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Old 03-07-2012, 12:06 AM   #1
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Hinged shower doors more expensive than sliding shower doors?


I've been told that hinge shower doors cost 3 to 4 times as much as a comparable sliding shower door, since they have to be custom made. Is this true? It seems likely, I can't imagine how one can adjust a premade hinged shower door.

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Go ask the shower door people.

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Probably/possibly, as suggested, check prices. But all shower doors have to be tempered glass, so the holes have to be drilled before it is tempered, and MUST be dead on. So any mistakes get expensive.
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I'm pretty sure I've seen them with self-stickum hinges.
You just hang the door with tape then peel the backing off the hinges and stick 'em on. Pretty easy.
They don't go on the surfaces, they go over the edges.
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I've been told that hinge shower doors cost 3 to 4 times as much as a comparable sliding shower door, since they have to be custom made. Is this true? It seems likely, I can't imagine how one can adjust a premade hinged shower door.
The hinged doors are higher because they are thicker glass and are custom made to fit the opening.
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There are a few 'off the shelf' swinging doors available---not as nice as the customs but a lot cheaper than a custom---Look at a few shower door manufactures web sites--

If you have a standard width opening---You may be pleased with the stock items.
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There are a few 'off the shelf' swinging doors available---not as nice as the customs but a lot cheaper than a custom---Look at a few shower door manufactures web sites--

If you have a standard width opening---You may be pleased with the stock items.
What will they come up with next, I am a little behind times.
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yes some pre made doors will give to 1" of play on install...sterling, aquaglass,basco..
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What will they come up with next, I am a little behind times.
Those doors are popular right now--so the manufacturers have stepped up with new items---

There are some dandy examples available---but only if you have a standard sized opening--(the direction to install them are worthless)

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