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Unread 04-06-2009, 08:20 AM   #1
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Frameless shower doors in DC?

Shower is nearly done, just waiting on the granite thresholds.

Any recommendations for a glass company in the DC area that have reasonable prices for a frameless shower door and panel?
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Unread 04-06-2009, 12:21 PM   #2
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I've had good luck with American Screen & Glass out of Sterling VA. Ask for Fred and tell them Jason @ Square One sent you.

They do all of our glass installs.
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Unread 04-06-2009, 06:06 PM   #3
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Ive never had these in the same conversation....................Hammy
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Unread 04-07-2009, 09:29 AM   #4
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Thanks, they seem to be like most though around here- $1500+

Considering I can get one delivered for $700 from ebay from an out of state glass place, that's a bit too much for installation, and my pocketbook.
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I just had a frameless door 26" x 72" and a 36" x 36" side light installed for $762.00 Hammy
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Unread 04-07-2009, 02:56 PM   #6
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Timmy,

Have you read this article from the library? Link

Your going to need some special tools, materials, a helper, and nerve to pull off an install. Note that basic orders, most likely, will include no extra parts. Broken glass and errors can be very costly. Anything out of plumb, level, square will increase the difficulty significantly. If you decide to tackle the install, do your homework and good luck.
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Unread 04-07-2009, 05:49 PM   #7
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Timmy,

Trust me when I tell you that the labor charge will seem really cheap the first time you break a panel. I installed my own until last year when a mistake on a job cost me about $2000 because of broken glass, lost time, and a tub repair.

Not to mention you're going to need special suction cups to handle the glass, and if you haven't been to the gym lately you better start. There's not much more nerve wracking than holding a couple of hundred pounds of glass and knowing that all it takes is for you to touch an edge or corner on tile and the whole thing will explode. This is not an exaggeration...trust me I know.

Good luck with it, and make sure you let us know how the install went.
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Unread 04-07-2009, 05:54 PM   #8
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Exactly ... I leave glass to the glass guys. A measurement is not right when the glass shows up ... it's the glass company's fix. A panel breaks ... it's the glass company's fix. Plus your supporting your local trades.
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Exactly ... I leave glass to the glass guys. A measurement is not right when the glass shows up ... it's the glass company's fix. A panel breaks ... it's the glass company's fix. Plus your supporting your local trades.
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Thats the way i do it. Aint worth the risk to me. I dont even upcharge the glass to the customer. My glass company bills the customer directly. I add some money on the front end of the job for my time dealing with glass company. Ive workied with them enough i know what they are looking for so it makes it easy on both of us. Hammy
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I think I need to heed that advice and have someone do it.
Moving a thin 4x6 bathroom mirror was enough to make me nervous.

I think a found a place that would do it for about 900-1000.
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Sounds like a wise decision.
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Frameless shower door

timmyg123 - Did you have any luck finding someone to do the frameless shower door inexpensively?
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Gracie....You're responding to a thread that's almost 5 years old
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