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Signs That You Need To Replace Your Shower Door

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Common signs for shower door replacement

 There are few things that are more relaxing than a hot shower at the end of a tiring day. However, you cannot enjoy your shower completely when your shower door is in bad shape and needs an upgrade. With time, your shower door will start showing signs of wear and tear. For minor issues, you may be able to get repairs done. However, shower door replacement may be the only choice when there is major physical damage. Here are some of the common shower door replacement signs to watch out for: 

Discolored glass 

A new shower door is clear and sparkling, but with time and exposure to soap and hard water, it may lose its sheen. The glass may become stained and appear dirty. Also, due to high moisture levels, mold or mildew growth may occur. The clear glass may turn cloudy due to exposure to hard water. Regular cleaning can prevent staining and discoloration to a great extent, but over time, you will realize that even with the best glass cleaners, you are not able to restore the original sheen of the glass. This indicates that it’s time for a shower door replacement or an upgrade. 

Rust on hardware 

If the metal parts of the shower door, such as tracks, framing, and hinges, start to rust, you might have to consider replacing the door. Rusting can affect both the functionality and aesthetics of your shower door. If the rust continues to expand over time, the corrosion can weaken the door’s fit. There is also a risk of the rust spreading and damaging other components.  

Puddles on the floor 

If you notice puddles outside the shower stall, it is a sign that the seals and gaskets are not working as efficiently as they should. It can increase the risk of a slip and fall accident. Moreover, it can cause water damage in the bathroom. To prevent these problems, it is best to have your shower door replaced.  

Cracks or chips 

A chip, scratch, or crack on your shower door is often considered minor damage that can be repaired (in some cases). However, many times, these chips and cracks can seriously impact the structural integrity of the door and cause a serious accident. If the chips are along the corner of the door, they can cause injuries. So, unless your shower door company assures you that the door can be repaired effectively, it is safer to replace the shower door.  

It doesn’t close properly. 

Your shower door should open and close smoothly without requiring much force. If it makes a squeaking noise while opening, drags on the floor, or requires effort to open and close, it could mean there are serious alignment issues, and the door may need replacement. It Is not uncommon for a misaligned door to come off completely, which could prove very dangerous.  

Outdated door 

If your shower door is really old, then chances are that it’s taking away from the aesthetics of your bathroom. It may have been a great design when you installed it, but with so many modern designs now available, a new shower door can completely revamp the look of your bathroom. It will also be more efficient and will add to the value of your home.  

It is important to notice visible signs of shower door replacement. A new shower door not only improves the appearance of your bathroom but also ensures safety and functionality.

If you notice these signs and decide to get a new shower door, get in touch with us for high-quality shower door replacement. We offer a wide variety of shower doors, and together, we can determine which option will benefit you the most.