Glass Shower Installation Services
The bathroom is a place you use daily. We can help you transition an everyday bathroom experience into something you look forward to with customized shower enclosures. Turn your shower into an oasis.
Whether you’re looking for elegance and luxury or you’re more interested in a modern feel – Glass Solutions is happy to work with you to design and install the shower enclosure you want in your home and other residential glass fixtures.
Types of Shower Enclosures We Install
- Framed Shower Enclosure
- Semi-Frameless Shower Enclosure
- Frameless Shower Enclosure
Each shower enclosure is available with your choice of mounting hardware, from contemporary, modern, or traditional. The mounting hardware will vary according to the weight of the glass you select. Below is an explanation of each shower enclosure style we offer.
Framed Shower Enclosure
Fully-framed shower enclosures are made with lighter-weight, 3/16-inch glass supported on all sides with structural framing, to which hinges and hardware are attached. The handle is generally a small, paddle-like fixture mounted on one edge of the metal frame. If you’re interested in a framed shower we offer several color options for the frame, and a variety of glass options including frosted, clear, or patterned.
Semi-Frameless Shower Enclosure
Designed with 1/4-inch clear glass or 1/4-inch pattern glass, the semi-frameless shower enclosure style combines frameless and framed features. Key support points like the door hinge or adjoining glass panels may be framed, leaving door edges frameless.
Custom Glass Shower Doors
At Glass Solutions, we create beautiful, custom glass shower doors and glass shower installments to fit any style and any budget. Impress your guests, and improve the look and function of your bathroom today. We can help!
Types of Glass Shower Doors We Offer
At Glass Solutions, we design and install glass shower doors of all types, including framed glass shower doors as well as frameless glass shower doors. With so many design options and choices, we are happy to provide guidance to help you select the best glass shower door for your bathroom. Some of the glass shower door styles we offer include (but are not limited to):
- Clear glass
- Frosted glass
- Hammered glass
- Rain glass
- Tinted/colored glass
- Patterned glass
Antimicrobial Protection for Your Glass Shower
Through our premier glass shower supplier, HMI, we offer an invisible antimicrobial protection, C.10 Glass Protectant with Microban® technology, which helps to fight bacteria, mold, and mildew. This is an optional add-on that comes with a 10-year warranty, and can be added to any shower glass design. Call us today at 919-772-1007 for a quote.
Why Choose Us: Quality Glass Shower Door Experts in Raleigh
- Competitive Pricing
- Family Owned and Operated
- Fully Insured
- Certified HMI Glass Partner
- Full Service Glass Company
- Serving the Triangle area and Beyond
Benefits of a Glass Shower Enclosure
Glass Shower Doors Create Visual Appeal
Often, when considering an upgrade to your home, many people start in the bathroom. Adding a custom glass shower with glass shower doors is a great way to create a drastic yet incredibly appealing look and feel, transforming your bathroom into a showroom as well as an oasis.
Custom glass shower doors have huge benefits over shower curtains and other types of shower doors. Our team of glass experts are skilled at custom glass showers and can help you select the perfect glass shower door to fit your bathroom style and dÃ©cor.
Glass Shower Doors Are Easier to Clean
Say goodbye to fumbling with shower curtain hooks, rods, curtains, and liners. Glass shower doors are easy to clean using soap and water and/or a squeegee. Add our custom glass special products to make it resistant to mineral deposit build-up. Ask us more about how easy the maintenance is for our custom glass shower doors!
Glass Shower Doors Can Help Increase Return on Investment
Many of our clients choose to have custom glass shower doors installed because of the increased return on investment – especially where frameless glass shower doors are involved. Both framed and frameless shower doors can help improve the look and feel of your bathroom. Some people prefer frameless glass shower doors, however, because it allows them more creative flexibility when selecting and matching plumbing fixtures.
Regardless of what your plans for your bathroom may be, we guarantee we can help you find the perfect glass shower door.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the price range for Shower Enclosures?
Good shower enclosures can vary greatly in price depending on the size, materials, and features. For a basic, stand-alone enclosure without any bells and whistles, expect to pay anywhere from $200 to $900. However, for those looking for larger or more luxurious options such as steam showers or custom designs, prices can easily reach in the thousands. It’s important to research and compare different brands and models before making a purchase to ensure you’re getting the best value for your money.
Are frameless shower doors durable?
When it comes to frameless shower doors, there is a common misconception that they are not as durable as their framed counterparts. In reality, frameless shower doors can actually be just as durable, if not more so than framed ones. This is thanks to their high-quality construction and use of heavier glass. Without the metal frame to cover up potential weak points, frameless shower doors are able to incorporate thicker glass that can withstand more force and pressure. In addition, frameless shower doors also often feature reinforced edges for added strength and stability.
How are glass showers installed?
First, any existing shower or tub will need to be removed. Next, the glass panels will be measured and cut to fit the desired space and frames may be built for additional support. The glass panels are then fastened into place using silicone adhesive and metal brackets for added stability. Finally, any necessary door hardware or handles will be attached, and pipes or faucets will be connected. Keep in mind that glass showers require careful installation to ensure they are safe and stable – it may be worth hiring a skilled professional to handle the job rather than attempting it yourself.
What type of Shower Enclosures do we offer?
At Glass Solutions, we offer a wide range of shower enclosures for every kind of bathroom and shower space. From traditional framed enclosures to sleek semi-frameless and frameless options, we have something to suit every style and budget. Our enclosures come in a variety of sizes and shapes, including square, rectangle, and corner units. We also offer customizable features like glass etching or patterned designs to make your space fit your unique desires. To top it off, all of our enclosures are made with durable materials and easy-to-clean surfaces for long-lasting use.
Which type of shower door is easiest to clean?
When it comes to shower doors, one of the best options for easy cleaning is a frameless shower door. These doors are made of a single panel of glass, with no metal framing to trap water and grime. With just a simple wipe down, all traces of soap scum and mold can be removed.
What is the most common shower door size?
The most common shower door size is 60 inches by 72 inches, but it ultimately depends on the dimensions of your shower. Custom shower doors can be made to fit any size shower, and some people opt for a smaller or larger door depending on their preference and space limitations. Keep in mind that the width of the shower door will also determine the width of the shower opening, so consider how much space you want for entering and exiting the shower when selecting a size. Ultimately, selecting a shower door size is a personal decision that should accommodate both your functional needs and design preferences.
What is the difference between a frameless sliding glass shower door and a framed or semi-frameless sliding glass shower door?
A frameless shower door is made entirely of glass, with no metal frame for support. This type of shower door gives an upscale, modern look and allows for maximum visibility in the shower. In contrast, a framed or semi-frameless shower door has a metal frame that adds stability and may include additional design elements such as handles or accents. Both types of sliding glass shower doors offer the benefits of easy operation and space saving installation, but the ultimate choice comes down to personal preference and desired aesthetic. See more about the differences here.
What kind of warranty can I get on glass shower doors?
When it comes to glass shower doors, warranties can vary greatly depending on the manufacturer. Some manufacturers offer limited lifetime warranties on their products, covering any glass defects or hardware failures. Others may only offer a one-year warranty or a limited warranty that covers certain parts or issues. It is important to carefully review the warranty before purchasing glass shower doors to make sure you are fully protected in case of any problems with the product.
Can I protect my shower door from water spots and clouding?
It can be frustrating to step out of a shower and see water spots and cloudy buildup on your shower door. Fortunately, there are several ways to prevent this from happening. When showering, try to avoid using products that contain moisturizing oils or harsh chemicals, as these can leave behind residue on the shower door. Additionally, regularly wiping down the shower door with a squeegee or microfiber cloth can also help remove excess water and reduce potential buildup. For added protection, you can also apply a shower door treatment product that creates a barrier against water spots and clouding.
What is the most common type of glass used in showers?
The most common type of shower glass is tempered glass. Tempered glass is heated to a high temperature and then rapidly cooled, creating a strong and durable surface that can withstand high impacts. It also shatters into small, blunt pieces instead of sharp shards, reducing the risk of injury. Regardless of the type chosen, shower glass should always be installed by a professional to ensure proper adherence to safety codes and prevent accidents.
How Tall Should a Shower Door Be?
When it comes to shower doors, taller is usually better. A taller shower door means less chance of mess, offers a more spacious feeling, and allows for easier entry and exit while showering. Plus, if you have tall family members or plan on showering with your partner, a taller shower door can prevent any uncomfortable ducking or crouching. However, it’s important to consider the space in your bathroom before installing a tall shower door. Measure the height of your shower stall and take into account any overhead fixtures or obstructions that could prevent the full use of a taller shower door.
What is antimicrobial protection?
Have you ever heard the term “antimicrobial protection” while shopping for shower products? Simply put, it refers to the ability of a surface to resist the growth and spread of microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. In shower products, this often means preventing the buildup of mold or mildew on shower curtains, tiles, or grout. While it doesn’t necessarily protect against viruses or other pathogens, antimicrobial protection can improve shower hygiene and create a more pleasant showering experience.
How safe is a glass shower?
A shower made of glass may seem like a great addition to your bathroom, but it’s important to consider the potential safety hazards as well. Glass can easily break or shatter if hit with a hard object or under enough pressure. A great way to lower these safety risks is to choose tempered safety glass, which is designed to break into smaller, less dangerous pieces. It’s also a good idea to inspect your shower door and handles frequently for any signs of damage or deterioration.
Why are glass showers better?
When it comes to shower design, glass enclosures have become increasingly popular. Not only do they offer a modern and stylish aesthetic, but they also have practical advantages. Glass shower walls allow for more space in the shower, giving you room to move freely without the constraints of a shower curtain or traditional doors. In addition, glass is easy to clean and maintain—no more dealing with mildew on shower curtains or cleaning calcium buildup on door tracks. And for those who want to add some luxury to their shower experience, glass shower walls can also be fitted with integrated steam options for a spa-like experience at home. So if you’re looking for a shower upgrade, consider installing a glass enclosure for an elegant and practical option.