Shower Door Installation: Hire it Out or DIY?

Ashley Christensen
January 15, 2024

There are many home projects that handy homeowners can do on their own around the house, and there are others that maybe should be left to the professionals. Is installing a shower door one that you should attempt yourself, or one that should be hired out to professionals? Here are a few things to consider to help you make the right decision for you. 

Shower Door Knowledge and Expertise 

Homeowners who are contemplating installing a new glass shower door on their one should first consider their level of knowledge regarding shower doors and the installation process before proceeding. Those who are relatively handy will have better luck than those who aren’t so handy with tools. While you can go to nearly any home improvement store and purchase a run-of-the-mill shower door, learning and developing the skills to install it correctly, isn't something that can be learned overnight. Shower doors require perfect drilling, alignments, and measurements to prevent any potential problems that may arise due to a poor installation job.  


Being able to think on your feet and correct problems as they arise is required when attempting to install a shower door on your own. If an issue arises and can’t be corrected at the moment, a homeowner won’t have a contact at the manufacturer or the shop where they purchased the shower door to help troubleshoot the problem. 


Every single shower door is going to be different, there is no such thing as a standard shower door. Therefore, it can be difficult for someone who isn’t experienced with shower doors, to get the correct measurements to fit their shower exactly. When you hire a professional to install your shower door, they can use their years of experience to measure and get a shower door to the exact size and specifications needed to snugly fit within the space. 

Why Hire a Professional 

The reason why many homeowners opt for a DIY project rather than hire out for every project is to save money on labor costs. While the upfront cost savings may be attractive to many homeowners, choosing to install your shower door could end up costing you more in the long run. A few reasons why you should hire a professional to install your shower door include, shower doors can be heavy, are expensive, can easily break if mishandled, and require exact measurements and drilling to be installed accurately. 

If you decide not to take on the task of installing a shower door yourself, but to hire it out instead, Gordon’s Glass has skilled technicians who have years of experience to guarantee that your shower door fits exactly into your space and is installed correctly the first time. Contact Gordon’s Glass today to schedule a free in-home estimate to get the perfect shower door for your space!  

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