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Shower Doors

Agean is partnered with Basco Shower Enclosures

WHY basco

Basco started when our founder, G. William Rohde, saw an opportunity to make a higher-quality glass shower enclosure for customers. We worked hard to earn the trust of our customers then and haven’t stopped since. That’s why we are the nation’s largest manufacturer of custom shower enclosures and have proudly served millions of homeowners over that time.

Every day, we are inspired to create the highest quality shower enclosures through beautiful, well-appointed designs and innovative features. Basco products stand out because of their unmatched ability, customization, and functionality. This level of service and quality is only made possible with an extraordinary team of professionals 

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Considerations before you buy

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Lower Maintenence is an Option

An upgraded bathroom is a long-term investment. Basco offers two protective coatings, AquaGlideXP and Showerguard, that can be applied at the factory. If you skipped the factory-applied AquaGlideXP when you ordered your Basco shower door, it’s not too late to get extra protection.

Consider ordering the AquaGlideXP home application kit. Not only does it increase and maintain your shower door’s luster, it also repels soap film and mineral deposits while minimizing mold and mildew.

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Showerhead Position Matters

If you are considering a sliding or rolling shower door, you will need to position the inner panel by the wall where the shower head is located for maximum waterproofing.

For swing doors or door and panel configurations, we recommend that the hinge is opposite of the shower head. The layout of your bathroom may determine the placement of your swing door.

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Know Shower Wall Conditions

While Basco doors can be installed on a variety of wall materials in the shower area, the exact type of walls can influence the installation process. Proper materials/blocking behind the walls are critical for the security of heavy glass/frameless doors. 

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Complement Your Hardware Finishes

The shower door is likely not the first selection in your bathroom – and we’re ok with that. You have likely spent significant budget in premium fixtures like rain heads, body sprayers or designer faucets in your preferred metal finish. While each fixture manufacturer’s finish is unique, Basco offers 11 different metal finish options to complement your other hardware.

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Accurate Measurements are Key

Your method of measurement depends on the type of door you’re installing. It's important to have accuracy to ensure proper placement to avoid damage. it is recommended to consult a professional to establish proper measurement.

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Clear Glass Makes the Space Appear Larger

If you have invested in tile, marble or other premium materials for your shower, you are likely considering clear glass for your shower door. However, also keep in mind clear glass can open up any space and often times make the room appear more spacious. Privacy is a consideration as well.

HOW DO I CHOOSE?

What is the Shape of Your Shower?

Whether you’re upgrading an existing bathroom or starting fresh, the shape of your shower area can really elevate the space. Our most popular layouts are inline, return, and corner.

Inline Doors: These doors fit in a shower that has a single straight opening and include bypass doors (meaning sliding doors), single swing doors, and any door and panel configuration without angled panels. 

Return Doors: The panel doesn’t line up to the door, but instead sits at a 90-degree angle. You can choose from a swing door or bypass door with a return panel.

Corner “Neo” Doors: With this option, your shower door is located in the center of two panels, both of which are angled at 135 degrees.

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Select Your Frame Type

Based on the shape of your shower, determine whether you need a framed shower door or one with metal only visible on the handle and hinges. Both offer sophisticated looks no matter what type of finish you choose.

Framed: A framed enclosure includes framing around both the door opening and each panel. It’s the perfect way to complement the finishing on other fixtures in your bathroom.

Semi-framed: A semi-frameless enclosure has framing on each side of the larger piece, but not around the actual door or panel. It’s ideal if you want to incorporate your finishing without obstructing the view into your shower.

Frameless: These doors have minimal framing in order to provide the clearest view into your shower. It’s the best way to highlight tile, rain showerheads, and other high-end features.

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How Will It Open? 

Swing Doors: Much like any door in your house, these doors swing out into the bathroom to allow entry into your shower.

Sliding Doors: A stylish and space-saving option, sliding doors move along a single line. Some sliding enclosures feature bypass doors, where both sides slide, while others feature a sliding panel coupled with one that is fixed.

Rolling Doors: Much like sliding doors, rolling doors travel along a single plane. However, advanced ball bearings ensure a premium glide along the track on a fixed panel.

Panel Enclosures: For fans of simplicity, panel-style enclosures offer the purest form of entry. Assuming a strategically positioned shower head, and featuring no moving parts, panel enclosures keep the water in, while allowing for total freedom when entering.

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Choose Your Glass

Your shower glass can achieve any number of looks in your bathroom with any degree of privacy. Clear, patterned, etched, fluted...Basco offers one of the industry's largest variety of luxurious glass options ranging in opacity for the degree of privacy desired. Safety-tempered glass, used in all our enclosures, is five times stronger than ordinary glass. Visit our showroom to view all glass types.

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Protect your Investment

Keeping your new glass shower enclosure in pristine condition is important. Keep the new luster while reducing spotting, soap scum and mineral deposits with the use of ultra-protective coatings available from Basco.

These specialized formulas use variations in breakthrough technology to ensure your beautiful shower door will stay like new with a clean that lasts. There is no need to use a squeegee or harsh chemicals. Cleaning is as easy as spraying the door with water and towel drying after each use. Basco offers two options in glass protectants – AquaGlideXP and Guardian ShowerGuard. 

*ShowerGuard only available on clear glass.

Should I get treatments for my glass door?

Aquaglide

AquaGlideXP is an ultra-protective coating that bonds to the glass, repelling moisture and soap film. When the glass is treated with AquaGlideXP at the factory, this glass protection system carries a 10-year warranty.

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Low maintenance - Requires less cleaning than untreated glass

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Minimizes mildew, soap scum and hard water build up

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Recommend wiping the glass down after each use as well as periodic squeegee use and maintenance cleaner for best results

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Effective water repellent at an affordable price point

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Can be applied on any glass thickness or style

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To ensure long-lasting beauty and warranty protection, Basco strongly recommends the Maintain AquaGlideXP Spray Cleaner.

showerguard

An engineered glass that permanently protects from etching of the glass, preventing permanent water stains.

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Insures long-lasting beauty of the glass surface, which can always be returned to its original factory sheen

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Available in Clear 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" glass and Pure Clear (low iron) 3/8" & 1/2" glass

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Clean the glass on your schedule - it can perpetually be restored to like-new conditions

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Recommend wiping the glass down after each use

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When registered, installed, and regularly maintained according to Guardian's recommendations according to water type, Guardian ShowerGuard glass is backed by a lifetime warranty.

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Aquaglide Kit

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