Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Frameless Shower Doors

Frameless Shower Doors
• Better Looking - Face it, frameless shower doors look great. It's a simple slab of thick tempered glass that pivots smoothly from the shower wall or a glass shower enclosure.

• Thicker Glass - Because frameless shower doors do not have the structural benefit of metal framing, the glass must be thicker. Glass is typically about a quarter-inch thick.

• Heavy - A 72" x 36" frameless door may weigh as much as 70 pounds. Compare to a framed shower door, which may weigh about 45-50 pounds.

• Easier to Clean - Solid sheet of glass has no framing to impede cleaning.

• Difficult to Install - Because of the frameless door's excessive weight, care must be taken to ensure that it is securely installed--a task often best left to professionals.

• Left or Right Opening - Most frameless doors have the option of hinges being installed on either side--but don't assume so. Check the specs.