Cost to Install an Opening Block Window

Cost to Install an Opening Block Window

How much does it cost to install an opening glass block window? The average DIY cost to install an opening glass block window yourself is $1,050 compared with hiring an installer for $2,026.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 19.2 DIY 25.0
Money Pro $2026 DIY $1050
Per Unit Cost
Per Unit Cost $2026 Total Cost



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

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Poll Results

DIY 47%
PRO 53%

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