When remodeling the bathroom one of the most important features to consider is the shower door replacement in Indianapolis, IN. When you order the shower door from Dr. Shower Door and Mirror LLC you will need to know if you want a framed or frame-less shower door. Although both are designed to contain the water in the shower area, they do vary in design. The following comparison will help you choose the best shower door to suit your needs.
The most common type of shower door replacement in Indianapolis, IN are the framed type, mostly because this is the style that was previously used. If the bathroom is somewhat small, a framed shower door may make the bathroom look smaller, because the framing around the glass blocks the glass and makes it appear more closed in. A frame-less shower door can be used in a bathroom of any size, however, some people find it more difficult to install, because they typically require two people for the installation, whereas one person is typically only needed for a framed shower door.
The maintenance of the shower door is important. Many people find a metal framed shower door to be difficult to maintain, because it must be cleaned routinely in order to prevent the growth of mold and mildew in the metal. It is important to have a frame that is made with a high quality stainless steel in order to prevent rusting. A frame-less shower door is easy to clean, whether it is a swing door or a sliding door, because there is no place for the water to sit, which prevents the growth of mold.
The cost of a replacement shower door varies depending on the quality of materials as well as the size of the door. Framed shower doors are typically available with cheaper metals used for the framing and if you already have a frame installed, it may be more in the budget to opt for a framed shower door. However, for a comparable price, a frame-less shower door is typically better made, because the glass is thicker and the only hardware required is the hinges and clamps to support each panel of glass. Both types of shower doors have their advantages and disadvantages, so usually the easiest way to choose is to go with your first instinct and choose the door that first grabs your attention and blends with the decor of the bathroom.
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