If you’re in the market for a shower door this year but wondering what you should expect to invest in the project, this is a great place to start.
We’ll be discussing the many factors that contribute to the end cost of a shower door installation, including door styles, customization, additional features, hardware and more. We’ll also discuss how installers affect costs — not just today, but in the long term.
Most Popular Styles of Glass Shower Doors
For most projects, the biggest factor in determining the cost of a shower door will be the style you choose.
While it’s possible for customization or additional features to substantially alter your final price, you can get a rough idea of what you’ll be spending as soon as you’ve figured out what style you want:
- Framed shower doors: This is the most typical shower door design. It’s a traditional option you can use to great effect in a wide variety of bathroom styles. They’re on the less expensive end of the spectrum, too.
- Frameless shower doors: Frameless shower doors work well in bathrooms styled to traditional and modern aesthetics. They’re a great way to add a bit of character to a bathroom but still maintain a classic, sleek look.
- Sliding shower doors: Sliding shower doors are inexpensive, require minimal space and work well in most bathrooms. They’re a great solution for most practical impediments to having glass shower doors, making them the least expensive option in most cases.
- Hinged shower doors: Hinged shower doors can open in and out like a normal house door. They’re suitable for most bathroom designs and offer the unique benefit of a larger opening, making for a more accessible shower.
Other Factors That Affect the Cost
In addition to the type of door, the price range for your new shower door comes down to several secondary factors. You might spend much more or much less based on glass type, thickness and treatment options, for example.
Another factor, though rarely as important to the final cost, would be hardware — all the metal bits and bobs that come together to make the complete shower door. Finishes on your door can also affect the price.
Choosing the Right Installer
When it’s time to upgrade or add a shower door, it’s important to consider the installer carefully. Quality products installed correctly by experienced professionals will, over time, save you money on maintenance, repairs and early replacement — to say nothing of the hazards presented by a poorly installed shower door.
If you’re in the Portland, OR, area, Installed Building Products Portland would be glad to help you get the quality shower door installation you deserve, matched carefully to your budget. We’ll work with you to find the perfect option for your bathroom and needs.
Call 503-894-7661 today to learn more about the cost of a particular type of shower door installation from IBP Portland.