Did You Know? Facts and Info About Glass

Signs You Need To Replace Your Glass Shower Door

by Marion Holmes

A bathroom is a place you go to refresh yourself with a hot or cold shower. One of the essential components of glass shower enclosures is the shower door. Over time, glass shower doors get worn out and need to be replaced. Here are the top signs that you need to replace your glass shower door.

Puddles on the Floor After a Shower

If you realize the outside of your glass shower enclosure is wet, this is a sign you need to replace the shower doors. This means water inside the bathroom is getting out. Leaks can pose a hazard because someone could easily slip.

The first probable reason is the shower door is too small or big for the enclosure. This means the door does not close properly, and more water starts to flow from the shower and onto the floor. The second reason is that the shower door has some damage, like a crack or problems with the gaskets and seals. Leaking shower doors can damage the floor over time. The best solution to this problem is to replace the shower door.

Rusty Shower Door Frame

The frame on shower doors often gets rusty. This makes the door look old and affects its smoothness. If the rust builds up on the frames of your shower doors, the metal begins to weaken because of corrosion. Eventually, the framing will not be able to contain the weight of the glass door. The glass door could soon break from the supports and fall.

To solve the issue, you should install a frameless shower door. These glass shower doors do not have a frame and have fewer maintenance costs than framed glass shower doors. They are also stronger and more durable. Since a frameless shower door has less metal, you do not have to worry about rust.

Discolored Glass

When glass shower doors are new, they look clear and sparkle in the light. Over time, the glass becomes cloudy and discolored. This is because the moisture from the shower allows mold and mildew to thrive.

The spores from mold and mildew combine with soap and discolor the glass. Hard water stains can also affect the glass. You can try to use cleaners to get rid of the buildup, but the discoloration will still remain if it is too hard or thick. The best solution in such cases is to get a new glass shower door.