Skip to main content

Top 10 Things to Know About Frameless Shower Doors

These ten items need your attention so that when the time comes to actually make that purchase of a new frameless shower door, you will be CONFIDENT that you made the right decision.

Always make sure that any company that you choose is fully licensed and insured to perform this type of work as some insurance companies will not pay claims in the event that something was installed incorrectly or an accident happens and they do not have coverage.

A frameless shower door will add value and beauty to any shower but making sure that you address these ten topics will give you many years of great function.

1. How big is the opening that you need glass for? Do you want a pivoting style door or a sliding style?

This is important because it depends upon the amount of room you have AND the type of look that you want.

Check out Pivoting Style and Sliding Style.

2. What is your budget?

Frameless shower doors have a very wide range of pricing tiers, from a few hundred dollars to thousands. We recommend having a budget in mind before contacting us.

Generally speaking, the sliding doors cost less than most swing-style doors, although there are some exceptions.

3. How often will this particular shower be in use? Is this in a guest bathroom or the Master bathroom? Will this be for children, or elderly?
Your answer could help you make a different decision. A seasoned professional will be essential in pointing you in the right direction. Special considerations should be made depending upon specific conditions.
4. Does your new enclosure need towel bars attached through the glass?

These are ideal for the hospitality industry as well as showers that people use when coming back from the beach or swimming at a pool.

Having a place to hang a wet bathing suit INSIDE the shower is very appealing to many buyers.

5. How convenient is it to turn on your water before entering the shower?

This common activity is often overlooked when consumers purchase their units online. Generally, that is not a question asked by online merchants and a mistake here could haunt you.

Having the ability to turn on and adjust the temperature of your water easily and safely is of the utmost importance.

6. Do you know where the studs are within the walls?

On frameless shower doors that use “wall-mounted hinges,” this could pose a real problem.

Most companies offer 3/8″ tempered glass for their units which means that the hinge side of the door will be secured to the sidewall and if you don’t know what “blocking” is in the wall, you may be hanging a lot of weight off the tile and dura rock only.

This is not a safe scenario as this is a heavy unit and the constant pressure will likely have the door pull away from the wall causing an unsafe situation.

The use of a “pivot style” hinge will transfer the weight pull from the vertical wall to the horizontal threshold. This is a much safer arrangement.

7. What thickness glass do you want?
Most frameless shower door companies only offer 3/8″ thick (10mm) glass even though 1/2″ thick (12mm) is more solid and durable. How the glass is hinged and how it is supported makes all the difference in the world. Using the proper hinge for 1/2″ (12mm) glass will lay your concerns to rest.
8. Do you want “standard clear” glass or “ultra-clear” glass?

Most companies don’t offer the “ultra-clear” glass because it comes at a higher price, but it diminishes the amount of greenish tint that you see when you use “standard clear” glass.

If you have light color tiles, the greenish tint is more pronounced. Most decorators and designers prefer the “ultra-clear” option.

9. Are you using multiple showerheads or overhead rain heads?
The angle of where the water source is coming from is extremely important to identify early. If the shower is spraying at unusual angles, the location of the door opening is very important. A frameless shower door professional will always discuss this with you when selecting your solution.
10. Will the door be mounted on a curb or directly on the floor?
This is a MAJOR item to consider and it makes a difference as to what type of hinge is used and where the door should be mounted.

The Importance of a Glass and Glazing License to Install Shower Doors

State and county licensing agencies exist to regulate specific industries and ensure individuals or companies who perform certain types of work in someone’s home meet the proper requirements to do so.

MY Shower Door Honors Vets and Stays Involved within the Community

Baseball, Veterans, and Shower Doors come together through Community outreach and family fun in the sun. MY Shower Door shared their premier suite at the Minnesota Twins Spring Training Game Day with Floridian Veterans from all military branches.

MY Shower Door Opens New Showroom in Charlotte, NC

My Shower Door announced the grand opening of its 10th shower door showroom, located at 4209-B Stuart Andrew Boulevard, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

MY Shower Door earns the prestigious Inc. 5000 ranking for the seventh time

MY Shower Door, a family-owned Florida design and manufacturing business, earned a spot on the prestigious 2023 Inc. 5000 list, a national honor roll highlighting the country’s fastest-growing private companies.

Discovering the Joys of Working at MY Shower Door

There are some companies that truly stand out in terms of providing a positive and fulfilling work environment. MY Shower Door is one such company. Join us as we delve into what it's like to work at MY Shower Door and explore the unique experiences that make it an exceptional place to build a career.

Ribbon Cutting for MY Shower Door’s Newest Location in Boca Raton

MY Shower Door invites the public to attend a ribbon cutting event, hosted by the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, to take place on June 15th, 2023, from 11:00 am until 11:30 am at their showroom, located at 176B Glades Road. Light brunch and beverages to be served.

Bill Daubmann Reads Sports Report for 99.3 ESPN Radio

President & Owner of MY Shower Door, Bill Daubmann, reads the Sports Report for 99.3 ESPN Radio Fort Myers.

The Fusion of Glass & Window Film

The window film industry offers solar, security, decorative, and privacy solutions in 2023. It’s a world in which MY Shower Door is fully immersed.

D3 Glass honored as a GrowFL Company to Watch award winner

| MY Shower Door |
As one of only 50 companies in the state to be recognized, D3 Glass is honored as a GrowFL Company to Watch award winner for 2022.