What is a Frameless Glass Shower Enclosure?
While opinions may vary, Frameless Glass Shower Enclosures are designed
and constructed in many different ways to accommodate a variety of factors.
The criteria we use for all of our design is a three step process in which we
evaluate Safety, Functionality, and the Look and Feel our customers want
to achieve, and in that order. Glass can be attached to a given substrate
with Glass Clips, U Channel, or Bonding Adhesives. In some applications,
the use of a Header is necessary for proper support. Doors can be attached
using Hinges, or Pivots. Glass thickness is also a consideration in obtaining
structural rigidity. Each customers particular design will also vary depending
on the size and configuration of the shower opening, and the substrate to
which it will be attached. Something to keep in mind...
How tall should my Shower Enclosure be?
There is NO standard height for any shower enclosure. There are
important things to consider. It should vent properly and not build up
excessive steam, if you don't have a steam shower. It should dry out
properly when not in use, thus reducing the potential for mold & mildew.
It should be a proportionate height to the dimensions of the rest of the
shower area, and room it is in.
If I want a Steam Shower, what should I be aware of?
When constructing a steam shower, the most common mistake we see
is the ceiling is made too low, usually by use of a soffit over the shower
area. While the common theory is to lower the ceiling to build up more
steam, no consideration is given to eliminate steam when it's not wanted
and to dry out the shower when not in use at all. A low ceiling over a steam
shower prevents or even eliminates the use of a proper size operable
window, called a transom,(usually above the door), which can be opened
for ventilation when steam is not in use, and to promote drying of the
shower. When a shower cannot dry itself in a timely manner after use,
mold & mildew will eventually occur.
My existing Sliding Glass Shower Doors don't close evenly into the
wall channel. The top or bottom go in more than the opposite end.
In almost every case that we see this, the framing was not installed properly.
Leaks usually occur and deterioration of the surrounding tile begins almost
immediately. Either the walls, or threshold, or both are not plumb, and this was
not compensated for by and inexperienced installer. We install special tapered
fillers to compensate for these common out of plumb conditions. Every shower
door we install is made to order for your particular opening, and must be
measured for by us before any order is accepted.
How do I keep my Shower Doors clean?
There are glass coatings available which help repel hard water, and mineral
stains. There are also many cleaning products which you can spray into
your shower area daily to help do the same. Each has it's limitations, and
at the end of the day a good old fashioned inexpensive bottle of glass
cleaner, and a clean cloth are all you will ever need. If you want your glass
shower enclosure to stay clean, you will have to clean. Once a week is what
we recommend at a minimum, and you should have no issues.
What type of Licensing should I look for from a contractor?
All contractors in the State of New Jersey are required by law to be
licensed with the State of New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.
To find if any prospective contractor is properly licensed, you can go to:
You will find our company listed under License #13VH03821900
If you don't find others there, they are not State Licensed no matter what
other types of Licenses they may claim to have. Buyer Beware...
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