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Shower Enclosures

At A&G Glass we specialize in providing the definitive accent to your bathroom's look and feel.  From standard framed shower doors to chic, upscale frameless glass shower doors, we can supply you with the shower enclosure that perfectly suits your bathroom needs.

Check out the gallery of glass shower doors we've installed across Chicagoland

A quick overview of the two basic types of shower glass enclosures:  

Framed Shower Doors

First, we have the more traditional sliding or swinging fully framed doors with 3/16” thick tempered safety glass.  The frames are made of aluminum, and come anodized in many popular finishes to match your bath fixtures.  The glass can either be clear or opaque, with many patterns to choose from.  This style of enclosure is relatively inexpensive and offers several advantages:

•Typically lower costs than frameless shower enclosures.
•Aluminum framing offers good glass protection. (Great for children’s baths)
•Standard panel sizes make replacement inexpensive if ever needed.

Frameless Shower Doors

Second, we have the very popular frameless glass type shower enclosure.  This style enclosure makes up about 75% of our installations today.  There is no frame wrapped around the glass panels; they are 3/8” or ½” thick tempered safety glass with only heavy brass hinges or clamps and silicone sealant holding them in place.  As with framed type units the hardware can be finished to match your other fixtures and the glass will be clear, opaque or even etched with standard or custom designs.  The frameless enclosure also offers certain advantages:

•Clean unobstructed view of what is normally the centerpiece of today's custom master bathrooms.
•Superior solid quality feel and look.
•Easy to clean. 
•More hardware options like designer pulls and towel bars

In the last few years there have been two important innovations that apply to both types of enclosure.

One is low-iron glass.  This glass is manufactured with less lead than standard clear glass, and because of this has almost none of the green tint you would normally see.  It is especially suited for showers that are light in color, because it won’t add that “greenish hue” common to standard glass.  Low-iron glass commonly goes by trade names such as Starphire and Optic Clear, and will add about 20% to your shower door cost.

The other is coated glass.  This glass has a coating that actually fills the pores in the glass making it almost impossible for soap and hard water deposits to stick.  It doesn’t stop spots from showing – you should still use a squeegee for that! – but prevents them from etching into and ruining the glass.  There are dealer applied types available like Diamond Fusion and Hydroshield; we prefer to use a product made by Guardian called Showerguard which is actually manufactured into the glass and is guaranteed for ten years.

Whether you choose traditional framed or the modern frameless glass shower doors and enclosures, A&G Glass can make sure the end result meets and exceeds your expectations.




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