How Much Does It Cost to Install Shower Doors?

August 17, 2021 2:06 pm Published by

Glass shower doors can really add a touch of elegance to your daily shower routine. Whether it’s sliding glass doors or a frameless glass door, there’s no denying that it is a step up from shower curtains. One of the most common questions about installing glass shower doors (just like any home improvement project) is, “How much does it cost?”

Well, the answer is, “It depends.” There are several options, ranging from standard, sliding door setups on the most affordable end to frameless, custom shower doors on the high end. The price can range from around $700 to over $4,000, depending on a number of factors.

Here are a few common options you may be interested in.

Sliding doors

These are also known as bypass doors. These sliding doors are a practical option for smaller spaces and narrow bathrooms. This is the most affordable type of glass shower door, and it is also the most affordable to have installed. Prices here range from around $700 to $1,000 for installation.

Framed shower door

A step up from sliding doors is a framed glass shower door. This type of shower door swings open rather than sliding open. The frame is usually made of sturdy aluminum which comes in a variety of different finishes to match the surrounding decor. The price of this type of door varies quite a bit, depending on the type of door and the finishing options for the frame you desire. It can run anywhere from about $1,000 to about $2,000.

Frameless shower door

For the ultimate in luxury, a frameless shower door is what you’re after. While standard glass doors are ⅜ of an inch in thickness, this style door uses ½-inch-thick tempered glass as a door, so it’s sturdy enough to not require metal supports around the edges. This is a modern look that is designed to place the aesthetic focus on the surrounding attributes of the bathroom, like the walls and other features.

The cost here is the highest of all types of glass shower doors. The door itself is often in the $3,000 range, due to the required sturdiness of the glass and treatments like anti-fogging. Installation of this type of shower door can be around $1,000 or more.

Not a DIY project

While installing custom shower doors may seem like a great weekend DIY project, this is actually a task you should leave to the pros, for a number of reasons. These doors are surprisingly heavy, and experts have experience working with them and can help reduce the risk of breakage. Additionally, transporting and installing the shower doors involves specialized equipment and tools your glass technician will already have at their disposal. Finally, due to the precise fit of the glass within the space, custom cutting will be necessary, and the professionals will be able to handle this much more easily than even the handiest DIY-er.

When you need high-quality craftsmanship for your custom shower doors, reach out to Custom Glass & Screen to schedule a consultation and learn more about what we can do for you.

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