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We have a frameless shower door in our master bathroom. The plastic sweep attached along the bottom of the glass door has come off and additionally water is leaking from the shower into the bathroom in a number of places where the bottom metal frame meets the saddle.
Our handyman has made numerous attempts to replace the sweep and run silicone sealant along the bottom of the shower door. The sweep quickly comes off (either it doesn't hold for long or the sweep is so tight against the door that it requires alot of force to open the door and eventually comes off) and water continues to leak from the bottom after a few days. He has done these repairs successfully in other apartments, but for some reason it has not worked in our apartment.
Can someone please recommend a shower door repair company for the above repair?
Thank you in advance.
Not too many glass guys will come out for something like that but I think I can get my guy to fix it for you. Email me at
Lobster, try Glass Crafters in New Jersey. They installed my shower doors and have done a repair for me recently.
Are you sure you're opening the door in the right direction?
My inclination would be to open it inwards, so that water drips into the shower pan. But most of the ones I've seen are meant to open outwards, and require a lot of force to open inwards.
Alan I'm so happy you are back.
"[The Spirit of Alcohol:]
I'll come back someday
With a hip, hip hooray
Until I do, I'll give to you
A little cocktail that is new"
-- Irving Berlin, 1919
Alan it's a little bit early in the morning to be talking about Irving Berlin.
Had a similar problem with my 10 year old frameless shower door.
Very easy to fix by yourself, but you need to go to a glass showroom to get the correct door sweep material.Take your old sweep off and they can cut a new one to the right length. There will be a few small cut-outs to make the new one fit properly, but simple using the old one as a template. Be sure to clean the glass with a razor blade to get all of the scum off and then use Windex/other glass cleaner. Just wax the bottom edge of the glass to make it easy to slide the new sweep on. You may have to tap it on using a wood block to cushion your hammer.Also wax the sweep edge and the door will close more easily.
You will NOT find the correct sweep material at Lowe's or Home Depot!
BTW - strip of sweep material was around $9.00 for 36"