Anytime you’re doing a remodel in your home, and looking to improve your bathroom, or looking at replacement windows in Elk Grove, CA, it can feel unclear if you do not understand the available products. When looking at frameless shower doors, there is such a wide variety depending on the size, style, or design you’ll need help narrowing down your choices to make the right decision for you. Here is some basic information on frameless shower doors.
What Types are on the Market?
Essentially these shower doors mean that they do not have a metal frame around them. There may be a frame to rail, but they can be adhered to, but there is no metal involved. Some types you can choose from are listed below.
The single sliding consists of two glass panels, but only one of them will move. They are a frameless design, and the stationary panel is the anchor for the sliding door. These doors are ideal for large bathrooms, and in addition, they are one of the more affordable options.
The dual sliding means both doors can move. These work well in smaller or mid-sized bathrooms because you can access the shower from either side.
The hinged work like a standard door because it swings to open. Depending on the style you choose, some extend outward while others could go both ways. Some designs have a hinge in the middle of the door and can fold in the center. In addition, they can be found in the single and double pane; they take up less space and work great in smaller bathrooms.
Once you have decided on the kind of door you want, you must measure the area carefully. It can be more complicated when it comes to frameless shower doors. If the door is custom made and the measurements are incorrect, this can cause multiple issues and waste your time and money, so we recommend contacting a professional to help you with this process.
The average size can be between 22 to 36 inches in width and close to 72 inches high, but this depends on the bathroom style. In a lot of cases, the shower doors will be custom-made to fit a precise measurement.
Other considerations will be deciding on how thick you want the glass door to be. This measurement could range between 3/8 of an inch and go up to 1/2 an inch, and with a frameless door being more likely to father drop after or during installation, it is recommended to choose the thicker option. In addition, consider the material you will be using so that it matches the interior hardware in the bathroom.
Quality Service you Can Depend On
Southgate Glass is a local provider of the highest-quality replacement windows in Elk Grove, CA. We have specialized in doors, windows and providing multiple services for the greater Sacramento area since 1961. We have two showrooms available to the public, so feel free to stop by or give us a call to get started with your renovation.