Learn more about Innovate Building Solutions thinner framed and semi-frameless shower door and panel systems. You’ll see you don’t have to sacrifice quality to get a shower door which won’t cost you an ‘arm and a leg.’
A Clear Guide to Make the Best Bath or Shower Glass Door Decision
A stylish shower door isn’t nice if it’s difficult to clean. With the standard ‘Stay-Kleen’ sloped threshold and (optional) AquaGlide glass surface protection (which minimizes mildew, soap scum and hard water) you WON’T be fighting with your shower door anymore.
If you’re looking for a shower door for a Jack and Jill bathroom your teenage daughter and son share, or just don’t want to be ‘on display’ when your little kids barge into your master bathroom, then you’ll want to check out the 11 privacy glass options in these framed or semi-frameless doors.
It’s nice to know you’re getting a quality shower door which is made in the United States. It’s also nice to know if you ever need replacement parts you won’t be waiting months to get them.
The last thing you want is another chrome shower door which is a ‘water-spot magnet.’ In these framed and semi-frameless shower doors you can choose 12 finish options including fun new choices liked brushed gold, brushed brass and matte black. A cost-effective door DOES NOT have to be a ‘generic off-the-shelf’ door.
Rest assured you’ve made a quality choice knowing your limited lifetime guarantee is backed by a manufacturer with 66 years’ experience (Basco Shower Door).
The shower door is the finishing touch of your newly remodeled bathroom. There’s no need to wait months for delivery. Most doors ship within 3 weeks (or ask about our Quick Ship program for common sized doors).
Whether you need a bypass shower door (where 2 doors slide), a single swing door, a NEO angle shower, or a door with a panel (for longer openings) you’ll find framed and semi-frameless doors in this line.
Whether you have a small single shower door which bangs into your toilet or vanity today – or a longer shower, check out this page to find a door which works WITHOUT draining your wallet. Unique small bifold shower doors or a long door and panel system are all options.
The Innovate Building Solutions team are focused on shower and bathroom remodeling. We’ll help you to find the right shower door AND match it with the best shower pan and grout free shower wall panels. There’s no need to ‘hope’ your shower door works with the rest of your shower system. Get the technical input you need to eliminate ordering mistake.
Bypass/sliding shower doors conserve bathroom floor space and feature the following benefits.
Swinging (also called pivoting) shower doors can be used in small stand-up showers or larger enclosures. See the benefits of Innovate’s framed and semi-frameless swinging doors below:
Whether you have a small or large bathroom, corner showers have the benefit of bringing natural light into a shower with 2 or 3 glass sides. See the benefits of Innovate’s framed or semi-frameless rectangular, square or NEO angle corner showers below.
Even though you’re buying a thinner framed or semi-frameless shower door that’s no reason to sacrifice your privacy, sense of style or put up with a door which is difficult to clean. Check out the finish, privacy glass and glass surface protection systems to purchase your perfect shower door.
If your old shower door is cloudy or has water spots inside the glass you can’t get out no matter how hard you try, you know the negative impacts of hard water on glass shower doors.
Hard water causes spots. Your door looks terrible.
However, the good news is you don’t have to be a slave to your squeegee and constantly cleaning your shower doors. Simplify your life with factory applied AquaGlide glass surface protection. You’ll see water beading off your shower glass like using wax on your car or RainX on your windshield.
This small investment saves hours of cleaning and keeps shower glass doors brighter and clearer.
Well – the short answer is both doors make sense, depending on your goals.
If you want a lower cost shower door which seals best around the door and is lighter to install (because the glass is generally thinner), the framed shower door will be best.
On the other hand, if you want more light in the shower (because there’s less framing), a better view of your wall panels or tile and a glass system which is simpler to clean – the semi-frameless glass shower door is best.
To learn the specific factors to decide which door is best for you read our blog post: “How to Compare Sliding vs. Pivoting Glass Shower Doors.”
A framed shower door provides the tightest seal at the sides between your glass framing and your shower surround wall panels or tile. It’s for this reason, a framed shower door is the preferred choice for a sauna.
The majority of glass shower door sold are made with clear glass. See through glass is most popular because it costs less than obscure glass, it’s best to see stylish shower wall panels or custom tile patterns and it can make the shower feel bigger. The advantages of obscure glass are you’ll have more privacy and it’s harder to see spotting on the glass.
Just like you’ll apply RainX to your car for the water to bead off, it’s a smart investment to use a factory applied glass surface protection (called AquaGlide XP) to the glass to provide a shield against dirt build up and help water will bead off the glass. In addition, to keep the glass in pristine condition, a Cleret squeegee is a smart tool to use.
It’s recommended to wait 24 hours after the shower door is installed (and the silicone sealant has had time to cure) before using the shower.
These framed and semi-frameless glass shower doors come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Click here to learn more about the warranty – Framed and Semi-Frameless Shower Door Warranty.
Ask your Innovate Shower Specialist to send you specific installation instructions for the model(s) of shower doors you’re considering.
Many alcove showers – or tub/shower combinations – have old sliding shower or tub doors which need to be removed. Doing this safely can be stressful. To learn how to do this correctly read, “Tips on How to Safely Remove a Glass Sliding Shower Door.”
Yes. No matter what type of shower door you choose they can be paired with custom tile shower walls or grout free shower wall panels or fiberglass one-piece systems.
As a generality the framed shower doors (with the thinnest glass doors) are cheapest, semi-frameless systems are mid-priced, and full frameless (with the thickest glass doors) are most expensive.