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Frameless Shower Door FAQ’s

Before you decide if a frameless shower door is right for you, it’s important to get all of your questions answered. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about frameless shower doors that you may or may not have thought of. When you meet with a glass company about your shower door, it is always wise to ask them these questions and make sure that you know everything there is to know about frameless shower doors. Frameless shower doors greatly minimize mold and mildew growth, are easier to maintain, and make any space look more open and updated. If you have been thinking about getting a frameless shower door, consider the following answers, and then decide if it’s still the right choice for you. Frameless Shower Door FAQ’s


Do Frameless Shower Doors Leak?


Frameless shower doors are not perfectly watertight. There are spaces in some that allow for airflow and door function. However, if properly installed, you should have no problem with water leaking or spilling onto your bathroom floor. Your installer can make sure that the door is as close to the shower floor as possible or add a plastic sweep kit to block water from leaking out. 


How Much do Frameless Shower Doors Cost?


This depends on the quality of glass used, amount of hardware added, size of shower door, and customization involved. At Giant Glass & Mirror, you can customize everything from hardware finish to glass thickness. On average, glass shower doors cost anywhere from $900-$1800 or more. Call us for a free quote to find out what the price would be for your unique frameless shower door. 


Are Frameless Shower Doors Safe?


Yes, frameless shower doors are completely safe. They are made from tempered glass so that if for some reason they do shatter, they will shatter into small pieces that won’t cut you. A major reason glass shower doors break is because they aren’t installed properly. At Giant Glass & Mirror, our experienced experts take their time with the installation, making sure it is precise and perfect. The more you trust your shower door provider, the safer your glass shower door will be. 


Frameless vs. Semi Frameless: What’s the Difference? 


Frameless vs. Semi Frameless: What’s the Difference? Frameless doors have no frame whatsoever. They attach to other glass panels by hinge only whereas semi-frameless shower doors have partial metal frames. Usually, the metal frame is around the outside of the structure, but not around the entire door.  


Do I Need a Header for My Frameless Shower Door? 


With most frameless shower doors, the glass door is hinged to one or two glass panels. In order to lessen some of the tension between the glass panels, headers are used and can help the glass last longer and be safer. If your glass is attached to the wall, you won’t need a header. 


How Do You Clean Frameless Shower Doors? 


There is more than one way to clean your frameless shower doors, but one of the easiest ways is with an all-purpose cleaner and a sponge. Use the rough side of the sponge to remove any stains, residue, hard water, etc. Then use a glass cleaner to wipe everything off for a clear, shiny door. You can also use a squeegee daily to help with maintenance. Want to DIY your cleaner? Mix one part vinegar to three parts water, heat it for one minute, and then spray on your shower door. Wipe clean with a microfiber cloth. 


What is the Best Glass Thickness for Glass Shower Doors? 


How Do You Clean Frameless Shower Doors? At Giant Glass & Mirror, we recommend a glass thickness of 3/8-1/2” to ensure your shower door is stable and sound. The thicker the glass you choose, the higher the price of your shower door will be. 


Do you have more questions about frameless glass shower doors? Our experts at Giant Glass & Mirror have over 20 years of experience, a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, and all the answers when it comes to frameless shower doors. Call us with any questions you have about your next glass shower door and find out why it’s the latest trend in homes everywhere. With a frameless shower door, you can open up your bathroom, create a timeless look that will never go out of style, and maintain it without having to worry about the buildup of mold or mildew. With all the customization choices available at Giant Glass & Mirror, you can make your frameless shower door feel like your own and fit your bathroom perfectly. Get one for every bathroom in your home and watch your home’s value increase. We’ll help you design it, fabricate it ourselves, and then install it with exactness inside your home. Call today for more information. 

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