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The old siding on my home had finally reached the end of its lifespan. This meant it was time to re-side my home. After doing some research, I knew what features I wanted for my new siding. One of the features that was most important to me was the appearance of the siding and how it would increase the curb appeal of my home. Siding wraps around your entire home and can make it look old and dated, or new and modern. With this website, I hope to discuss different siding products and discuss what sort of appeal and look it can bring to your home. This can help you select the siding type that will impact the overall appearance of your home for the better.


Siding Products That Increase Your Curb Appeal

4 Popular Types Of Glass For Shower Doors

by Kent George

Are you remodeling your bathroom? Do you want to install a glass shower door? A glass door can be a great way to improve your bathroom's appearance and cleanliness. Curtains can often allow water to escape onto the bathroom floor, creating excess moisture in the room that can be a breeding ground for mildew. Glass doors, on the other hand, create a tight seal that keep water in the shower, which prevents moisture problems and mildew growth in the rest of the bathroom. Glass doors can also complement your bathroom's design. Here are a few different types glass that are commonly used in shower doors:

Clear glass. This is the most common type of glass for shower doors. As the name suggests, the glass is completely clear. The primary benefit of this type of glass is that it's usually the least expensive type of glass available. Since it doesn't have any type of extra design or decorative elements, clear glass will also usually fit in with almost any style. However, clear glass doesn't offer much in the way of privacy, so it may not be a good choice if you want a barrier between the shower and the rest of the bathroom.

Frosted glass. This is like clear glass, except that one side of the glass is sandblasted or acid etched to give it a unique texture. The benefit of this type of glass is that it allows light to enter the shower while also offering a degree of privacy. Frosted doors also offer a variety of styles. They can come in different colors or with patterns that mix frosted and clear portions of glass. Frosted glass is usually more expensive than clear glass, but it can be less expensive than some other types of glass that offer privacy. 

Rain glass. This is like frosted glass in that one side of the door is textured while the other is not. Again, that allows light to enter the shower while still providing some privacy. The glass has a patterned texture that looks like crystal raindrops on the outside of the door. This pattern can actually amplify the light as it enters the shower, which can make the shower look bigger than it actually is. Also, the patterned glass can help hide things like watermarks and fingerprints, giving your door a cleaner appearance.

Tinted glass. This is a great choice if you want an obvious barrier between the shower and the rest of the bathroom. Like other types of tinted glass, you can get tinted shower doors in a variety of different shades. Darker tints will maximize privacy, but minimize the amount of light that enters. Lighter shades of tint can accent styles that utilize earth tones. Tinted doors may be more expensive than other types of glass doors.

Talk to your glass shower door dealer about your design plans. They can recommend a door that fits your goals and budget. Talk to experts like Mitchell Window & Door for more information.