What is a Glazier?
For people unfamiliar with the term, a glazier is a professional who deals with the installation and repair of glass. Glaziers can also cut glass to fit any space and once installed, they ensure the glass is properly waterproofed.
What Does a Glazier Do?
A glazier’s work encompasses everything related to glass, which includes:
- Cutting glass according to the required shape and size
- Replacing/installing glass
- Removing old glass to make way for the new installment
- Weatherproofing the installment
- Fastening glass to frames or sashes
Before delving into how much hiring a glazier can cost, let’s break the cost down into what materials are involved in the process. If you have an odd space to fit the glass, it will need to be specially cut, which can add to the overall cost. Further, the cost of the glass itself will be charged separately. Depending on the type of glass you would like installed, this can also add to the cost.
Types of Glass
Float Glass: is one of the most common glass used. Its main characteristics are transparency, breakage resistance and heat resistance. Its average cost is $38/m2.
Double Glazed Glass: is an energy efficient glass that helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Its average cost is $200/m2.
Low Emission Glass: with special thermal properties, this glass helps insulate your home by reflecting thermal radiation. The average cost for low-e glass is $220/m2
Laminated Glass: also regarded as safety glass, it is safe and remains shatter proof in the event of falling or breaking. Its average cost is $320/m2.
Glaziers normally charge by the hour at a cost of $60 to $80 per hour for regular working hours. Add in the cost of the glass and you have a complete figure of the costs involved. However, keep in mind, the final cost may vary depending on the difficulty and scale of the work. The more complicated a task is, the higher the charges. Further, calling a glazier within their designated working hours can save you money as compared to emergency jobs.
The prices above are just a guide and subject to the time the article was made, if you want an accurate and up to date price, get up to 3 quotes from local glaziers today.