A frameless shower enclosure is made up of to 1/2″ tempered and polished safety glass. It is strong and sturdy enough to use very little metal. The only metal that is used is to secure the panels.
A frameless shower door will increase the value of a home, and lasts three to four times longer than shower door with a frame. It virtually eliminates the need for a metal frame.
This type of shower door can always be cleaned to “like new” condition. Frameless doors open in and out unlike a framed door, which opens out only. Unlike a framed shower door, a frameless shower doors does not corrode.
The maintenance on a frameless shower door is fast and easy. You can do this by using a tpc surface protector. This method of maintenance fills the pores of the glass and makes it smooth to prevent hard water build up and soap scum. Using a squeegee will also help to keep your shower enclosure clean and fresh. Use of harsh chemicals is not recommended for frameless shower doors.
With a frameless shower door, you obviously do not have any of the above problems because you have eliminated the corrosion that metal causes. Water cannot be trapped because there is no track on a frameless shower door.
The only place that there is metal is where the frameless shower door is secured a fixed panel of glass. This method is used ensures a watertight seal and provides a streamlined attractive appearance. The frameless door does not have any metal around it. This ensures that the water from the shower does not leak onto the floor.
Initially the cost is increased, however in the long run frameless shower enclosures are less expensive as there are no corroded metal parts to replace.
If the home with a frameless shower door goes on the market, now or twenty years from now, a frameless shower enclosure can always be cleaned to “like new” condition and will increase the beauty the bathroom with a touch of elegance.
The bathroom is one of the most looked at areas in a home by perspective buyers. With a frameless shower, the value of the home is increased. A frameless shower door is aesthetically pleasing, and it is more likely a plus for the home sell.
Overall, there are many advantages to frameless shower doors, and no disadvantages. The frameless shower door pays for itself over time, and will bring relaxation back into the shower.