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FAQs

Compiled is a list of some commonly asked questions as well as resources for more information about our products.

General

Do you have a showroom?

Our shop has some samples of glass and hardware.  We can also show you some pictures or direct you to online resources.  If there is anything in particular you would like to see, please request that our estimator bring it at the time of measure.  Specialty glass samples will likely need to be ordered.

Do you have installers in other areas?

No. Problems of insurance, quality assurance, guarantees, warranties and so forth make it impractical. We have tried to arrange for installation a few times and it didn’t work out. Sorry.

Where are you located?

Our physical glass shop is located at 1035 Murray Street in Berkeley, California (see map). We’re open on weekdays from 8AM – 4:30PM and on Saturdays by appointment. Drop bys are always welcome.


Shower Doors

Do you sell to the public?

Yes, but you are solely responsible for measurements.  If it doesn’t fit, we are not responsible.  We do not provide consultations.  Please do your research on how to measure for showers.

Do you carry replacement shower door parts?

If it is a frameless enclosure, we carry a lot of parts and should be able to order most anything.  We carry a wide selection of replacement vinyl seals and sweeps for frameless doors.  Framed enclosures are almost impossible to track down parts for.  You will need to know the manufacturer of your door.  The manufacturer is not the same as the tempering plant logo imprinted on the glass.  We won’t be able to get a replacement part without this information unless we did the installation and can look up your order.  If the framed enclosure is 10-20 years old, it is unlikely the manufacturer still carries the parts.

What stops the door in the closed position?

There are springs inside the hinges and pivots that close the door to 90 degrees. If the door is open more than about 20 degrees it stays open. The door swings both ways unless a vinyl strike is applied.

Can the shower door glass be trimmed?

No, all shower glass must be tempered.  Tempered glass will shatter and cannot be cut.

Do you sell framed shower doors?

Yes, we do.  This is a cost effective solution for rental properties. The lead time is a little shorter as well.  Please visit our suppliers’ websites to see available styles.

Can your shower doors be installed on Fiberglass shower units?

Yes, but it is best if you back up the fiberglass with some 2×4’s. If that is not possible and the fiberglass is not very sturdy, then you can use a header across the top and pivots, instead of hinges. This keeps the weight of the door off the walls.

Where can I get more information about your products?

Are there any contractors you work with and recommend?