatly and the clean up was great. I am extremely happy with the resulting look and light. Very professional and pleasant folks to deal with.
- Susan D.
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I worked with
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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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worked with me to ensure I was pleased with the services and on day of installation, the two men
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and
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were courteous and efficient. The work was done in a timely manner and is of quality.
- Megan M.
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He came out for an estimate. He was very pleasant and nice to talk to. He gave me a very nice estimate. Unfortunately the deal won't work for what we needed done but if needed we would definitely use him again in the future.
- Catherine R.
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Scheduling was very easy. The price was reasonable, they were punctual, and accommodating. The windows looked great when they were done.
- Erik R.
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They were here and on time. They did a great job. It took 6 hours, which emphasized the detail that they attended to. They protected any area where they worked and spent a good amount of time cleaning up.
We were originally shocked by the price, but after contacting other providrs and looking into replacing the whole tub, their price was much better than the competition. We're thjinking of doing our downstairs tub.
- Marty K.
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Very quick and professional. Work was done in approximately three hours and they were able to work well with our scheduling. Would recommend to anyone!
- Jessica E.
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I called 3 times requesting a quote. Each time I got their answering service. I never received a call back.
- Joe G.

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All About Waterproofing Inc

2602 Laurel Brook Rd
Fallston

AROCON Roofing & Construction

101 John Street
Westminster

Artisan Construction Inc

1610 S Shore Pkwy
Pasadena

Baltimore Siding & Window Co

2682 Ideal Court
Manchester

BUSY BEE CONTRACTORS

4913 GREENCREST RD
Baltimore

Charm City Remodeling

278 Beckworth Ct
Severna Park

Clearview Window & Door Co

3316 Putty Hill Avenue
Parkville

CONTINENTAL HOME INSULATORS

361 GATEWATER CT
Glen Burnie

Counter Intelligence

9015 Brookville Rd
Silver Spring

D&R Masonry

6008 Sefton Ave

Dan Nichols Contractor

5777 White Rock Road
Sykesville

EMPIRE BUILDERS INC

1962 SIGFRID CT
Annapolis

Ernest Maier, Inc.

4700 ANNAPOLIS RD
Bladensburg

Finger Lakes Home Improvements LLC

802 Jeannette Ave.
Dundalk

FREE SPIRITED CONTRACTOR

7 W GEORGE ST
Westminster

GLASS BLOCK OF BALTIMORE

5621 OLD FREDERICK RD
Catonsville

Honey Do Handyman Service

948 Ships Bell Court
Annapolis

IMPROVEMENT ZONE LLC

St Johns Drive
Annapolis

J R Lee Home Improvements, LLC

111 Horizon Dr
Millersville

Jamison Caulking, Sealants & Services LLC

11308 Old Hopkins Rd
Clarksville

Jim Abrecht

4708 Long Green Rd
Glen Arm

Kevin's Handyman Services LLC

420 Spaulding Ct
Westminster

Maryland Glass Block Inc

812 W Patapsco Ave
Baltimore

Master Seal Doors & Windows

8205 Harford Rd
Parkville

MH Construction, Inc

PO Box 124
Linthicum Heights

Neville Masonry and Landscaping LLC

703 Clifton Terrace Dr
Bel Air

Nida Masonry

221 Audrey Ave
Brooklyn

PARAMOUNT HOME REMODELING LLC

4801 Forge Rd
Perry Hall

Pawling Masonry Inc

1299 Kinderhook Rd

Perryhall Remodeling

Jarrettsville

Premier Window & Building Inc

9515 Reisterstown Rd
Owings Mills

Property Restoration Services, LLC

501 W Main St
Emmitsburg

RAINBOW MASONRY INC

PO Box 35
Upperco

Rob's Home Improvement Inc

26 Macintosh Ct
Middle River

SAGE HOME IMPROVEMENTS, INC.

P.O. BOX 173
Perry Hall

Second Century Homes, LLC

1752 E Lombard St
Baltimore

Stonestreet Contracting

5518 N Annapolis Dr
Mount Airy

The Baltimore Handyman Company

90 Painters Mill Road
Owings Mills

Tiltmaster Windows

16 Delight Ave
Nottingham

We Can Fix That

5510 Greenfield Ave
Baltimore

Window Doctor

100 Springtowne Cir
Parkville

Window Nation Inc

910 Cromwell Park Dr
Glen Burnie

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