• 2738 North Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217
  • |Contact Us
Call Your Local Pros Today! 503-894-7661

What Is the Difference Between Framed and Frameless Shower Doors?

When it comes to a bathroom update, the shower is one of the most important aspects. And the door can make all the difference in the world. But there are different types of shower doors, so which one is best?

Should you install a framed or frameless shower door? Keep reading to learn more about each type of door and the benefits they offer.

Framed vs. Frameless Shower Doors

There are a few differences between a framed and frameless shower door.

Framed Shower Doors

If the operable part of the door is surrounded with framework around the glass, it’s considered to be framed. Many frame finishes are chrome or gold, and most glass on framed shower doors is obscure.

Framed shower doors:

  • Can be less expensive
  • Offer a lot of different decorative glass options
  • Are good at retaining water due to the overlaying metal
  • Work well for steam enclosures

Frameless Shower Doors

Although newer to the market, frameless shower doors are extremely popular today. Frameless heavy glass doors are custom crafted to guarantee a perfect fit.

Frameless shower doors:

  • Offer distinct beauty and can provide that “wow” factor you may be looking for
  • Aren’t limited to stock sizes (they offer greater flexibility)
  • Provide nearly unlimited design layouts
  • Can add a more modern, sleek look to any bathroom

Shower Door Installation in the Portland, OR Area

Installed Building Products Portland offers a large assortment of shower doors, from the basic sliding door to more complex custom designs. Our shower doors are manufactured with high-quality materials, helping ensure easy maintenance with years of beauty and reliability.

Our experienced craftsmen can install myriad shower door styles and sizes. Whether your new shower door needs custom cuts or requires a specific type of glass, IBP Portland has all your needs covered in northwestern Oregon. We’ve been installing new shower doors and enclosures for over 10 years and can help you determine which kind is best for you.

Contact us today to learn more about our shower door replacement services or to get a FREE estimate for your project!

Closet Shelving

Our team installs quality wire shelving and storage solutions.


From standard sizes to custom cuts, we offer all types of mirrors.

Bath Hardware

We offer high quality bathroom hardware and accessories.

Shower Doors

We offer a large assortment of sliding, framed, and frameless shower doors.

Closet Shelving

Our team installs quality wire shelving and storage solutions.


We are proud to offer faux wood window blinds for builders and contractors.

Are You Sure?
You are about to leave Installed Building Products Portland and enter a third-party site. Installed Building Products Portland and Installed Building Products have no control over, and accept no liability, obligation, or responsibility for, the contents or performance of other websites. Any such link does not constitute an endorsement or any representation regarding, the linked website, its content, its owner, its performance, its owner’s products or services, or any forward-looking statements found in.
Leave Page