Important Info on Shower Doors for Arlington, VA Homeowners

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Friday, June 08, 2012)

If you’re shopping for shower doors or other glass and mirror products in the Arlington, VA area, you’ll want to call ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc., a family-owned, local glass company that provides free in-home estimates and glass consultations for prospective clients. This program gives you a risk-free opportunity to check out the product options, compare styles, and get the pricing data that a homeowner needs to make a wise decision.

They supply many different types of shower doors and enclosures, each of which is professionally installed by one of their own experienced glazing crews. If you want to get more information about their products, the company, or the free estimate and consultation offer, give their office a call at (703)257-7150, between 7am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. Additionally, the ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. staff welcomes visitors to their showroom at 8395-B Euclid Avenue, Manassas Park, VA 20111. Some basic information on shower doors can be helpful if you are considering making this purchase for your Arlington home. There are three general shower door categories, and each one is different in appearance, construction, and price. A frameless shower door is composed of 3/8” or 1/2" tempered glass that is free of aluminum framing.

This is arguably the most attractive style, and it is usually the most expensive of the three. Framed shower doors, on the other hand, are constructed using aluminum framing and 5/32” or 3/16” tempered or laminated glass. They offer a strong, classic look and are typically the least costly of the three. Landing in the middle of these two options is semi-frameless. These doors have 1/4” or 3/16” tempered glass and use less metal framing than a standard framed door. The amount varies depending on bathroom structure, design goals, and client budget. When minimal aluminum is used, the appearance is closer to that of a frameless door; when more aluminum is used the look is closer to that of a framed enclosure. Not surprisingly, this option is generally cheaper than frameless but more costly than framed. In designing the shower doors for the bathroom, additional choices await Arlington homeowners. The shower enclosure is customized to your personal taste by your selection of glass and hardware. There are a variety of options in each of four glass categories. The first is clear, which is a very popular selection. Next, there is colored or tinted glass, and some of the possibilities here include Bronze and Azuria. Another option is patterned glass, where a design is part of the actual texture of the glass. Finally, we offer acid-etched designs. (Acid-etching is a process that gives the glass a “frosted” appearance.) For the handles and hinges, you can choose from various shapes and finishes. Remember that you can get answers to your questions about shower doors when an ABC glazier visits your Arlington residence for the complimentary consultation. This will also include a free estimate, so you’ll have the tools needed to make the right selection! (703)257-7150  


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