Frequently Asked Questions About Shower Doors

Frequently Asked Questions About Shower Doors

November 13, 2019

Replacing your shower door or installing a brand-new one is a great way to update your bathroom to reflect your personal style. There are a lot of options to consider, including what kind of glass to get, whether you should go with framed or frameless shower doors in Alaska and what the installation process will be like. Here is an overview of some of our most frequently asked questions—and if you want to know something we haven’t covered here, don’t hesitate to call us today.

Can I install a shower door myself?

If you’re handy, you might be tempted to install your shower door yourself. The problem is that many pre-made shower doors don’t take your individual bathroom situation into account, whereas a custom cut and installation from Replacement Glass will. We stand behind our work, thanks to over 150 years of combined experience, and we want you to have a flawless installation.

What’s the difference between framed and frameless shower doors?

Frameless shower doors in Alaska are made with thicker, polished and tempered safety glass, whereas framed shower doors rely on a metal frame to strengthen the enclosure. There will still be metal on frameless shower doors (for example, the hinges), but overall it will offer a clear and seamless look. Frameless shower doors are often custom-cut to fit your individual bathroom.

Are frameless shower doors better?

Depending on what you’re looking for, frameless shower doors offer quiet opening and closing, and are precision-cut so that they won’t leak. Framed shower doors are generally mass-produced. They also cut down on mold growth, since there are fewer surfaces for mold to latch onto.

How can I tell what kind of door will look best?

While both kinds of doors offer a clean and open look, frameless shower doors make the most of your space. Without metal or rubber framing to detract from the aesthetics, your bathroom will look bigger. You’ll also be able to show off your tilework or other shower features. If you’re torn, call or stop by Replacement Glass today to get professional advice on which kind of door could be right for you.

Is clear glass harder to keep clean?

It doesn’t have to be. Whether you choose opaque or clear glass, ask us about ClearShield. ClearShield resists limescale buildup and water spots, maintains your shower’s pristine appearance and makes your shower glass easier to clean and keep clean.

We’re happy to help you decide which kind of shower door could be right for you. If you’re looking for professional shower door replacement and installation, call the team at Replacement Glass. Locally owned and operated since 1970, we are Alaska’s number one provider of residential and commercial glass solutions. We have the passion and experience required to deliver quality results—you can rest assured that when you come to us for frameless shower doors in Alaska that you’ll get the very finest glass and installation available. Get in touch today—we look forward to working with you soon!

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