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Also most of the modern designer shower doors come with a lifetime guarantee which proves a long-term investment as you wont need to update. They are also typically equipped with heavy-duty hinges and brackets to prevent rust and breakages unlike traditional doors. One of the first things that comes to mind when considering a bathroom remodel is replacing outdated shower doors. Nowadays most home owners desire a modern feel and tend to gravitate towards frameless doors; they tend to shy away from installing new sliding doors. Maybe because the idea of sliding shower doors often conjures up memories of the outdated bathrooms of their younger years. Sometimes these memories leave lasting negative feelings about some very updated and modern versions of the old-fashioned doors.
The result is a higher-quality more durable and overall better-looking door. Frameless shower doors are typically made with a thick glass thats supported with heavy-duty hinges on the wall and shower. Because they dont use the support a frame frameless doors must have a strong connection to the hinges. When installing one its important you secure the hinges as tightly as possible onto the door. If its too loose it may not offer enough support to hold a heavy frameless shower door. When comparing the framed and frameless shower door side-by-side most people will say the frameless looks better.
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Using a thin framed glass door is completely functional but it doesnt look as finished and high-quality as thicker glass doors do. Another problem with using framed shower doors is that mold and mildew colonies will thrive in the hinges where you cant clean. This will lead to a dirty-looking shower in which you may have to replace the hinges later down the road. If you do decide on a frameless door do your best to keep the frames clean by frequently spraying them with a one part bleach 9 parts water formula. This will help eliminate the microscopic invaders. If you really want your shower to look its best you should consider installing a frameless door for the shower. These doors are free-standing and dont require the support of an aluminum frame.