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Can Glass Shower Doors be Cost-Effective?

Glass shower doors are cost effective for your shower enclosure upgrade.

If you’re upgrading your shower enclosure, the number one question is probably “how much do glass shower doors cost?”

Is it cost-effective?

Actually, it can be.

Today, you’ll learn how much you might spend on a new glass shower door, what impacts the cost, and how to install and maintain them.

How much do glass shower doors cost?

Shower doors can cost anywhere from $500-4,000.

But here’s the deal:

On average, people spend around $1,200-1,500. However, there are a lot of variables that go into that price. From design to the style to the size of your shower.

What impacts the cost of your glass shower doors?

  1. Design

Whether you want textured, clear, or frosted glass, the design will impact your overall cost.

  1. Size

If you have a narrow shower stall and only need one piece of glass, then it will be less expensive than two large sheets or more. This is one of those things that doesn’t really change, but just keep in mind the size of your shower when budgeting costs.

  1. Style/type

There are a lot of different shower door styles to choose from and depending on whether you get a frameless shower door, or a sliding shower door, the cost will be affected.

  1. Labor/time

This depends on the glass company you work with, generally. Be sure to ask how long installation takes and if labor is included in the initial estimate.

Related: Pros and Cons: Clear vs. Frosted Glass Shower Doors

Installing glass shower doors is best left to a professional.

DIY or Hire a Pro?

When it comes to installing your new glass shower doors, it’s best to hire a pro.


Installing a shower door is an involved process that requires a specific knowledge. If you’re not trained, it could be dangerous. Tempered glass is heavy, needs to be a very specific size, and requires specific placement.

Hiring a professional is the way to go.

Top Maintenance Tips

Once you’ve had a pro install your shiny new glass shower doors, it’s important to work to maintain them.

A lot of common repairs could be avoided with some upkeep.

Related: 5 Common Glass Shower Door Repairs

In order to avoid buildup and soap scum, make sure you regularly clean your shower doors. Use a squeegee after each use, and leave the door open to air out.

By consistently cleaning your new shower doors, you can avoid issues like your shower door sticking or not staying closed.

Related: How to Clean Your Glass Shower Doors

Overall, your glass shower doors don’t need to cost an arm and a leg. You can even spend less than $1,000, making them extremely cost-effective.

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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