shower doors

Stylish and Innovative Frameless Showers

When you decide to remodel your bathroom, you must make many crucial decisions. The ideal remodeling scenario allows you to get a great look that suits your needs. If you want to enhance the look and functionality of your shower doors, consider using frameless showers. There are certain things to consider when you decide to go with this option.

First, ask yourself if your current shower door would easily upgrade to a frameless design. When you remove your shower door, you will see marks and discoloration on the tile. This will not stop you from being able to use a frameless shower. You will, however, need to spend a bit more to fix the appearance of the tile.

You can also choose from different types of glass styles when you upgrade your shower to the frameless design. Unique design options such as stained glass and abstract art glass are readily available to you. Take a bit of time to go over all of the options, and you will get a shower that suits your personal tastes the best.

Next, you have to decide on who you will hire to install your frameless shower. While it possible to install a shower alone, it is incredibly difficult. If you do it alone, you will find yourself spending a lot of time and money. When you leave the installation up to a professional, you have much less to worry about.

Prepare to ask the installation expert some questions before the frameless shower is installed. Get a good idea of the rates you will pay, what type of maintenance your shower will need and so on. A true professional will be happy to answer all of your questions.

By following these simple steps, you can enjoy the frameless showers that are becoming so popular.

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.