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A Buyer’s Guide on How to Avoid Shady Glass Door Companies

Every shower door company claims to be the best. However, it is your job to find out if a company is as good as they claim to be. If you want the perfect shower glass door for your bathroom, you’ll need to play it smart and do your homework. 

Research a Glass Shower Door Company Online

Look up frameless glass shower door companies in your area and do a little research. Online, you can find out whether they offer great customer service, the quality of their work, and read online reviews to see what past clients had to say about their experience working with a particular company.

After you’ve weeded through the list of the top custom shower glass door contractors in your area, choose three to five companies that met your criteria.

Write Down Questions 

Before you meet with a glass shower door company, be prepared. Look online to get some ideas regarding the type of shower door or shower enclosure you want, figure out what your budget is and what the average cost is for each type of shower door you’re interested in, average installation costs, and compile a list of questions to help you determine if a particular glass company is right for you. 

Call Each Shower Glass Company

Once you’ve prepared your questions, you can begin contacting each company. A phone interview will tell you a lot about a glass company.

Here are some questions you can ask:

  • How soon can you start the frameless shower glass enclosure installation?
  • How many projects do you complete each year?
  • How long would the installation process be?
  • What design options are available?
  • What type of shower door maintenance is involved? 
  • Can I customize my frameless shower door?
  • Can I choose a different type of glass? 
  • What type of door would work best for my current shower? 
  • Is your company covered by insurance?
  • Do you give free quotes?
  • What is the thickness of glass being used?

Many of the leading glass companies will provide free quotes, which is very helpful for clients who are on a tight budget. Keep in mind, a contractor may have some upgrade suggestions once they hear your initial idea. Always discuss price during this time, to determine if you can afford the company’s services. Be open to going slightly over budget. Simple upgrades can end up saving you more in the long run, for replacement and maintenance costs.

Each company will want to measure your bathroom floor and shower space, to help you choose a shower door that will complement your bathroom’s layout and to give you an accurate price estimate.

Check a Company’s References

If you’ve narrowed down your choices to the three top companies, it’s time to dig a little further and learn about their qualifications and get referrals. If one or all of them passed this phase of the test, schedule an in-person estimate. Getting an estimate is an essential part of this process. During your meeting, ask for an official estimate in writing, including a line-item breakdown.

Excellent Customer Service 

The right glass company will also take the time to help you choose frameless shower doors and an enclosure that you’ll be happy with, one that works with your personal preferences and bathroom style.

Meeting with a glass shower door company in person can give you an idea of how genuine, knowledgeable, and experienced a company is. 

They will be open to your ideas, but will also recommend certain door styles, based on their past experience and what they believe will work the best for your budget and bathroom. They will also guide you through the bathroom remodeling project, step-by-step, so you’ll know exactly what to expect. 

Go With the Experts for the Perfect Shower Enclosure-Contact GCS Glass & Mirror Today

The best way to ensure you avoid hiring a shady glass door company is to be prepared and do your research. The more thorough you are during this process, the lower your chances are of hiring a company that will end up ruining your shower remodeling project and overcharging you. 

At GCS Glass and Mirror, our team of experienced and knowledgeable glass contractors is happy to meet with you and answer all of your questions. We know how important it is to make your dream shower a reality. Our team will go above and beyond to help you find an affordable solution. Contact the shower glass experts at GCS Glass and Mirror today to get a free quote and schedule a consultation with one of our experienced shower door contractors.

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