Semi-Frameless Shower Doors

What Are They?

A commonly confused term, semi-frameless shower doors include both frameless and framed glass edges. Typically, semi-frameless sliding shower doors have wall jambs, a drip track, and a header for the rollers to slide in.  The individual panels themselves, however, have no frame, hence their “frameless” designation.  Semi-frameless shower enclosures tend to have a slightly thicker glass and more noticeable frame. A designer or homeowner might choose some variation of a semi-frameless shower door for a few reasons:

  • They are a little cheaper than frameless shower doors.
  • Sometimes a small amount of metal framing is needed to achieve structural integrity.
  • Certain shower door types – such as bypass doors – are only available with semi-frameless construction.

Semi-Frameless can be luxurious too

Though completely frameless enclosures remain #1 in popularity for luxury, semi-frameless enclosures aren’t too far behind.  The necessary use of a header, which adds stability and strength, also gives the enclosure a more modern.  When searching for the contemporary look of a frameless enclosure but your layout and budget say “no”, a semi-frameless model can be the answer.

  • Budget Friendly
  • Less Leaks
  • Contemporary Look
  • Many Configuration Options
  • More Metal

A semi-frameless shower door can be more modern and upscale than a framed door, and in some situations it is the perfect compromise between frameless and framed. These door styles are in high demand, because they offer an attractive look, at a fraction of the cost.

Deciding on the style of your shower door is crucial to the end product. Merrell Shower Doors provides quality you can see no matter the configuration or enclosure. Our expert design team loves talking to homeowners and contractors alike. We’re passionate about helping you find the perfect solution that gives your bathroom the finishing touch it deserves. From basic to elaborate, we will walk you through all of your options. Merrell Shower Doors can help you design a layout that will allow for functionality and look amazing.