Plano 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

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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 Plano, TX

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ACCENT TILE & REMODELING, LTD.

1816 Hickory Dr
Haltom City

Adams Remodellng and Repair, LLC

5821 Madison Drive
The Colony

Advance to Voigt Masonry

2113 TRELLIS LN
Plano

Always Dependable Home Remodeling

1008 knight circle
Hurst

Apulum Construction & Remodeling LLC

43 Lindsay Ln
Haltom City

Artisan Construction Group

2911 County Road 330
Mckinney

Bledsaw Construction & Design, LLC

7905 Vista Creek Lane
Sachse

Brick Doctor

905 Cresthaven Drive
Euless

Chip Jones Remodeling

5072 Lake Vista Dr
The Colony

CNM Remodeling

4628 W Northgate Dr.
Irving

Consider it Built Retrofit

2702 Weatherford Hwy
Granbury

Custom Floors and Showers

5514 bishop court
Lake Dallas

Custom Masonry

6215 Cool Springs Dr
Arlington

Custom Masonry Design

921 Ector
Denton

Dale's Professional Window and Glass

1450 Halsey Way
Carrollton

Dial One Service

911 Carlsbad
Mesquite

Dream Construction

401 Harriett St
Arlington

Exterior Appeal

PO Box 136635
Fort Worth

FLOORINGSMART.COM

PO BOX 118214
Carrollton

Greenway Renovations and Custom Homes

6333 E Mockingbird Lane
Dallas

GSG Windows and Doors, LLC

301 N Las Vegas Trail
Fort Worth

Harmony Custom Designs

2709 Appaloosa Lane
Celina

Hart Construction

314 N Pecan St
Arlington

Hulen Modern Dentistry

4833 S Hulen St
Fort Worth

IBP GlassWalk

3024 Acme Brick Plaza
Fort Worth

Imagine Redesign

Parker Road
Plano

Improvements Etc

1839 Hatherly Dr
Plano

Ivie masonry

6421 conveyor dr

J & S Remodeling

467 FM 547
Farmersville

J&M Tile & Remodeling Co

PO Box 473
Caddo Mills

Jabco Services

1401 West Street
Mckinney

James Bailey

635 13th St

KRAUSE & WHITEHOUSE

409 SHELMAR DR
Euless

Loviolette Enterprises

120 Faldyn St
Bastrop

Lucas' Masonry

732 Red Mill Ln
Mesquite

Lucky Construction

PO Box 2064
Cedar Hill

Mark Merutka

2526 Merlin Dr.
The Colony

Metz Masonry

3812 Parkmont Drive
Plano

MHR Construction

4174 County Road 317
Mckinney

Mike Buchanan

5917 Willow Way
Rowlett

Montes Tile Installations & Sales

3619 N Houston St
Fort Worth

MORNINGSTAR DISABILITY ADVOCATES INC

9607 Custer Rd ste 718
Plano

PLANO HOMEWORKS

424 DAVINCI LN
Wylie

POSITIVE ADDITIONS

445 Lowell Lane
Richardson

Pro Services

2304 Roanoke Cir
Mesquite

Quick Brick Inc

PO Box 940882
Plano

RM Masonry&Stucco

6947 Deer Run
Fort Worth

Santiago Design+Build

2735 Avon St
Dallas

SureTrack Handyman Services

3502 Easton Meadows
Garland

Texas Renovation Services

910 S. Crowley Rd. Ste 9-303
Crowley

tile with style

Weatherford

TOM ROSENTHAL

2600 wesley st
Greenville

Tomahawk Roofing Company

105 Windridge Trail
Burleson

Top Notch Concepts

4848 Lemmon Ave
Dallas

TREND BUILDERS INC

409 N JEFFERSON ST.
Irving

Truly Noble Services

2909 Broadway Blvd
Garland

Weltech Renovations

P.O. Box 832141
Richardson

WHOLESALE FLOORING & STONE

4400 E HWY 377
Granbury

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