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Types of Accessories & Options for the Surrounding of Shower Doors

Types of Accessories & Options for the Surrounding of Shower Doors

When choosing a product category, such as a glass door or other accessories for your shower doors, ensure you select the custom-made shower glass door that meets your needs and design preferences. There are three types: semi-frameless, frameless, and framed shower glass doors. These types have two main sections: swinging and sliding door covers.

Shower Glass Door Frame Options:

1. Frameless Glass Doors

Are you looking for sleek, modern, frameless glass shower doors in a contemporary style? NC Installations offers a wide range of glass doors that will make even a small bathroom seem larger. Frameless shower enclosures have a metal frame around the glass. It is made of tempered glass from 3/8-inch to 1/2″. Frameless shower doors enclosures have headers, U channels, and fasteners to keep the panel in place.

2. Semi-Frameless Doors:

Semi-frameless shower doors have metal around the glass panels’ borders, as opposed to a frameless enclosure. The shower glass door will have a minimal metal frame inside or the lining of the top of the enclosure. Semi-frameless shower enclosure installation can be an attractive alternative for homeowners who prefer a minimalistic or optimizing design but still love the simplicity and elegance of the glass frame. This shower enclosure is made of solid tempered glass and has a 3/8-inch to 14-inch width.

3. Framed Glass Doors:

Framed glass door enclosures have a hard metal plate around the entire unit. They are made with thinner glass than their semi-frameless and frameless counterparts. It usually measures between 5/32 inches and 3/16 inches thin tempered glass.

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The Difference between Swinging and Sliding Shower Doors Enclosures:

1. Sliding Shower Door Enclosures:

Sliding glass showers are also called bypass shower doors. They have a rail system and can be opened with one hand. These doors need a little rail at the top and bottom of the shower door to allow the door to glide on a set or rollers. Frameless, semi-frameless, and framed doors will benefit from sliding door enclosures.

2. Swinging Shower Door Enclosures:

Swinging doors can be opened from the outside by sliding at a fixed point. There are two types: pivot and hinge doors. These shower doors can be linked to fixed glass panels, the bathroom floor/ceiling or the surround of the shower. Both doors can be made to open in the opposite direction. View our Residential Shower Door Options to see a variety of styles and photos of enclosures and shower doors.

If you are in need of Shower doors installation in the Raleigh or surrounding areas, we can help you from start to finish. CALL 919-757-2546

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