Frameless Pivot Shower Doors

This shower door opens outward into the bathroom. It is available in very cost effective framed designs up to a high end luxury frameless designs in multiple sizes and glass types.

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Frameless Pivot Shower Doors by Bear Glass

Choosing a shower door is not the easiest task. Is it better to go with a pivot door, a sliding door – or get rid of the door entirely and do a walk in shower? In the article below learn what a pivoting door is, it’s advantages, disadvantages and options.

What is a pivoting hinged door – This shower door opens outward into the bathroom. It is available in very cost effective framed designs up to a high end luxury frameless designs in multiple sizes and glass types.

Frameless Shower Door Basics

  • Better Looking - Face it, frameless shower doors look great. It's a simple slab of thick tempered glass that pivots smoothly from the shower wall or a glass shower enclosure.
  • Thicker Glass - Because frameless shower doors do not have the structural benefit of metal framing, the glass must be thicker. Glass is typically about a quarter-inch thick.
  • Heavy- A 72" x 36" frameless door may weigh as much as 70 pounds. Compare to a framed shower door, which may weigh about 45-50 pounds.
  • Easier to Clean- Solid sheet of glass has no framing to impede cleaning.
  • Difficult to Install- Because of the frameless door's excessive weight, care must be taken to ensure that it is securely installed--a task often best left to professionals.
  • Left or Right Opening- Most frameless doors have the option of hinges being installed on either side--but don't assume so. Check the specs.
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Advantages

 
  • Can accommodate larger openings – This fact can be especially important for higher end luxury showers.
  • Increased safety – Since the openings can be designed larger it can be safer for those with mobility challenges.
  • No track at the bottom of the door – with sliding doors there is often a track at the bottom of the door – with a pivot shower door you can eliminate this track.
  • High end luxury designs are available – Using thicker ½” frameless glass in a pivoting door will fit well in a high end home.

In most cases we install frameless shower doors in less than two weeks from the time of your approval. Call Bear Glass today for your free, no obligation estimate, or simply submit a request for Quote.

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