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How to Replace & Install Bathtub and Shower Door Sweep and Seals

How to Replace & Install Bathtub and Shower Door Sweep and Seals

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Fri May 19 2023

Assorted glass shower doors featuring different styles and shower door sweeps.

Shower Door Sweep Replacements: Keep The Water In The Shower!

What is a shower door sweep replacement and why do you need one? A shower door sweep is a vinyl and polycarbonate strip that snaps onto the edges of frameless shower doors to prevent water from dripping out of the shower. Shower sweeps make bathroom and shower cleaning easy because they trap all of the water from your shower inside the shower area, reducing the risk of mildew or bacterial growth outside your shower. Since shower sweeps snap on, they require very few tools and no adhesives to install remove, and replace.

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Types Of Shower Door Sweep Replacements



If you need to replace your shower sweep, Dulles Glass has you covered. There are three types of shower door sweeps: bottom sweeps, side sweeps, and door jamb sweeps. Bottom shower door sweeps go on the bottom of your shower doors and prevent water from leaking out of the bottom of your shower area. Side sweeps go on the side of the shower door that opens outward, while door jamb sweeps go on the hinged side of the shower door. Additionally, make sure you determine whether you need glass-to-glass or wall-to-glass shower sweeps. Glass-to-glass shower door sweeps are inserted vertically between two shower glass panels while wall-to-glass shower sweeps are inserted vertically between a shower glass panel and a wall.

Shower Door Sweep Replacement & Drip Rail


You should replace your frameless shower door sweep anywhere from 6 to 24 months. Shower door sweeps lose their seal over time and are not as effective at keeping in water. You should also replace your shower door sweep if it is discolored, cracked, or brittle, or shows other signs of wear and tear. Our shower door sweeps fit glass shower doors that are 1/4", 1/2", and 3/8" of an inch thick and can be 98 inches long for door jamb sweeps or 36 inches long for bottom sweeps. Additionally, you can cut the longer-length shower door sweeps to size so that they will fit your shower.

How To Install Shower Door Sweep Replacements And Bottom Seals


Once you receive your shower door sweep, you will need to do a few things prior to installing it. After removing your worn shower door sweep, carefully use a glass scraper to remove any residue from the area to ensure that the new shower sweep fits perfectly. Next, clean the area with glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth. Now your shower door is ready; you can install your new shower door sweep. Check out the video for more on how to do that. And don't forget, you can clean your shower sweeps whenever you clean your shower, just don't use harsh cleaners on them.


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