Shower Sweeps For Frameless Shower Doors

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June 15, 2016

If you have a frameless pivot or swing shower door installed, the installer will leave clearance room between the floor and the very bottom of the door so it can swing open and closed while not scraping the tile. Water sweeps are used to keep water from leaking out of that clearance space.

In the event of frameless shower doors, the installers attach a water sweep to an aluminum U-channel rail or a clear rail that easily connects to the door’s bottom edge. The vinyl sweep or flexible sweep will hang from the rail to seal the clearance gap of the shower door.

When it comes to frameless shower doors that receive water spray, the water sweep should be combined with a drip rail underneath the shower door. The drip rail is connected to the U-channel’s top inner area, so water is deflected from rolling off the inside of the shower door.

Not all shower doors need a shower sweep, but many frameless shower doors do. If you are unsure that your shower door needs a shower sweep, call an experienced frameless shower installer. When it comes to frameless shower doors in Philadelphia, you can count on the experienced team at Michael’s Glass Company.

For 30 years, Michael’s Glass Company has provided frameless shower doors, glass shower enclosures, and shower sweeps throughout the tri-state area. With an experienced team of professionals, we know when a glass needs a shower sweep and what kind of shower sweep will take care of your shower related needs.

If you want to learn more about frameless shower doors or shower sweeps, call us today for a free estimate. We can help you come up with the right solution for your shower needs so you can rest assured that the job is done correctly.