Thursday, June 28, 2012

How To Keep Glass Shower Doors Clean!

What are the most effective ways to clean glass shower doors?  If you have glass shower doors, you may have noticed that sometimes water spots develop on the inside of the door. Here are some tips on how to clean your shower doors and have them looking more beautiful than ever before!

First, you should never use bristle brushes, abrasive sponges or scouring powder on either the glass or metal parts of the shower doors. Also, do not use abrasive cleansers or cleaners containing ammonia, bleach, acids, waxes, alcohol or solvents on the metal part of the shower door. Your best bet to remove water spots from the door is using a Mr. Clean “magic eraser”, a dampened fabric-softener sheet or a microfiber cloth with either water or white vinegar.

White vinegar can also be poured onto paper towels or cloths then rung out well and then you can stick them to your glass shower doors and leave them there for 15 minutes. If none of these products work, you may need to use something a little more heavy duty like Kaboom Foam-Tastic.

Another tip to remember is to always wipe down your shower doors after a shower. You can simply use a towel or a squeegee.

Do you have any other tips on how to keep glass shower doors clean? Let us know on our Facebook page linked HERE

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Glass Shower Doors vs. Shower Curtains: Which Do You Prefer?

Many people prefer glass shower doors over shower curtains for many reasons. Glass doors keep water inside the shower more effectively than a shower curtain, they don’t omit the toxic smells that plastic curtains release, they don’t need to be replaced periodically like curtains and liners, and they can be easily cleaned and don’t build up mold like curtains do. Although, there are still many who don’t know who convenient glass shower doors can be!

Shower doors are made of safest type of glass, tempered glass. This is required by federal, state, and local building codes and it is designed to break into small pieces which lower the possibility for a very harmful injury. Tempered glass is resistant to direct impact, but can begin to shatter or fracture if it is hit on the edge or corner.

To ensure that your shower door is tempered glass, check to see if the two pieces of glass are sealed together with a clear piece of resin. Also, look for a label stamped on the glass. Often times, tempered glass is labeled to satisfy specific building codes.

One of the only ways tempered glass can explode is if the glass had a flaw in it and was under stress in the frame. To ensure your safety, periodically check your shower door hardware to make sure fasteners are secure and tighten them if needed. Also, inspect glass regularly for any chips or cracks, especially around the edges and notches. If you see any chips or cracks, replace the glass panel immediately. 

Need help with your glass shower door? Contact Lighthouse Shower Doors for all your installation, repair and shower door needs! For more information, visit

Thursday, June 21, 2012

What Can Lighthouse Shower Doors Do For You?

Are you looking to update your bathroom? A great way to do so is by getting rid of those outdated shower curtains and adding a beautiful glass shower door!

Lighthouse Shower Doors Inc. is who you should call to make your bathroom more beautiful than ever! Lighthouse was created to provide professional design and installation services for your shower enclosure needs! Every job that the professionals at Lighthouse take on, are measured and template with the utmost precision using only the latest technology in measuring devices to make sure your custom design is absolutely perfect!

With over 20 years in experience combining measuring, fabricating, and installing shower doors, Lighthouse has the skills to provide exactly what you’re looking for.

Call Lighthouse Shower Doors Inc. today for a design consultation at 516-543-8672. Also, visit our Facebook page linked HERE!  

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tips To Remember When Choosing A New Shower Door!

Are you tired of your shower curtain? Do you think it may be time to install a shower door? Adding a shower door can be the perfect edition to your bathroom to give it that new updated touch that it may need! It can also add some simple beauty and value to the room!

Here are a couple basic tips and steps to adding a shower door to your bathroom!

First, you must decide what kind of door you want. Larger shower stalls usually use sliding-type doors, while standard shower stalls usually use swinging-hinge type doors.  Correct size doors is important as well.  Make sure you not only measure your stall height, but also be aware that you need two width measurements. You’ll need one for the top of the stall width and one for the bottom of the stall width.

Next, make sure the door frame finish matches the rest of your bathroom. Aluminum frame finishes usually come in bronze, nickel, brass and silver. Also, look for a shower door that is easy to install. Some quick-install type doors require no drilling of the shower walls at all!

Have you recently installed a new shower door? Let us know about your experience on our Facebook page linked HERE

Thursday, June 14, 2012

What You Need To Know About Flag Day!

Many Americans look forward to Memorial Day followed by Independence Day in the beginning of July to truly kickoff the summer. However, most people forget about the celebration of the birthday of the stars and stripes, better known as Flag Day! Today, June 14, 2012 is Flag Day! Most Americans aren’t even aware that Flag Day exists let alone what the day represents!

Although Flag Day isn’t a federal holiday, it still has significant meaning behind it. June 14th is a historic date because in 1777, the Continental Congress passed an official resolution that the flag of the United States would be 13 alternating red and white stripes and that the Union would be thirteen white stars I a blue field to represent a new constellation. 

Although the American Flag has been altered over time, the flag still holds the stars and stripes and symbolizes free people!

Did you know it was Flag Day? Have you ever celebrated Flag Day? Let us know on our Facebook page linked HERE

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Homeowners Want Hotel Style Bathrooms!

Every year, there is an increase in the amount of people traveling and staying in many different hotels. Whether it is a family vacation, a business trip or a quick weekend getaway, there are always hotels involved. Individuals want to stay in a hotel that accommodates all of their needs in a clean atmosphere. However, many of us have had those “hit or miss” hotel experiences. One thing many people often say makes or breaks their hotel experience is the bathroom!

Wynn Las Vegas Bathroom VanityA recent survey concluded that the average homeowner wishes their bathroom was like one that is seen in a three to five star hotels. Homeowners are trying to replicate these style bathrooms in their homes. 90% of people wish they had a three to five star hotel bathroom in their home! It’s not because these bathrooms are over luxurious, they are simply made to budget and portray equipment that has great value!

Do you wish you had a hotel style bathroom in your home? Let us know what your dream bathroom would look like on our Facebook page linked HERE

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Installing And Repairing Shower Doors!

Are you thinking about making some installations or repairs in your bathroom? Consider Lighthouse Shower Doors for any of your installing or repair needs! Lighthouse is able to repair most shower doors as well as restore older ones.

Lighthouse Shower Doors is also a certified installer for Kohler, Century and Quality Manufactures!

Some of Lighthouse services include:
  • Measure to within a sixteenth of an inch, with lasers, to custom template your shower opening.
  • Having over 20 years combined experience fabricating and installing shower doors.
  • Install Framed and Frameless Shower Doors.
  • Install any shower door manufacturers stock and custom shower doors.

Contact Lighthouse today for an installation consultation and an estimate to service your shower door! Or, visit our Facebook page linked HERE

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Splash Panel Shower Doors

Are you thinking about changing your shower doors? If you are, consider splash panel shower doors. Splash panel shower doors are simply beautiful, easy to function and durable.

Frame less splash panel shower doors come in a variety of designs. Some of the different designs include rounded radius’ or square corners, single fixed panel,  2 panels – one fixed and second moving, single moving panel and bi-fold where both panels move.

There are also hardware finishes on the splash panel doors. Some types of hardware finishes are polished chrome, brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, polished nickel, satin chrome, polished brass, satin brass, antique brushed copper, brushed bronze, polished copper, gold plated, white, red, and black and other custom colors!

Also, there are custom hinges and handles or towel bars that you can add to customize the look of your shower doors.

If you think splash panel shower doors are something that would suite your bathroom, contact Lighthouse Shower Doors for your installation! For more information, check out Lighthouse Shower Doors Facebook page linked here!