Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Frameless Shower Doors

Frameless Shower Doors 

You'll have many decisions to make when shopping for a shower door, one of which is whether you want it framed or frameless. Both of these types are unique and offer different benefits in functionality and appeal, which is why it's important to take the time to choose the right one. Here, we'll take a look at frameless shower and doors and see how they compare to framed.

In terms of price, framed shower doors are going to be cheaper than frameless. One of the reasons for this is because framed doors usually use a thinner and cheaper type of glass which is supported by the framed enclosure. Using a thin framed glass door is completely functional, but it doesn't look as finished and high-quality as thicker glass doors do.

Another problem with using framed shower doors is that mold and mildew colonies will thrive in the hinges where you can't clean. This will lead to a dirty-looking shower in which you may have to replace the hinges later down the road. If you do decide on a frameless door, do your best to keep the frames clean by frequently spraying them with a one part bleach, 9 parts water formula. This will help eliminate the microscopic invaders.

If you really want your shower to look its best, you should consider installing a frameless door for the shower. These doors are free-standing and don't require the support of an aluminum frame. The result is a higher-quality, more durable and overall better-looking door.


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