Many homeowners are unsure whether to install a shower door or use a rod and curtain. Each option offers unique aesthetic and functional benefits to consider. Here is some information on doors and curtains to help you find the best solution for your needs. 

Shower Doors

Shower doors are made with durable and strong laminated or tempered glass. Doors safeguard the bathroom from splashes and lower your potential for accidental flooding. You can maintain the glass by using a squeegee to remove soap scum and moisture after every shower. You may need to scrub shower doors with warm soap and a soft cloth to address hard water stains that make them look tan or reddish.

Homeowners can install frameless shower doors to create a beautiful focal point for the room that makes it seem like one open space. Some people prefer versions with frames to further improve durability and add handrails for easy accessibility.

Families may prefer curtains because they provide privacy and personality. You can prevent people in the bathroom from seeing into the shower by using patterned or frosted glass that shows only silhouettes.

Shower Curtains 

shower doorMany people who have smaller bathrooms install shower curtains because they can be pulled back to make the room seem larger. Homeowners who want to change their bathroom decor can switch their shower curtains to quickly and easily update the room. These fabric amenities add softness to a room that often features hard angles from tiles, tubs, and geometric mirrors.

If you’re not careful, you may get water on the ground if you don’t make sure the curtain is in place before turning on the shower. Some models contain chemicals like polyvinyl chloride that contribute to air pollution and may cause skin rashes in sensitive kids. Opt for non-PVC options to avoid these issues. Regularly wash all shower curtains to prevent mold and mildew buildup. 



Homeowners interested in installing a shower door should contact Monsey Glass in Rockland County, NY, to take advantage of their more than 50 years of experience. The company offers glass installation, repair, and replacements for windows, mirrors, and doors. Call the Spring Valley-area experts at (845) 352-2200 or visit their website for information on their custom glass solutions.