At the center of form meeting function, shower doors are a common bathroom fixture that can totally make a space. This bathroom staple is not exempt from aging, however. Whether your shower door is dated, faulty, or you’re simply craving a new look, replacing it is a top consideration. Can the glass on your shower be replaced? Why would you want to change it? What kind of process is it? Let’s take a look at all the ins and outs.
Is It Possible to Replace a Glass Shower Door?
You might be wondering what options you have for changing the glass in your shower. The good news is that it is very doable to replace the door on your shower. Depending on what style of door you have, this could be a simple or more complex process. First, the old door and surround must be carefully and completely removed. Once the door and panels are out of the way, the caulking around the jambs and the bottom track must also be removed. Depending on what style of door you are installing once the old one is removed, you may be replacing the jambs and bottom track to accommodate the new glass. On average, the whole process might take a professional glass installer just 2-3 hours for a typical glass door, but this can vary widely depending on the size and style of the shower.
Why Should You Consider Replacing Glass Shower Doors?
There are many reasons you might need to change the door or other glass components of your shower, and they aren’t all aesthetic reasons.
- Cracks in the Glass. Any time cracks appear in glass, it’s bad news. Cracks are a tell-tale sign that the glass is beginning to deteriorate, and it is only a matter of time before the whole pane of glass breaks. The nature of glass is that cracks in the surface can gradually become larger over time and affect the overall integrity of the glass. Eventually, this could lead to the door of your shower breaking or even shattering, a major safety concern.
- Rusty frame. Once rust begins to show on your shower frame, it’s time to think about replacing it. A sign that things are aging and deteriorating, rust can also be an annoyance, causing the door to glide less smoothly.
- Outdated style. Framed shower glass is more common in older showers and can quickly make a bathroom look dated. Modern frameless shower enclosures can quickly elevate a bathroom from mundane to spa-like. You can also create a customized look by opting for clear, tempered, frosted, or rain glass.
Trust Northern Utah Glass to Professionally Replace Your Shower Doors
No matter your reasons for replacing the glass in your shower door, you will want to rely on a professional to get the job done right. When you call Northern Utah Glass, you can expect quality glass, expert installation, and beautiful design. Whether you live in Ogden or Farmington, we provide excellent service throughout Weber, Davis, and Salt Lake County, Utah. For a free in-home estimate, give us a call at 801-528-2800, or contact us online today!