Denver Shower Enclosures
Superior Door & Glass Services provides Denver Metro and Boulder County the highest quality Shower Enclosures and Doors. With over 50 years of Glass experience, locally owned and operated, we offer our friendly and knowledgeable staff to assist you. We are committed to excellence. We bring to you true quality and customer service at an affordable price. We are an authorized US Horizon Shower Door Hardware dealers, Agalite Shower Enclosures, Alumax Shower Doors and Guardian Glass’s ShowerGuard Glass. Our extensive knowledge and experience enables us to provide you with the quality items and services you expect. Contact us today for more information. Our goal is that once you shop with us and we set the expectation of customer services, shopping anywhere else will be a culture shock. Below and throughout our website are examples of our work. Thank you for visiting with us and give us a call if you have questions.
Shower Door Services Offered
- Supply and Install Custom Shower Doors
- We specialize in Frameless and European Showers
- We do Framed and Semi-Frameless Shower Doors
- We carry hard to find Parts and Seals
- We Service Shower Door and Enclosures
- Glass Barn Style Sliding Doors
- Shower and Tub Sliding Doors
Superior Door and Glass offers a Super Duper Limited Lifetime Warranty against workmanship and manufacturing defects on all our Agalite Shower Doors and European (Frame-less) Enclosure.
Below are our installation guidelines used on our designs and installations. These were developed by the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association or (BEMA) which is made up of hundreds of manufactures, suppliers, and installer. These standards, we believe, will go a long way in making your enclosure safe, durable, and attractive.
1.) Glazing and installation of framed and frameless shower units shall be in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and the AGA Industry Frameless Shower Standards (AGA-SH1) and comply with Category II of CPSC 16 CFR 1201.
2.) Doors. Hinged doors shall open outward and provide a minimum of 22 inches (559 mm) clear opening when opened to 90° (1.57 rad). No portion of a bi-fold door may open into the shower area. Exception: Self centering doors that swing both ways are permitted provided there is no restriction for the door to open outward to 90° (1.57 rad).
3.) Frameless light glass shower enclosures.
a. Frameless light hinging and sliding shower doors. Frameless light hinging and sliding shower doors shall be a minimum of 3/16 inch (4.8 mm) tempered glass.
b. Size limitation on Sliding Glass Doors. Compression hinged doors shall not exceed 28 inch (711 mm) in width. Compression attached rollers to sliding doors shall not exceed 32 inches (813 mm) in width. Neither may exceed 70 inches (1778 mm) in height
c. Exception: When ¼ inch (6.4 mm) tempered glass is used with through glass fastening, hinged doors shall not exceed 36 inches (914 mm) in width and 96 inches (2438 mm) in height. This is how we do it on all Agalite Sliders.
4.) Panels. All 3/16 inch (4.8mm) or 1/4 inch (6.4mm) panels shall be framed and attached to three sides.
5.) Frameless heavy glass shower enclosures.
a. Hinges. Hinge weights shall not exceed the manufacturer’s tested maximum load. Three hinges are allowed only when a plumb, straight (not bowed) substrate is provided.
b. Screws. Stainless steel screws shall be used of minimum size #10 and a length sufficient to make a minimum penetration into the wood frame of 1½ inch (38 mm). This penetration into the substrate shall be sealed with a non-hardening, asphalt base sealant.
c. Hinged shower doors and stationary panels. Hinged shower doors and stationary panels shall be a minimum of 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) tempered glass.
d. Recommended clearances. Clearance between a door and panel or door and wall shall be no less than 1/8 inch (3.2 mm). Clearance at the bottom of the door shall be no less than 3/16 inch (4.7 mm) between the exposed glass edge and the curb or threshold.
6.) Size limitation.
a. Shower doors. Shower doors shall not exceed 36 inches (965 mm) in width or 100 pounds (68 kg) in weight.
b. Exception: These limits may be exceeded where a registered design professional submits a stamped calculation.
c. Non-load bearing panels. 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) panels shall not exceed 150 (2794 mm) united inches, width +height (UI). 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) panels shall not exceed 170 (3048 mm) UI. Height shall not exceed 84 inches (2134 mm).
d. Exception: Where three sides of the panel are attached to the structure, the UI limitations may shall not apply.
7.) Mechanical fastening hardware. Metal clips, header or transom, tube bracing and channels shall comply with this section.
a. U channels. U channels shall be fastened to the finished shower wall. Penetration through the finished shower wall shall be limited to the mounting screws for clips, channels, and hinges. Reglet design is not permitted.
b. Clip location. Clips on the long edge of the glass shall be located between 4 inches (102 mm) and 8 inches (203 mm) from each end of the glass. A third clip shall be on the long edge if the glass exceeds 48 inches (1219mm) in length. Clips shall be centered on the short edge on panels up to 16 inches (406 mm) in width. For greater widths, two clips shall be used, one at each one-third point.
c. Non-load-bearing side panels. Non-load-bearing side panels shall be mounted by mechanical fasteners on the bottom and the top or bottom and one vertical side.
d. Exception: For two in-line side panels (such as a buttress design) and/or to a return panel, the vertical butt joint(s) shall be sealed with a structural silicone sealant and shall be secured at the top with a joint spanning clip(s) or header.
e. Load-bearing side panels and any return panel. Load-bearing side panels and any return panel shall be secured with mechanical fasteners on three sides. The minimum width of a load-bearing panel shall be 5 inches (127 mm).