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Framed shower doors have been a popular option for homeowners for many years. However, frameless shower doors are becoming increasingly popular due to their sleek look and modern style. So, which one is right for you?

Advantages of Framed Glass Shower Doors

A framed glass shower door has many advantages that can help your bathroom look great and function properly.

Adds More Stability

Along with the tempered glass for your shower door, the aluminum frame will help to reinforce the door. Aluminum frames give you the peace of mind that your door will not shatter on you while you open and close it.

Much Easier to Install

The shower door frame hangs easily over any type of shower material. You don’t need proper measurements or special hardware to get the job done.

Keeps Water From Leaking

The aluminum framing has a track that helps to trap water from leaking through to the rest of your bathroom. You’ll also get a layer of caulk along with the frame to prevent excess water from leaking.

Disadvantages of Framed Glass Shower Doors

Although framed shower doors provide extra stability and are easy to install, they also have some drawbacks you must be aware of before installing.

Only Opens One Way

Framed glass shower doors are designed to open only one way. For more convenience during your shower, having a swinging door that can open both ways will be more beneficial while you are showering.

Difficult to Maintain

The added metal frame will collect moisture over time, and it will start to rust unless it is cleaned consistently. This will then cause your shower door to discolor and look dirty. It can also gather mold from excess moisture.

Advantages of Frameless Shower Doors

Here are the advantages you can expect from frameless shower doors. Shower doors made of tempered glass don’t have to have a metal frame around them. More modern styles remove the frame altogether, creating a more open design.

Wide Range of Motion

Because frameless glass doors don’t have a frame that restricts movement, they can open freely inward and outward. Which, in turn, makes it much easier to enter and exit your shower, especially if you have a disability.

Easier to Clean

Without a frame trapping moisture, you won’t have to worry about rust or mold growing on your shower door. You can wipe it down with a glass cleaner, which will look as good as new.

Disadvantages of Frameless Shower Doors

Here are a few disadvantages of frameless glass shower doors you need to consider before buying one for your home.

High Price Tag

Frameless glass doors are more popular, and as such, they come with a higher price tag. They are also more challenging to install, adding to the overall cost.

Installing Is Complicated

Because you aren’t just using a metal frame to set the tempered glass, you need to drill holes for hinges. Setup will generally require a professional contractor to ensure correct installation.

Installing Framed and Unframed Glass Doors

For the best installation of framed and unframed glass shower doors, the professionals at CanTex are here to help. We’ll look at your existing bathroom area and help guide you on the best options for your home. Contact us today to get started with an upgrade to your shower.