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.