Have you recently looked at your shower glass doors and recognized the need for door glass repair or even a whole new shower door installation? Years ago, C.S.A. building codes began requiring the use of tempered glass for all shower glass doors, rather than annealed glass.
Shower door installation of tempered glass is 4 to 5 times stronger & safer if it should shatter. Door glass repair is seldom an undertaking homeowners look forward to, especially once they research the vast choices, costs, and designs of shower door installation available.
Iâ€™ve renovated many an older home and confronting an existing shower glass door, whether Iâ€™m considering doing a door glass repair or full shower door installation with a whole new design, is always my least favorite investment undertaking, bar none! What I can say is that finding a good glass company that you can trust and rely on is akin to owning a winning lottery ticket - especially if, like me, you find yourself renovating older homes that inevitably need shower doors replaced.
Word of advice once youâ€™ve accomplished the new installation or repair - do not ever clean your shower door with any cleaner containing ammonia - it will diminish the silicone and the hardware. There are many homemade cleaner recipes to be found on the internet via a simple web search. Iâ€™ve used one such recipe for years & found it to be both inexpensive and highly effective. Of course, the old newspaper & vinegar glass cleaning method is always a quick save when resources or time are limited. That is, if you still have newspapers in your home, the odds of which may not be a bet worth placing.
A digital camera or my Smartphone has become an added tool on my belt during renovations. It has become immensely easier to get help from knowledgeable sources by way of a real-time photo sent. Some shower door installations can prove tracker than originally expected once youâ€™ve gotten yourself well into the job. If you find yourself in a quandary, consider getting a picture of the challenge and then contacting your glass shower door guru of choice.
And finally, the question of what to do with your old shower door once itâ€™s been replaced? Consider donating to your local Habitat for Humanity, or, as one of my friends did recently, use it to build a greenhouse! Of course, you could just set it out on the curb with a sign on it saying â€śfreeâ€ť. Very likely an artistic neighbor will find a use for it and youâ€™ll wish you hadnâ€™t tossed it away.
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