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Top Signs That Your Glass Shower Doors Need a Replacement

Over the years, your shower door will begin to show signs of wear and tear. From leaks and rusty hardware to chips, cracks, and discoloration, your shower may be showing signs it’s time to make an important upgrade to your bathroom. If you notice any of the signs mentioned here, it’s time to contact the experts at GCS Glass and Mirror today to learn how we can custom design a frameless glass shower door that’s durable, elegant, and designed to last year after year.

A shower door is one of the most important parts of a bathroom. Aside from being the focal point of the room, choosing the right shower door will make a bathroom more functional and should be safe to use, easy to clean, and free from rust, chips, cracks, and mold.

Over time, you may notice signs that your shower door is past its prime. This can include a door that’s difficult to open and close, small puddles on the floor after a shower, discoloration, and rust.

Why Should You Replace Your Frameless Shower Door? 

Your shower gets used several times a day, depending on how many people live in your home. With this type of regular use, it’s not surprising that your glass shower door will need to be replaced at some point. But how do you know when it’s time for an upgrade?

Below are some important signs that indicate it’s time to invest in a new frameless glass shower door for your home.

Uncontrolled Water Leaks 

Shower doors are designed to keep water contained inside the shower. When water leaks onto your bathroom floor after each use, this can indicate that your shower door isn’t sealing correctly. Over time, without prompt and proper cleanup, this type of excessive leakage can result in severe water damage. Because of this, you should consider replacing your shower as soon as possible.

Noticeable Damage 

Chips, cracks, and other cosmetic issues can spread over time. This can become a serious safety issue, depending on the severity of the damage.

Replacing the door and upgrading to a thick, durable frameless glass shower door can eliminate any safety concerns, while instantly improving the appearance and functionality of your bathroom.

Door Doesn't Function 

If your door doesn’t open easily or it’s difficult to close, this is a clear sign that shower door replacement is needed. If the door isn’t able to close completely, there may be gaps where water is able to escape. Additionally, rust and corrosion can also damage a framed shower door, making it difficult to enter and exit the shower. 

Out-of-Control Mold 

All shower doors require periodic cleaning, but older framed shower doors may need to be replaced if you’re dealing with a serious mold problem. Showers are moist environments where mold can grow and thrive. Mold spores can mix with soap scum, causing discoloration. Additionally, mold must be removed promptly, for health and safety reasons. If you’re dealing with a serious mold problem, making the switch to a frameless shower door can be a great solution. With no metal tracks and the lack of a bulky metal frame, you can prevent mold issues in the future. 

Rust, Corrosion, or Discoloration 

If the hardware in your shower, such as the metal frame, hinges, or handles, develops rust, it's a telltale sign that it’s time to replace your shower door. Rust can affect how functional the door is, depending on the severity. Rust can also weaken the metal components on your shower door, and can prevent you from easily opening and closing the door. If you notice rust, mineral deposits, water stains, corrosion, or discoloration, consider upgrading to a frameless shower door instead

Contact GCS Glass & Mirror to Get a Quote! 

If you notice any of these signs on your bathroom shower door, it may be time for an upgrade. At GCS Glass and Mirror, we can help you choose the perfect type of frameless shower door, based on the size of your bathroom, your shower’s layout, style preferences, and your budget. For more information about custom shower door options, contact GCS Glass and Mirror today and get a free quote.

What People Are Saying About Us

I did everything from my iPhone! Easy peasy!

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

Very Accommodating!

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

A Great Experience!

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.

– Kathleen Ruhl

Super Fast Turnaround Time!

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

Look No Further!

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

Best Experience Ever!

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

Professional staff, Outstanding installers

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

Smooth Process, Amazing Quality

We absolutely Love our Glass from GCS Glass Supply. The whole process went so smoothly and the quality is Amazing. Joe and Tim were very responsive each step in the process. The install by Junior and Camden was above our expectations. They were very polite, clean and provided quality craftsmanship. Many thanks GCS Glass. Best regards, Jim & Susan M.

– Jim Mohrig

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