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Custom Glass Shower Doors North Phoenix – Choosing The Right One For You

Shower doors in North Phoenix come in several different designs, not to mention finishes. Choosing the right one may seem like a choice best made by random selection. However, this article will give you a few pointers to help you choose the right shower door.

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Choice #1: Framed or frameless?

Shower doors come with or without metal frames. Those without metal frames are made of thick glass, and do not need a frame for support. Framed shower doors, on the other hand, are made from thinner glass that requires the extra support of a metal frame, which is especially common in North Phoenix.

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Frameless shower doors have several distinct advantages over framed shower doors. First of all, the lack of a metal frame means there are fewer places to catch water and / or to grow mold, mildew, etc. Secondly, frameless shower doors have a sleek, refined visual appeal that framed doors don’t have.

Choice #2: Bi-fold, pivot, or sliding?

Shower doors are also available with different methods of opening and shutting them.

Sliding doors are probably the most common design. They are design for half of the door to slide behind the other half to open. The disadvantage to this design is that it doesn’t work well with shower stalls, due to the width it requires.

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Pivoting shower doors open just like a standard door does. The disadvantage to this style is obvious – it requires enough space in the room to swing open.

Bi Fold shower doors are somewhat of a compromise between the first two designs. They don’t require width, nor do they require a lot of space in the room to open up into.

Choice #3: Finish

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If you choose a framed shower door, you’ll have to choose a finish for the metal, too. Most of the time for North Phoenix homes, you’ll want to choose a finish that matches the finish of your other bathroom fixtures.

Shower Doors Enhance Showering

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If you’ve ever traveled abroad and had to shower in sub-desirable conditions, you know the wonderful feeling of returning home to your own nice hot, big shower. Well, showers have become more that just a watering hole, but are now steam enclosures that act more as a sauna than a shower. How do they work? What are the components? What are some options? Steam showers use a special panel to serve as a multi-function shower. Like traditional shower door enclosures, glass panels secure the shower area. However, with a steam shower, glass panels are floor to ceiling with a special swivel panel installed. This swivel panel allows steam to escape or stay enclosed in the shower area. The swivel panel is just a small glass panel that uses a special swivel hinge to rock back and forth creating a small opening. Glass panels also use special vinyl gaskets that contain steam within the shower. The hinged panel is typically placed at the top of the unit, usually at about 80 inches. It can be small, or rung the length of the shower. The design of the steam shower is one that can be discussed with engineers to create the perfect steam shower. It is important to open the panel after showering so that moisture does not stay contained within the shower enclosure. This can lead to problems with mold and mildew. Proper maintenance is key to having a long lasting shower door enclosure. Start having the shower of your dreams today and invest in a steam shower door enclosure. Not only does it enhance your showering experience, but it adds the value of the home.


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