Sliding Shower Doors Have a New Image!
Many times Sliding Shower Doors can have a bad reputation. In the past, they were made with cheap plastic and steel parts. Not to mention there was lots of grooves where water and soap scum would sit and be almost impossible to clean. Over time the plastic would harden and crack, the steel would rust, and the soap scum would rot the aluminum track. In the last 15 years there have been some advancements in sliding shower doors. The difference is clear. Here are some of the changes that have been made:
- Plastic is rarely used in the construction of the doors.
- Stainless steel screws, parts, and extrusions are more prevalent.
- Heavy glass sliding systems have hit the market and are made with more quality hardware.
- Grooves are no longer used in the bottom track allowing the water to drain into the shower.
Clear Glass vs. Ultra Clear Glass
The difference between Clear Glass and Ultra Clear Glass is significant. The green tint in regular clear glass is the result of lead materials in the glass. The makers of Ultra Clear glass, or what may also be know as Low Iron or Starphire, have found a way to extract some of the iron therefore reducing the green tint in regular clear glass. Ultra-clear glass costs more, but many of our customers say it is worth the price increase.
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