Are you getting ready to have a glass shower door installed in your home? There are several important things to consider before doing so. Here are three that are important enough not to be overlooked:
Who Lives in the Household?
It's important to consider who lives in your household before having a new glass shower door installed, especially if everyone will be sharing the same bathroom over time. If you're installing the glass shower door in your master bathroom, you can control who does and doesn't have access to the same space. But in a common bathroom, you can assume that everyone living in the home — and their friends — will be using that space at any given time.
If kids live in your household, they could accidentally damage the glass in some way while spending time in the bathroom, especially when they are not being supervised. Dogs and even cats can also damage the glass as time goes on. Therefore, it would be a good idea to take some time and create some ground rules for everyone to follow once the new glass shower door is installed. For example, there should be no running or playing in the bathroom and no pets in the space without proper supervision.
Where Is the Closest Repair Technician?
No matter how well you protect your new glass shower door, there may come a time in the future when you face some damage that needs to be repaired. You should be able to find a local repair technician to come to your home and handle the repairs for you so you don't have to do them yourself and you can be sure that the repairs will get done properly.
Depending on the brand and model of the glass shower door you choose, there may or may not be a local repair technician who is willing to work on it. So, find out beforehand where the closest repair technicians are for any door you consider investing in so you can consider the information when making a final investment decision.
What Are the Maintenance Requirements?
It is also important to know what the maintenance requirements are for the glass shower door you plan on investing in. Can you easily source the right cleaning solutions for your new shower door? Are you willing to commit to the amount and consistency of cleaning that is recommended? These questions and more should be answered before deciding which type of glass shower door you should invest in.