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How Much Do Glass Blocks Cost?

Glass Block Prices

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Using glass blocks in a construction project can add beauty to any room. Whether you’re building a glass block shower or glass block windows, they are sure to add class to your living space.

Glass block windows are also a great added security measure for easy-access basement windows. They are shatterproof. Also, there is nothing to pry open to gain entrance to your house. They provide privacy and security.

Glass blocks can help insulate and weatherproof those old leaky basement windows, due to their durability and airtight installation. There are several different varieties available and many different patterns for you from which to choose. There are frosted glass blocks for privacy, and also clear glass blocks to let in sunlight.

Glass Block Prices

Glass blocks are typically 8” x 8” x 3” wide. Home Depot sells standard glass blocks for $100 for a pack of 8. Above average quality, shatterproof blocks may cost $10 to $15 per block. There are also prefabricated glass block windows in standard sizes like 12”x18”, 14”x24”. They are pre-mortared and ready for installation. These types of prefabricated glass block windows cost between $150 and $500 depending on the type of glass block used.

Glass Block Installation Prices

Pricing for glass block installation will vary depending on where you live in the country, but on average you should expect to pay between $100 and $300 for a small 2’x2’ window. A large glass block shower can cost upwards of $3,000. As a general rule of thumb, you should expect to pay around $50 to $60 per hour for a quality glass block mason. Don’t forget to get several quotes from builders and references from each. It may save you time and money having to hire someone to fix someone else’s mess.

Author: Brian Eckert