Monday, 10 June 2013

Advantages and Disadvantages of Frameless Glass Shower Doors

Frameless glass shower doors have become an increasingly popular bathroom fixture in the past few years. Homeowners looking to achieve a uniquely modern yet equally sophisticated bathroom decor will likely benefit from the use of a frameless glass shower door. The high-end appearance it offers is unmatched in terms of style, which is reason enough for many homeowners to choose them. Of course, there are also disadvantages of frameless glass shower doors that shouldn't go unnoticed.

Advantages


The primary advantage of using a frameless glass shower door is their stylish appearance. It's hard to describe the sheer beauty of these fixtures without seeing them in person for yourself. Frameless glass shower doors have a certain level of sophistication that's simply not found in traditional framed doors. No matter how your bathroom is decorated, chances are a frameless glass shower door will compliment the atmosphere.

Some people might be concerned about their frameless glass shower door cracking or even shattering. After all, this is a common problem with any authentic glass materials. Thankfully, however, these fixtures are incredibly durable due to their tempered glass material. No matter how many times you accidentally bump or knock your frameless glass shower door, it should hold up with ease.

A lesser-known advantage of frameless glass shower doors is the increased value they offer to your home. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to increase your home's value, you should start at the bathroom. Installing a frameless glass shower door will instantly give a boost to your home's selling price, and that's something every homeowner can take advantage of.

Disadvantages


There are very few disadvantages of frameless glass shower doors, but the biggest complaint homeowners have is the price. Since they are naturally better quality than cheap plastic doors, frameless glass shower doors cost more money. You can expect to pay anywhere between $700-$1,200 for a standard model, which is more money than some homeowners want to spend.

While frameless glass shower doors do in fact cost more money than most other models, installing one will increase your home's value. Therefore, it's a smart investment that pays off in the long run once you get ready to sell your home.

Another possible disadvantage of frameless glass shower doors is the small open gap between the bottom of the door and the top of the floor. When you are taking a shower, some of the water will inevitably make its way through this gap and onto your floor. This is why it's important to use a water-resistant flooring in conjunction with frameless glass shower doors.

28 comments:

  1. I really find frameless glass shower doors attractive. They can definitely spruce up a bathroom. I just hate that it costs a fortune. However, i totally agree with installing one will increase your home's value.

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  3. Another advantage is the ease of maintenance. There is very little metal to maintain, and no track to contend with. All that's required is to squeegee the glass after use. Also, the should be a minimal amount of sprayout from a frameless shower if it was designed and installed properly. A proper installation should yield gaps of 3/16", which doesn't allow much space for water to pass through especially since the water will hit at an angle.

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  8. i am debating doing the frameless... but keeping the old glass doors for future use... how do you remove the door pulls that have been put on with some kind of stickon adhesive... can i use a heatgun? tried a razor blade , but only can get along the outer edges.. solutions please (that wont shatter my glass)

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  13. I love my glass shower. It's been in 2 years and no leakage no issues. I plan on installing one in my second bathroom in the near future. Only drawback..you need to wipe the glass down so you don't have to see water spots etc. If you are not fussy then let it go.

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