Fiberglass shower doors are an increasingly popular option for homeowners who want to upgrade their bathroom to a high-end shower.
But some homeowners say they’d rather use a regular door.
And a new report from the Consumer Reports finds that fiberglass door doors are not as sturdy as other options.
“You can really take it apart,” said Matt Smith, a former sales associate at a fiberglass company.
“I think the majority of people are going to think it’s a good deal and they’re going to be a little disappointed.
But it’s worth it.”
The report, titled “Best Bathroom Door for Your Money,” found that a “premium” door that meets a number of standards can outperform its counterparts.
It also found that fiber glass doors cost $8.50 more than comparable doors with metal hinges.
The most expensive door, by far, was the Superior shower door.
It cost $10,800, which the report says is “one of the highest price tags” for a single door.
But the report found that the door’s plastic hinge broke in two pieces when the door was opened, and the hinges on the door would eventually crack.
Fiberglass shower curtains were also the most expensive in the study, at $5,500, but the report said they also have a tendency to break in two parts, and can be difficult to repair.
“It’s pretty hard to replace a fiber-glass shower curtain,” Smith said.
The cheapest fiberglass curtain was the Keystone shower curtain.
It was rated as the fifth-best value by the ConsumerReports survey.
“There’s no doubt that a good bathroom is worth $10 or $20 more than a standard door, but that’s not the case for many people,” the report’s authors wrote.
“People have become more conscious of the cost of their bathroom and are looking for the most economical solution.”
A study published in 2016 by Consumer Reports found that people tend to look for “value-for-money” doors when they’re shopping for a bathroom.
They’re also more likely to pay more for a standard shower door than a fiber glass shower curtain, according to the report.
“The more expensive the price, the more often people will buy a door with a door hinge that breaks,” the authors wrote, adding that it was also important to look at the price tags for the door before making a decision.
Consumer Reports has found that some people who buy expensive doors will eventually want to replace them, and they’ll spend more money.
“People will want to use their existing shower, and will then upgrade to a better door,” Smith explained.
“The price difference will be worth it, and that’s the most common thing people will do.”
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