Refreshing or renewing the glass work in your external doors can be a great way to give them a makeover and can often be a better option than simply buying a new door. If the glass in your door is looking tired or has developed cracks then a glazier, carpenter or general builder should be able to help by making repairs or simply replacing the glass. If the glass is broken then it is wisest to replace rather than repair. You will get a better finish this way and the glass will be more secure.
Your tradesman will simply remove the old glass and clean up the door before cutting and fitting new glass. He should be able to match any other glass or simply replace all the glass to create a cohesive look. The cost of having glass fitted or replaced in your door will depend upon the kind of glass work that you choose. Obviously, standard glazing will cost a good deal less than something with a decorative effect like leaded-style, stained or coloured glass.
Glass that is toughened for security will also cost more, but it is a good idea to use this kind, especially if it is being used anywhere but the fanlight at the top of your home’s front door. Insulated, wired or safety glass will also add to the cost of the job, although the main part of the cost for labour should remain much the same, regardless of finish.
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