Can I measure my shower door, order it online and have it shipped to me?
Yes! You can fax, mail, or email a sketch to us stating the dimensions of the shower door, shower enclosure or bathtub enclosure. We will send you a quote (shipping included). Your Product will arrive in 2-3 weeks.
How do I clean shower doors and mirrors without streaking?
Use a mild detergent diluted in water and a squeegee for cleaning glass and mirror. This will prevent those annoying streaks we often see after cleaning.
I am trying to measure my shower door for replacement. How do I measure?
Whether you are measuring for a shower door or tub enclosure you should make a sketch. Measurements are always relayed in width X height. Always measure top middle and bottom on width. Measure height considering shower head placement and where you want the top of the shower door or tub enclosure.
When ordering a shower door, I am not sure what the difference is between a framed unit and a frameless (euro) unit.
A framed unit will have a header across the top, on all sides-the frame around the door glass will be optional. The glass will be 3/16″ or 1/4″ thick. A frameless or euro-style door will be supported by hinges on the door (two to three depending on the door size). Channeling or clips will support the wall edge and base of any other glass panels used in making up the shower enclosure. The glass for the shower door or shower enclosure is usually 3/8\" or 1/2″ thick.
How do you frame a bathroom mirror?
Framing out a bathroom mirror makes a lovely addition to any bathroom. Framed mirrors look classic, ornate, contemporary, and will match any style you prefer. You can either DIY the project or work with a glass professional for a seamless look. You can find a trim that matches your glass mirror or find a new bathroom mirror that is already framed.
Fortunately, there are several mirror types for bathrooms available. Framed mirrors make an excellent choice for those looking for an inexpensive upgrade. Speak with one of our glass specialists to determine the kind of mirror that works for you and other options, including framing your bathroom mirror by yourself.
How do you adjust a commercial glass door?
Commercial glass doors need adjustments from time to time. Most of the changes are simple and can be done on your own. You can troubleshoot your glass door by adjusting the hydraulic valves. Do this by turning the screws that operate the valves. You may need to take off the cover, then give the adjustment screw clockwise to slow the closing down or counter-clockwise to speed it up.
If the hydraulic valves aren’t the issue, you can adjust your commercial door by contacting our glass specialist. They will get to the root of the problem, whether it is the hinge, a warped door, the arm making noises, or it doesn’t close fully. Contact or team to discuss your glass door repair or replacement options.
What type of glass is used for glass shower enclosures?
Most homeowners prefer tempered glass for their shower enclosure. This glass product goes through a rigorous process of heating and rapid cooling for increased durability. However, if the tempered glass breaks, it will not turn into sharp and pointy shards but disintegrates into small chunks.
Tempered shower door glass enclosures are available in many different styles, including clear, acid-etch, tinted, ultra-clear, and cast. You can visit Sawyer Glass to view our tempered glass and shower door options in-person. Let us guide you to the perfect choice.
What thickness of glass should I use for a glass shower enclosure?
Shower glass thickness comes in a range of sizes. There are typically two thickness options for shower door glass—3/8″ and 1/2″, but you can customize the size of your shower door depending on your exact needs. The minimum thickness necessary for the stability and overall soundness of the glass door is 3/8″. There shower glass doors made from the minimal width is gaining popularity because it is less expensive than thicker options.
People opting for an aesthetic look, typically opt for thicker glass. It is also important to note that thicker shower glass panels will need additional hardware to make it strong enough for support. Working with our glass experts, you can discover the right thickness for your shower enclosure.