Shower Doors & Tub Enclosures
The shower or tub is your bathroom’s centerpiece. It completes the look of the room and directs light, whether it’s natural or artificial. When a shower door or tub enclosure looks beautiful, it has the potential to increase the value of your home. Whether you want a basic door to replace your shower curtains or a luxurious custom enclosure, Glass Doctor® of Virginia Beach will design an enclosure that’s beautiful and fits your budget.
Custom Frameless Shower Doors
Why not augment your bathroom with custom frameless shower doors that bring a modern look and a feeling of luxury to your place. No more filthy shower curtains, spread natural light and make the space feel open and fresh. Frameless shower doors can be custom fitted to your existing space, whether you have lots of room or an unusual floor plan. Glass Doctor of Virginia Beach can make adjustments that will be advantageous for your home and especially its resale value. Our custom installations will bring you significant returns for years to come!
Shower Door Considerations
When you work with Glass Doctor of Virginia Beach, a glass specialist will guide you throughout the project, from the design stage to installation and maintenance. To help the bathroom update go smoothly and on-schedule, the specialist will review certain factors with you, including:
Bathroom measurements: While you may have measurements of your own, it’s best to let Glass Doctor of Virginia Beach take expert measurements. Following the “measure twice, cut once” philosophy, the measurements we take ensure the accuracy of our estimates and prevent delays.
Bathroom configuration: The type of shower door that you install in your bathroom depends on the materials on the walls and the location of the supporting studs. During the construction process, your contractor needs to add 2x4 studs in the wall where the glass for the shower will be located. Frameless shower glass is very heavy. A 3/8 inch frameless shower glass door typically weighs 60 to 80 pounds depending on the size. A specialist from Glass Doctor of Virginia Beach will be happy to come out during the construction process to help ensure that support studs are located in the right places.
Before you being the construction a specialist will be happy to work with you on the design of the shower to help achieve the look and functionality you want within your desired budget.
Ventilation considerations: Proper ventilation prevents moisture damage and mold growth in your bathroom. To promote ventilation, Glass Doctor of Virginia Beach makes sure there is at least a 6-8 inch clearance between the ceiling and glass enclosure so the moisture disseminates faster. When you choose to install a frameless shower door, the door opens inward and outward, allowing increased airflow. Our glass specialists can install a steam room kit for fully tiled showers that need better ventilation.
One of the advantages of a frameless shower is the door swings in both directions. After you shower, you can swing the door into the shower and it will begin to drain. This allows for a faster drying time reducing the chance of mold and mildew build up.
Shower slope: Frameless showers are not designed to be water tight like framed showers. All flat surfaces in your new shower need to slope into the shower. This includes the threshold or sometimes called the curb, seats, shower niches and any tub decks. By designing the shower with proper slopes it will also decrease mold and mildew. This will also result in less water escaping from the shower.
To help you gather ideas for your bathroom update, Glass Doctor of Virginia Beach offers a handful of services, such as:
- Shower Door Gallery
- Shower Door Accessories
- Bathroom Remodeling Ideas
- Ordering and Installation
- Clear Choice™ Protectant
Whether you want to learn more about enclosures, or you are ready to start construction right away, call Glass Doctor of Virginia Beach to schedule an in-home consultation. Our glass specialists will help you find the best shower door for your bathroom, style preferences and budget.