Broken, cloudy, inefficient, or damaged glass in your home can be unsightly and dangerous. Replacing problem glass is a practical and economical alternative to replacing an entire door or window, restoring their condition and function quickly. Installing glass requires skill and trade-specific tools, and should be handled by a qualified professional. Your installer can evaluate your project to determine the materials, time, and equipment needed for the job.
Replacing Glass in Various Applications
Replacing glass is practical in virtually any application, though the demands of the job will depend on the type of preparation and installation involved. Most glass replacements require the removal of existing glass and thorough preparation to ensure the site is adequate to support new glass. Additionally, the size and type of glass required may influence the time and labor needed for the job. Replacing glass in a shower door typically costs about $138, compared to $214 for an entry door and $177 for a window.
Installation procedures are consistent for various types of glass, but the cost for replacing tinted glass may depend on whether it is a factory tint or a film applied after manufacture or installation. If no additional finishing is necessary, your installer can generally replace tinted glass for about $194. If tint film is applied in conjunction with installation, the added time may increase the labor costs of the project, which averages $216.
The size of a glass piece is an important consideration in pricing your replacement project. Large panes of glass are expectedly more costly than smaller pieces, but when extra manpower is needed to maneuver oversized sheets of material, labor costs can escalate quickly. Replacing glass that measures 2’ x 2’ typically costs about $114 and fitting a piece 3’ x 3’ may cost $127. The handling involved in replacing larger sheets of glass may bring costs to $142 for a 4’ x 4’ piece, $184 for a 5’ x 5’, and $207 for a 6’ x 6’ sheet.
Glass Replacement Service
Replacing the glass in the doors, windows, or other features of your home can restore their appearance and efficiency, improving the overall comfort of your home. Whether standard, tempered, mirrored, tinted, or gas-filled, the characteristic of both your glass and the installation site will influence the cost of your replacement project. Discuss with your glass replacement service pro how related repairs to windows and doors may affect the expense of the job. Also, since a replacement project provides an opportunity to install different materials, consider whether upgrading the glass in your home is beneficial and cost-effective.