If you’re in the market for a new shower door, you’re probably wondering, “how much will it cost?” The average cost of a shower door can vary depending on the type and size of the door you choose and the installation process.
In this blog post, we’ll give you an idea of what to expect regarding pricing. We’ll also discuss why contracting professionals is often the smart choice, financially, in the long run.
What Aspects Impact The Final Cost Of My Shower Door?
The first thing you’ll think of is size, and technically, you’re not wrong…-ish. It’s a little more complex than that. To make shower doors budgeting simpler, we need to divide it into 8 fundamental aspects involved in shower doors.
As we mentioned before, you weren’t wrong about this one, and the answer is simple: “the bigger you make it, the more glass you’ll need…”.
It’s all about the panels. Depending on the position of your bathtub or shower head, you’ll need 1 (or 2 if you have a railed shower door) to contain the water within the shower area.
Frameless, semi-framed, or framed doors have different prices. Frameless is the most expensive one due to the system on which it’s installed on your bathroom walls.
This one implies the thickness of each panel installed. Thicker glass panels are associated with a more luxurious design and better temperature isolation (making them ideal for sauna o steam baths arrangements).
This refers to the glass your shower door is made of. Clear glass falls into 2 categories, “regular” with a bit of green tint to it and “Startphire” glass (Startphire allows 90 – 91 % of the light to pass through it). There’s also other tinted and painted glass that’s much cheaper.
The hardware finish of the framed piece, chrome, copper, brushed nickel, or bronze, is considered standard; once you move to an antique brushed bronze or gold plated, prices tend to go up. Ideally, you want to match whatever you have in your bathroom already.
This refers to the protective coatings applied to the glass panel to make them resistant to scratches; sometimes, a hydrophobic coating is applied to the glass panel’s surface to reduce the water stains, soap scum, and hard water minerals from your panels.
This one only applies if you already have a shower door at home and install a new one. The price varies significantly due to labor rates, the type of door removed, the one you’re about to install, etc.
Note: Keep in mind that geographical location, labor rates, and inflation significantly change prices.
The Professional Touch Certainly Pays Off In The Long Run
Having a professional shower door installation is one of the best things you can do. It’ll ensure your investment is going to last for years to come and, in case something starts to move or requires extra adjustments, you can call them back to have it fixed.
Please keep in mind that we are only talking about averages here. Many showers doors today are not average size and typically cost more than the average:
- Average frameless shower door (between 5′-6′ wide and 6′ tall) costs between $2000-$2500
- Average square foot price for a shower door is between $40-$80
- Traditional tub sliders cost between $1000-$1500 for 5′ tub
- Average shower door installation costs between $350-$800
Get An Accurate Estimate With C&C Glass
Are you getting a bathroom renovation or an upgrade on your shower door? C&C Glass shower door experts can help you with it. We’ll be thrilled to get you an estimate for your new shower door installation or shower door replacement.
Chris A.K.A. “The Glass Guy” Goes Through Average Shower Door Costs In This Video For You
At C&C Glass, we’re dedicated to satisfying our customer’s needs while keeping them on a budget. If you’re getting a third party or contractor to install your shower door, you can always contact us for any inquiries or questions on budgeting.
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