You may be deciding on whether or not a frameless shower door is right for your bathroom or not. A frameless shower door comes with a variety of advantages with the style and beauty, but also can have some disadvantages. It is important to understand the challenges and benefits of going with a frameless shower door before buying one.

Here are the pros and cons of going frameless:

frameless shower door

Pros of choosing a frameless shower door:

  • wide arity of designs available- frameless shower doors come in an endless variety of sizes, styles, and configurations. While they don’t use metal frames, they can also be customized with metal hinges.
  • wide range of motion-the hinges in a frameless door creates a pivot point that can swing inward and outward. This makes a wide range of motion that can’t be achieved with framed doors.
  • easy maintenance because there is no edging on the doors; it is easy to maintain these doors and keep them clean over time.

Cons of choosing a frameless shower door: :

  • Price- this style of door requires much more glass and installation labor leading to a higher cost.
  • Instability- Because these doors are pretty heavy, even if installed correctly, they may sag over time. There is also a slight risk that frameless doors may shatter if exposed to excessive pressure or heat.
  • Installation- Without a frame and designed hinge set, the installation of the door is significantly more laborious when compared to framed doors. This style of the door also requires more glass which increases the weight of the door. The weight combined with complicated installation makes the process difficult.

Frameless shower doors definitely have the potential to add grace and beauty to your bathroom, and there is a lot to consider when choosing a new shower door. For more specific information, questions, or a free estimate, reach out to showercrafters at sales@showercrafters.com.

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