Bathroom renovations are among the most common that homeowners will undertake and this should not be surprising given the important role this room has in determining the comfort of those in the home as well as its value. Unfortunately, this is a task that can leave many people feeling overwhelmed and confused because of the variety of options available for these rooms. Not surprisingly, there are a couple of questions that general contractors must regularly answer from their clients about this type of renovation. 

Can A Frameless Shower Door Develop Leaks?

There are many types of shower doors that you can choose for you home, but it is important to consider the benefits of a frameless shower door before making your decision. One of the primary benefits of opting for a frameless shower is that this style is far less likely to develop leaks. This is due to the fact that there is no frame with these units, and the gaps between the frame and glass are the most common points for water to leak through. While a frameless shower door is far less likely to encounter this problem, it may still develop because there are small gaps around the door hinge. 

If you suspect that your new shower is developing a leak, you should inspect the seals on the hinge to ensure that they are in good condition. When you notice that the seals are becoming discolored, brittle or cracked, replacing them will likely stop the leaks that have already started. 

Will You Need To Make Special Modifications To Install A Frameless Shower?

Some people assume that frameless shower systems will require extensive modifications of the bathroom. Fortunately, this is rarely the case, and these shower systems are able to be installed in most bathrooms with minimal modifications. 

A common modification for installing these showers is a need to install special support beams along the wall. Frameless showers can be a little larger than traditional ones because the frames require special anchors to hold them to the wall. Without sufficient support, the shower could cause the walls in your bathroom to collapse, but making this upgrade is often extremely affordable and can be done in a matter of hours. 

A frameless shower door is one of the most luxurious options you can choose for your home. However, many people fail to understand the installation process for these showers. By knowing the importance of checking the seals when a leak arises and knowing that you may need to install supports, you will be better able to get the most from making this upgrade to your bathroom.

For more information, contact JW's Construction Innovations or a similar company.