It's not as hard as you might think it is to replace a window. Usually, I prefer to have an experienced glass company take care of it when I need a window replaced, but sometimes, they can't get to me as fast as I'd like, or I can't afford a new window right away. I keep a few inexpensive panes of glass and some supplies in my garage so that I can temporarily replace a window until I can get the glass company to my house to install a better one. This is definitely something that anyone could learn to do, so I decided to start a blog about it to try to teach others how to replace windows. Whether you're temporarily replacing a window or you want to do a permanent job, you can learn the basics here in this blog.
Selecting the right shower door is one of the most critical decisions homeowners face when building or remodeling a bathroom. More and more homeowners are choosing frameless glass shower enclosures for their shower doors. In fact, about 54 percent of master bathrooms in American homes have them. If you're considering this type of shower door, here are some the reasons to use them, besides what to consider.
Advantages of Glass Shower Enclosures
Frameless glass shower enclosures, through a company like Glass-Pros offer several benefits:
U-Channel vs. Clips
There are two ways that the stationary panels are held in place:
U-channel method—This involves installing U-shaped glass clamps at fixed panel locations, which are typically where the walls and bottom of a shower meet. This method is more expensive than using clips because of the polished edges of the glass. However, the u-channel option has a cleaner appearance and is barely noticeable.
Metal clips—These are heavy clips used to stabilize the glass panels of your frameless shower to a wall, floor or even another glass panel, giving your shower its all-glass appearance. These clips, which are constructed of heavy glass, come in a wide range of finishes and styles. They're available in oval, rectangular and oval shapes to go with either contemporary or traditional bathroom fixtures.
Considerations and Warnings
It's important to learn as much as possible about this type of shower door. If you have any questions about a frameless shower door, consult a glass shower enclosure specialist.