4 Signs You Need a New Shower Door

Ashley Christensen
October 19, 2022

Every day your shower gets used and depending on how many people are in your home, it could be used multiple times a day. With that kind of regular use, it is not surprising that eventually with all the use, your glass shower door is going to need to be replaced. But, how do you know when it's time to deep clean your shower door and when do you need to replace your glass shower door? 

Below are four tell-tale signs that it is time to invest in a new shower door. 

Cracks or Chips in the Glass

The glass panels in your shower door allow for the space to feel open and bigger and allow for light to reflect throughout the room. Like all other glass, shower doors are susceptible to cracking and chipping over time. If the damage spreads or becomes worse, the entire door could potentially shatter, making the shower unusable until replaced. If you notice any chips or cracks in the glass, contact a glass professional as soon as possible, to receive expert advice. 

Discolored Glass 

When your shower door was first installed, it looked crystal clear, with no discolorations or buildup to distort the coloring. Over time, the moisture from the bathroom can result in mildew growing throughout the shower, including on the glass. Additionally, hard water stains, soap scum, and film build-up can all discolor the glass on your shower door. When mildew, soap scum, and buildup are presented, they can usually be cleaned off using special cleaners. Eventually, even the toughest cleaners available, won’t be able to remove the buildup and discoloration, leaving your glass shower door permanently discolored. At this point, it will be in your best interest to replace your shower door with a new one. 

Frame Rusting or Corroding 

While the glass portion of your shower door is the most obvious component, it isn’t the only component that you need to worry about. The frame, including frame, hinges, and track (if applicable), is made of metal and can rust due to constantly being exposed to water. When rust builds up on the metal frame and expands, it can cause the metal to corrode away and weaken.  Eventually, the frame can become too rusty or corroded, to the point where it can’t support the weight of the glass anymore; the glass could break from the supports, fall, and shatter all over the floor. If you notice any rust or corrosion forming on your shower door, contact your local glass professionals as soon as possible to schedule a shower door replacement. 


Excess Water on the Floor

The primary purpose of a shower door is to keep water inside the shower and not out on your bathroom floor. If you discover excess water seeping out of your shower and onto your floors, you could potentially have a serious issue on your hands. A shower door that leaks can lead to flooding or damaged floors if ignored. There are a few reasons why your shower door is leaking excess water, including a poorly installed shower door, an ill-fitting shower door, or a broken or damaged shower door. To determine the cause of the leak and how to correct the problem, contact your local glass technicians to have them come and inspect your shower door for repair or replacement. 

If you are experiencing any of these problems with your shower door, or are simply wanting to update your current shower door, contact Gordon’s Glass today to schedule a free estimate. With a wide range of styles, colors, and glass types to choose from, Gordon’s Glass can help you find the right shower door to replace your old, leaking, broken shower door. 

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