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Shower Doors Cost


How Much Do Shower Doors Cost?

 
low costSliding Glass Doors: $150-$2,000+average costHinged or Pivot Glass Door: $100-$2,500+high costWalk-in Shower Enclosure: $300-$5,000
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Glass shower doors are either sliding or hinged, and framed or frameless. Framed doors have a lightweight metal frame (typically aluminum) around the glass, while frameless shower doors use thicker glass (1/4", 3/8" or 1/2"), special hardware and precise manufacturing to eliminate the frames, creating a more open and airy effect (and making the glass easier to clean because water doesn't get trapped in the metal tracks).

Typical costs:

  • Glass doors for a bathtub shower enclosure start at $100-$300 for a set of two framed standard-sized sliding doors (to fill an opening about 58" wide x 58" high) with do-it-yourself installation; or $300-$600 with professional installation. A set of frameless-style bathtub doors (sliding or hinged) can cost $300-$2,500 or more, or $600-$4,000 with installation, depending on the thickness of the glass; whether the glass is clear, frosted or has a special anti-glare tint or other design; and how completely "frameless" they are. Some models are actually semi-frameless, with top and bottom rails but no side bars on the glass, while others may have all four sides of the glass unframed and hang from a single rail positioned below the top of the glass. For example, the Sterling 59" Framed Bathtub Door[1] costs $200 -$230, while the Vigo 60" Frameless Tub Door[2] costs $1,300 -$2,200.
  • Sliding glass doors for a walk-in shower enclosure are typically about 48"-60" wide and 70"-72" tall, and can cost $150- $2,000 or more, depending on whether they are framed, semi-frameless or frameless; the thickness of the glass; and the type of glass (clear, frosted, etc.). For example, the Kohler Fluence 3/8" bypass shower door[3] is 44-5/8" wide x 70-5/16" high, and costs $550-$750.
  • A standard hinged or pivot glass door for a walk-in shower (typically about 30"-36" wide and 65"-72" tall) can cost $100-$800 for a framed model and $300-$2,000 or more for a frameless version, or $200-$2,500 or more with installation, depending on the size, type and thickness of glass, and whether it's semi-frameless or frameless. For example, the Kohler Fluence Frameless Pivot Shower Door 702406[4] (32.5"-34" wide and 65.5" tall) with clear glass costs $330-$430.
  • A larger walk-in shower enclosure (typically about a 5' wide opening) with a hinged door or doors and a side panel or panels (all in a straight line) can cost $300-$3,000, or $500-$5,000 with installation, with an average installed cost of $1,500-$3,000 for a frameless door and panels. Prices are based on size; style (framed or frameless); type and thickness of glass; and local rates. ThisOldHouse.com estimates that do-it-yourself installation of a hinged shower door and panel[5] for a walk-in shower with a 5'-wide enclosure is an easy to moderate project that takes 2-4 hours and costs $300-$500. A neo angle shower is typically used in the corner of a small bathroom, with two side glass panels and a door set an an angle between them (so the door is parallel to the corner). The door and panels for a framed neo angle shower can cost $300-$1,500 or more, or $500-$2,500 installed. A frameless neo angle shower can cost $700-$3,000 or more, or $1,200-$5,000 or more with installation. For example, the Sterling Intrigue Neo-Angle Shower Door[6] is framed; 15-13/16"x27-9/16"x15-13/16" and 72" tall; and costs $500-$630 with rain glass texture and a silver, nickel or polished brass frame.
Related articles: Bathroom Remodeling, Bathroom Addition, Refinishing a Bathtub, Replacing a Bathtub

What should be included:
  • HGTV.com provides do-it-yourself instructions for replacing a cracked hinged shower door[7] , installing sliding framed doors instead of a shower curtain on a bathtub-shower, and installing frameless sliding doors[8] on a bathtub-shower.
  • Because frameless shower doors typically have a small opening (about 1/8") instead of a clasp, they are not necessarily 100% watertight (but good seals help). The water spray should not be pointed directly at the frameless door, and it's best to install a rain-style shower head. Dulles Glass & Mirror in Virginia explains installation techniques[9] to prevent leaks.
Shopping for shower doors:
  • ThisOldHouse.com provides a photo gallery[10] of different shower door styles. PlumbersSurplus.com lists tips for selecting a shower door[11] .
  • Shower doors are available at home improvement centers like Home Depot[12] or Lowe's[13] ; hardware stores like Ace Hardware[14] ; or online retailers like Amazon[15] .
  • Major manufacturers include American Standard[16] , Basco[17] , Kohler[18] , MAAX and Vigo Industries[19] .
  • Ask for and check references from previous customers; verify that the company is properly bonded, insured and licensed[20] . Check for any complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau[21] .
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External Resources:
  1.  www.sterlingplumbing.com/shower-doors/bathtub-shower-doors/Deluxe-Framed-By-pass-Bath-D...
  2.  www.vigoindustries.com/product/60-inch_fraimless_tub_door_vg6041chcl6066
  3.  www.us.kohler.com/us/../us/catalog/productDetails.jsp?productId=424572&_requestid=1444508
  4.  www.us.kohler.com/us/../us/catalog/productDetails.jsp?productId=422899&_requestid=1444518
  5.  www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/intro/0,,214441,00.html
  6.  www.sterlingplumbing.com/shower-doors/shower-doors/Intrigue-TM-Neo-angle-Shower-Door-SP...
  7.  www.hgtv.com/home-improvement/new-shower-door/index.html
  8.  www.hgtv.com/home-improvement/install-glass-shower-doors/index.html
  9.  www.dullesglassandmirror.com/prevent-frameless-shower-water-leak.htm
  10.  www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20180680,00.html
  11.  www.plumbersurplus.com/Buying-Guides/Shower-Door-Buying-Guide/26
  12.  www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbzcg/h_d2/Navigation?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=1...
  13.  www.lowes.com:80/Bathroom/Showers-Shower-Accessories/Shower-Doors-Bathtub-Doors/_/N-1z0...
  14.  www.acehardware.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=shower%20door&origkw=shower%20door&sr=1
  15.  www.amazon.com/s/nb_sb_ss_c_1_11?url=search-alias%3Dtools&field-keywords=shower+door&sp...
  16.  www.americanstandard-us.com/products/searchResults.aspx?k=shower%20door
  17.  www.bascoshowerdoor.com/home.aspx
  18.  www.us.kohler.com/us/?q=shower+door&x=0&y=0
  19.  www.vigoindustries.com/catalog/bathroom_shower_doors
  20.  www.contractors-license.org/
  21.  www.bbb.org/us/Find-Business-Reviews/
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