What You Need To Know About Frameless Shower Doors

by | Mar 12, 2013 | Home Improvement

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Frameless shower doors in Los Angeles are made from tempered glass. This material is very strong and durable, lasting you a long time. All frameless shower doors should be made from glass this strong, because they phasically support themselves, as there is no stability added by a metal frame. There are three basic types of shower doors that can be considered frameless – in-line doors, bypass and bi-fold doors and angled doors.

In-Line Shower Doors

If you are looking for frameless shower doors in Los Angeles, you would want to choose an in-line door only if your shower is recessed into the wall. The door is installed where the glass is attached to the wall on one side of the shower and opens via a sliding door or a hinge. If your shower is not recessed into the wall, you would need to choose a neo-angle frameless shower door or a custom-angle shower door that is also frameless, instead

Neo-Angle & Custom-Angle Shower Doors

Neo-angle shower doors are the perfect solution to a shower that is not recessed into a wall, but are located in a corner of your bathroom. In this case, the frameless shower doors Los Angeles are made of two different panes of glass that are attached to the wall and come together in the center to form a right angle. If your shower door requires something slightly different, you can opt for a custom-angle frameless shower door. These are doors that can be made from a variety of different styles of glass, including rounded/curved glass. These are typically used when your shower is not in a corner and is not recessed into a wall.

Bi-Fold & Bypass Shower Doors

The next types of frameless shower doors in Los Angles are known as bi-fold and bypass shower doors. Although these types are typically made with frames, they can also be made and installed without frames. These doors are placed into metal tracks – one on top of the door and one on the bottom of the door. The bi-fold door opens accordion style into the shower, while the bypass doors slide in front of one another the length of the shower.

It is important to understand that the tempered glass used in frameless shower doors in Los Angeles is very different from the glass used in framed doors. Although the tempered glass is very strong and durable, it can break. Fortunately, the tempered glass is designed to break into tiny pieces that helps prevent injury. Further, to have an added touch in your bathroom, you can have the glass tinted, textured or frosted. With that said, most individuals do choose to keep the glass clear, as it adds to the appeal of the frameless shower door, making it seem almost invisible.

If you are interested in having frameless shower doors Los Angeles installed in your home, contact Glass Doctor at 323.419.3655.