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4 Popular Myths About Frameless Glass Shower Doors

Many homeowners find frameless glass shower doors aesthetically appealing, however, there are some common misconceptions about these shower doors that have caused people to steer clear of this popular style. Before you decide to purchase any type of shower door, you should always do your research. At GCS Glass and Mirror, we believe in educating our current and potential clients, to help them better understand how these doors work, what benefits they have to offer, and the different types and styles available. Here, we’ll debunk some popular myths that tend to follow these doors, causing potential buyers to think twice about having frameless shower doors installed in their bathrooms.

Popular Myths About Frameless Glass Shower Doors

Frameless shower doors have quickly overtaken the shower door industry, thanks to their modern, sophisticated look, durability, and functionality. Unfortunately, there are four common myths about frameless glass shower doors that can cause any potential buyer to stick with their traditional framed glass shower instead. Here, we’ll dig deep to get to the truth and explain why these shower doors continue to dominate the market.

Myth #1: They Can Blow Up During Use 

One of the most popular frameless glass shower door myths is that the doors often blow up during hot showers. You’ll find reports of this online. This is simply untrue. Frameless shower enclosures are made out of thick tempered glass. Due to the thickness and durability of the glass, there is a very slim chance that the glass will explode. All frameless shower doors are made out of tempered glass for safety reasons. This type of glass is incredibly durable and should it break, it will do so in very small pebble-like pieces, which can prevent an injury from occurring.

Myth #2: They're Too Pricey

Another common misconception about these shower doors is the price. Many people are often surprised to learn how affordable a frameless glass shower enclosure actually is. The price of these doors will depend on many factors including the company you hire, their installation prices, customization options, size and style of the door and enclosure, and other variables. While a custom frameless shower door is more expensive than a traditional framed door, you’ll get a door that’s specifically designed for your unique bathroom space, which can prevent issues such as leakage. Remember, you get what you pay for.

Myth #3: They're Too Leaky

People also wrongly assume that because these doors do not have a physical frame that there is a large gap between the glass and the structure, resulting in water leakage. This can happen if you hire an inexperienced glass installer or you purchase an off-the-shelf prefab model that’s not designed for your shower space. A quality frameless glass shower door is designed and installed to prevent water leakage through features such as buttresses, shower dams, straight walls, and other elements.

Myth #4: They're Generic or Ugly

Like with any type of shower door, you’ll find frameless shower doors available in a variety of sizes and styles. When made correctly, and with high-quality glass, a frameless glass shower door will look elegant in any type of bathroom. Generic shower doors can be purchased online or at your local home improvement store, but these off-the-shelf models are not created by glass experts and instead are cheaply built to cut down on costs. If you want a modern, elegant shower enclosure, always hire a reputable, experienced glass company.

Contact GCS Glass & Mirror to Get a Quote!

Now that you know about the benefits of glass shower doors, how they work, and how safe they are, let the design team at GCS Glass and Mirror create custom shower doors that will elevate the look and feel of your unique bathroom space. If you’re ready for a shower upgrade, contact the pros at GCS Glass and Mirror. Our team of experts can meet with you to go over shower enclosure options, take accurate measurements of your shower space and bathroom, and help you choose a shower door that can transform your bathroom without breaking your budget. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and to get a free quote.

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The team at GCS was so easy to do business with. I did everything from my iPhone. I received quotes for my project with options to choose from. We scheduled appointments by text. Measurements were precise and the glass install looks great. When it was all done I made payments through an app on my phone. Easy peasy.

– Philip Capizzi

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Just had our new shower glass and frame installed and we are very pleased. Brendan and Tyler did a great job and we really appreciated them working around the other flooring project we had going on at same time. Very accommodating. The glass and framework looks great. I'm looking forward to using the shower tomorrow with the new look. VERY pleased. The company is very responsive, quick to come out and measure, and got the job done. Thanks!

– Steve Gerhart

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A great experience from the first estimate, measuring and install. Really well priced and was surprised at how quickly the shower doors were delivered and installed an entire week early. Was very pleased with the entire experience from start to finish.

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I found this company after looking at many top-rate glass companies in Denver and seeing that I had to fill out forms and wait for them to get back to me. Some took days, and others have yet to call or email back. GCS was easy to text in from the website and talk to someone and get a quote rather quickly with examples over the text message. Within a few mins, I had a quote and an appointment set! That's how you earn the business! Make the initial request EASY and prove what the client is looking for! They were on time for every appointment and were professional. The glass took a few weeks to arrive, but the team kept us in the loop via text and never missed a detail. We are so happy with our choice, and the glass looks fantastic! They even added a complimentary glass coating to keep the soap scum at bay for two years. I'm starting a new project and will use them again in the next few weeks! Highly recommend.

– Alex Tooke

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No need to search any further for a new shower door. Not only is GCS very fair on pricing (believe me, I did my due diligence) but their customer service is out of this world (so rare these days). From working with Chance on pricing, Austin on installing, and Tom on measuring and follow through, everyone was extremely professional. Tom is a perfectionist in the best of ways. His attention to detail is reflective in the quality of work. Thanks team!

– Caitlin Kinnett

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We had the best experience work with GCS Glass! We knew going in some of our product was on back order and would take awhile. We were so impressed with GCS Glasses communication! They always communicated what was going on every time they got an update. We never felt like they “forgot about us” because they were in constant contact. Their workers were great and professional. Price wise they were slightly cheaper than competing companies. We could not be happier with this company.

– Jessica Laue-Flint

Highly Recommend Company

I would highly recommend this company for your shower door. Brandon was quick to respond to my request for quote. He provided excellent details about the options and prices including pictures, all in text so was very convenient.

– Teresa Hastings

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GCS Glass is the premier company in AZ. Professional staff, outstanding installers. I ordered 3/8" Starphire clear tempered glass, brushed nickel hinges and hardware to match my bathroom fixtures. Emily sent me a detailed invoice with photos of the hardware. This was the finishing touch to the custom bathroom I built. If you want the absolute best GCS will deliver.

– Mark Plennes

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