Shower Doors & Enclosures
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We need to have our glass shower door rehung -- it has
slipped a little and catches the floor. Any recommendations
for shower door experts out there? Erin
We just had a new glass shower door and enclosure installed
by Brad at Classic Glass (510) 667-9908. He is really
fantastic. He came to our house to measure the space and he
asked a lot of questions about what was most important to us
(being as sturdy as possible vs. aesthetics etc.), checked
the fan exhaust to make a recommendation about how high the
glass should go and still vent well, checked the clearances
for all our fixtures, toilet etc (yeah, we have a strangely
laid out bathroom!) and came up with a design that is
beautiful, strong and safe enough to withstand use by kids,
and was less expensive than the other quotes that we got.
He is super nice, too. Aleta
I have used All American Glass and Shower for shower door
installation and repair. They do very good work. Their
number is 925-820-1748. Roger
We used California Shower Door Corporation to fix our glass
shower door (they did not do the original installation, it
was a house we had recently moved into). They were great,
and I'd highly recommend them, but they do have a $150
minimum. We needed very minor work/repair done, but it did
require them to take two trips to our house (one to pick up
the door, one to bring it back, they did some work that
could only be done at their place, shaving the glass down a
bit), and we still didn't get past that minimum. Our door
was sagging, and hadn't been installed with all of the
various seals that are really needed. They took it off,
shaved it down, put on all of the seal seam things, and
reinstalled it with a reinforced joint. All for $150, we
were very pleased! l.
We have a very small shower that needs a glass enclosure.
Does anyone have recommendations for someone who can do a
frameless enclosure for not a zillion dollars? Thanks!
Tired of the Wet Floor
I trust Berkeley Glass (1810 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, 510.
843-2185) on San Pablo for glass enclosures. They do
excellent work, prompt, will work with budgets (framed or
Dear Tired of the Wet Floor,
The way to get your custom shower enclosure to cost less
than a zillion is to not have it completely frameless. Talk
to Berkeley Glass Center about one with a top frame. This
type frame can be fairly invisible, and you can still have a
frameless style door. Andus
I recently had a new tiled shower put in to replace an old
leaking fiberglass prefab version. Now I need a custom
glass shower enclosure installed. It is small, but three-
sided. Can anyone recommend someone to do this for a
reasonable price? Anyone I should avoid? Thanks!
--- Want to get it done by Thanksgiving
We used Berkeley Glass on San Pablo Ave. near Delaware for
two shower enclosures. We found them efficient and
reasonably priced. Their turnaround time was under two weeks.
We did the same thing - We used Arrow Glass in Albany - they
came out and measured and then came back a few weeks later
and installed the glass shower doors. We also did a
neo-angle shower and enclosure. I was a bit hesitant to use
clear glass because I thought it would always be dirty but
they suggested we buy and apply a special coating that makes
the water bead up and it keeps the glass very clean. I
reapply it about every 2-3 years.
I'm finishing up a bathroom remodel, and I need a
recommendation for a glass installer to do the shower
enclosure. Does anyone know of any good value (i.e. low
cost, nice quality) glass installers? Also, anyone that I
should absolutely avoid? Thanks in advance.
We used HeavyLux (http://heavylux.com/) in San Leandro for
a custom frameless glass shower enclosure a couple years
ago and they did a nice job, and had the lowest price of
several estimates we got, too. They also did our mirror.
And in fact, I just called them up the other day with a
service question and got great customer service. I plan to
use them again when we save up enough to remodel our other
We used HeavyLux (www.heavylux.com, 510-667-0781) for the
shower enclosure in our recently-completed bathroom. They
are a family-owned company in San Leandro, recommended by
one of the tilers we interviewed, and we were very pleased
Their estimate was significantly lower than Cal Shower Door;
we didn't even get an estimate from Schicker, because of
their reputation for high prices. There was no additional
charge for protective coating the glass, but we did upgrade
to ultra-clear glass (called Starphire). You can see glass
and other options on their website, but I also visited their
We just completed a bathroom ''makeover''. We had a leaky
and old fiberglass shower that needed to be replaced. Not
only did we do a custom shower enclosure but we redid the
rest of the bathroom at the same time. If you want an
artist with a beautiful aesthetic and a true craftsman I
would highly recommend using Carl Gaard (510 410-6812). He
did a high end bathroom with marble and limestone at a
fraction of what we imagined it would cost. His attention
to detail and problem solving abilities are exceptional.
Our floor is a complicated diamond pattern and it is
stunning. We got an artist, a contractor and a designer
all in one. For us, it was a pleasure to work with Carl
and he will be doing other projects on our home in the
We have a glass enclosure around our shower. It has clear rubber
''weatherstripping'' around all the edges for keeping the water in
the shower, but that stripping is now very mildewed and some of
it has come off. I have looked at Home Depot, etc., and can't
find the stuff to replace it. I have called shower door
installers, and they apparently don't do repairs, just
installations. Any ideas? Any help appreciated!
Dazed and confused
Contact Arrow Glass in El Cerrito, they often have replacement
items hard to locate.
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