Is Your Frameless Shower Door Acting Up? Here’s What You Should Do

Installing a frameless shower door is the easiest way to add a splash of style in your home. If you don't have a lot of space for your shower area, a frameless shower door will also come in handy in helping to make this area feel more spacious than it actually is. Add to this the fact that the simple design of these doors leaves them with almost no water accumulation spots -- something that minimizes the risks of mold growth -- and it is easy to understand why these shower doors are popular.

However, there are times when a shower door starts acting up. The door can become hard to either close or open. This makes operating the door frustrating. Luckily, this is a problem that is easy to fix. Here are tips that will come in handy in helping you restore your door's flawless operation.

Adjusting the door's clamps

The clamps help to hold the door in place. When they become loose, they cause the door to bump against the floor, something that then makes it difficult to open and close the door. All that you have to do to fix this problem is to adjust the clamp.

Start the process by giving the door enough support. Do this by placing wedges underneath the door. The wedges will bear most of the door's weight, holding it in place, allowing you to work freely. After you are done, simply loosen the screws and then apply pressure on the door until the glass presses firmly against the hinges and then retighten the screws.

Installing a third hinge

Sometimes, a frameless glass door acts up because it doesn't have enough support. In such cases, it is usually as a result of the hinges not being strong enough to support the door's weight. This then causes the door to act up frequently, something that calls for frequent door readjustments.

Adding a third hinge between the existing ones will offer this support. It will reduce the amount of weight borne by the individual hinges, reducing the rate at which the hinges become loose.

Adjusting the door's catch

When a frameless door's catch is out of place, the door will be difficult to operate. This is something that can be corrected by loosening the screws holding the catch in place and then adjusting it right until there is no resistance when closing and opening the door. Applying a lubricant on the catch will ensure smoother door operation and is thus something you should consider doing.

To learn more, contact a company like Hanover Glass.