Shower doors have both a functional and aesthetic role in the bathroom. While they protect your flooring and fixtures, they also contribute to the overall comfort of the space. When the door starts to wear out, it can leak and damage the area, so you should recognize when to replace it. Below are several indications that you are due for an upgrade.
When to Replace Your Shower Door
1. Damaged Glass
Even if the door only has a small crack, the heat and humidity of the room will worsen it over time. Whether it’s a small split or a large spider break from an impact, you should replace the door to maintain safety.This will ensure that the pane will not suddenly break, causing an injury or flood.
When looking at options, consider updating the design. Ask a glass contractor about frameless doors, frosted glass, or sliding varieties that add a new design element to the bathroom.
2. Leaking Water
When the rubber sealant around the door shows cracks or other damage, it cannot keep water inside the shower. Pooling water outside of the enclosure becomes a slip and fall hazard when you exit. It will also erode the grout between tiles and lead to mold growth throughout the area.
Over time, you may need to repair multiple parts of your bathroom to remedy these issues. When you replace the door, handle it carefully to prevent this issue from happening again. Never slam the shower door and clean the track regularly to remove soap scum and debris.
3. Frame Misalignment
If the shower door starts to warp or experiences considerable damage, it won’t fit into the frame correctly. When rust develops on the hardware, the hinges may stick and prevent you from closing the door fully. Start by checking to see if the tracks or hinges are loose, as you can usually repair this issue. However, if the problem is with the door, you will need a new one to fit into the existing frame. You can prevent this from occurring again by using rust-resistant stainless steel hardware and applying a new barrier around the frame.
When you need to replace a shower door, contact Aladdin’s Glass & Screen Products Inc. in Nicholasville, KY. They have been creating stunning products for customers throughout Lexington and central Kentucky for over 25 years. They offer residential and commercial glass doors, custom mirrors, patio rooms, and more. Visit the website for more information about their services. Call (859) 887-4070 to speak with a team member about your project.