Shower Doors Phoenix

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

Shower doors in 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 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 Phoenix homes, you’ll want to choose a finish that matches the finish of your other bathroom fixtures.

Custom Glass Shower Doors - The Latest in Fashionable Homes

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Glass shower doors have come a long way since the 50's and 60's as far as how they are made and how they look. Today's glass shower doors are made with tempered glass. What is tempered glass? Tempered glass means that the glass has been manufactures with a "heat treatment" which happens when the glass is removed from the furnace. The main reason why it is tempered is because it dramatically increases the overall strength. For example, Tempered glass is four times stronger than regular glass and can resist temperature differences up to 300 degrees without cracking. This makes the glass door in your shower more safe as it eliminates the risk of cracking or shattering which could cause serious harm. Make sure when you are selecting a glass shower door that you only look at doors with tempered glass. The average cost for just a glass door depends on the type of style you want. If you want just a basic see through glass door and nothing else you can expect to pay from $80-$150. If you want a fancier door you can expect to pay $150-$500. Most glass showers just don't have glass on the door, they have glass panels to act as walls for the shower. A complete glass shower door set can cost anywhere from $500 to $5,000 again depending on your taste and style. Fogged glass doors are usually more expensive than regular see through doors, but once again its about the look and style you are going for.

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