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"Problems right from the start. The company rep that showed up at my house did not have brochures and prices of the doors available. Said he'd e-mail me the" estimate. Next e-mail was from a company rep that said that before they could do an estimate, they needed my address and telephone number. But why didn't they just get it from the company rep that had been at my house?? Gave them the information but never heard back. A week later I called asking what the status of my estimate was and a lady there said she would forward my call to another lady who would get in touch with the rep that came to my house. She said she was sure someone would get back with me because she knew that the other office lady had put a reminder note on her desk to get with the company rep first thing in the morning. Five days later and still haven't heard anything. What's wrong? Are they putting me off because my job (2 doors) is too small and will end up being a money
for the company; especially with me having an Angie's List coupon? Sure, I can call again, but why would anyone want to deal with a company like this?

-David T.

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arrived a week before install date to give an estimate. Very punctual (actually slightly early which was great) and provided a fee sheet" for installation of glass block windows. On day of install, punctual arrival and tidy preparation for installation of windows. Team was very efficient in the removal of 4 traditional frame windows in my basement and one elderly glass block window that was deteriorating. Clean-up and debris was hauled away. Team installed 5 windows in approximately 2 hours. Neat, efficient, professional team. I would rehire if I ever need additional glass block services.

-Megan M.

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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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Hello, this is Kyle K from the Member Care Department.

I apologize for my delay. It sounds like you'll need the services of a contracting company.  After you've signed in to www.angieslist.com, try searching "Remodeling - General" using the "Search the List" tab in the main green navigation bar.
 
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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 Oakdale

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We have been very pleased with the installation of the new windows. High quality materials and excellent installation. We have recommended
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to several others.
- Matthew M.
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After the initial confusion with the person answering the phone, the experience was great. Hardy staff arrived on time, and did an excellent job on the windows. They cleaned up the debris, and the windows look great.
- Sandra A.
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, the owner, came out on Thursday, August 13th and measured my windows and gave me a quote. Between he and I, we came up with Saturday, August 22nd, for him to come over and install the new windows. We wanted to make sure that there would be no rain for at least 24 hours.
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came out to my house on Friday, August 21st, the day before he was to install my new windows, and remeasured to be sure he had the right calculations because one of my windows was bigger than the other.
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and his worker arrived on time on Saturday, August 22nd, and finished the job within a short amount of time. I have never had basement windows before because the previous owner of my home boarded them up and so for 15 yrs, I have never "seen the light" from the outside in my basement. I have always had to turn on the basement light and now I no longer have to do this. I am so happy and thrilled at the job that
Oakdale Glass Block Installers Provider Name Locked
did that I am almost speechless. It is so nice to finally be able to go into my basement without turning on a light or being afraid of the dark. I can pretty much go get whatever it is I need w/o the use of electricity.
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has an outgoing personality and is very easy to work with. He was on time, trustworthy and held to his end of the contract. I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting glass block installed, done properly and at an affordable price.
- Angela M.
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It took a few weeks longer than desired due to rescheduling, but ultimately the windows were removed and installed in one day. It also took longer that day than I was told, but was happy to finally get it done.
- PATRICK M.
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I am very sorry to say that it did not go well. Since we had used
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Windows in the past, I called them to ask about basement windows and get an estimate. The gentleman at
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explained that there is not a huge thermal savings by using double pane windows in the basement and he suggested we look into glass block. I asked who they recommend and he said
Oakdale Glass Block Installers Provider Name Locked
. After checking out
Oakdale Glass Block Installers Provider Name Locked
on Angie's List, I called
Oakdale Glass Block Installers Provider Name Locked
. I wasn't too concerned about the negative reviews in that one must leave room for error on both the part of the company and the person hiring the company. When
Oakdale Glass Block Installers Provider Name Locked
arrived we went to the basement and he looked at the 2 windows. This is pretty standard work for them, so he began to tell me what the would do. I had reviewed the comments on Angie's List, I noted that 2 of the most recent problems occurred during the last 6 months. And water leakage around a glass block window was one of the concerns. So I mentioned that I had read the reviews and asked what would happen if the glass block window leaked. This question was like "poking a bear." He came back with asking me if that review was from the "crazy Asian lady?" I had no idea since names are not used on Angie's List. Then I was told that for "every 10 thousand jobs we do, if I p*** off 2 people, then I call that a
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." Then I asked about the insulation around the windows. At that point he said, "I do not want to do this job. It is going to be more trouble than it is worth." And he left. I have since gone back and read the reviews again. It seems to me that when a job goes well, then hooray. But if anyone questions the work, then watch out. His responses to the customer who writes a negative comment are not in the spirit of cooperation or apologetic. It will be interesting to see what he has to say about my review. I suggest to anyone who reads this and is considering using
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, to be very careful. I would check out the A RATED companies first.

- Jill B.
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Everything went fine, arrived on time, and finished earlier thatn planned, Only draw back was that I did not get the bill paid mailed to me when promised, I had to ask him again for it, but finally rcvd it.
- Kevin W.
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is very knowledgeable about his product. Excellent communication throughout the process. The windows were ready in the time frame promised. The work was excellent and the cleanup very good. I am very satisfied with the windows and the service.
- Robert R.
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Arrived right on time as scheduled, quickly and efficiently installed windows and thoroughly cleaned up afterwards. At the price quoted. Absolutely no hassles and no surprises,and completely professional.
- Brian B.

Glass Block Installers in Oakdale, PA

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1HBG Contracting LLC

131 Lea Street
Munhall

A Better Choice Inc

97 N Thompson Ln
North Huntingdon

A Complete Home Source, LLC

2503 Wedgemere St
Pittsburgh

A&W MAINTENANCE

PO BOX 60094
Pittsburgh

American Restoration Services

22 Rutgers Rd
Pittsburgh

American Window Industries Inc

106 Rockwood Ave
Pittsburgh

B AND C GLASS BLOCK

517 SPRINGDALE DR
Pittsburgh

Boehmer Concrete & Masonry Inc

350 Lawnshadow Dr
Bridgeville

Brian Renne Masonry LLC

300 Ridge Church Rd
Amity

C & C Home Remodeling

2917 Bethel Church Rd
Bethel Park

Can Do Handyman

3582 37th street ext

Capets Construction LLC

891 mahaffey hill rd

Carmello Construction LLC

1017 3rd St
Monessen

Champion Windows Pittsburgh LLC

4700 Campbells Run Rd
Pittsburgh

Chuba Heating & Remodeling Inc

922 E 8th Ave
Homestead

CONSTRUCTION JUNCTION

214 N LEXINGTON ST
Pittsburgh

Costa Custom Builders LLC

7711 Kifer Ln
Irwin

CREATIVE HOME SOLUTIONS

P O Box 11253
Pittsburgh

D-Bug Inc Waterproofing

109B Truxal Rd
Greensburg

DAN THE HANDYMAN

919 RANDOLPH AVE.
East Butler

DE LUCCA GLASS CONTRACTING

120 GROVE CITY RD
Slippery Rock

DENNIS REMODELING

307 Joseph St
Pittsburgh

Do'It Right Construction

2 Hill Ave
Cokeburg

Dun-Rite Window and Door

718 MAIN ST
Pittsburgh

DYNAMIC HOME IMPROVEMENT

1805 orchid street
Pittsburgh

Ferri General Contractors

3932 liberty ave
Pittsburgh

FULL THROTTLE REMODELING

521 Castle Shannon blvd.
Pittsburgh

Fulton Contracting LLC

999 spruce st
Ambridge

Furko Construction

80 Sycamore St
Pittsburgh

Garner Construction Services LLC

1058 Dry Dam Rd
Jeannette

Glendan Installs

New Kensington

Good Friends Handyman

301 Coleman Dr
Monroeville

Gorilla Construction

PO Box 772
Carnegie

Greensburg Electric

304 Harrison Ave
Greensburg

Gregor Construction

740 Churchill Road
Finleyville

HAMLERS MODERN MAINTENANCE

862 Monteiro Street

Handyman Services Of Pittsburgh

750 Greenlee Rd
Pittsburgh

Haven Hardwoods Inc

2512 Orchard Street
Beaver Falls

HBR Services

50 Crescent Road

Hill Country Homes, Inc.

362 First Street
Lawrence

HOME IMPROVEMENT CENTER

505 NEGLEY AVE.
Butler

Home Maintenance Solutions

203 Oakhaven Dr
Coraopolis

Hometowne Renovations, LLC

1534 Linden St.
Cheswick

Hunt Masonry

314 Estate Lane
Butler

J. McGrew Incorporated Contractors

70 Redds Mill Road
Charleroi

James A. Plovic

183 Richmore Dr
Verona

John's Glass Block Windows

171 Bunny Way
Pittsburgh

Kaiser Construction

1133 Lantz Rd
Avonmore

Karl Poruben Jr. Handyman Service

P.O.Box 2124
Cranberry Twp.

Kennedy Maintenance & Repair

1004 Linden St
Monaca

LEGACY REMODELING INC

3090 W LIBERTY AVE
Pittsburgh

Loebrich Contracting Inc

1830 Frankstown Rd
Johnstown

Lynch Brothers Construction

752 Collier Ave
Carnegie

MALETICK CONTRACTING

49 KILBUCK ST
Pittsburgh

MAR-LANE EXTERIORS

3112 Siler Drive
Finleyville

MB Imaging Contractors

fremont street
Pittsburgh

McNemar Handyman Services

70 Forest Grove rd

McWilliams Renovations

2304 Longcrest Avenue
Bethel Park

MDA Contracting Inc

109 Crest Dr
Monaca

Metropolitan Window Co

4672 Clairton Blvd
Pittsburgh

Michael Dawn Construction

1004 Colvin
Beaver

Mifflin Construction Co

1208 Bowling Green Dr
Monroeville

Mike Singer Home Improvement

309 Bausman Street
Pittsburgh

Milberg & Associates LLC

7800 Edgewood Ave
Pittsburgh

Morow's Masonry Restoration

715 Lower Drennen Rd
New Kensington

Mt Pleasant Window & Remodeling Co

923 W Main St
Mount Pleasant

NATIONAL SURFACE CLEANING CORP

2133 MILLIGAN AVE
Pittsburgh

Nick Hudak Construction

1044 Windermere Dr
Pittsburgh

One Source Repair

409 North Ave
Pittsburgh

Patnic Construction

532 Altoona Pl
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Glass Block

300 Poplar St
Pittsburgh

Plum Glass Block Co

4783 Havana Dr
Pittsburgh

Pogo Construction

104 Pinoak Lane
Imperial

Premier Resources Contracting

1705 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh

R.A. Adams Construction

1412 Alton St.
Pittsburgh

Renner Masonry Restoration

225 Alder Drive
Pittsburgh

Renovating Pittsburgh LLC

521 Dickson Ave.
Pittsburgh

Rex Glass & Mirror Company Inc

108 Kisow Dr
Pittsburgh

Robinson and Son Construction

3174 Pennsylvania Ave

RWC Replacement Glass

PO BOX 70
Slickville

Ryan Shock Contracting

730 Chess St
Bridgeville

Savinda Masonry

604 Pine Avenue
Cheswick

Seeview Windows & Remodeling, LLC

718 Corbin Street
West Mifflin

Shelton Building Associates LLC

4805 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh

Sines Contracting

18 Santa Fe Dr
Bethel Park

SM Improvements

470 Edgewood Rd.
North Versailles

Sound Improvements

400 Hoff Street
Carnegie

Sound Improvements

400 Hoff Street
Carnegie

Specialty Window and Door

1206 Breezewood Dr
Homestead

Spraguerelli Construction

10 Union Avenue
Pittsburgh

Thomas V Giel Corp

5799 Grubbs Rd
Gibsonia

TOMMYS REMODELING

152 VALLEYCREST DR
Cecil

Tri-State Development inc.

3706 5th Ave
North Versailles

UMAC Construction Inc.

504 N Neville St
Pittsburgh

Versetti Home Remodeling

225 Marion St.
Munhall

Watershield Sunshield Inc

508 CHARTIERS AVE REAR
Mc Kees Rocks

West Penn Properties Group LLC

1213 Voskamp St
Pittsburgh

WISNIEWSKI RENOVATIONS LLC

3193 Mellott Rd
Pittsburgh

Yates Contracting

Po Box 27056
Pittsburgh

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