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Improve Your Bathroom with Sliding Glass Shower Doors

When you decide to renovate your bathroom, one of the biggest questions you may face is what kind of shower door to choose. These days, there are many options on the market—such as frameless, pivot and sliding glass shower doors—each offering something a little different in terms of functionality and design.

Deciding Which Door Is Right for You

Before you know that sliding shower doors are right for you, you may want to understand what other styles are available. In addition to sliding, shower door opening styles include the following:


Opens out or in, like a traditional door


Opens by folding in half, to allow for a wider opening in a smaller space


covers just enough of the shower space to prevent water from escaping, but otherwise remains open

However, if you are looking for a wide shower entry in a narrow space, then sliding glass shower doors, also known as bypass sliding doors, may be best for you.

Creating Your Custom Sliding Glass Shower Doors

Once you have determined that a sliding shower enclosure will be best for your home, the next step is to customize it for your space. Glass options for sliding shower doors include:

  • Clear glass—The most popular choice for showers, this is thicker than window glass, but otherwise very similar.
  • Rain glass—As the name implies, this glass takes on the appearance of raindrops, thanks to the texture that is created on one side.
  • Hammered glass—This glass has dents that give it the appearance of a hammered metal. Although it can create interesting lighting within the shower, it is not as private as other types of sliding shower doors.
  • Cast glass—Cut and fabricated, cast glass is heated on a mold to take on the mold’s texture.
  • Heavy glass—A durable choice, this glass can be made with ⅜ inch, ½ inch or 5/16 inch glass.
  • Annealed glass—This type is a trusted, traditional choice for showers.

Choose the Right Sliding Glass Shower Door with Glass Doctor®

If you are preparing to purchase a sliding glass shower door, you have many options. Fortunately, Glass Doctor is here to help you choose the right sliding glass shower door for your home and install it for you.

When you work with us, you can expect the highest level of professionalism, a prompt quote and quality results. If you are ready to improve the look of your home and are curious about what we can do, simply call us at 855-603-1919 to schedule your consultation.



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