When looking at hardware options for your new family shower screen, shower door hinges usually overlook.
In this blog, I cover why I feel that high-quality hinges are very important and what you need to consider before purchasing.
Tip 1: The hinges on a shower screen are incredibly important because this is the most mechanical part of the screen, where the door gets opened and closed regularly. The way these hinges work is that they clamp around a cut-out in the glass and this hinge holds the full weight of a door at approximately 36 kilos. This door opened multiple times a day, a year, or over many years. This is an incredibly important part.
If the door drops or the hinge lets go, the glass can explode and you’ve got a catastrophe on your hands. The important thing to consider when choosing your next frame or shower screen door hinge is definitely quality. Don’t compromise on the quality of the product.
Tip 2: With the door hinge being the most mechanical component of your shower screen. There’s a big difference between an inferior product and a high-quality product. This comes down to the engineering and design of the hinge, and also the internal components that make it up.
Inferior products don’t last and cause the door to drop, which can have catastrophic circumstances. There many different shapes, styles, and sizes of hinges that can use for your next shower screen.
Tip 3: Generally speaking, your glass supplier would choose the type of hinge that is suitable for the location and operation of your shower screen. In saying that, you do get to choose the finish, and the shape of the hinge, among some other factors.
Tip 4: The best and most long-lasting frameless shower screen hinges, in my opinion, are the FGS -ES2s. These hinges construct from brass and have been engineered and improved by their in-house engineering and design team.
What this means is that the internal components are incredibly strong and have long-lasting effects. This means you won’t have to replace that hinge for years to come.