Yesterday morning I got to wait for the shower guy to come and tell me how much it would be to fix my shower. I will preface this part of the post by saying I do NOT like this company. The work is fine it is dealing with them that is such a hassle. May of 2010, Handsome and I decide it was time to renovate our master bathroom. We had the counter top replaced with granite tile, we had glass tile added around the bath, and we had the old fiberglass shower stall removed and replaced with porcelain tile. We installed new brown glass vessel sinks and new satin nickel hardware. Everything looked great. The piece de resistance was a new frameless shower door also done in an amber/brown glass. The problems started from the beginning.
When the guy first came out to go over our options and give us an estimate we found out that they only work Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5pm. Both Handsome and I work so this made it extremely hard to find a time we could both be there and this was a large investment that we both felt we should be there together. When he came he originally gave us a quote for a semi-frameless door because he said it was too large an opening for a frameless door - whatever we could handle that. We also had to remind him a few times about the type of handle we wanted and what side of the door it should be on. Then the installers came to install it and again we had to take time off because they only came Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. This was somewhat of a hassle but we were happy because the result looked great! Although we did notice that there was no frame at all - we had gotten a fully frameless door.
frequently asked questions page of their website they indicate it might be time for a new shower door if you are mopping up after showers, they also say "Because the installation is custom made to fit your particular bathroom, Century Shower Door can assure you that your framed unit will not leak and that each door will open and close properly. We offer a one year limited warranty on parts & labor, please ask to see our contract for the details of this warranty." emphasis is mine - they try and sneak it in that they only warranty their framed units against leaks. Nowhere does it say - framed units may experience some leakage. After a week or two of the leaking, during which time we tried shorter showers, adjusting the showerhead, etc, we called them to have them come out and look. It was during this time that I was told frameless showerdoors leak and they can' guarantee they won't. I understood that some spray or some drops might get out but we were soaking through bathmats and towels.
We finally figured out (ourselves) that the problem was the shower curbing.
Once we get the damn strip in (pun intended) I will post a picture. Below you can see the puddle which is already soaking into the bathmat and this is after a 4 minute shower by Handsome.
I also pointed out some of the minor water damage we have been seeing even though we mop it up:
Well I will talk to you more tomorrow or Saturday and let you know about all the new acupuncture stuff I am doing including warming tea that looks like dirt, a weird warming cigar thingy and my diet. ttyl
The Bottle Neck
"The main mast was split asunder, the ship sprang a leak, and the pumps became useless, while all around was black as night."
Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian) (2009-10-04). Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (Kindle Locations 941-942). Public Domain Books. Kindle Edition.