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How to Approach Contractors With Knowledge: A Contracting Blog

Hi! My name is Pam, and I recently learnt how scary it can be to hire contractors. I have to admit that in many cases, I didn't even know which questions to ask first. After remodelling my entire home, including putting in a new foundation, I learnt a lot about working with contractors, and I am going to cover all of that in this blog. I am a nurse, and I love my job. I live with my sister Beth in our parents' old home with Beth's 16-year-old daughter. I love to write, but this is one of my first public projects. I hope you like it. Thank you for reading.

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Top Reasons Why You Should Not Install Your Own Frameless Shower Screen

If you're interested in installing a frameless shower screen, it might be because you like their modern look, ease of cleaning and all of their other benefits. You might assume another benefit is that you can install your frameless shower screen yourself, but this might be more challenging than you think. Installing your own frameless shower screen could cause more problems than you expect, such as these.

You Could Make a Mistake When Measuring

Before installing a shower screen, you'll need to know what size your glass pieces need to be. This means that you will need to take careful measurements. If you make even a minor mistake when taking these measurements, then your shower screen might not fit like it's supposed to. To prevent your shower screen from being too small or too large, consider having professional measurements and installation done.

You May Find the Glass is Hard to Work With

You might assume that installing a shower screen is going to be easy, but you may find it's harder to work with than you think. Large sheets of shower glass can be bulky and heavy, so they can be hard to maneuver into your bathroom. Actually installing the shower screen requires certain tools and techniques, and the technique is different depending on the specific shower and the flooring in the bathroom. To avoid having to figure out how to install a frameless shower screen yourself, you should consider enlisting the help of a professional.

You'll Need to Ensure a Proper Seal

If your frameless shower screen does not have a proper seal, then you have to worry about water leaking out of the shower and into the bathroom each time that you use it. This can lead to a big mess that you have to clean up each time that you take a shower, and it can lead to mold growth and water damage in your bathroom, too. Having your shower screen professionally installed to prevent issues with a proper seal is probably going to be worth it.

You'll Want Your Shower to Stay in Place

Of course, not only do you have to worry about the possibility of your shower leaking if it isn't installed properly, but you also have to worry about your shower screen actually falling down due to an improper, non-professional installation. After all, this could be dangerous and can lead to damaged glass, too. With a professional installation, this should not be a concern, and the work should be covered by a warranty if something does go wrong.

For more information on shower screens, contact a professional near you.