Your Guide to Using Glass for Your Next Project

Are framed shower doors less expensive than frameless shower doors?

In most cases, yes, framed shower doors less expensive.  There are many reasons:

  • There are standard size doors for framed styles that can help bring the price down.
  • Frameless shower doors are custom to your opening. There is nothing frameless that is off the shelf to fit your opening.
  • The fabrication of heavy glass (frameless) shower doors is more extensive than framed versions.
  • Frameless shower doors are 3/8” or 1/2” thick vs. 3/16” or 1/4” for framed doors so the cost of materials is higher for frameless shower doors.