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Glass Shower Enclosures: How To Choose The Right One For Your Cottage Or Home

Remodelling your bathroom? We can help you select the perfect glass shower enclosure or even create a custom design for your cottage or home. Read these tips to learn what you must look out for.

Guide to Selecting the Right Glass Shower Enclosures and Doors

Follow these steps to ensure you have the style and look you want to achieve, as well as the right function.

  1. Framing: Plumb tiled walls or jams can help reduce the added cost of shaped glass. Also having the sill slightly sloped inward toward the shower avoids water spilling into the room. Have your contractor place structure behind any tiled area that may require the fastening of hinges or hardware.
  2. Glass: Do you want transparent or opaque glass? Transparent glass shower enclosures provide a clean and clear appearance. With opaque glass, you can have stylish accents that will make the shower enclosure the focal point of your bathroom. “Showerguard” glass is also an available option to help reduce water spots and frequent cleaning.
  3. Shape: The design can be built to suit your needs. Inline, Neo-Angle, Right Angle as well as the ability to incorporate knee walls and seats into the glass enclosure. Just talk to our friendly staff about your ideas. There are so many possibilities!
  4. Doors: Whether you have a sliding or a hinged glass shower door largely depends on the space available in your bathroom. The existing or future location of bathroom cabinets and toilets must also be considered. A hinged door will need clearance to swing in and out although a door stop can be installed to ensure one direction only. Unsure of your clearance? Use a measured string pulled taught to simulate the door swing. A sliding door requires no clearance but needs to be installed onto a level threshold.
  5. Hardware: Towel bars, robe hooks, or glass shelves can also be an attractive addition to your glass shower enclosure. This finely crafted hardware is offered in a wide variety of finishes and styles to meet your preferences.

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The frameless glass shower enclosures at Muskoka Window and Door Centre add a touch of class to any bathroom. We know how to pamper you with style and elegance. Our custom design options take appearance and luxury to the next level while adding interest and appeal to your home or cottage.

All our Shower Enclosures Use Tempered Safety Glass

Muskoka Window and Door Centre offers premium quality shower glass enclosures and excellent service. Each of our products utilizes tempered safety glass. We also pride ourselves on ensuring a perfect fit so you can enjoy problem-free performance. Whether it is a new installation, replacement or shower remodelling project, you can count on us for a perfect job.

For stylish glass shower enclosures, call Muskoka Window and Door Centre today at 705-645-3057.

Top Benefits To Using Aluminum-Clad Windows For Your Home

Aluminum-clad windows not only enhance the appearance of your cottage or home but also its overall market value. While they give your home an elegant, modern look, they are able to stand up to all kinds of harsh weather. It’s a smart way to protect your beautiful solid wood windows from the elements and increase their lifespan.

Here are the main advantages of using aluminum-clad windows:

  • Beauty and curb appeal: Aluminum-clad windows have a chic, smooth finish. They provide a rich, clean look which helps dress up the exterior of your home. The enhanced curb appeal makes your home stand out.
  • Durability: High quality extruded aluminum cladding withstands extreme weather and is also resistant to abrasion and impact. You will enjoy many more years of service from your windows which will look great in all seasons.
  • Low maintenance: Aluminum-cladding answers a home or cottage owner’s preference for the warm look of wooden windows but with reduced maintenance efforts. It is especially beneficial for waterfront properties which constantly battle wind, rain and lake effect spray.
  • Energy efficiency: When combined with energy-efficient glass, aluminum clad windows reduce heat transfer providing cozy interiors and lower heating and cooling bills.
At Muskoka Window And Door Centre, You Can Pick Any Style You Want

At Muskoka Window and Door Centre, we have a wide selection of window styles and configurations for you to choose from. Our stylish custom windows are the pride of many homeowners in Ontario’s cottage country. 

  • Want your windows to match the architecture of your cottage or home?
  • Need to replace windows that are larger than the standard size?
  • Have a specific style or colour in mind?

Our aluminum-clad windows offer design flexibility, providing you with a variety of affordable and stylish options. A great selection of 50 standard and unlimited custom colours, divided light/grill and trim options allow you to create a unique look. Our flawless factory finishes will add to the aesthetic appeal of your home while reducing finishing time.

Enjoy A 5-Year Warranty From A Trusted Window Company

Muskoka Window and Door Centre has always provided our customers with exceptional products and service. Our 5-year workmanship warranty on all new installations demonstrates our quality and gives you complete peace of mind. You can count on us to ensure a perfect fit and seamless performance for years to come.

If you are in the market for new aluminum-clad windows, give the experts at Muskoka Windows and Doors a call today at 705-645-3057 | Toll Free: 800.461.5495.