Bypass doors are the most common option for shower and bathtub shower
enclosures. The doors slide back and forth, allowing you to enter or exit from either side of the bathtub when
taking a shower and fully enclosing the space so no water leaks out. However, some bypass shower doors can look
dated. If you are looking for a modern take on bypass shower doors, frameless bypass shower doors can provide
you with this option. The doors do not have a large, bulky frame. Instead, they are solid glass. This gives them
a modern and current look and feel.
Why to Use Bypass Shower Door
If you have a bathtub and shower combination, bypass shower doors are the most common type of doors that
are used for your shower enclosure. You have two shower doors that are installed on tracks. Both doors
can slide the full length of the track, back and forth, much like sliding closet doors. This helps to
contain the water within the shower stall, while also allowing for full flexibility in which side of the
shower or bathtub you can enter or exit from. If you are looking to install new doors on a bath and
shower combo, bypass doors may be right for you. One of the most crucial things when choosing a
frameless shower door is the measure and install. Typically, most of the frameless glass shower doors
are not perfect squares so do not always think about the square glass when you go to measure them since
they will not fit. Once you make up your mind that you need the frameless glass door, don’t change it
midway since the doors are custom made.
How To Keep Frameless Shower Screen Looking Like New
Maintenance will need to be done to remove soap buildup and water spots from shower doors. This is an
easy process and will work for any type of Frameless glass shower enclosure. A cleanser made especially
for glass shower doors will be necessary to break up debris so it can be wiped away from panes with
ease. A cleanser can be purchased in the cleaning supply section of a home goods store or
commercial-grade products can be found through a glass retailer.Appling the cleanser directly to the
Frameless shower glass panel is quite easy. Cleansing is important because the steam from the heated
water when using the shower will help to disintegrate any hardened soap or water deposits from the panes
of glass easier than if the cleanser was applied when glass is dry. A squeegee can then be used to wipe
away the solution.
Use a back and forth motion, collecting any moisture from the corner of the squeegee
with a piece of cloth. If a sliding door is present, moisture buildup under the portion where panels
meet will need to be removed by inserting a piece of cloth in between them. Yearly maintenance is also necessary to keep customized frameless glass shower doors sleek.
Severe buildup can be removed by applying warm vinegar to panes of glass. A half and half vinegar/water mixture
can be heated in a microwave. Simply wipe the vinegar mixture over affected areas, and wipe off with a piece of
cloth. Car wax can be applied directly to glass panels once a year. This should be wiped onto glass in a
circular motion so it gets into all porous areas before it is rinsed away from glass. This will revitalize glass
panels so they have a smooth surface.