Installing sliding glass shower doors is an easy project that can be undertaken at home. They are good to cover your shower enclosures. It is relatively cheaper to install the glass door on your own. The tools needed to complete this job are shower door kit with the complete hardware, caulk, drill bit, hammer, masking tape, measuring tape hacksaw and a center punch. Following instructions will help you to understand how to install them.Step I: The first step is to measure the width of your shower opening for the door to be installed. Mark this area on the door track. Cut the door track with a hacksaw in the required size.Step II: The next thing you need to do is install the track and use masking tape to keep it in its place. Install the door jamb in the track. One side of the door jamb will have shorter legs. This side needs to face the shower wall. You will need a pencil to mark the position of the track on your bathtub surround.Step III: Once you have marked the position of the track, remove the door jamb and the track.
Punch holes in the marked positions with the help of a 3/16 inch drill bit. Once the holes are dug, clean the area and hammer the plastic anchors firmly. Plastic anchors are part of the hardware that comes with the entire glass door kit.Step IV: You will need a watertight sealant to hold the glass door in place. Use the sealant that is specifically made to be used in the bathroom. Apply some caulking (watertight sealant) on the area where the door is to be installed. Mount the door and the door jamb along with the bumpers and washers that are a part of the door hardware.Step V: Next, the top and bottom track need to be cut so that the track fits perfectly within the frame. Hang up the door from the top track by getting the rollers in the inside rails. Align the door according to the door panel frame and screw it tight through the slots. Cover the door jambs with some caulking to complete the installation process. Fix the handle, if not already on the door. There! Your sliding glass shower door is installed.