FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What’s the process to get a shower glass quote?
Review and Approve Quote: We will get back to you with a formal quote within one business day. We then are available to review your quote by phone, and answer any questions you may have. Once you approve the quote, you're ready for the next step.
Order Placed with our Manufacturer: Once you’ve decided on your glass door or enclosure, we immediately place your order with our glass manufacturer. In most cases your glass arrives within 7 to 10 days, and we will set up an installation appointment shortly thereafter.
Installation: Installation typically takes between 1 to 3 hours depending upon your job. We pledge to leave your premises as cleaner or cleaner then we found it.
Framed Glass Enclosures: Framed doors offer functionality at the most affordable price. There have been new improvements in the look and finishes of the framed enclosures. Much has changed since the old metal trim that was offered in only silver and gold. Glass choices are pretty impressive as well although most will choose clear glass to show off their new tile. Framed doors are designed to seal shut with a magnetic strip and additional rubber seals and sweeps. Water splashing on to the bathroom floor is less of an issue. Water and steam are sealed effectively as well.
Frameless Glass Enclosures: frameless shower door or enclosure are our specialty. Frameless units are very visually appealing and can provide a modern contemporary updated look to almost any bathroom. They create the illusion of a more wide open and airy space. They can be much easier to clean since there is no frame to impede the cleaning. Mold, mildew and soap scum will have less of a chance to grow and the result is a cleaner contemporary bathroom. Frameless doors are constructed using 3/8” or ½” thick glass with hardware to support it. Additional glass fabrication such as polishing, notches and holes are necessary due to the frameless design, therefore it pushes the price to almost twice as much as the framed unit.
Metal Clips vs. U-channels: When clients tell us they'd like a frameless glass shower, we give them one. A true frameless shower is installed with 2-inch metal clips fixed directly onto glass panels at minimal intervals. You do have the option of using less expensive u-channels; aluminum rails that fit over the entire edge of glass panels. but these add a framed look to a frameless glass shower. Some companies refer to this as a semi-frameless shower. These rails are used to secure glass panels to a floor, wall or ceiling. Frameless shower estimates for these metal clip installations and u-channel installations will be very different.
Glass Type and Treatment Options: For clients who have a white tile, we recommend considering low iron ultra-white glass, which has no greenish tint like standard clear glass. We highly recommend glass treatment option called C-10 warranted not to corrode for 10 years or ShowerGuard Glass warranted to last a lifetime. We are happy to quote the various upgrades separately so that you can compare and contrast options.
- Cardinal 10 Surface Protection uses state-of-the-art nanotechnology to turn ordinary glass into an easy-clean, non-stick surface that repels both water and oils. It’s a difference you can see as the water “beads” on the glass. With minimal cleaning your treated shower will look like new for well beyond 10 years. The sealed glass cannot be damaged, etched, or stained by minerals, soaps, chemicals, or neglect like other glass. Most cleaning can be done with products already in your home, and Cardinal 10 is available on any of our glass options.
Ordinary glass is prone to damage and aging from hard water, soap, humidity and more. But ShowerGuard glass is extraordinary. It's an entirely different kind of glass that's protected during manufacturing with a patented ion beam process. This technology permanently seals the glass surface, for a shower that stays beautiful forever with just a minimal amount of cleaning. Available in 3/8" clear or 1/2" clear.
Hardware Style and Finishes: Just as showerhead and faucet designs vary in price and finishing choices, so do style choices for clips, rails, door handles, towel bars and robe hooks. We manufacture the highest quality hardware available; our hinges, clips and accessories are made from solid metal. Other companies use metal-plated or cast metal hardware that can't compete for durability.
Now that you know all frameless glass showers aren't created equal, let us help you make the best choices for your investment -- and your budget. Bring your frameless shower estimates to us for consideration on our price-match guaranty.
What needs to be completed before you can measure my space? If you are renovating your entire shower (or building new), the shower floor and all tilework, (not just a tile sill) must be completed.
Will we remove my existing shower to install my frameless shower upgrade?
Yes. We can remove and dispose of any existing glass shower or tub doors and panels, before installing your new frameless shower. There will be an additional fee for removing and disposing of your old shower doors.
What kind of warranty comes with a frameless glass shower?
We offer a comprehensive 1-year warranty on frameless shower enclosures that we install. This includes the glass and hardware.