The cost of your glass repair or glass replacement really can vary from $200 to over $2000.
But how much will it cost to fix your broken glass? Well, it depends on a few different factors.
The first thing obviously depends on the safety requirements as set out in the building standard. So if you need safety glass it’s going to cost more than ordinary annealed glass.Your glazier will be able to let you know which safety type and thickness of glass will be suitable.
The second thing to impact your price is the amount of labour required to fix your glass. So projects that take more time are obviously going to cost a bit more money. Labour-intensive projects like those with difficult site access will cost more. Like if your broken glass is on the first or second floor for example. Or if the glass is so heavy that it requires more than one glazier to carry.
Nowadays a lot of windows are also double glazed which can increase your cost of glass repair by more than 70%. This is because the new double glazed unit will need to be specifically manufactured prior to installation. A double glazed unit is made up of two pieces of glass, separated by a spacer and hermetically sealed into a sealed unit to act as an insulator. It requires more glass, more time, and is more labour-intensive than if you are replacing a simple single glazed glass pane.
Additionally, if it’s an emergency and you want your glass repair fixed immediately, you may need to pay a bit more than if glaziers have a longer timeframe to work with. This is especially true if you require glass repair in the evening or on a weekend.