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Framed vs Frameless
What’s more important? Framed vs. Frameless
It is important to understand the Pros and Cons of both framed and frameless shower door systems.
Pros to a Framed Door:
Normally not very expensive. (Usually framed with aluminum and using a thin tempered glass).
They normally do a very good job at retaining water due to all the overlaying metal.
They work very well as steam enclosures.
Their frames can come in different painted enamel finishes as well as traditional metal finishes.
They offer an incredible array of decorative glass options.
Cons to a Framed Door:
They normally come in standard heights that now look very short by today’s standards.
Excessive metal distracts from nice tile work and other bathroom fixtures.
Look extremely dated and is not normally found in a master bathroom by today’s standards.
Pros to a Frameless Enclosure:
Nothing says WOW! Like a frameless shower door over a nice tile job. (The look and feel is amazing).
Being custom built they lend themselves to almost any sizing requirements. (Not limited to stock sizing).
Almost unlimited design layouts. (Only limited to the basic laws of physics).
Many unique hardware options to further the custom look.
Cons to a Frameless Enclosure:
Much more looks than function (they rely heavily on clear polycarbonate wipes to help retain water).
Much more prone to leak water
Cold Spring Shower Doors, Inc.
Serving Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties
Fully Licensed, Insured and Bonded: WC-06778-H95, PC 949