Average Shower Door Cost: What You Can Expect

If you’re in the market for a new shower door, you’re probably wondering, “how much will it cost?” Unfortunately, the answer isn’t so straightforward. That’s because the average cost of a new shower door can vary depending on several factors, including the type and size of the door you choose as well as the installation process.

To get an idea of how much a new shower door, the experts at C&C Glass are here to give you an idea of what to expect regarding pricing, including the factors that affect a shower door installation cost. We’ll also discuss why contracting professionals is often the smart choice, financially, in the long run.

What Factors Impact the Cost of a Shower Door?

You may assume that the only factor that influences the overall cost of your shower door is its size, but that’s actually not correct. While size is an important aspect, there are several others to consider too. To make shower doors budgeting simpler, we need to divide it into 8 fundamental aspects involved in shower doors.


Perhaps obviously, size has a huge impact on the cost of your shower door. The bigger it is, the more glass and other materials that are involved.


Depending on the position of your bathtub or shower head, you’ll need one or two panels of glass to contain the water within the shower area. The number of panels your shower requires also impacts its overall cost.


There are several styles of shower doors, including frameless, semi-framed, or framed—and all of these come at different price points. Frameless is the most expensive one due to the system on which it’s installed on your bathroom walls.


This refers to the thickness of each panel installed. Thicker glass panels are more expensive because they provide better temperature isolation and a more luxurious design.


Your shower door can be installed with different types of glass. There’s clear glass, including regular clear and Starphire, as well as tinted and painted glass. The latter two are the less expensive options.


The finish on the hardware of your glass doors also impacts its overall cost. Options like chrome, copper, brushed nickel, and bronze are considered standard. Other options like antique brushed bronze or gold plated tend to be more expensive. If possible, you’ll want to choose a finish that matches the other fixtures in your bathroom.


This refers to the protective coatings applied to the glass panels 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.


If you’re having a complete shower door replacement performed, which includes having your old door removed, the overall cost of your project will go up. The price of a shower door removal varies significantly due to labor rates, the type of door removed, and other factors.

Of course, you’ll also want to keep in mind that geographical location, labor rates, and inflation significantly change prices too. Your best bet is to contact your local, trusted shower door replacement company for an accurate price quote.

Why Turn to a Professional for Your Shower Door Replacement?

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.

Below are the average price estimates for a few common types of shower doors. Keep in mind that these are only average estimates. Many shower 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 for Your Shower Door Installation

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 are a highly experienced glass company that specializes in glass shower door replacements and installations. We are known for providing industry-best products and skilled craftsmanship, as well as dependable customer service. We’ll be thrilled to get you an estimate for your new shower door installation or shower door replacement. To get started, contact us today.

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