Glazier Insurance

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Why do I need a glazier insurance policy?

As a glazier, your work is technically challenging and physically demanding. Day in and day out, you work with glass: a material that is heavy enough to crush toes (or worse) and that’s sharp enough, if cut incorrectly, to cause serious harm. The reality: your line of work is risky.

That’s where we come in. Thimble’s Glazier Insurance helps protect glaziers from liability, so they can mitigate their worries and focus on their craft.

As a glazier, you might work on high-rises or two-story homes. In many situations, the only way to properly install a window is from the exterior. Thus, should the straps on the glass snap or slip, the material could come crashing down. If any clients or other third parties are hurt, you could be liable for a bodily injury claim.

In this same unfortunate scenario, it might not be a person that’s directly below the falling glass, but your client’s car. Any property damage that occurs due to your work could leave you on the hook for expenses that could mean the end of your business.

These mishaps and accidents can happen on almost any project. Imagine replacing a tempered shower glass that is cracked from top to bottom. These cases are prone to shattering during replacement, and that makes every curious kid or nosey pet a serious liability in your work. And when it comes to kids (or pets), parents become especially litigious. Defense fees and medical bills are not cheap, and you may find you need protection from both.

This is why all glaziers need general liability insurance. General liability insurance helps mitigate the risks associated with third-party claims of bodily injury, property damage, and any medical expenses and defense fees that arise.

With Thimble’s Glazier Insurance, you can focus on the beauty of your work, like bringing light (and life) into homes.


How much does glazier insurance cost?

Due to the varying levels of risk inherent to your business, the rate is dependent on a few factors. These include location, crew size, desired coverage length, and the policy limit you select.

We’re able to make insurance affordable because of the way we’ve designed our policies. You can choose a policy that goes by the hour, day, week, or month, tailored to you. Just download the Thimble mobile app or select “Get a Quote.” From there, you can add as many Additional Insureds or generate more Certificates of Insurance free of charge. It’s that simple.

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What is covered under the Glazier Liability Insurance policy?

Thimble’s Glazier Insurance is designed to protect you from situations like the following:

Bodily injury

Given your line of work, there’s always the possibility that something goes wrong. Should the glass break, someone fall off a ladder, or any mishap occurs due to the job at hand, a third party could be injured. If a situation where someone is injured unfolds, you could be liable for bodily injury.

3rd party property damage

As you know, glass is heavy. When you have to maneuver particularly large sheets of glass through narrow hallways and corridors, the goal is always not to damage anything. However, if you accidentally damage your client’s property, you could be liable for property damage.

Defense costs

To you, an accident is an accident. But to some clients, especially in our litigious society, an accident is grounds for legal action. If something goes wrong and your client decides to file a lawsuit, you could be responsible for the defense costs.

Medical coverage

If an injury is sustained due to your services, there’s always the chance that the person incurs medical bills. While someone might have just been trying to lend a helping hand, or a third party might have walked on a job site they shouldn’t have been on, should an injury occur for any reason related to your work, you could be liable for the medical bills.


How quickly can I get a Certificate of Insurance?

Instantly. You can receive a Certificate of Insurance directly in your email inbox. Just download the Thimble mobile app, fly through a few quick details, purchase your policy, and you’ll have a COI you can pull up straight from your phone.

Did you just get booked for a new gig? Are you being pulled into a new job last minute? Should the homeowner or property manager need to see proof that you’re covered, you can take out a policy by the hour, day, or month (depending on how long this gig lasts). Or, if the job starts later, you can schedule the coverage to start anywhere up to six month prior. Lastly, should something happen and the job falls through, cancel your policy penalty-free (up to an hour before it was set to begin).

Thimble was created to shake up the insurance industry. We bring the kind of convenience and flexibility that’s lost in the insurance world. If you need to make changes to your policy, add or modify Additional Insureds, do so as often as you like right from the Thimble app (all for free).


What are the Glazier Insurance policy limits?

Thimble’s Glazier Insurance policy limits can be set at either $1 million or $2 million. The choice is dependent on how much coverage you need and the level of risk you want to protect against.


Are workplace injuries of my staff covered?

No, workplace injuries to your staff are not covered under general liability insurance. If you need extra hands for the job and want to ensure you’re protected, consider a workers’ compensation policy. This insurance helps cover employee or subcontractor bodily injuries.


Does Thimble’s Glazier Insurance cover damage to my equipment?

Also no; general liability insurance only covers damage to third-party equipment. If you’re looking to insure your own items, consider a commercial property insurance policy.


How do I get Glazier Insurance with Thimble?

With Thimble, getting glazier insurance is easy. Just download the Thimble app (or select “Get a Quote” on the website), input a few details about your services, your ZIP code, and desired coverage (hourly, daily, or monthly), and a free quote will be generated instantly. From there, purchase the policy and a Certificate of Insurance will be ready for use immediately.
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Handymen + Contractor insurance protects your business from lawsuits, if you or your property accidentally hurts a third party or damages their property.

  • Bodily Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Legal Defense
  • Medical Payments

Covered Activities

  • AV Installation
  • Alarm Systems Installation & Repair
  • Carpentry
  • Carpentry - Interior
  • Carpet Cleaners
  • Closet Installation
  • Contractors
  • Debris Removal
  • Deck Building
  • Electrical
  • Fence Building
  • Finish Carpentry
  • Finishing Contractors
  • Flooring
  • Furniture Assembly (No Cribs or Bunk Beds)
  • Furniture Installation - Office
  • Furniture Refinishing
  • Glaziers
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Handypersons
  • Interior Painting
  • Invisible Fence Installation
  • Locksmiths
  • Masonry
  • Millwork
  • Office Machine Installation and Repair
  • Painting & Siding
  • Piano Tuning
  • Seal Coating
  • Siding
  • Small Contractors including Finishing Contractors
  • Smart Home Installation
  • Surveillance System Installation & Maintenance
  • Surveyors
  • Swimming Pool Servicing (no construction)
  • Tiling
  • Upholstering
  • Wallpapering
  • Walls
  • Window Cleaning
  • Window Decorating

Optional Add-Ons

  • Appliance Installation
  • Chimney Cleaning
  • Concrete Construction
  • Exterior Painting
  • Floor Waxing
  • HVAC
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing (other than a leaky faucet or toilet)
  • Snow / Ice Removal
  • Sign Installation

Excluded Activities

  • Alarm System Monitoring
  • Assembly of Cribs or Bunk Beds
  • Fire or Water Mitigation or Restoration
  • Foundation Work or Repair
  • Grading or Excavating
  • Installation Servicing or Repair
  • Machinery or Equipment Repair (Other Than Office Machines and Household Appliances)
  • Performing Work over Three Stories in Height (30 feet)
  • Performing work for the oil and gas industry
  • Pool Construction
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Roofing Work or Repair
  • Street, Road and Highway Work
  • Those Specializing in Garage Door Installation, Servicing or Repair
  • Traffic Control
  • Welding
  • Work on 10 or More New Homes or New Residential Units in Any One Project or Development

What's Not Covered by Your Policy

  • Activities Involving Firearms
  • Performing Work over Three Stories in Height (30 feet)
  • Work on 10 or More New Homes or New Residential Units in Any One Project or Development
  • See full policy for details

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The information provided is intended to be a description of coverages only. There is not guarantee of coverage. If there is a conflict between the description contained herein and the insurance policy contract, the terms of the policy shall control.