6 Myths About Glass Shower Doors

Misconceptions and myths about glass shower doors

Are you looking to upgrade your shower enclosure? If so, a glass shower door could be the focal point of your dream bathroom. Although popular and trendy, some people may have misconceptions about these elegant shower doors. Below are the top 6 myths people believe concerning glass shower doors.

Myth 1: They can shatter

Glass shower doors are made with tempered glass, which is very strong and hard to break. While it’s possible for the glass to break, tempered glass is specially made to break into tons of small pieces that aren’t sharp. This glass is made with your safety in mind.

Myth 2: They’re too expensive

Glass shower doors can be very cost-effective. You can find shower doors that cost as little as $500. Not only that, but there are several options. The price depends on the type of shower door you want. The best way to prepare for a shower door remodel is to ask several glass companies for quotes.

Myth 3: They leak all the time

If your shower layout is handled correctly, this shouldn’t be an issue. For maximum waterproofing, you need to have your shower head on the opposite side of the hinges. This helps prevent leaks and will keep the water from escaping your shower enclosure.

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Myth 4: You don’t have to clean them

In order to properly maintain your glass shower doors, you’ll need to clean them regularly. Cleaning the doors avoids buildup and soap scum from accruing. As long as you keep up with the maintenance, then your shower doors should look new for years.

Myth 5: They all look the same

This myth couldn’t be further from the truth. There are many different styles and options available for your glass shower doors. From frosted glass, to framed shower doors, to a curved door, there are options for every taste.

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Myth 6: You can add a towel bar after installation

If you want a towel bar, make sure that you plan for it when you choose which type of shower door you want. The placement is usually exact, and the holes are put in the shower doors during manufacturing.

Alamo is Here to Help

If you’re just starting the process of upgrading your shower enclosure, Alamo can help. We can create a custom glass shower door to match your style. Whether you want frameless, semi-frameless, or framed, we can give you a hand. Our shower doors are custom made to fit your space. View our Shower Door gallery for inspiration.

Overall, getting new glass shower doors is a process. From getting the estimates to doing the measurements, to choosing which type of shower door you want. Don’t forget that you’ll need to decide what kind of door you want (sliding, swinging, etc.), what type of glass (clear or frosted), and what style (framed or frameless).

Do you live in the Dallas, TX area? If so, we would love to help you find the right glass shower door for you! Call us at (214) 821-2886 to get started.

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