Wednesday, February 1, 2023

What to Look Out for During Your Tub and Shower Upgrade

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 Do you want your bathroom to have a more updated look? 

Do you want to replace your tub for a shower, but don’t know where to start? 

This type of remodel can present complications that are made easier when working with an experienced shower door provider. 

Challenges with this Type of Remodel

Bathrooms that were originally designed to have a tub may present several constraints when it comes to designing the shower door.  The principal challenge is the space available in the bathroom.  It’s common in bathrooms that originally had a tub to have the toilet located very close to the tub.  This limits where the shower door can be placed because the door must be able to swing out without hitting the toilet.  Sometimes the location of the toilet and vanity preclude being able to use a swinging shower door at all and the shower designer must use a sliding shower door.

To learn about how to get around the constraints of your bathroom remodel, click here! 

Plan Out Your Bathroom Remodel in Ann Arbor 

Are you ready for your bathroom upgrade?  Working with a local shower door provider for your bathroom remodel in Ann Arbor ensures the job will be done right. Contact us at 734-426-5600 for your shower door needs. 

Sunday, January 15, 2023

What Makes a Steam Shower Different?

 Are you thinking about upgrading your shower to a steam shower? 

Do you want to add a little luxury into your bathroom space? 

A steam shower can upgrade your space and includes therapeutic features. 

What makes a steam shower different? 

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When designing most showers for a new bathroom or bathroom remodel, proper ventilation of the steam and moisture created during a hot shower is a design feature. However, there is one type of shower where the shower design works to contain that steam within the shower, Steam Showers.  In the steam shower design, the glass walls and doors extend from floor to ceiling.  Another unique feature that is available on steam showers is an operable transom.  The transom acts as a small window above the shower door.  This gives you the ability to let some of the steam escape to better regulate the temperature.

Learn more about if a steam shower in Ann Arbor is right for you here! 

Update Your Bathroom with a Steam Shower in Ann Arbor 

Are you ready to steam your stress away from the comfort of your home bathroom? Installing a steam shower in your bathroom adds a unique feature that sets your home apart from the rest! Contact us today at 734-426-5600 and visit our Ann Arbor showroom to see shower styles in person.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Can Any Bathroom Contain a Steam Shower?

 Are you thinking about doing some bathroom renovations?

Do you want to upgrade your shower experience to something more luxurious? 

Before committing to a steam shower in Ann Arbor, makes sure it’s the right fit for your space.

Can any bathroom have a steam shower?  

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No.  The shower area needs to be constructed of materials that are resistant to water and moisture.  The entire space, including the ceiling, would need to be tiled.  Drywall and other pervious materials will be damaged from the moisture generated in a steam shower.  The light fixture that may be present in the steam shower may also need to be designed to withstand high humidity.

Before making any commitments to a shower style, make sure it’s suitable to your space or that you’re ready for a full bathroom remodel! If a steam shower isn’t right for you, consider updating your space with a sleek glass shower door.

Learn more about what makes a steam shower stand out here! 

Is a Steam Shower in Ann Arbor the Right Fit for You? 

A steam shower is a stylish and sleek way to update your bathroom with the added bonus of steam therapy! If a steam shower is right for you, contact us today at 734-426-5600 to get started on your remodel. 

Friday, December 16, 2022

What is a Fogged Window?

Have you noticed your windows start to fog?

Does the fog in your window clear up at times?

Insulated window units are made up of two panes of glass separated by a spacer.  A sealant is applied along the edges of the unit to seal off the space between the two panes of glass.  This space provides a measure of insulation and allows for you to see out the window. When this seal fails, outside air and humidity are able to enter the space between the window panes.  The difference in temperatures on the outside and the inside of the windowpanes can cause condensation to form and create a “fogged” window.

The seal between the windowpanes can be broken for several reasons.  Age is the primary reason as the sealant begins to degrade.  Movement and flexing of the windows over time can cause also cause the seal to break.  

To learn more information about your windows, click here!

Wolverine can Repair or Replace Your Fogged Glass and Shower Doors in Ann Arbor

If you windows are fogged or your glass shower door in Ann Arbor needs to be replace, Wolverine has got your glass needs covered. Contact us today at (734)426-5600 for all your custom glass needs.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

What to Do if Your Window has Shattered

Did your glass window shatter?

Has your glass window shattered but not fallen out of the frame?

Tempered glass will shatter in hundreds of tiny little pieces.  It is not uncommon for the outer pane of glass to be shattered while the inner pane is still good.  In this situation, it will allow you time to get the window unit replaced without having to deal with a large open hole.  The little pieces of glass can be disposed of.  The pieces are small, but can still cause cuts.  It is recommended that you wear gloves when working with glass.

Sometimes the glass will shatter, but will stay together.  In this situation, it is best to leave the window or door undisturbed.  

To learn more about taking care of your glass windows, click here!

Wolverine can Handle Your Window and Glass Shower Ann Arbor Door Needs

Has your window or glass shower door in Ann Arbor shattered? Contact us today at (734)426-5600 for your custom glass installation and replacements. Don’t worry about accurate measurements or glass types when you have professionals on the job.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Selecting the Right Hardware for your Shower Door

Are you installing a new shower door? 

Do you want to update the look and feel of your current bathroom? 

Choosing the right glass shower door for your bathroom can be intimidating. Knowing what hardware to pick for your shower door can influence the overall style.

Clips vs. Channel

A typical shower door arrangement will include other pieces of glass beyond the door itself. Both methods perform the same function in holding the glass in place, but you may prefer the look of one over the other.  

Clip: Three or more clips are attached to the glass and wall to hold the side panel in place, compared to channel which runs along the entire edge of a piece of glass.

Channel: Channel is a 5/8” deep piece of aluminum U channel that is available in a variety of finishes to match the other hardware in the shower.  For a typical side panel in a shower, the glass is held in place by a piece of channel on the bottom and the side of the glass.  

To learn more about selecting the right hardware for your bathroom update, click here! 

Updating Your Glass Shower Doors in Ann Arbor

If you’re planning to update your glass shower door in Ann Arbor, the hardware you choose can affect the overall look of your bathroom. Contact us at 734-426-5600 so we can help guide you to the best choice for your new bathroom.

Monday, November 21, 2022

What to Consider When Remodeling Your Bathroom

 Do you plan on remodeling your bathroom? 

Are you comfortable picking out new hardware for your project? 

There’s a lot to consider when remodeling your bathroom. Here are a couple things to keep in mind when picking out hardware for your bathroom update:

Finish: If you have already selected a finish for your other bathroom hardware, you will want the shower door to match.  There are several common finishes available for shower doors such as chrome, brushed nickel, or matte black.  These finishes are readily available for many different types of hardware and tend to be available at a lower cost.

Shape: Most hardware falls into two broad categories:  square and round. For simple hardware like hinges and clips, there are three common shapes: square, square beveled, and round beveled.  Ideally, you should select shower door hardware that is like the other hardware in your bathroom.  Consider the handles that might be used on your vanity or the faucet that was selected and choose a shape for your shower door that matches.

If you want to learn more about selecting the right hardware for your bathroom, click here! 

Choose the Right Hardware for Your Glass Shower Doors in Ann Arbor

If you’re planning to update your bathroom, selecting the correct hardware for your glass shower door in Ann Arbor is essential. Contact us at 734-426-5600 to schedule your free consultation so we can help you make the right choice. 

What to Look Out for During Your Tub and Shower Upgrade

 Do you want your bathroom to have a more updated look?  Do you want to replace your tub for a shower, but don’t know where to start?  This ...