Frameless Neo Angle Shower Door in Gainesville, VA
We recently completed this frameless neo angle shower door in Gainesville, VA. It’s an interesting shower enclosure for several reasons. First, it’s a relatively tall unit, coming in just under 82” in height. Second, the two stationary panels are both on knee walls, and they have custom angles. This is not uncommon with custom neo angles. In fact, it’s one of the benefits of custom neo angle work: not being bound to 135-degree angles if the layout of the bathroom or look of the shower can benefit from alternatives.
To account for the knee walls, we used a glass-to-glass hinge at the top of the door and a glass-to-wall hinge at the bottom of the door. This requires very precise installation, or else the door won’t align properly. Since the weight of the door is partially supported by the stationary glass panel on the left, we used 1/2” thick glass panels and a 3/8” door. This reduces the load the panel needs to support and reduces the number of glass clamps required on the back walls. Whenever possible, using a single glass clamp is desirable because it helps create a more frameless look.
An added benefit of this job was getting to work in Prince William County. We’ve done a number of jobs in Manassas and Gainesville over the years, and that part of Virginia is a really unique and beautiful part of the country, especially in autumn. Our shower door showroom is in Jefferson, MD—about an hour away from Prince William County, VA—is popular with residents in that area because a) it has the most comprehensive selection of full-size shower door displays in the DC area, and b) because a scenic 1-hour drive towards Maryland on Route 15 is more peaceful and enjoyable than a 1-hour bumper-to-bumper drive towards DC on Route 66!