Your Guide to Using Glass for Your Next Project

I hear that frameless shower doors leak. Is that true?

Do Frameless Shower Doors Leak?

Frameless shower doors do not “leak”. Although there are very small gaps in the hinges and on the sides of the door, it is highly unlikely water will pass though these gaps unless water pressure is directly pointed at these seams.    This is not recommended nor covered under warranty. Here are some issues that should be avoided to eliminate water coming out of your shower:

  • The tile on the shower curb must slightly slope in towards the shower. If the tile slopes out, water is naturally going to follow gravity and end up out outside your shower.
  • You never want to point a shower head/water pressure directly at the seams. We do have vinyl molding that can adhere to the edges of the glass to help eliminate any water from leaving the enclosure. As we say, if the shower was water tight, it would be called an aquarium (yes, we’ll keep our day job).

With all of this said, we install thousands of these a year and frameless shower doors leakage is not a concern if the two simple steps mentioned above are taken.  In all traditional forms of shower designs and installations, our products carry a warranty against shower leakage in the event of improper installation.  If we see that water may be an issue (i.e. tile slopes the wrong way or the orientation of a shower head is pointed directly at the seams) we will bring it to your attention at time of measurement and suggest remedies before moving forward.