Glass shower doors are a beautiful, low-maintenance upgrade to your home. High-quality glass shower doors are unlikely to suffer any significant problems or damage when properly installed.
However, glass shower doors can have some minor issues with regular use. Here’s our guide to taking care of them yourself – and when you should call a professional.
Sticky Glass Shower Doors
If your glass shower door is sticking, there are two main culprits: loose screws and soap scum.
If you can locate a loose screw and tighten it again, you can solve the problem in a few minutes.
If the buildup of scum looks like the issue, a deep clean should take care of it. Spray down your shower door with vinegar and dish detergent, and use a toothbrush or scraper to get into any hard-to-reach areas.
Glass Shower Door Won’t Stay Closed
When your glass shower door doesn’t stay closed, screws could also be to blame.
Check your hinges, latches and handles and then tighten any loose screws with a screwdriver. Didn’t find any? Give your hinges a good scrub with vinegar to loosen any scum that could be getting in the way.
Your Sliding Glass Shower Door Drags
Water buildup and debris can cause your sliding glass shower door to become unaligned with its track and start to drag.
Because repairing this problem involves taking the door off the track, it’s best to leave this to a professional.
Scratches on Glass Shower Doors
A skilled glass technician easily repairs scratched glass shower doors. Your contractor can buff out or fill in scratches during a brief appointment.
Leaks in Your Glass Shower Door
If your glass shower door is leaking, that points to a problem with the seal around the edges. Getting leaks taken care of by a professional promptly is key to preventing water damage on your floors and bathroom walls.
As Golden Glass, our glasswork and glazing contractors handle everything from fabrication to installation to ensure your glass shower enclosure has a flawless seal. Your home is important to us, and we pride ourselves on providing only the highest quality glass materials. Renovations are an investment – choose the glasswork and glazing experts with a proven history of excellence. To get started on your next home project today, give us a call at (800) 644-5277 or contact us online today!