With the cost of frameless glass showers decreasing dramatically over the years, they have become extremely popular and our #1 installed type of shower door. As frameless shower enclosures have grown in popularity, so have the options and we are here to help you decide which options are best for your frameless glass shower door.
Shower Glass – Should You Choose 3/8″ Thick Glass Or Thicker 1/2″?
Without doubt, the thicker 1/2″ door just feels much more solid and luxurious. The fixed panels will be more solid and stable too. The thinner 3/8″ shower glass is solid enough, but it will have flex in larger panels. Either choice will work great but just a few years back, cost ruled many peoples decision making on glass thickness. Fortunately, 1/2″ shower glass is much more affordable these days, and the upgrade makes more sense then it once did when it was double the price. In some cases the cost difference can be as little as $100.
A “frameless” shower enclosure uses sturdy tempered glass (usually 3/8″ to 1/2″ thick) that does not require the support of metal around its exterior edges. The result is a clean-lined, modern look that is free of visual obstructions. In fact, one reason frameless shower doors are so popular is that they help showcase beautiful stonework, intricate tile designs and gleaming hardware.
One thing to keep in mind is that frameless shower doors generally do include some metal. Frameless units can be virtually metal-free, except for clips on any stationary panels, hinges, and handles. What’s more, the term “frameless” can also apply to doors with frames along the top edge and around the sides. This type of installation is sometimes — but not always — referred to as “semi-frameless.”
From simple sliding doors to the most complex frameless designs, Superior Shower Doors Dalton has the shower door you’re looking for. We offer one of the largest assortments in the Georgia / Tennessee area. All doors are custom manufactured with high-quality materials, and all are professionally installed by our team. Better yet, our frameless shower doors are low-maintenance and provide years of beauty and reliability. If you live in the North Georgia or Southeast Tennessee area and are looking for a shower door or enclosure, look no further and call Superior Shower Doors @ (706) 584-0130.