Shower Door Tips
Glass Sealants and Protective Coatings
Q. What is the easiest and most cost effective way to maintain your shower door glass?
A. Glass sealant is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to keep your shower looking new longer. Glass is a porous material, and these products seal the pores for long-lasting protection against mineral deposits and soap scum. Two of the most innovative products on the market are ClearShield and ShowerGuard glass.
ClearShield works on the surface of the glass very similar to the way a “non-stick” pan works. Clearshield creates a seal that eliminates the ability of soap scum and other environmental contaminants to bond to the surface of the glass. Thus, glass is easier to clean and looks new for longer. ClearShield can be applied before or after installation.
ShowerGuard glass is an alternative to just a glass sealant. ShowerGuard is a new technology that better preserves the clarity of your glass shower doors. Unlike other glass shower door protectants where the sealant is applied after the tempering process, ShowerGuard is applied prior to the tempering process where the glass is heated up to over 1200 degrees. ShowerGuard is corrosion resistant and non-organic which means the material will not break down and never needs to be reapplied.