semi-frameless showers

Semi-Frameless Showers

Glass N Pane offers the stylish option of semi-frameless showers. These shower doors will make your bathroom look sleek and elegant. The only difference between a semi-frameless shower and a completely framed shower is that the later has a metal frame around all four sides. A complete metal frame is not a necessary component for a working shower door.

Most people believe that shower doors need the complete frame in order to keep all the water inside the shower when in use. This is not the case at all. There is still discreet, metal framing at the top and bottom of the shower doors that make sure it functions correctly by keeping the water off of the bathroom floor. You also have a choice on how you are able to open the doors, which adds to the individuality of your bathroom. You can decide on where you want the doors to open, on hinges, or if you would like them to slide open and closed. You can also make the doors open and close from the left or right, it’s your choice.


You also have many choices on how you want the glass to look. Glass N Pane has a gallery full of design options that you can choose from, or you can decide to create your own customer look. Etching, tints, or having the glass frosted are all available, popular choices offered to you. Metal hinges are also available for durability, and that finishing touch to make your new shower doors look beautiful. Many customers choose these doors because of the opportunity to make them uniquely their own.

One of the best things about the semi-frameless shower is how easy to clean it is. Since all four sides aren’t surrounded by a metal frame, there are fewer places for soap and dirty water to get into. Unlike fully framed showers, semi-framed doors do not have the double channel frames, which only collect double the dirt. This makes cleaning a breeze, by only having to use any regular bathroom cleaner, without having to use any extra energy to keep your shower looking sparkling clean.

This option for your shower doors will make any bathroom look updated and timeless. It’s an easy choice to make once you take in the different ways that make the semi-frameless shower the best option. The beauty, durability, and easy installation also help make this one of the top choices homeowners make when remodeling their bathrooms.

Shower Replacement

Glass N Pane has been helping homeowners and builders alike achieve their “shower dreams” for almost 25 years. They are fully licensed and insured with Certificates of Insurance available upon request. They are also family owned and operated and offer free estimates.

One of the company’s specialties is their ability to complete top notch shower replacements. Regardless of what your reasoning may be for shower replacement, Glass N Pane can help. Replacing the shower in your bathroom can not only make the entire room look better, but can also add to the value of your home.

Not many people realize that their bathrooms could be out-dated. Yes, showers, toilets, and faucets are a part of upgrading your bathroom; but many people choose to begin with their showers when replacing or remodeling their bathrooms.

There are several options to choose from when replacing your shower. Frameless glass showers are one option; they are modern, and offer a sleek design that gives the illusion of a more wide open space, which can be a huge selling point for potential buyers.

Even though we all have dreams for our bathrooms, especially our showers, we must remember that they have to be functional and user-friendly. It needs to be replaced or remodeled based on you. You need to be able to use it, such as getting in and out, easily.

In addition to frameless glass showers, there are more options to choose from. Take semi-frameless glass showers, for instance. Unlike full framed showers, which are framed on all sides, these are only framed on the bottom, in order to prevent dripping.

Speaking of dripping, despite what you may have heard, both fully framed and semi-framed showers prevent dripping. Many people are fearful of replacing their original, full framed showers with a semi-framed one, because they have heard that water leaks out — This is a myth. If the shower is replaced correctly, there will be no leaking or dripping.

Next, on to the shower door itself. You can choose to have the new shower door open to the inside of the shower, or to the outside, or they can even be replaced to slide on a channel if space is an issue. You can also choose to have the door tinted or frosted for privacy concerns.

Last, but certainly not least, there is the matter of cleanliness of the newly replaced showers. Different options lead to different cleaning methods; depending on how often and how hard you want to clean your shower can determine which type of new shower you choose as your replacement. Semi-frameless glass showers have been known to be easier to clean because there are less or no additional frames to catch dirt and soap scum. Sliding glass shower doors require channels which, unfortunately, can catch dirt and soap scum. However, you can opt for one or two channels, depending on your needs.

When you are ready to upgrade your bathroom with a new shower give Glass N Pane a call for your Free in Home Estimate.

Get Classy with Glass N Pane Semi-Frameless Showers

Your shower is a very important part of your bathroom. The shower enclosure must be user-friendly, and a place you can easily get in and out of. If it is also stylish, it can give you a beautiful bathing experience. There are several reasons why semi-frameless shower enclosures are so popular.

Semi-frameless showers give you the solidity of a fully framed shower enclosure with a unique design elegance that gives you much scope for creativity. Indeed, the only difference between the two is the fully framed enclosures have metal frames on all sides of the door, while semi-frameless showers have metal frames only at the bottom to prevent dripping. Moreover, semi-frameless shower stalls give the classiness of a frameless shower at a lower cost. It is an affordable option for families that want to bathe stylishly, without busting the bank.

Water Stays In: Many people still believe that only a fully framed shower enclosure can prevent water from flooding the bathroom floor. This is a myth. Well-built semi-frameless showers have a tight seal on the metal frame at the bottom of the glass door, which does not allow the water to leak out to floor of the bathroom.

Multiple Door Maneuvers: The hinges that fasten the glass door to the walls of the enclosure are crucial. A specially designed semi-frameless shower provides the flexibility to configure the doors in the way you like best. They can open on the inside or outside. They can pivot around on the hinges, or they can slide on the channel if space is at a premium.

Chic Metal Hinges: The finishing on these hinges can also be customized to match the style of a semi-frameless shower stall and the overall bathroom ambiance. Some companies offer plastic hinges, which may seem more affordable, though they do not have the desired durability of metal hinges. Glass N Pane does not advise the use of plastic hinges.

Glass Elegance: High quality, safety glass gives you more options in custom-designing your semi-frameless shower enclosure or choosing from Glass N Pane’s feature-rich catalog. The glass can be tinted or it can be etched with any design of your choice. It can also be of frosted glass. We will help you in choosing the style and design which best suits your bathroom layout and décor. We also have numerous frame and tint options, which will give your family a delightfully efficient and aesthetic showering experience.

Cleaner-Friendly: Semi-frameless showers are also easier to clean as there are no additional metal frames on the door, in which the water or soap scum can seep into. Moreover, safety glass doors will require only single channel frames at the bottom, which means less elbow grease when it comes to cleaning, and no special cleaning products to help remove accumulated dirt and stains. Double channels trap more dirt, water and soap suds.

If you are renovating your bathroom, or want to install a new shower enclosure, check out the design possibilities that await with semi-frameless showers, and the sophisticated look it will give your bathroom.