Constructing your Frameless Glass Shower
When you are planning your frameless glass shower, there are inexpensive things that you can do that will help you enjoy your shower for years to come that begin with the frame.
Although it is not required, it helps to provide structure with two 2x4 studs built into the wall anyplace where the glass is going to meet the wall. This helps to provide strength and stability. The same process would be used if you were going to frame the opening for a wooden door.
It is also important that any flat surfaces slope into the shower. An example of this is the curb. The curb must slope into the shower. If the curb doesn't slope in, water will sit against the glass and leak into the bathroom or cause mold damage. This is the most common construction mistake when installing shower doors.
It is important that you verify the slope with a leveler. Do not trust the person doing the tiling, double check to prevent delays in the installation.
Following these low cost construction techniques will make your new frameless shower door more enjoyable for years to come. Call Glass Doctor® of Virginia Beach to schedule an appointment with our shower specialists. We fix your panes!®