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How To Properly Install Glass Shower Doors

If you have become interested in installing glass shower doors, then you're in the right place. This article will give you the general guidelines that you need in order to properly install glass shower doors.

Measure The Area Properly

The first thing that you need to do when ordering glass shower doors is to make sure that you have your shower area measured out to the most precise and accurate measurements that you can. This is important as you will need to order your shower doors later, and without the right measurements, your shower doors just won't fit. Take measuring tape and mark down the area in between the two walls and vertically from the shower base to where the shower door will be. You will then use this measurement to order the right frame length, and the right shower door pane to match.

Order The Right Doors

Once you have the measurements, you can order the shower doors themselves. You should have the measurements on-hand, and you may want to consider asking a store associate or other professional what size doors would work best for your bathroom. If you're shower area is particularly small or large, or you want specialty glass doors, you may have to order custom glass shower panels and frames. Otherwise, you will most likely be able to find all the hardware you need for installation online or in a store without custom orders.

Install Carefully

Once you have the shower door panels you need, you will want to install the shower doors with caution. The installation will depend on the type of shower door you have, but it can generally be broken down into two main categories: frameless glass shower doors and framed glass shower doors. Framed shower doors will have you screw the frames into the shower wall and floor and slide the glass panels into the door before adding more screws. Meanwhile, frameless glass shower doors will have small brass or similar hardware that connects the shower panes to the wall in a fixed manner and to the shower doors themselves. The latter style usually requires a professional.

There are many steps to installing glass shower doors, but in most cases, you should be able to do it yourself. All you need to do is measure the area you'll install the shower door in, order the right door, and then install the shower door frame and the glass shower door itself. If you need help, contact a professional for more information about glass shower doors.