Why Custom Shower Doors are a Better Option
If you are looking into a bathroom remodel, or a brand new bathroom you may be asking yourself, why do I want custom glass shower doors, when it seems easier, and cheaper to just purchase a cheap shower curtain? Although you may not realize it, your bathroom is going to be one of the most visited rooms of the house. It will be used by anyone who lives there and guests. Walking into a bathroom, a persons eyes are immediately going to be pointed to the focal point of the bathroom, the shower doors.
If you’re living in your dream home, and the rest of your house is beautiful, your bathroom should be just as well appointed. Shower doors add a custom amount of elegance and add resale value to your home. Shower curtains while inexpensive need to be constantly replaced. New vinyl shower curtains, lead to many problems that custom shower doors do not. Here are some advantages to custom shower doors.
Custom Shower Doors don’t release chemicals
Shower Doors are made with only safety tempered and manufactured glass, which will not release any chemicals in the air. Vinyl shower curtains are made of the same chemicals as PVC piping. When enclosed in a shower they release chemicals including DEHP, a suspected carcinogen, and other toxins, which can lead to headaches, nausea, and kidney problems. If you’ve ever showered with a new shower curtain and notice a fresh plastic smell for the first few washes, that’s the smell of chemicals your breathing in. Once a shower curtain is used, mold can begin to form at the bottom and work its way into every shower taken, leading to respiratory problems.
Shower Doors don’t need to be replaced as often
Like windows to your home, shower doors don’t need to be replaced nearly as often as a disposable shower curtain. Shower doors are almost worry free in their maintenance and upkeep. If you change your shower curtain once a month, to avoid mold forming at the bottom, that means over a years time, you will have had to buy and replace your shower curtains 12 times. Remembering to do that monthly is a hassle. Shower doors are installed with a protective coating that keep them looking clean and polished for years to come. For cleaning they usually require a light wipe down like the rest of your shower.
Custom Shower Doors Are Designed In All Shapes and Sizes
If you’ve ever been standing in a smaller shower, the only option to make it marginally larger is with a curved curtain rod. These can bend, bow, and be harder to fit in on your own. There’s nothing worse than the shower curtain falling down mid shower. Custom shower doors on the other hand can be fit to make a shower enclosure bigger, wider or taller. Most shower curtains average about 6 feet, if you are taller than six feet, your head and body could be exposed allowing water to bounce out of the shower. Custom doors can be built for a taller or a wider person. Custom showers can even be designed for handicap accessibility.
Custom Shower Doors have a warranty
There is not a shower curtain today that is designed to last three years. Every piece of hardware installed comes with a three year warranty from the manufacturer. When you get shower doors installed you will not have to worry about replacing or upkeep on these doors for years to come.
Allied Glass and Mirror can design, fabricate and install frameless or semi-frameless shower doors built proudly in America. Their staff has a minimum of five years of experience and are prepared to walk you through every step of the shower door install process, making sure that you are happy. They will ensure that the job is cost efficient to fit your budget and they will treat your home with respect and courtesy. The staff at Allied Glass are prepared to take on most projects with a prompt turnaround time. When you are ready to get shower doors installed by a fully licensed and insured company, contact Allied Glass and Mirror.