Things to Consider When Choosing a New Glass Shower Door

When choosing a new glass shower door, there are a few things that a homeowner will need to consider.  There are a wide variety of options to look at including materials, door opening styles, hardware, and glass types.  These options can all impact the cost of your new bathroom.  At Dick’s Rancho Glass, we are here to help you in your search for the glass shower enclosure options that are right for your home and budget.  Here are some factors to consider when you start to look into your new glass shower.

Glass - Shower Enclosure Euro-Tub-Enclosure sacramentoWith a Frame or Frameless – This is an option with many standard shower enclosures.  Framed shower doors are made with aluminum or some type of composite material, which frames the glass panel. Framed style doors usually only open inward, so that’s something to think about in relation to the space you have.  Having a framed glass enclosure also means that it’s possible for can sit in the shower door tracks.  This means the track will need to be regularly scrubbed to prevent bacteria or mildew build up.  Framed doors can be a versatile and budget friendly option, they are fairly easy to install, and are equipped with a variety of different hardware.

Frameless glass showers and doors are a popular choice amongst homeowners.  Unlike a framed door, these shower doors are made with heavy duty glass supported by intrusive pivots.  These pivots act at the base to hold down the glass doors.  Like other shower door hardware, the pivots come in a variety of colors. They can open both inward and outward depending on the design needs of your space.  Frameless glass doors offer a wide variety of design options and are easily customized to your space.  This contemporary look also negates the need to clean inside of any framework, which makes the frameless door an easy to maintain option.

Different Types of Glass – There are a few different types of glass that you can choose from when looking into getting a glass shower enclosure door.  From cast to clear, picking out this feature is what truly brings together the overall look of your glass shower enclosure.  Here are some glass options:

Sacramento Glass - Shower Enclosure - FramelessShower_GlueChipGlassClear – Clear glass shower doors are a traditional option that can provide a contemporary look.  Clear glass is easy to maintain and allows a full range of light within the shower.

Cast – A cast glass door is a three dimensional glass door featuring with unique designs making your shower door the focal point of the room.  It isn’t something you see in a lot of homes, but the option of a unique design does make it an interesting choice.

Frosted – This type of glass is great for those who desire privacy.  This glass has a soft, satin-like appearance that only allows soft light to pass.  The outside of the door will typically be etched with a unique pattern, while the inside will be smooth.  The combination of the smooth side and etched side helps to create the frosted look.

Don’t settle for an outdated, blah, or boring bathroom.  If you’re thinking about renovating your shower and need help choosing the right shower door options for your home, we’re here to help!  Our superior glass design team can work with you to select a stunning new glass shower enclosure that suits your style, budget, and daily needs.  Dick’s Rancho Glass has years of glass experience and can install a beautiful glass shower in your new bathroom oasis.  Create a spa like aesthetic, a larger room feel, or a fresh new look. Our superior glass design team can work with you to select a stunning new glass shower enclosure that suits your style, budget, and daily needs.

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At Dick’s Rancho Glass we have many years of glass design and installation experience and are happy to serve homeowners throughout the Sacramento Area.  To begin exploring your glass shower design options, check out our gallery, Click here to contact us, give us a call, or visit one of our two glass showrooms in the Sacramento region:

Dick’s Rancho Glass Sacramento at 2900 ROUTIER ROAD

Or call us at (916)363-6554
Dick’s Rancho Glass Fair Oaks at 5349 SAN JUAN AVE.

Or call us at (916)863-2500

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