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Can you design a frameless shower that does not leak?

With proper design and installation frameless showers should not have problems with water leakage, but they are not 100 percent watertight.

Fixed glass panels are sealed at the base of the floor and along the sides with clear silicone sealant. Most water seepage comes from the frameless glass door which needs at least 1/4" clearance space along the top, bottom and opening side. And there are many ways to prevent water leakage around a frameless shower door. Here is what we recommend:

DO’s

Install a shower sweep with drip rail onto the bottom of your frameless glass shower door. This will tighten up the clearance space under the door and prevent water seepage.

Add a back sweep to the rear of the door.

Use a doorstop. Our clear polycarbonate doorstops fit over the edge of an adjacent glass panel and have a lip that extends out to catch the frameless shower door preventing it from swinging into the shower. By catching the door, this jam temporarily closes clearance space along the door opening.

DON’Ts

Do not direct water spray at the frameless shower door! Your protective seals improve water tightness but a glass shower is not an aquarium. We automatically seal door hinges to give them a protective property as well, but the hinges are not waterproof. Do not neglect replacing seals. Over time, sweeps and stops may need replacing just as car seals and hoses do. If your frameless glass shower suddenly seems less watertight, check your seals.

Note: Threshold, curb, or lip around the bottom of the shower, as well pony walls, benches or any surface where the glass is going to be seat horizontally should to be slanted inward at a ±2.5-degree (approx. 1/8" to 1/4") "pitch" or slope, so water flows in toward the drain. (A level curb would cause the water to stand, while a curb angled away from the drain would cause water to leak onto the bathroom floor.)

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