Framed VS. Frameless Shower Doors

Are you considering having a new shower installed in your home? If so, it’s important to decide whether you want a framed or frameless shower door. Both options have their pros and cons, and it can be tricky to decide which is right for you.

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the key differences between framed and frameless shower doors. We’ll also help you decide which option is best for your needs. So, let’s get started!

Difference between Framed and Frameless Shower Doors

Framed Shower Doors

A framed glass shower door is made up of a thinner ⅛” or 1/4” tempered safety glass. It relies on the metal surrounding it to strengthen and solidify the enclosure.

Some things to keep in mind about framed shower doors are:

  • Sturdy, durable construction
  • Heavy and cumbersome to change size or location
  • Cheap to purchase compared with frameless shower doors
  • Limited customizability (color, finish, etc.) due to material type. 

Framed shower door installation is straight forward, requiring very little in the way of tools or skill. Frameless shower doors may require a bit more work and time – they aren’t necessarily complicated, but customizing them can require a bit more work.

Frameless Shower Doors

A frameless glass shower door is made up of ⅜” or ½” tempered safety glass. This glass is stronger and does not require heavy, bulky metal framing on your glass shower door. Frameless glass shower doors also get rid of the cheap wobble feel and shake of store bought doors when they are opened or closed.

Some things to keep in mind about frameless shower doors are:

  • Custom frameless shower doors are more common due to their lighter weight.
  • Generally more expensive than framed shower doors
  • More customizability available due to material type and lack of frame. 

Framed shower doors are meant to be set in one location and do not lend themselves well to customizing or relocation. Frameless shower doors are lighter than framed options and can be customized fairly easily, however it’s best to let a professional frameless glass door company in New York do any customization for you.

The Winner: You When You Hire C&C Glass!

Choosing between framed and frameless shower doors can be a bit confusing. On one hand you have the cheaper and reliable option of framed shower doors, but on the other hand you have the customization and aesthetics of a frameless glass shower door, which one should you pick?

The right option is C&C Glass. We are experts in glass shower doors and can give you a professional opinion on which option best suits your space and your budget. And, if you have an accident, we also offer frameless shower door repair, to keep your bathroom looking amazing!

Contact us today to learn more about our services and request an appointment to get a visit from one of our experts!


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