Telltale Signs Your Shower Door Needs Replacement

Aside from regular cleaning, glass shower doors don’t require much maintenance. However, over  time you may find that the shower door isn’t looking or performing as well as it used to. When this occurs, it’s time to start thinking about replacing your glass shower doors. Be on the lookout for these telltale signs that a shower door should be replaced.

  • Leaks: If you find yourself mopping up the floor after every shower to clean up water that has escaped, it’s likely time to replace your shower door. These puddles of water are a slipping hazard and can damage the bathroom floor over time. Worn out seals and gaskets or a poorly fitted shower door are often the cause of leaks and can be easily remedied with a new glass shower door.
  • Damaged Glass: Chipped or cracked glass is a major red flag that a glass shower door should be replaced. Defects in the glass indicate that the door may be unstable and could potentially fall out of its frame and shatter. It’s important to address this safety hazard promptly.
  • Excessive Mold: Mold is an unattractive fungus that spreads quickly. Inhaling shower mold can cause health issues, such as headaches, sneezing and skin rashes. If caught early, mold can be removed from a shower door. However, if you notice a build-up of mold that cannot be fully cleaned, it’s best to install a new shower door.
  • Rusty Frame: While metal shower frames are treated to prevent rusting, over time that treatment can become less effective. When water hits the metal, rust can form on the hinges and track of the glass shower door, weakening the metal components and causing the doors to snap or break easily.
  • Difficult to Open/Close: A shower door should open and close easily. If you find that your shower door sticks, makes noises, or doesn’t close all the way, it’s likely that the fit of the door is compromised and the framing and track are worn down. This can put your shower door at risk of breaking or cracking.
  •  Unremovable Hard Water Stains: While hard water stains don’t necessarily impact the function of the glass shower door, they create a cloudy film on the glass and frame that is impossible to eliminate. The only way to get a sparkly glass clean shower door is to replace it with a new one.

 If you notice any of the above warning signs, give the True View experts a call! We can provide a free consultation to find a new glass shower door that works well and looks great.

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