Frameless shower enclosures use heavy 3/8″ or 1/2″ glass to make the sections sturdier. Depending on the need, frameless shower doors can have metal header support atop the pieces. Even with a metal header, this would still be frameless because there is no metal between the panels or doors to keep them secure. There is a low-profile metal channel at the base of the glass to keep them secure.

Frameless shower doors are easier to repair than framed or semi-frameless shower doors, because individual components can be easy to source and switch out. Be sure to check the manufacturer warranty and the warranty from the company that installed the enclosure. The cost for frameless shower enclosures and doors is higher than the other two options and professional installation is highly recommended.

Frameless shower doors have a lot of customization options for glass types and hardware options including shower door handles, knobs, towel bars and robe hooks. Frameless is a great option for showing off tiles and provides an open, airy feel. Frameless enclosures are the easiest to clean and need little to no maintenance.