One thing that I loved about my house when we bought it three years ago was the greenhouse in the yard. I knew that it needed a lot of work, but knew that I would eventually get around to making the repairs and would have a wonderful greenhouse to spend my free time in. I had to do some research to find out about replacing the glass panels that had been broken over the years. I wanted to be sure that the glass I was installing wasn't going to stop the sun's nutrients from reaching the plants and that the glass would be durable and last for many years. If you are building or repairing a greenhouse, visit through my blog to learn all about the glass that should be used.
A glass shower door looks much classier and more stylish than a shower curtain. Luckily, you do not need to invest a ton of money into your bathroom in order to add a glass door to your shower enclosure. You can buy stylish and durable glass shower doors from most home improvement retail stores. This article will explain how to install your own glass shower door system.
Find the Right Size
The first thing to consider is obviously the size of the doors. Simply measure the length of your shower basin. Most shower door manufacturers make generically sized doors that fit most shower basins. If you're having trouble finding a product to fit your basin, you may need to custom order the glass doors. However, you can still buy over-the-counter railings and tracks. During the installation you will need to cut the railings and tracks to the proper length using a hacksaw.
Fastening the Railing
The railing at the top of the shower enclosure, where the top of the glass doors are attached needs to be strongly secured to the walls because it has to carry the weight of the glass shower doors. The difficulty of securing the railing will depend on the material of the wall. For instance, you can get a strong attachment if your walls are tiled. You will need to use a special masonry drill bit to pre-drill the holes. You will also need to use the masonry screws that come with the installation kit. On the other hand, if your sidewalls are made out of drywall, you need to make sure that your screws hit a stud within the wall. Use a stud finder to identify the nearest stud. Most smartly designed homes will have studs that line up perfectly with the edge of the shower.
Fastening the Track
It is equally important that the tracks at the bottom of the shower doors are also strongly attached. You will want to use a masonry screw attach the track to a fiberglass or tile bath tub basin. Along the track it is very important you seal it with clear waterproof caulk on both the inside and outside. Use a generous amount of caulk to make the track waterproof. You do not want water to get into the holes where the screws are fastened to the track.
At this point, as long as the track and railing are properly installed, you will be able to easily hang the sliding doors. You will instantly enjoy the new style of your bathroom.