Charlotte glass and mirror installers give advice
Pause and reflect on advice about shower doors and more from these three highly rated glass and mirror installers in the Charlotte area.
What services do you offer?
Larry Setzer: We can do mirrors, shower doors, repair work and replace insulated glass. We don’t do windows, automotive or heavy construction.
Lisa Hale: We’re a full-service company. We do auto, residential and commercial glass. We specialize in custom frameless showers.
Dale Benzel: We do mirrors, showers and shelving. We also offer to do locks and bath hardware.
What’s a price range for typical jobs?
Setzer: Frameless shower doors are typically $600 to $800, depending on size, type of glass and hardware.
Hale: Showers depend on many factors, but they can range from $800 to $3,000.
Benzel: Shower doors can start around $700 and go on up. We’ve charged $3,500. It all depends on what you want done.
Who we spoke to
Larry Setzer, owner
Lisa Hale, owner
S & S Building Specialties
Dave Benzel, sales manager
Do you offer warranties?
Setzer: There’s a 10-year warranty on most of the insulated glass problems and a one-year warranty on things we install, as far as labor is concerned.
Hale: We offer a coating that prevents you from having to wash your glass all the time. The coating comes with a 10-year warranty. There’s always a warranty on the installation.
Benzel: We offer a one-year workmanship warranty. You can’t warranty the glass.
What advice can you give to consumers hiring someone to do this type of work?
Setzer: Ask for experience and references if you’re not familiar with the company to make sure they don’t sell you products that won’t work over time.
Hale: Make sure when you’re getting quotes that everyone is on the same page. A lot of customers get quotes that fluctuate like crazy. There’s no way they are all talking about the same thing.
Benzel: The biggest thing is most people are unfamiliar with what they’re getting. They get a price and think that all frameless doors are the same, and they’re not.