TIPS ON HIRING A SHOWER DOOR OR GLASS REPLACEMENT CONTRACTOR
Mirror and glass work require both skill and patience, and can be very dangerous work. Be sure to select a glass replacement company with significant experience and appropriate insurance coverage. Find “Homeowner Approved” shower door and glass enclosure companies in Charlotte here.
SELECT A SHOWER ENCLOSURE BASED ON YOUR BUDGET AND PERSONAL PREFERENCES
There are two general types of shower doors: frameless and framed. Both are attractive alternatives to shower curtains, minimize water leakage, and add value to your home. Your final selection will likely come down to how much you are willing to pay and your personal style.
Frameless shower enclosures are made of thick, tempered glass that is very difficult to break. Because there is no frame, they provide an open and airy appearance that makes the shower area seem larger. The lack of a frame also prevents dirt and grime build-up and, therefore, is easy to clean and maintain.
Framed shower doors also offer a good alternative to shower curtains and, if you match the frame to your bathroom’s decor, you will likely be satisfied with this option, as well. The main benefit of choosing this route is price. Since the strength of a framed door comes from the frame, thinner 1/4″ thick tempered glass or Plexiglas is used, to reduce the price considerably and still provide an improved appearance.
MAINTAIN YOUR SHOWER ENCLOSURES WITH REGULAR CLEANING
Clean shower doors weekly with an appropriate cleaning agent. Plexiglas, as outlined above, is a common and practical shower option used in many bathrooms. Since it is essentially a plastic-based product, Plexiglas can be permanently damaged by the wrong combination of cleaning supplies. Be sure to consult your installer, or a specialist at your local home improvement store, if you have any questions on cleaning your shower enclosure.
MIRRORS ALSO COME IN BOTH FRAMELESS AND FRAMED OPTIONS
Frameless mirrors are generally inexpensive and can be used in many applications. A frameless mirror can be cut to almost any shape or size, and can be positioned almost anywhere in your home. Framed mirrors, on the other hand, can be more expensive, but they offer design flexibility and can feature beautifully beveled or inlaid glass. Both types of mirrors can be positioned to reflect light and brighten and increase the perceived size of a room.
SOMETIMES GLASS RESTORATION IS BETTER THAN WINDOW REPLACEMENT
Homeowners often go through the expensive process of replacing windows, when a good window contractor can restore a few windows for a fraction of the cost of replacing them. Be sure to have a reputable glass company take a look at damaged windows, before replacing them.
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