Bathroom Shower Doors
Shower Doors are one of the most visible items in your bathroom. Unless you
install pre fabricated shower inserts you will probably install a custom
doors and if the shower is wide enough you will install a side panel as
Find a Qualified Shower Door Installer
The first step to a good quality shower door is finding a good installer.
Usually your local glass company has qualified installers that will come out and
measure and give you a bid for custom shower doors. You can go to the Building
Contractor page for more information on hiring contractors.
Installation of Your Shower Doors
Your installer will custom build your shower doors onsite. They will cut
aluminum channel that is attached to your Bathroom Shower with anchors. The
glass is then installed in the aluminum channel with a rubber seal that secures
the glass in the channel.
Make sure your installer uses anchor screws with rubber washers to seal the
holes that will be drilled thru your ceramic tile or marble. The installer
should also use silicon to seal the screws and the rubber seals to avoid any
Shower Door Maintenance
You should check drain holes on the bottom channel of your shower doors
periodically and make sure the drains have not become obstructed. Over time slim
will build up and partially block the drain holes. This will cause water to stand
in the the bottom channel and can cause a leak thru the holes drilled in your
tile. Over time this causes the tile to pop loose or worse cause a failure in
the floor below the tile. Simply clean the drain holes with soapy water and a
tooth brush and flush out any obstructions to restore free draining.
Any surface that has been sealed with silicon will need to be resealed every
few years. Silicon is and excellent sealant but over time water seems to get
behind it. When this occurs you will need to peel up the old silicon and replace
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