Are you having a difficult time in deciding what type of shower door to install in your bathroom? These days, choosing a shower door is not as simple as it may seem. There are many things to consider; style, make, finish, and safety. In fact, you’ll be amazed to see the enormous amount of choices available at your local home-improvement store.
Shower doors comes with or without metal frames. Those without frames are made up of a thick tempered glass, available in varying thickness. They do not need a frame for support. Framed shower doors on the other hand, are made from thinner glass that requires the extra support of a metal frame.
Framed Shower Door
Framed shower doors are usually made of thin glass. Hard metal frames hold up the shower doors for stability. One drawback of framed shower doors is that they can retain water in the corners where the metal framing meets the tile, which can cause mould. There is also a potential for rust to form in areas where hard water, soapy water and/or cleaners accumulate on the frames.
Framed units offer a traditional look and do offer the most economical pricing. Despite their drawbacks, framed shower doors are the most common type of doors and glass panels used in shower and tub enclosures.
Frameless Shower Doors
One of the most popular choices of today is the frameless shower door. The primary advantage of frameless shower doors are their visual appeal. If you want a spacious modern look for your bathroom, frameless shower doors are the right choice for you. Frameless shower doors gives a smooth, polished look that will enhance the value at your home.
Maintaining a frameless shower door is simple. You can use a squeegee to wipe off the excess water droplets and avoid spots. You can also opt to have the glass sealed with a surface protector. The initial cost of the frameless shower doors is more than the framed doors, but they are more durable and have a longer life, while increasing the value of your home.