Over time shower doors begin to build up mineral deposits, soap scum, and so much more. After a couple years of neglecting your shower door, you may find yourself asking,
“Is it time for a new shower door?”
Throughout the years, you cleaned your shower till it would sparkle like new. Now, you realize, even after you’ve cleaned the glass, it’s cloudy and dull. Additionally, the metal framing is rusting and might be turning green.
Hard Water / Rust Stains / Discoloration Spots
At first, your shower door sparkled, shined, and brightened up your entire room.
Now, it just doesn’t look the same.
Homes that have hard or mineral-heavy water will see rust stains, discoloration spots and cloudiness on their bathroom glass. After many showers, moisture begins to allow mildew and mold to form. These spores may combine with soap scum and mineral deposits, and can discolor the glass. Hard water stains and mineral deposits can, particularly, dull the appearance of glass shower doors.
You may also find that the deepest of cleaners wont even remove the harsh water stains from your door. At this point, it’s time to remove the old and bring in the new.
Other Parts of the Shower
Rust or Corrosion
Don’t be oblivious to the parts of the shower door that aren’t the shower door.
The framing around your door is crucial to give the door it’s strength. The frame is exposed to water and can begin to rust. Built up rust can lead to a weak, corroded, and faulty shower door. To prevent this, look for patches or streaks of red and brown along the door’s track, hinges, and framework. Also, take note of any flaking or missing pieces of the frame.
The Biggest Red Flag
Excess Water on the Floor
The main purpose of a shower door is to prevent water from getting all over your bathroom floor. So, why is it leaking?
If your shower door begins to leave excessive amounts of water on the floor, it could be that the door is too big or too small for its enclosure – resulting in improper closing. The door could also be damaged, such as a crack or chip resulting in excess water. In most cases, your shower door will need to be completely replace to prevent this from reoccurring.
So, is it time for that new shower door? If so, Merrell Shower Doors would love to partner with you. We would welcome the opportunity to help with all of your glass needs, from that new Shower Door, to a new Custom Mirror.
Call (443) 291-7450 to get your FREE ESTIMATE today!