How to Install a Sliding Glass Shower Door

Deeptee A Dec 19, 2018
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Sliding glass shower doors for the bathroom are the next big thing. Let's see how to install and uninstall a sliding glass shower door.
Shower curtains in bathrooms separate the dry and wet areas. Shower doors are the perfect alternative to a shower curtain and come in different types like enclosed door, plain glass door, or sliding glass doors. Choose between frameless or framed doors, whichever best for your bathroom.
Sliding glass doors are apt for bathrooms that are compact and small in size. They give the bathroom a neat look. Here are guidelines for the installation and removal of these doors.
Installing sliding glass shower doors is an easy project, which is relatively simple if you are doing it on your own. To complete this job, you will need a shower door kit with the complete hardware, caulk, drill bit, hammer, masking tape, measuring tape, hacksaw, and a center punch.
The following instructions will help you understand the installation from scratch.

Step I
: The first step is to measure the width of your shower's opening for the door to be installed. Mark this area on the door track. Cut the door track with a hacksaw in the required size.
Step II: Next, you need to install the track and use masking tape to keep it in its place. Install the door jamb in the track. One side of the door jamb will have shorter legs. This side needs to face the shower wall. Mark the position of the track on your bathtub surround with a pencil.
Step III: Once you have marked the position of the track, remove the door jamb and the track. Punch holes in the marked positions with the help of a 3/16 inch drill bit. Once the holes are dug, clean the area and hammer the plastic anchors firmly. Plastic anchors are part of the hardware that comes with the entire glass door kit.
Step IV: Hold the glass door in place with a watertight sealant that is specifically designed for bathroom use. Apply some caulking (watertight sealant) on the area where the door is to be installed. Mount the door and the door jamb along with the bumpers and washers that are a part of the door hardware.
Step V: Next, the top and bottom track need to be cut so that the track fits perfectly within the frame. Hang up the door from the top track by getting the rollers in the inside rails. Align the door according to the door panel frame and screw it tight through the slots.
Cover the door jambs with some caulking to complete the installation process. Fix the handle, if not already on the door. The installation is complete.
It is very easy to remove a sliding glass shower door and you can do it yourself, rather than calling the 'guy' to do it for you. You will need a screwdriver, a pry bar or a crowbar, a scrubber, and a caulk remover to remove the door.
Step I: Remove all the screws that hold the shower door against the door frame and track. Stand inside the shower, clutch the door in both your hands, and lift the bottom of the door as high as possible. Tilt the bottom of the door towards you and pull it off from the top track.
Your shower door is removed!! Repeat the same procedure, for the second door, if you have two doors. Take care to see that the glass door is firmly held so as to prevent it from falling and shattering.
Step II: Next, you will need to remove the door frame and the track. These are usually screwed up together. They are also sealed with caulk for firmer grip. You can scrape off the caulk with the help of a utility knife or a caulk remover.
Unscrew the track and loosen it with the help of a crowbar. The track can now be removed easily by your hands. Remove it carefully and scrub off the area to make it clean.
These doors have many advantages. They are easy to clean, prevent water from entering the dry area, and have a longer life. Bathroom cleaning also becomes easy. It is also easy to install one in your bathroom or remove the existing one for cleaning purpose or for replacing with a new one.
If you are looking at bathroom remodeling, you can think about sliding glass shower doors. You can select these doors based on your shower tile patterns to make your bathroom look more grand.
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