Wolverine Glass Shares What You Need to Know Before Starting a DIY Installation Projects

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Michimich -- Homeowners considering a bathroom remodel often face the decision of whether they want to tackle the project themselves or hire a professional.

While DIY projects can offer cost savings and personal satisfaction, Wolverine Glass shares how installing a glass shower door presents unique challenges that require careful considerations:

Precision Measurements

Glass shower doors are made from tempered glass, which undergoes a specialized heat treatment to enhance its strength and safety. Once tempered, the glass can't be resized or altered.

Even the smallest measurement errors-smaller then 1/16th of an inch-can ruin the glass and make it unusable.

Professional installers have the expertise to take precise measurements, and insurance that covers the risks of any mistakes. On the other hand, for DIY enthusiasts, any errors can result in the needs to repurchase the glass multiple times, driving up the cost.

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Safety Concerns

Handling heavy glass can be dangerous and difficult. Maneuvering heavy glass doors through tight spaces can be hard for even experienced professionals.
This type of labor can lead to muscle strains and injuries, especially for those unaccustomed to heavy lifting. Although tempered glass is designed with safety in mind, it can still shatter if mishandled, creating sharp glass fragments that pose serious safety risks.

Quality Installation

Many home improvement projects allow a small amount of room for error, but installing a glass shower door demands precision.
One aspect of this is caulking. Unlike the more forgiving latex caulk used in painting, shower doors need silicone caulk, which is harder to apply neatly and can't be cleaned up with water. Poor caulking is a clear indicator of a DIY job and can affect the overall quality and durability of the installation.

Call Wolverine Glass for an Expert Bathroom Remodel in Ann Arbor!

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Before beginning a DIY glass shower door installation, Wolverine Glass encourages people to consider the importance of accurate measurements, safe handling of heavy glass, and the level of precision needed to achieve a high-quality finish.
For complex or custom installations, hiring a professional promises a smooth and safe outcome!

If you'd like assistance with your bathroom remodel in Ann Arbor, contact Wolverine Glass. Their experts guarantee a flawless and secure finish.

About Wolverine Glass: Whether you have a standard project, want a one-of-a-kind design for your shower door, mirror, or tabletop, or if you're looking for a stand-out custom or commercial design, we can help. With over 30 years of experience, Wolverine Glass is a reliable source for glass shower doors in Ann Arbor. Stop by their showroom in Dexter or call them at 734-426-5600 to discuss your glass needs or to arrange for a free consultation.

Eric Wilkinson

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