The Pros and Cons of Frameless Shower Screen Doors

Are you looking for the best options to renovate your bathroom and increase the value of your property? Bathroom renovations are typically big investments. After the choice of your colour palette and the best shower and sink units for the room, you’ll get to consider your shower doors. Believe it or not, but shower screens can significantly affect your bathroom look and feel. Are frameless shower screens the best option for your home? Our team can help you understand the pros and cons of frameless shower screen doors and how they affect the value of your property.

Pros of Frameless Shower Doors

Mould and Corrosion Free

Frames doors have a seal to keep the moisture out. Unfortunately, mould can find its way underneath the seal, something that doesn’t happen with frameless screens. Additionally, you also don’t need to worry about your metal frame corroding.  

A Seamless and Open Space

In a small bathroom, a framed shower door can introduce a bulky element that interrupts the flow of the room. It feels cluttered and cramped. On the other hand, frameless shower screens don’t bring any visible division to the room. They even enhance the shower decor, showcasing your shower tiles and plumbing style, for instance. 

Creating Your Style

Unlike framed shower systems, a frameless screen offers a wide range of customisation. Aside from being more appealing to the eye, they provide additional flexibility of design. You can fit a frameless shower screen without worrying about space restrictions, as models typically come in several sizes and configurations. 

Wide Range of Motion

When you don’t have to worry about hinges and in which direction the door opens, you can pivot the frameless door effortlessly in the direction that suits you best. For narrow spaces, it’s the ideal choice.

Cons of Frameless Shower Doors


A frameless screen is more expensive than your typical framed shower door. If budget is a criterion, this may not be the best option for you. However, it’s a long-term investment that you won’t need to replace any time soon! 

They can be tricky to install

Experienced DIYers can attempt to install a framed shower screen at home as long as they’ve got the right tools. However, you will need a specialist to ensure a safe and smooth frameless screen installation in your property. Professional contractors need to set up the hinges safely. Amateur installations can lead to future damage and injuries. 

They can let some water through

By definition, a frameless shower screen doesn’t have any seal to keep the water in. Therefore, they are likely to let the water through. Ideally, to avoid issues, you want to install your frameless shower door on the wall opposite the showerhead. If your showerhead is aimed at the door, you will experience some leakage. 

If you’re unsure what’s best for your shower room, then chat to an expert about safely installing shower screens in Dandenong. We can help you figure out the best glass door options and understand how to maintain it. Transform your home’s bathroom into a work of art!


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