How Much Does It Cost to Install Glass Shower Doors?

Typical Range:

$533 - $1,373

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Updated June 7, 2022

Reviewed by Ezra Laniado, Expert Contributor.

Written by HomeAdvisor.

The average cost of glass shower door installation is $945. Most homeowners pay between $533 and $1,373. The total project cost depends on the size and type of door and the type of glass. If you’d like a frameless shower door for your bathroom remodel, they cost $300 to $3,300 because these custom installations require special hardware for mounting.

A sliding glass door is the most popular style at $100 to $300 for the unit alone. Expect to pay another $200 to $300 for installation. Installing a new glass door will give your shower a new look and help boost your home's resale value.

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National Average $945
Typical Range $533 - $1,373
Low End - High End $160 - $2,000

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 3,810 HomeAdvisor members.

Estimating Glass Shower Door Installation Costs 

When putting together a budget for a new glass shower door, there are a few details to consider before starting the installation. 

Labor 

A shower installer typically charges $250 to $1,000 for shower door installation or an average of $60 per hour. Most shower door installations take between two and four hours to complete. If you have a custom shower door project, then expect to pay more for special hardware and tools. Ask your pro if they included these costs in their estimate. 

Material Prices 

The specifics of your project—including the size of the shower door, type of glass, and framing material—will impact the overall cost of materials, with larger shower doors costing more. On average, shower doors start at 24 inches wide and go up to 60 inches. 

If you’re installing a framed door, you may need a metal frame, and stainless steel is one of the high-end choices. You may need hinges, tracks for sliding doors, or other hardware depending on your door. 

How Much Does a Glass Shower Door Cost by Size?

The size of your new door will depend on the height and width of your shower. Most shower doors are between 24 and 60 inches wide and 72 inches tall. 

A key factor impacting installation cost is the size of the opening the door will cover. For example, a bathtub and shower combo may require a larger door than a standard shower enclosure. You will pay more for a door that is wider than 60 inches or taller than 76 inches, like in a custom surround installation. 

Average Cost to Install a Glass Shower Door by Location 

The cost to install a glass shower door varies across regions. Below are the cost differences between eight cities in the U.S.

State Cost
Denver $500 – $1,300
Los Angeles $500 – $1,100
Dallas $500 – $1,300
Orlando, FL $500 – $1,200
Minneapolis $200 – $900
New York $600 – $1,700
Hartford, CT $3,500
Indianapolis $400 – $1,100
Costs to install a glass shower door by city, with Indianapolis averaging $400 to $1,100
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Cost to Install It Yourself vs. Hiring a Shower Glass Installer  

Shower glass installation requires skill and precision. Glass is fragile and must be handled with care to avoid cracking and chipping. A professional installer can complete a full installation quickly while avoiding door damage. Other pitfalls of DIY jobs include leaks and mold growth.

“The glass used for shower doors is tempered glass and cannot be cut again after the tempering process. As such, it’s extremely important to measure the opening and order the glass precisely per your requirements,” says Ezra Laniado, Expert Review Board member and owner of Landmark Construction & Development Group, Inc. “If your measurements are inaccurate, you’ll need to dispose of the incorrectly made glass and order a new piece.”

Deciding to DIY or hire a pro is not always easy. A significant factor to consider is the scope of the project. In general, DIYing a shower door installation is a cost-effective choice if the project is simple. Hiring a shower installer near you is a better option for more complicated installations.

How Much Does a Glass Shower Door Cost by Type?

Installing a glass shower door costs average $950, ranging from $175 to $2,000

If you’d like a particular type of door for your bathroom upgrade, then keep in mind that the type of door influences the overall price of the project. For example, custom work will cost more than a standard installation, and frameless and semi-framed doors cost more than framed ones.

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Shower Door Prices
Type of Shower Door Cost Range
Frameless $300 – $3,300
Framed $190 – $500
Semi-Framed $225 – $2,200
Curved, Neo-Angle, and Other Custom Options $300 – $3,300
Shower Screens $70 – $300

Frameless Shower Doors 

Frameless shower doors cost about $300 to $3,300 and attach to the shower walls with hinges or clips. Framed or framed sliding models, which require a metal frame, usually cost less than frameless hinged doors. Styles that involve curved doors or neo-angle styles are typically the costliest. 

Pricing varies according to the manufacturer and the height and width of your shower enclosure. Below is a look at the price range of some of the most common sizes.

Typical Frameless Shower Door Costs
Width by Height Price Range
30" x 72" $390 – $2,650
48" x 72" $600 – $2,850
60" x 72" $650 – $3,150
48" x 76" $650 – $3,000
60" x 76" $780 – $3,300

Framed Shower Doors

A framed shower door costs between $190 and $500, depending on the type of framing material and glass. Framed doors are more wallet-friendly than other door types, and there are many styles available, such as pivot doors, hinged doors, and sliding doors.

Semi-Frameless Shower Doors 

Semi-frameless shower doors start at around $225. Higher-end models cost over $2,000. They are a middle-of-the-road option since they cost more than fully-framed doors but less than frameless ones. Thicker glass is required for semi-frameless doors, making them a durable choice. 

Custom Shower Doors

High-end custom shower doors can cost about $3,300 or more. The exact cost depends on the type of glass and the size of the shower enclosure. Examples of custom doors include curved and neo-angle models and doors with personalized, stainless-steel fixtures. Doors taller than 76 inches or wider than 60 inches are also considered custom models.

Shower Screens

Shower screens typically cost between $70 and $300. Also known as panels, they cannot open and are not technically doors. Larger or customized panels usually cost more.

Shower Enclosures 

Shower enclosures with glass sides start at $400 for a small 30-by-30-inch model. Expect to pay between $300 and $400 for installation, depending on the size of the project. Enclosures are a good option for bathrooms with limited room because you can place the showerhead in the corner of a small bathroom and enclose it with a custom glass wall to conserve space.

Shower Panels or Walls 

You can expect to pay $700 to $1,900 for a glass shower wall. If your enclosure is wider than 60 inches, you may wish to install glass panels as your sidewall. You can then bundle your panels with your door to save on materials and labor costs for a bright and airy shower. 

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How Much Does Shower Glass Cost by Type?

The price varies depending on the type of glass and thickness. In general, shower glass costs between $50 and $150 per square foot. Textured or frosted selections are more costly than clear or transparent ones, and frameless glass often costs more because it’s thicker. Below is a summary of the most common types available:

Shower Glass Ranked by Price
TypePrice
Clear$
Frosted$$
Tempered$$
Rain$$$
Hammered$$$

What Factors Influence the Cost to Install a Glass Shower Door? 

There are a few other considerations for pricing out a glass shower door installation, including whether you’re installing a door for a shower and bathtub combo or replacing the glass. 

Bathtub Door Installation

The labor rate to install a bathtub door can go up to $600. Two factors that impact costs are door type and the condition of the bathtub. If a tub is in poor condition, repairs or replacement will add to the project labor and material price before installation begins.

Shower Door Replacement Cost

You can expect to pay between $500 and $1,400 to replace a framed or sliding glass shower door. Ask your pro if the pricing includes the cost to de-install and dispose of the old door before they secure the new one in place. Replacement costs for sliding styles are usually on the lower end of the range, while replacing framed models often costs over $1,000.

If you replace a door with the same type, the labor will be less costly. For example, replacing a framed style with another framed style costs less than replacing a framed door with a frameless one.

Glass Door Replacement Cost 

Homeowners can expect to pay about $270 for shower glass replacement. The type and size of glass influences costs. Glass shower door repair costs go as low as $60or as high as $700. A local sliding door repair service may also be necessary if your door sticks or broken glass obstructs your door's mobility.

FAQs About Glass Shower Doors

What is a frameless shower door?

Frameless shower doors are attached to the shower wall with hinges or clips, whereas framed shower doors have a metal frame. Frameless options are more costly than framed ones, but they are commonly used in modern bathroom designs because they make the bathroom space feel bigger and roomier. 

What's the cost of rain glass versus clear glass?

Rain glass typically costs $125 to $200 more than clear glass. It hides stains and offers more privacy than clear or frosted glass while still letting light into the shower.

How much does a Euro-style shower door cost?

You can expect to pay between $300 and $3,300 for a Euro-style shower door. Euro glass doors are frameless shower doors that are almost invisible and create a sense of openness within a small space.

How do you calculate the size of your frameless shower?

To calculate the size of your frameless shower, you’ll need to measure two key dimensions:

  • Vertical opening height of the shower sides

  • Horizontal opening width of the shower base

When finalizing your purchase, make sure you follow these tips:

  • Remember that the width or height of an opening may not be uniform 

  • Choose your door size based on the width at the widest point of the horizontal opening

  • Select a door with a maximum width that is greater than or equal to the maximum width of your shower opening

How much do glass walls in a bathroom cost?

The average cost to install a glass block wall in a bathroom is about $700 and ranges between $550 and $1,300. Installing this type of wall is an economical way to allow light into your bathroom without sacrificing privacy.

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