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When Your Frameless Shower Glass Door Leaks: What To Do

SEO pFOkUS, May 18, 2021

Installing a shower door in our bathrooms has become a must for most of us these days as they not only keep the bathroom dry but also enhances the interior look. Glass doors are installed for purpose of retaining the water inside the shower area and not letting it splash outside. But sometimes, these doors start leaking, contradicting the very purpose of their installation. The leakage could be due to gaps in the corners. Many people resort to replacing their shower doors when they begin leaking. But that can be very costly. Frameless shower glass door leaks can be rectified with a very simple solution. This article below will throw light on easy solutions for shower glass door leaks.

Find Out Where the Door is Leaking From?

To mend the leaking glass doors, first you need to find out which part of the frameless shower door is leaking. Is your framed door leaking at the bottom? Do you find water dripping on the vertical side with hinges? Or do you see that your frameless shower glass door leaks where the door opens? Most shower glass doors leak the door opening or at the metal track which holds the glass. This leak might be minimal, but over a period of time, you might find water stains and mold at the corners.

Solutions for Fixing the Leaks Under the Frameless Shower Door:

Leaks are more common in frameless doors as compared to the framed ones. The framed ones have a problem of corrosion because of more metal. If you find water leaking through the gap under the door, then you can install a shower door sweep. pFOkUS manufactures a high-quality polycarbonate material. Our glass door sweep has an ideal clarity and has a seamless and unique design that prevents leaks at the bottom. These have a strong grip and can easily attach to the bottom of your glass door. They are highly functional and will ensure dry flooring outside the shower always.

pFOkUS Glass Door Sweeps has Unique Design to Prevent Leak

You can choose from the various sizes and shape we have according to your requirement:

Solutions for Fixing the Leaks on Either Side of the Frameless Shower Door:

If you find frameless shower door leaks at both the sides of the glass, then you will have to seal the gap between the door and the adjacent glass wall. Invest in a shower door side seal to solve the leakage issue from the sides. These glass door seals designed by pFOkUS are available in 12 varieties such as push-on, pre-taped and others which come with double-sided tapes. These seals easily snap on the rail.

Frameless Shower Glass Door Seals Easily Snap on the Rail

Our Frameless Glass Shower Door Seals are Mentioned Below:

Some Important Tips While Installing our Frameless Shower Door Seals and Sweeps:

  • To install the glass door seal on the glass, you need to measure the height and cut the seal accordingly. Most of our seals are pre-taped. You can also use the un-taped seal or sweep and fix it using double-sided tape.
  • You can clean the etch with a soft clean wipe.
  • You can also use our high quality double sided tape DS200, which is very easy for installing seals and sweeps.
  • To clean sweep and seal, we recommend you to use our incredible glass cleaner – Benaz. It renders an ideal clarity to the seals, removing the etching, staining and water spots.

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A shower door seal replacement might not be required once you purchase seals and sweeps from pFOkUS. But sometimes, due to hard water issues and tiles with lippage, a replacement might be required every couple of years. Featuring a high-quality material and splendid design, our seals and sweeps are easy to clean, corrosion-free and leakage-proof. If in case, you need to change the seal, they are easy to remove and you can buy a new one from pFOkUS. So get rid of frameless shower glass door leaks using high-quality seals and sweeps from pFOkUS.

You can also follow us on our Facebook page to receive regular tips on caring for your glass shower door. If you need additional tips on caring for shower glass door, get in touch with pFOkUS today at +1-800-977-8313.

31 Comments
  1. Glen Chinn 1 year ago

    I have a frameless shower door. It leaks from under the bottom. I put on a new door sweep from Home Depot. My door is 3/8 thick. The door still leaks underneath. I saw your door sweeps and wondered if they would help my problem. Please let me know. Thanks!

    • pFOkUS 1 year ago

      We custom make a sweep for customers like you that have this issue. It is our DS9371-1. The seal is 1”, filling the gap from the bottom of your enclosure door to the curb. Should this be too long then you can simply trim it with scissors. If it’s still a little short, then you can use the free shims that you receive with your sweep to drop it even lower filling your gap. You can view this sweep on our website under frameless door sweeps.

  2. Antoinette 1 year ago

    My frameless shower door leaks from the side that opens. On the other side of it is stationary frameless glass. What can I do to prevent the water from leaking between these two glass peices? I am so tired of wet floors and rugs.

    • pFOkUS 1 year ago

      The sole purpose of a frameless shower door is to be able to contain the water splashes inside the shower and direct them towards the drain, instead of leaking out. If your frameless shower door leaks from the sides, then you can rectify this problem by installing a frameless shower door seal. pFOkUS manufactures 12 different kinds of frameless door seals, each with a different size and specification. If your door has a lot of gap as the bottom, then you can install a frameless shower door sweep. We have different specifications, sizes and colors in sweeps too. You can also send us your pictures and our experts will get back to you with the recommended seal and sweep.

  3. Dustin Richardson 12 months ago

    I own a dreamline prism corner shower and can’t get it to stop leaking, we believe it’s around the door area, do you have a replacement or an improved seal design?

    • pFOkUS 11 months ago

      Hello, we can solve your leakage problem for sure, but first we would like to know whether your shower door is framed or frameless. pFOkUS manufactures 12 different kinds of frameless door seals and 7 kinds of framed seals. Our seals are designed with the clearest polycarbonate material and are available in different sizes and types. You can perhaps, send us a picture of your prism shower corner, so that we can guide you better. If your door has a gap at the bottom, you will need to install a sweep. We also have thresholds to seal large gaps. Hope this is helpful. Thanks.

  4. Gary salyer 10 months ago

    I have a frameless dreamline prism shower. There is a major leak at the bottom door hinge. Do you have a suggestion to stop this?

    • pFOkUS 10 months ago

      leakages from frameless shower doors can result due to larger gaps between the floor and glass door. You can use a shower door threshold if the gap is too big. You can also use a door sweep to cover the gap and hence prevent the leakage. pFOkUS sells a wide range of shower glass door enclosures. Browse through our products on our website and pick the one most suitable for you.

  5. Kellie Parkes 9 months ago

    I have frameless bypass sliding shower doors, and water splashes underneath onto floor. Because they are sliding doors I cannot use a door sweep. Are there other products that would work to eliminate this issue?

  6. Deb 9 months ago

    My frameless glass door leaks on the side the attaches to the wall. This is the side the has the hinges that allow the door to open and close. It leaks at the bottom though we have a sweep. It’s between the sweep and the wall, What is the best way to deal with that?

    • pFOkUS 9 months ago

      You can attach a seal for vertical leaks from your frameless glass doors.  We have various types of frameless glass door seals at pFOkUS. Once  your replace your side seal, water will not cascade down and leak from the bottom. It is also possible that your sweep is not installed properly. You can even consider replacing your sweep. We have different types of sweeps available at pFOkUS. 

  7. Rama_Anand 9 months ago

    please help. my two bathroom frameless shower leaks from the bottom even after placing the sweep. the shower door company is saying that the tiles are not laid properly that is the reason wgy water is leaking

    • pFOkUS 9 months ago

      Hello, you need to first analyse where the water is leaking from. If it is leaking from the shower door, you can install a sweep, seal or threshold accordingly, but if you find the water leaking from the tile, you can consider  sealing your grout and tile to stop water leakage.

  8. Michell Gulbrandson 7 months ago

    Very good blog, thank you so much for the contribution

  9. Awnings Wairarapa 7 months ago

    I am so happy I found your blog and I absolutely love your information about what to do when frameless shower glass door leaks and the tips you have shared are awesome. I liked and it is wonderful to know about so many things that are useful for all of us! Thanks a lot for this amazing blog!!

  10. Katherine 7 months ago

    I have Dreamelime prism frameless neo angle shower enclosure. 72-in H 34.125-W having problem with the door sweep leaking. Do you have a fix for this

    • pFOkUS 6 months ago

      On our website on the home page, click on Shower Glass, then scroll down to frameless shower sweeps.  You will see a variety of shower sweeps, with each sweep showing the size of gap it will cover.  You will have to measure from the bottom of  your shower glass door to the top of the curb to determine the size gap you have.  Then you will have to measure the length of sweep you will need and the thickness of the glass.

      If your curb is not slightly sloped toward the shower pan, and water is still laying on the curb then you might want to consider using a threshold to hold the water from leaking out.  Under shower glass, scroll down to Thresholds and we have two different styles with the DS202 being the most popular.

      Please let us know if we can be of further service to you.

  11. Glazier New Plymouth 6 months ago

    Wonderful informationwhat to do when frameless shower glass door leaks, thanks a lot for sharing kind of content with us. Your blog gives the best and the most interesting information. I wonder if we can gather such practical information about it, a great post definitely to come across

  12. balustrades Auckland 6 months ago

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  13. Window Tinting Near Me 6 months ago

    This is a very informative blog, thanks for sharing about what to do when frameless shower glass door leaks . I liked and it is wonderful to know about so many things that are useful for all of us! Thanks a lot for this amazing blog!!

  14. Rachel 5 months ago

    I have frameless, passing, glass, Barn-door type of shower doors that look lovely.
    However, like many people, the doors are leaking from the bottom.
    Is it true the tile under the doors need to have a slight decline so the water can drain toward the shower?
    Thanks for your help.

    • pFOkUS 5 months ago

      Hello, from your description of your glass door, we understand that  you have frameless glass shower doors. Frameless shower door leaks occur due to improper installation. While it is true that the tile under the doors and in the shower need to have a slight decline, you can still rectify your problem by installing our frameless shower door seals and sweeps. For more information on our products, you can visit our website.

  15. Steve Stevens 5 months ago

    Hi there, great site for those of us who require mre info on our shower doors an sealing. We just had a frameless shower door installed. Simple configuration of door and side glass which is cut around a shower bench. Our problem is how much of a gap between glass and walls and between shower door and glass is acceptable and how would your product improve leak prevention.

    • pFOkUS 4 months ago

      You should have a 3/16″ gap allowance for the walls to move and expand.  If you have a larger gap, allow a 3/16″ gap after you have installed your seal if needed.  Our DS107 or DS108 is popular for the hinge side of the glass.  If water is coming through the door or by the wall, measure the gap size, and if you go to pFOkUS.com go to the tab Shower Glass, then Frameless Door Seals.  We have several seals and gap sizes to choose from.  Most seals come pre-taped for easy installation.  These seals will fill your gap eliminating water to seep through.  Another hint, is if your squeegeeing your glass use Valore to spray your glass every three weeks, the Valore will seal the glass and you won’t have to squeegee again!

  16. karamjit Gill 3 months ago

    I have frameless slider shower door, water splashes from the bottom of the glass door. I talked to the installer and they said it will be splashing little bit. i can not put the the sweeps because it is slider door. What will be solution for this.

    • pFOkUS 2 months ago

      On our website, under shower glass, click on frameless thresholds.  This will help keep the water in the shower.  We have two different styles, and different colors, I would recommend the DS202.  At the bottom of the page is a section with questions and answers to help you.  Please let us know if we can be of further service to you.

  17. Patti 2 months ago

    My frameless shower doors leak from the bottom at the center. They are sliding doors. Appears that the caulk does not stay but keeps peeling off. Is there a sweep made for sliders?

    • pFOkUS 2 months ago

      Thank you for reaching out to us. We would need pictures of the door far away and up close, because there are so many different types. Once you send us the pictures, we will be able to provide you the right solution.

  18. These are great tips. Knowing how to take care of a frameless shower glass door is important. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Stacy Shelton 2 weeks ago

    We have an American Standard Frameless Shower door. One door is stationary and one slides. It leaks in the middle where the guard does not extend. It also leaks on the bottom corner wall/stationary piece. Any suggestions? Thank you!

    • pFOkUS 1 week ago

      Hello,
      pFOkUS has a wide range of shower door sweeps, seals, thresholds and other such enclosures. However, to help you buy the exact enclosure, we would require pictures of your doors. Please send us the pictures of your shower doors, both sliding and stationary, so that we can guide you properly.
      Thanks.

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