By Gene and Katie Hamilton
If you want to bring daylight into a room but also to maintain privacy, consider an acrylic glass block window. Designers have used glass block for years because it creates a striking focal point in a room. Remodeling contractors have used acrylic block to replace older windows, and a new operable or opening glass block unit by Hy-Lite is now available. It provides ventilation, making it a handy solution in many old bathroom makeovers when an old window has rotted beyond repair.
A window installer will charge $2,026 to replace a window with a new 48-inch by 48-inch acrylic block unit, which includes the labor and material. A homeowner with experience in carpentry can do the job for $1,050, the price of the unit. But this job requires serious carpentry skills, construction knowledge and the tools to do the job. If you have any reservations, this job might be best left to a professional.
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The average price to install an opening glass block window noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself. Tweak the data by adding your ZIP Code to find a local cost.
Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019
The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors'
experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content
Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.