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Old 05-29-2013, 11:07 PM   #1
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Were trying to get an idea of what a heavy all glass shower would cost us. We currently have the normal sliding glass enclosure.

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If you are talking about shower doors and walls---make some local calls. I expect to pay $2000 to $3500.

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If you are talking about shower doors and walls---make some local calls. I expect to pay $2000 to $3500.
Could I substitute the sliding glass door with the thick glass door without changing anything inside the shower?
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If the wall is drilled for the existing door--you might have problems hiding that damage with the new doors.

Also--the swinging doors are heavy----there must be solid framing where the door will be attached----good bath remodelers will have dine that when preparing the wall for tile---however, not all remodelers think of proper framing--so don't count on it----call in a glass company and have them check and see if the shower is suitable for the type of doors you want.
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If the wall is drilled for the existing door--you might have problems hiding that damage with the new doors.

Also--the swinging doors are heavy----there must be solid framing where the door will be attached----good bath remodelers will have dine that when preparing the wall for tile---however, not all remodelers think of proper framing--so don't count on it----call in a glass company and have them check and see if the shower is suitable for the type of doors you want.
Mike's point is very important.... I regularily redo showers in upgrades on property and quite often reframe to hang that door.

As far as a cost consideration, the size of your door will be an important factor, which you may want to consider/ address if you do reframe anything. Not so much absoulute sze, more of an issue of a standard size.

I've had excellent luck with ordering off the internet, and often a vendor seems to have some overstock sizes. Paid $400 last time (including shipping) for 30" door, 1/2 glass, and excellent brushed nikel hinges/pull. Sorry, the vendor records are buried deep in a house file.(EDIT: Incidentally, HD was $1200 for virtually the same door.)

Also, we had a surround put in at my sons, not too custom, but two panels cut to specific size. We got quotes from $1300 to $4600. There was some nominal quality considerations involved,..... but the point being is that you may find a large bid range, and shopping it may be well advised.

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There's no standard glass sized for frameless systems. There are so many variables. Price is depend on Glass texture, glass thickness, color, hardware, where your location, and a number of other factors. We just bought ours from a local glass company and had them install as well: 1 side, 66" long. 30" x 84" door and a 30" wide fixed panel that sits on top of a 42" high knee wall, so the fixed glass is 42" tall and, 3/8" glass. Total: $1650 installed. For price comparison, we are in the Midwest.
Steve.... This is a year old.... but just as discussion.... yes there is no standard size for a cistom enclosure, however there are standard sizes for shower doors.... which you can easily frame the door to if you are redoing a shower.

And some of the semi frameless systems, come in standard sizes that you just build your curbs, or knee walls to in new construction.

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