Your Guide to Using Glass for Your Next Project

Are framed shower doors less expensive than frameless shower doors?

In most cases, yes.  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.