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Tempered Glass Shower Door │ DreamMaker of Suburban Chicagoland

Install a Tempered Glass Shower Door

tempered glass shower doorWalk-in showers are popular components of contemporary bathroom renovations. This design typically entails a glass shower door that exerts a dramatic influence on the room’s overall appearance. We recommend that homeowners consider a tempered glass shower door.

What Is Tempered Glass?

Tempered glass is more shatter-resistant than standard glass. In the event that tempered glass does shatter, the material breaks into pebble-sized bits, preventing large and dangerously sharp shards. Most auto windshields are made from tempered glass. Some residential windows, patio sliding doors, and even cabinet glass doors are also made from tempered glass.

The glass is also more resistant to heat. Excess heat can cause glass to break apart. Tempered glass can withstand temperatures up to 470 degrees Fahrenheit.

Design Options for Tempered Glass Shower Doors

Aside from better durability, homeowners also have numerous choices in regards to designs. Some options include framed, frameless, or semi-frameless options.

  • Framed Enclosure - The frame around the door provides more durability. Installation also normally costs less. Some homeowners, however, feel the frame subtracts from an open space concept.

  • Frameless Enclosure - Frameless doors have a clean look, almost giving the appearance of a floating door. Installation, however, requires more hardware. The enclosure itself also requires thicker glass, resulting in a higher cost.

  • Semi-Frameless Enclosure - This is the in-between option. This usually includes a frame on the top and bottom portion of the enclosure and an open design on the side.

Whatever you choose, you also have the choice between a sliding door or an enclosure that swings outward. The glass itself can be fully transparent, frosted, or have a patterned design.

We Incorporate all Shower Enclosure Types

Our renovation work is never purely aesthetic. We also consider safety, which is why DreamMaker of Suburban Chicagoland recommends a tempered glass shower door for its durability.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

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