Installing a shower door can be an impactful way for a homeowner to stylishly upgrade a bathroom while reaping functional benefits. Compared to shower curtains, doors are often easier to clean and do a better job of containing water. In the long run, a shower door’s minimal need for maintenance can even save homeowners money and time.
|What you can expect|
|Range per door:||$378.75||$589.21|
|Range for this type of project:||$379||$589|
Shower Door Installation Cost
Cost of frameless pivot shower door in polished chrome, made with 1/4"-thick tempered glass. Ten-year limited warranty guarantees exceptional quality.
Basic Labor for Shower Door Installation
Labor cost, under typical conditions, to install shower door. After a full site assessment and measurement, door frame will be fabricated and secured to wall structure. Door will be set and adjusted, and perimeter edges of door frame evenly caulked. All steps of the process, including preparation and cleanup, are included.
Job Supplies for Shower Door Installation
Standard supplies and materials used in the installation process, such as fasteners, adhesives, and mounting hardware.
Equipment Allowance for Shower Door Installation
Daily rental of specialty equipment that maximizes the quality and efficiency of the work. These include a pneumatic finish nailer, 10" miter saw, electric jigsaw, 3" belt sander, and 3-1/4" electric planer. Consumable equipment elements not included.
Removal of Shower Door Installation Waste
Additional fee for safe, expeditious disposal of old materials, installation waste, and all associated debris.
Removal of Shower Door (Optional)
Safe and efficient removal of existing shower door. Door frame and its fasteners will be removed, and all components transported for appropriate disposal.
|cost to install a shower door|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per door||$247.75|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 door||$476.23|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 door||$372.68 - $579.77|
Numerous types of shower doors exist to accommodate varying designs. Sliding glass or bypass doors can save space and work well in tub and shower combinations or with a stand-alone shower. Hinged doors swing out into the bathroom or pivot in both directions but require enough surrounding space for their swing radius. Additional door types include neo-angle and round doors, and many types come with the option of being frameless or framed.
Along with the type of door, the cost of installation can depend on the thickness of the glass used, the type of glass and whether the homeowner chooses to install frameless or framed doors. Frameless doors offer a modern, seamless appearance but can be more labor-intensive to install and require thicker, often more expensive glass. A door’s quality and size, whether it's custom-made and the size of the bathroom itself can also affect material and labor costs.
The complexity of a shower door installation can vary widely depending on the type of door being installed, but an installation professional can advise homeowners on their options and how best to work within their budget. Additionally, a professional has the tools, skills and equipment needed to safely handle large, heavy panes of glass, perform exact measurements, install tracks for sliding doors, ensure stability and customize a door according to the homeowner’s needs.