Hudson Glass Blocks

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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.

Glass Block Installation reviews in Hudson

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The window being replaced had been installed in 1932 in a strange way. They figured out a way to configure a new window and installed it. Looks great, clean-up was done well. They explained all that was to be done and why. Highly recommend this company.
- Deborah R.
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We called a few other contractors in our area, we received the quotes
and compared them, my wife and I decided to go with
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because he was
on time with the appointment, he was very professional and he explained
every step of the job, today was the install day and they arrived on
time, the install crew is very polite and willing to answer questions,
as they were removing the old windows they were cleaning up after
themselves the whole time keeping the area clean and organized, they are
very efficient they were in and out and did an amazing job. We will recommend
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to any family or friends.
- Michael M.
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They came to my door in a very friendly professional manner. I was impressed with the history of the company as well as the details they told me about there windows. It was nice to have someone install them that had passion about what they do. They were very clean left no mess at all. The windows are beautiful and 100% guaranteed.
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. is and A+ company in my Book thank you.

- Shane M.
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They were very professional. They did the work when I was not there. They got the work done in a timely fashion. They got all the permits needed for the city. He is an approved contractor.
- Toby S.
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This was such a great Angie's List story! I would highly recommend
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and
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! I found him on Angies List and was able to get a fast response from him -- no waiting. Plus, he came OUT to the house to really take a good look at our house and unique situation (old 1910 house). He gave us an estimate on the spot. He exuded fairness, confidence, and real knowledge and experience with not only glass block, but old houses too.
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's price was much better than the fast "over-the phone" estimates that others gave me. Quite frankly, the other prices were so much higher that we simply would not have undertaken this project at all. Instead, we are thrilled with the final result. The windows look great and
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's (and his assistant's) eye for detail and going the extra mile for pride in their work really make a difference. I would recommend
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to anyone. Do not even bother to call any others. If you do, you will get people with limited experience in how to do glass block right and you will pay an arm and a leg.
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is the only way to go for glass block windows.
- Deborah O.
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completed in a timely and professional manner. Their pricing was highly competitive as compared to other quotes
- Anthony M.
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was quick, professional, clean, and less expensive than the other two providers I called. They came out and did an estimate and emailed it to me- the only contact I had with them was over the phone. They scheduled the job for the next week and came and completed the job within 3 hours. I am amazed at how quickly and neatly they work.

The windows look great. I will be calling
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again in the future.

- JOHN D.

All Glass Blocks in Hudson, NY

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

Albany Home Repairs

PO Box 301
Glenmont

Bricks, Blocks and More

PO Box 68
Stillwater

DirectBuy of Albany

356 TROY SCHENECTADY RD
Latham

JC MCCASHION CONSTRUCTION INC.

84 Frederick Avenue
Albany

JPH Property Solutions, LLC

1121 McClellan Street
Schenectady

KEPPLE GLASS BLOCK LLC

187 Macarthur Av.
Cobleskill

Lazio Construction, Inc.

63 Nott Rd
Rexford

Nappa's Catskill Tile & Wood Flooring

15 Nappa Lane
South Cairo

S.Y.N.N. Enterprise

3 Elm St
Nassau

Superior Masonry Solutions

114 Fordham Road
Valatie

Vanguard Glass Block Of CNY

499 South Warren st
Syracuse

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