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"We are so impressed with this company! They were responsive, on time, very well priced and did a great job. I'm pretty sure we were demanding customers but" they went out of their way to do the very best job possible. Thanks Wolverine!

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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
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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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Looking for replacement basement windows? Consider glass block windows, which offer privacy and security.

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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 San Jose

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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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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
San Jose 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
San Jose Glass Block Installers Provider Name Locked
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
San Jose Glass Block Installers Provider Name Locked
. After checking out
San Jose Glass Block Installers Provider Name Locked
on Angie's List, I called
San Jose 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
San Jose 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
San Jose Glass Block Installers Provider Name Locked
." 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.

Glass Block Installers in San Jose

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A Nor Cal Handyman Company

4497 Latimer Ave
San Jose

A Professional Pool & Spa

1648 Sundown Ln
San Jose

Able Glass Co

850 Aldo Ave
Santa Clara

Ace Home Repair

37764 Starflower St
Newark

AL'S CHIMNEY CLEANING INC.

579 el camino real
Atherton

AMC Builders, Inc.

2318 62nd Avenue
Oakland

American Kitchen & Bath Inc

1758 Junction Ave
San Jose

American Remodel and Repair

18006 Incline Rd
Hayward

American Window Systems Inc

1729b Action Ave
Napa

Ask Windows Design Center

280 Authur Rd.
Martinez

Axiom Interiors

6812 Endmoor Dr.
San Jose

Bay area restoration

2670 pacer LN
San Jose

Bay Home and Window

40 California Ave
Pleasanton

Benjamin D. Construction Co.

PO BOX 635
Lafayette

BuyTile.com

5904 Ave D

Christopher Carlson Construction

730 w verano ave
Sonoma

Closed

San Francisco

CMG SERVICES

100 GRAND AVENUE #201
Oakland

Cool's Custom

P.O. Box 1974
Los Gatos

Cowboy Construction West

PO Box 933
Novato

Creative Homes

624 Victor Way
Mountain View

CTW Designs

PO Box 5204
Novato

David Wilson's Tile

1649 18th St.
Oroville

Detail Construction

117 South Street
Cloverdale

Diana's Toolbag

35815 Augustine Pl

DRACO

10 BURGOYNE CT
San Mateo

DRW Masonry

4435 First st.
Livermore

Elemental Tile Designs

5400 Fulton St
San Francisco

Enders Tile

3008 Rosemary Lane
San Jose

enriques tile

Livermore

ERIC ROSS TILE CO

1864 KEYSTONE CT
Redding

ESD STONE&TILE

PO BOX 361165
Milpitas

EXCLUSIVE TILE & MARBLE

154 SANTA CLARA AVE
Mountain View

Expert Design Builders

976 23rd Ave
Oakland

EZ Build Masonry

P.O. Box 1
San Geronimo

Fiato & Associates

1597 De Anza Way
San Jose

Fix It Guys

1435
Vallejo

FIXRPRO

Hayward

Fonseca Marble & Tile, INc.

1845 Alemany Blvd
San Francisco

G R Dahl Construction

814 Debra St
Livermore

GALLERY OF TILE AND STONE

500 Cathedral Dr
Aptos

Generation Builders

P.O. Box 23
Riverbank

Ginsburg Construction

221 Martin Dr.
Aptos

Gloworm Constructoin

1331 Liberty St
El Cerrito

H Builders, LLC

716 Stannage Avenue
Albany

HARRELL REMODELING

1954 OLD MIDDLEFIELD WAY
Mountain View

Heritage Marble & Tile Inc

PO Box 2164
Mill Valley

Horizon Tile Inc

2420 Maine Ave
Richmond

Hudson Street Design of Marin

3773 Redwood Highway
San Rafael

IDEAL TILE

1230 De Haro Street
San Francisco

Innovative Tile Concepts

765B McGlincy Lane
Campbell

InSequent

793 Broadway
Sonoma

Jacob Tile

443 Donahe Place
Milpitas

James Custom Tile

2260 Kathleen Dr
Napa

JIM FORDE MASONRY

140 QUAIL HOLLOW DR
San Jose

MCB Remodeling

2139 Yale St
Palo Alto

MultiCraft Construction

107 Empire Pl
Fairfield

Nationwide Secure inc.

3215 Calhoun Ct
Antioch

Nicely Done

1800 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Fairfax

Norcal Painting & Remodeling

Montgomery Ave
San Bruno

Roman Tile Co.

San Francisco

Shaker Construction, Inc.

95 Harbor Master Rd
South San Francisco

Sofie's Handywork

1188 Mission Street
San Francisco

Strongwall Construction

3151 San Luis Rey Ave
San Jose

The Handyman Can of Marin

1709 Center Rd
Novato

TILE BY GILE

25 Fountainhead Ct
Martinez

TILE DOCTOR

2521 HARRISON
San Francisco

Tile Masters

Kilconnell dr
Elk Grove

Tile Tech

San Francisco

Tool Time Home Improvement

18165 Constitution Ave
Los Gatos

Top Design Inc

16134 Hart St
Van Nuys

Valley Plumbing Home Center, Inc

272 Rose Ave
Pleasanton

Visionary Builders

1007 B West College
Santa Rosa

Wadsworth Glass Inc

3927 San Pablo Dam Rd
El Sobrante

WALTER BERNHARDT PLUMBING

2727 39TH AVE
San Francisco

Weiss Bros Tile

Los Gatos

William Bailey, General Contractor

264 Merganser Drive
Oakley

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