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Glass Shower Door FAQ

Have you decided to get rid of that old shower curtain and replace it with a glass shower door? Then, you may have questions that need answered. While it’s best to speak to the experts at First Response Glass, here are a few commonly asked questions that we can help you tackle ahead of time.

Before choosing my shower door style, what are the things I need to consider?

Whether you are embarking on a full bathroom remodel or simply upgrading your shower enclosure, there are a few practical things to consider that might influence the type of shower enclosure design you choose.

Consider the size and layout of your bathroom. Where is the shower located and what configuration should it have? Is it tucked in a corner? Is the enclosure for a bathtub instead of a shower?

From an aesthetic point of view, consider the overall look of the bathroom with the style of shower enclosure you choose. The size and type of door, as well as the size of the opening, should be factors to consider. The materials and colour should also complement the rest of the bathroom.

Suffice to say, setting a budget is important so that expectations can be realistic. It’s best to get a quote based on exact measurements, so make an appointment for one of our technicians to visit you onsite.

What styles of shower enclosures are there available to me?

A Framed Shower Enclosure has an aluminium frame around the entire structure. You may choose from a few different colours that will usually match your fixtures in the bathroom. A track keeps water within the enclosure to prevent your bathroom floor from getting wet.

Frameless Doors offer a clean and streamlined aesthetic, ideal for a modern looking bathroom. As the name suggests, there is no frame. Instead, the door is attached by hinges, while clips are used to fix glass panels in place. The glass used on these are thicker as there is no frame to maintain the structure.

How should my shower doors open?

The size and layout of your bathroom will dictate the type of door you get. Is there space for a swing door or would a sliding door be more practical? If selecting the former, then which way should the door swing so that it doesn’t impede use of other parts of your bathroom such as the sink or the toilet? There are also pivot doors which allow the door to be opened both inwards and outwards.

Can I have a shower enclosure with more privacy?

While most homeowners choose clear glass, you can also opt for frosted, textured or patterned glass to increase privacy and add an element of interest.

First Response Glass is your go to for all your glass needs. Call us on 250-383-9300 to speak to one of our knowledgeable specialists.