Hey y'all. I'm thinking about getting glass block windows for my
basement. I'm looking for security and waterproofing. The contractor
will remove the existing windows and frames and install new glass block
windows. I got a cost of $3200.00 for four windows. Iasked how much for
windows and how much for install. They said the install is about
$2600.00 of the total. Thats for two guys and one day. The cost seemed
a bit high to me so I thought I'd check here to see if anyone had any
thanks in advance,
On Fri, 08 Sep 2006 18:26:51 GMT, with neither quill nor qualm, "Edwin
No, it's 16 man-hours PLUS a couple sacks of -very- expensive Portland
cement PLUS nearly an hour to pick it all up at the supplier. <thud>
Yes, about $2,500 cheaper if he had to buy pointing and trowel tools.
I'll bet the guy didn't want to do the job and just bid it at 5 times
his normal hourly rate. Crikey!
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If the windeo rough openings are an even incremernt of glass block
sizes this is not that hard a project. If you get the spacers and
practice getting the mortar mixed right you could probably do it
yourself. You can also set them with RTV but it is a lot more
expensive than glass block mortar. I have done a shower enclosure and
a bay window in glass block. It wasn't that hard. The toughest part is
getting the windows clean. You have to get the motar off before it
sets but not dislodge the blocks.
neighbors who have done this like the look from the outside but it
makes a very stuffy stale air basement in buffalo ny climate.
sometimes sealing the basement windows creates a problem of moisture
and ventilation, so first see:
I didn't read through all the replies, so someone else may have suggested
this, but have you tried your local window place, we bought a 3'x6' glass
block window, wood frame and installed it ourselves, well, ourselves being
me and 3 neighbours to help carry it.
$3200.00 for 4 windows.......hell I have to raise my
prices..........this is cleary a case of I dont really want the job and
your gonna pay for it if I have to do it..Besides even just 4 windows 1
day is a bit optomistic Id steer clear of these guys.
Heck for 3200.00 you could get a killer alarm sylstem installed...for
that price it would probably come with a part time guard...
Get some other estimates or look into prefab block windows.
This price WAS for prefab windows from PPG. I called the "estimator"
salesperson and asked her to check the install price but she never
called back. Anyone know what a fair labor charge would be. This looks
like about $650.00 a window just to install.
Italian Mason wrote:
Depending on what exactly has to be done, $150 to $300. It has been many
ears since I've done one but from my experience in the past, that is a fair
charge for most jobs. With a little help, you can do it yourself.
replying to L, Sid Browning wrote:
I laid glass block for years. A typical 3'x4" window will cost in labor about
$600 per window.. and can cost more, depending on the access to the outside.
Seems like that price is pretty close to correct.. maybe even a good deal...
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