Pros and Cons of Frameless Glass Shower Enclosures

Frameless glass shower enclosures have increased in popularity over the past several years. Many homeowners are upgrading their bathrooms to make the change and homebuyers are looking for frameless showers when touring open houses. The bathroom is the one room that people will use every day no matter what so doesn’t it make sense to make it one of the nicest rooms in the house? However, this home improvement project is no small task. Research, research, and more research will yield you the best deal and the best value for your money. To help you with that, the Glass Doctor of Dallas Metroplex compiled a list of pros and cons of frameless glass shower enclosures.


  • Appearance. It has a minimalist design so it is sleek, sexy, and modern. Its beauty cannot be captured with words and cannot be replicated by the most modern framed shower enclosures. It is simply in a league of its own.
  • Durability. Despite what some people may think, frameless glass shower enclosures are extremely durable due to the tempering process, which strengthens the glass. In addition, when the Glass Doctor of Dallas Metroplex installs frameless glass shower enclosures, they go the extra mile to stabilize the glass panels by attaching the glass panels to clamps, which are set up to make sure the glass panel won’t break or fall off.
  • Increased Value of Home. Many people may not know this, or may not remember to factor this into their thought process before purchasing a frameless shower job, but an upgrade to a frameless glass shower enclosure is guaranteed to yield one of the best ROI’s out of all home improvement projects. You can read more about how to increase the value of your house and the ROI of frameless shower enclosures here.


  • Price. Frameless glass shower enclosures aren’t cheap. They can range anywhere from $700-$3,500 depending on the design, size, and amount of work required. If you want high-quality work done with high-quality products, expect to spend at least $1,000. However, bathroom remodeling projects usually see an ROI of at least 90% so it is a great investment in the long run.
  • Small Gap. There is usually a small gap between the bottom of the door and the top of the floor so when you are taking a shower, some water can leak out through this gap and make its way onto the floor. This problem can get worse if you are using a hand-held shower. So make sure to have water-resistant flooring before installing a frameless shower.

Frameless glass shower enclosures are minimalist, sleek, and sophisticated; and their design seems to represent the ideas of the efficient, technologically advanced, and modern world we live in. If you are looking to do some home improvement projects, we recommend starting with the bathroom. The Glass Doctor only does high-quality work with high-quality products so we may not offer the cheapest price for your money, but we offer the best value and a LIFETIME WARRANTY on both the materials and labor so give us a call today to get your quote!