How safe are glass shower doors?

A flawless, new shower door gives your bathroom a fresh look, but it’s common to wonder about the safety of installing glass in one of the sweetest areas of your home.

You may also be concerned about the safety of these types of doors if you have ever seen other types of glass break, such as a window.

Safety measures built into glass shower enclosures

Although new shower doors look fragile, they should be able to withstand years of frequent use. We guarantee that your new glass shower door will resist breakage by knowing how to prevent breakage at every stage of the installation process.

Expect safe and durable materials

Shower doors are much safer today than they were in the past. Modern doors must meet federal safety standards and comply with local building codes.

However, you may come across companies that try to cut corners by making doors out of less durable materials.

When you get our shower door installation quote, don’t hesitate to ask us what brands of glass our company uses.

Starting with a door from a manufacturer that is known for producing high-quality parts, you can be sure that it will meet safety standards.

Pay attention to the installation

A reputable installer uses only tempered glass for shower doors, and their attention to detail goes even further than choosing safe materials.

Our experienced installers know how to use the right equipment to put in the door, so that it does not fall on other surfaces in the space, or drag to the bottom of the shower.

You’ll also notice that our installers are careful to hold the glass properly and protect it from damage using strategies like leaving on corner caps.

They will also make sure that the hardware is firmly attached and that any bumpers are in the correct places to reduce pressure on the glass.

Check regularly for wear

Once the door is installed, our technicians will finish by inspecting every important component of the door’s fastening. If deficiencies are found, they will make the necessary corrections.

You can then do your part to keep your bathroom safe by regularly checking the door for any signs of damage and treating it with care.

As you clean the door, pay attention to any small cracks or dings you see. If you find even minor damage, contact us for a professional inspection.

Depending on when the door was installed, it may still be under the manufacturer’s warranty or subject to our installation policy.

Experience counts when it comes to making sure your shower door doesn’t break. We’ve trained our team to use a multipoint system to ensure each door is secure before we even bring it into your bathroom.

We start only with reputable suppliers. Not only that, but we then inspect each door to make sure it has no flaws. When we work, we ensure that the door never touches other surfaces that can cause breakage, such as ceramic tiles.

After the installation is complete, we do a final inspection to make sure the door is free of any defects before finally asking for your approval.

By the time you step into the shower, you can be sure it’s passed several tests, so it’s unlikely to break.

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