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Pricing or Contractor for Glass wall?

twigster's picture

We fell in love with the idea of a glass wall on the house but are trying to get a ball park estimate somewhere so we could budget the house correctly. So far sadly a lot of the contractors we've talked to seem to have no idea.

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I'm not surprise (post #215520, reply #1 of 3)

A glass wall requires that careful attention be given to loads above the glass. These loads need to be telescoped to structural materials that bear of foundation walls. A glass specialist may be able to render a computer model. Otherwise, see a structural engineer. This is not work for the average builder. 

Mel Fros froscarpentry.com

Any professional glass (post #215520, reply #2 of 3)

Any professional glass company can give you a price in hours or days.

Florida Licensed Building Contractor, 50 years experience in commercial remodeling, new homes, home remodeling and repairs and all types building maintenance.

This will be a 2 step (post #215520, reply #3 of 3)

This will be a 2 step process. The first thing is you will need to frame the wall like a garage door opening or similar then find a glass guy to install a window in the hole. If this needs to be wind code and impact, expect a huge bill from the glass man.

Greg