When you are building or remodeling a bathroom, or when an accident breaks your shower door glass, Town & Country Glass provides Portland shower door installation and repair services – taking out the old and putting in the new for our customers. We are also able to repair the operation of an existing shower door, provided the hardware is still serviceable.
From basic framed bathtub enclosures to custom frameless heavy glass shower enclosures, we provide a wide range of finishes, hardware, and glass styles to suit your needs. Our elegant and easy-to-clean glass enclosures add style and openness to any bathroom.
The following descriptions are a beginner’s guide to the styles we can source. For all customers looking to make renovations to their bathroom, our complimentary design consultant can help sort through all the technical and stylistic details. Give us a call to get started with a free quote.
When we say that a shower door is framed, we mean that the glass of the door is wrapped in an aluminum frame. Many smaller showers and tub enclosures have a framed enclosure. They are the cheapest option for shower doors – typically half the cost of frameless – as the frame provides additional support for the glass portion so the glass doesn’t need to be as thick. The installation process for framed shower doors is also easier, often requiring only one technician rather than two. These doors look great when newly installed and can last a long time.
As you can tell from the name, frameless shower doors have very minimal metal – usually only basic hardware to allow for movement. Everything else is supported by the strength of the glass itself, which is 3/8 to 1/2 inch thick. Frameless options are a great modern option when a homeowner wants to create a more open feeling in their bathroom.
The semi-frameless style of door is seen on many tub enclosures, though not in too many showers. This setup requires a bottom track, metal on the sides, and a header piece on top. There are panes of glass, at least one of which can roll from one side to the other. The panes themselves are frameless, being supported by the larger frame. With prices typically between those of frameless and framed door systems, semi-frameless can be a great option for your tub.
No matter which style of frame you choose, we can provide the kind of glass that suits your design and practical purposes. Glass can be clear or obscured. There are several different patterns of obscuration to choose from. The most popular pattern currently is called rain, which actually looks like rain dripping down.