Expert tips on bathroom glass and mirrors

Expert tips on bathroom glass and mirrors

Need new mirrors or glass to eliminate fog in your bathroom? Check out advice from these three highly rated glass and mirror installers.

Who we spoke to

Apple Glass & Mirror

Jake Van Den Brande, president


Shower Doors of Dallas

Jason Gantenbein, owner


Bedford Glass and Mirror

Peggy Shumate, office manager


What types of glass do you install in bathrooms?

Jake Van Den Brande: We do custom showers, semi-frameless, framed, in a tub or shower opening and mirrors. We’ll change an outside window and can do shelving.

Jason Gantenbein: We primarily market our shower enclosures, mostly frameless shower enclosures. We also install mirrors or a mirror frame overlay.

Peggy Shumate: We install mirrors, shower enclosures and framed mirrors. We replace window panes for insulated windows, double or single pane.

What is the range of costs for installations?

Van Den Brande: Average would be around $1,500 for shower and about $200 for a mirror. Costs depend on the size.

Gantenbein: It depends on the size, shape and type of glass you use. It’s $600 to $800 for a single door, $1,200 to $1,600 for a 90-degree corner unit and $2,000 to $3,000 for frameless.

Shumate: Frameless showers average $1,500 to $2,000, depending on the size. The framed shower is about half that price.

What products are popular for glass and mirror upgrades in bathrooms?

Van Den Brande: Frameless shower is the most popular right now. We use 3/8-inch glass and use clips to hold it up. Mirrors are frameless or framed.

Gantenbein: The latest thing is protective coatings that can be applied to the glass that help protect it against hard water deposits and hard water spots.

Shumate: A lot of people are going with the frameless shower. That’s what everyone prefers, but it’s cost prohibitive. Almost everyone inquires about the frameless.

How do upgraded mirrors and glass enhance a bathroom?

Van Den Brande: It makes it a lot more modern looking. It makes it opened up and makes it look a little bit bigger if they get rid of the framing around the shower.

Gantenbein: Frameless showers are easier to maintain. It’s a world of difference between how those doors operate. There’s no more need for a latch or magnetic strip.

Shumate: It’s updated. It looks new. The reason most people are doing it is to change the look of their space.

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