Are you thinking about installing new glass in your home and would you like to employ a glazier for this? Are you wondering what it might cost? Then this page should help you!
Who is a glazier?
A glazier is a professional who carries out the work necessary for installing glass onto windows and window frames. Simply put, the glazier replaces and supplies all types of glass. Each type of glass has its own advantages and disadvantages. The choice is often made between wired glass, safety glass, solar control glass, patterned glass, laminated glass, HR++ insulating glass or natural double glazing. You can also choose stained glass. When calculating the cost of a glazier, you must consider the differences that result from the choice of glass type and the number of square meters (m2) to be glazed.
How much does a glazier charge?
The cost a glazier charges depends greatly on the project you have. To give you a good idea of some of the costs a glazier can charge, we have listed some of them for you:
|Delivery and installation of glass||$120-$240 per square meter|
|doors and windows made of tempered glass||$400-$2400|
|Installation of HR++ insulating glass||$40-$80 per square meter|
|Colored glass||$200-$400 per square meter|
How is the glazier’s fee determined?
Several things have a direct influence on the exact cost. One should not only think about the type of work that needs to be done, but also about the travel time and, of course, the type of glass that needs to be used. For certain work, especially in places that are not freely accessible, additional costs may also be charged.
Decisions that influence the price charged by a glazier
If you want to use a glazier to install or replace glass in your home, you should bear in mind that the charges calculated by this professional depend heavily on various factors. We will gladly list them for you.
Option 1: Urgent work
Especially with a glazier, work can be done with or without urgency. For example, has a bullet flown through the window or have you suffered storm damage? In this case you would want to have the glass replaced as soon as possible. This is possible, but a glazier will always charge an extra fee, which can significantly increase the total cost of your project.
Option 2: The type of glass
A second, extremely important decision to consider is the type of glass to be used. In the past, people generally opted for single glazing, but today most people choose double glazing or high efficiency glass. This glass may be a bit more expensive to buy, but on the other hand you can make a decent saving on your energy bill, and that is always a good thing. Here are some average prices:
|Type of glass||Price per square meter|
|Conventional double glazing||About $120 per square meter|
|HR glass||About $130 per square meter|
|HR+ glass||About $135 per square meter|
|HR++ Glass||About $145 per square meter|
|HR+++ Glass||About $175 per square meter|
Option 3: Replacing existing window frames or not?
Many people who decide to replace their windows take the opportunity to also replace the window frames. After all, it may happen that a window frame mounted on toughened glass is not suitable for holding high performance glass. For the installation of a window including frame and glassware of 60×60 cm you can calculate an average cost of about $360.
Comparing prices is always a smart thing to do. This can save you a lot of money. You can also save money by choosing a glazier in your neighborhood to avoid high travel costs. Of course, you can also set up the glass yourself. But this will cost you a lot of effort and time. In addition, the glass must be placed professionally to avoid leaks. For this reason, it is advisable to hire a glazier. We can put you in contact with up to six glaziers from your region. You compare the quotes obtained (in your mailbox) and start the comparison. In this way you can save up to 30% of the costs!