NEW YORK — Guardian shower doors are coming down in a bid to make them more watertight.
The shower doors in many homes are built on cement blocks and will not have the watertight design that can withstand floods.
A new product will replace the shower doors that currently include clips that slide over the waterline.
“There’s no waterproofing,” said Terry Fishel, senior vice president of product development at Fishell Technologies.
“If you don’t use clips, the clips will come off when you turn the shower on.
So, the clip on the shower door is a little more fragile.”
The clip-free shower doors will be available in October for $199.
New clips will be made from 3/4-inch polycarbonate, which can withstand a 10,000-volt shock.
More clips will also be available to be installed on the back of the shower.
There are also plans to replace the existing shower doors with new shower clips that will come with a 1-inch hook to attach to the shower wall.
Fishel says that this will give people who don’t want to take the time to install the clips a new option.
He says that the clip-less shower doors also have a longer life span than the clips that come with the shower system.