Railing hardware is an essential part of building a staircase or securing a balcony. Railing hardware holds a railing into place, which acts as a barrier so that people have something to hold onto and keep them safe. At Green America Glass, we offer many different types of railing hardware so that you can choose the materials that fit your space best.

There are many materials to choose from when it comes to railing hardware, and in this article we will go over some of the more popular materials used for railing hardware so that you can figure out what suits your project. Different metals, such as aluminum, wrought iron and steel are popular choices when it comes to railing hardware. These metals look beautiful in contemporary and industrial settings, and choosing metal railing hardware offers optimal support to keep everything safe and secure.

When choosing metal railing hardware, make sure that the metal is galvanized to prevent erosion and rusting. Steel railing hardware, for example, should be either stainless steel or galvanized steel railing hardware. Oftentimes nickel, nitrogen, chromium and molybdenum are added to steel railing hardware so that corrosion can be prevented. Steel railing hardware is a great option because steel is notoriously strong and durable, so it is one of the safest materials when it comes to railing hardware. Not only that, but steel can be coated with different liquid paints as well as powder coatings or primers so that its performance is even better. Steel is also weather resistant and can be used both indoors and outdoors for your railing hardware needs.

Some cons in using steel for your railing hardware include its heat sensitivity. In extreme heat, steel railing hardware can weaken. Steel railing hardware can also be more expensive than other varieties and is fairly weighty, so it can be harder to use in DIY projects for railing hardware installations.

Another popular option for railing hardware is aluminum. Aluminum railing hardware is very lightweight compared to steel, and still looks like silver and offers a reflective quality to your railing hardware. Aluminum railing hardware is naturally resistant to corrosion and rust problems, so you don’t have to add any additional treatments to your railing hardware to prevent rusting. Aluminum railing hardware, like steel, can be used both indoors and outside, and aluminum railing hardware is very durable and strong.

Because of its resistance to rust and corrosion, aluminum railing hardware can withstand all kinds of weather conditions and requires little to no maintenance.  However, aluminum is more expensive than steel when it comes to railing hardware, and is also more prone to scratches. For more information on installing premium railing hardware for your space, contact us at Green America Glass to talk to one of our railing hardware experts. We will answer all of your questions and help you choose the railing hardware best suited for your project.

When it comes to installing a glass shower door, Green America Glass has many varieties of shower door hardware to choose from. Whether you are looking for decorative shower door hardware or purely functional pieces, we have all of the shower door hardware you need to fulfill your shower door installation. Here we will discuss a few types of shower door hardware that we supply.

Handles and Knobs

There are countless varieties of shower door handles and knobs when it comes to shower door hardware, and sometimes choosing the right design can be tricky. In terms of shower door hardware handles, you can choose between mitered pull handles, square pull handles, ladder pull handles, knobs, and finger pull handles. You can choose shower door hardware handles that are simple or extravagant and custom made, so matching your budget and aesthetic is 100% guaranteed.

Some of the more common knobs and handle varieties are the d-pull shower door hardware handles, the square pull shower door hardware handles, and the ladder pull shower door hardware handles. All of these types of shower door hardware come in various sizes and lengths, and can be positioned either horizontally or vertically depending on your preferences. Other options for shower door hardware handles include the knob or finger pull. The finger pull shower door hardware handle is a little indentation that is circular, allowing you to pull the glass shower door open just with your fingertip. A knob is a standard metal extrusion, often found on cabinets, that allows you to pull open the shower door with the shower door hardware mechanism.

Towel Bars

Installing towel bars for your shower door hardware is another great option to match the handle or knob style of your shower door hardware. Towel bars come in different lengths for both shower towels or hand towels. Choosing a combo for your shower door hardware with matching handles and bars is a great way to add style and consistency to your bathroom.

Glass Panels

Choosing the perfect fixed glass panels when determining which shower door hardware is best for you is an essential step in updating your shower. Usually, glass shower doors are made up of two or more sturdy glass panels. One of these panels either swings open on pivots or hinges or slides across a metal track, while the other is a fixed panel that doesn’t move and is attached to the wall. The shower door hardware that keeps the glass panels attached to the wall are either clips or a channel.

A channel generally runs all the way across the height and width of the glass panel, whereas clips are a piece of shower door hardware that are small metal squares that the glass fits into. This type of shower door hardware leaves a small gap between the wall and the glass panel. Because of this, channels are pieces of shower door hardware that are more efficient at blocking water from getting into the bathroom.

For more information on shower door hardware, contact one of our experts at Green America Glass so we can assist you in all of your shower door hardware needs.

Finding the perfect glass shower door hardware for your bathroom first involves figuring out which glass shower door hardware you need, and what all the components are called. Whether you are looking for handles or hinges, Green America Glass has what you need when it comes to providing top quality glass shower door hardware for your space.

Knowing whether you are installing a framed or frameless glass shower door will determine the types of glass shower door hardware you’ll need. While frameless glass shower doors have a clean and sleek look, framed glass shower doors have more glass shower door hardware due to their metal frame. Because of their modern appeal, frameless glass shower doors are currently the most in-demand glass shower door style, and are more costly than their framed counterparts. Fortunately, most glass shower door hardware is compatible with frameless and framed shower doors alike.

Glass Shower Door Hardware Parts

Here is a list comprising all of the glass shower door hardware parts needed to finish your glass shower door properly: if you have a sliding shower door, you’ll need a header bar, mounts for the header, and sliders for the door as well as channels for a fixed panel. You’ll also need glass shower door hardware parts like a handle bar and towel bar, glass panels, metal surroundings, and glass panel guides.

When it comes to shower door slider and hinge options, there are three main types of glass shower door hardware. These are pivots, hinges and sliders. With a smaller bathroom, you’ll want to consider sliding shower doors because there won’t be adequate space for a swinging glass shower door. The glass shower door hardware needed in this case includes sliding hardware, which is attached at the top of the door’s panel, and often requires pre-drilled holes throughout the glass. The glass shower door hardware then rolls on either a support bar, or in a header bar which opens and closes the door. This type of glass shower door and glass shower door hardware comes in two options, a single sliding door as well as two bypass sliding doors. Some people prefer choosing a bypass sliding door, which provides more flexibility when entering the shower.

Hinges are another type of glass shower door hardware that are common and cost efficient. This kind of glass shower door hardware has a low profile, and is attached in two locations or more. Pivots like hinges are another glass shower door hardware option that are attached to the floor or a frame, header, ceiling or wall. All of the slider and hinge glass shower door hardware options listed are available for framed and frameless glass shower doors alike.

For more information on installing premium glass shower door hardware for your bathroom, contact one of our experts at Green America Glass. We can help you choose the best options when it comes to glass shower door hardware so that you are completely satisfied.

When choosing the right hardware for your glass shower door, finding shower hinges that will hold up under stress and won’t erode or rust is of prime importance. At Green America Glass, our shower hinges are made of premium metal and will support your shower door securely for years to come.

With a frameless glass shower door, installing shower hinges is essential in providing a functional and safe frameless door for your shower. Two or more shower hinges are mounted on the sides of the frameless glass shower door providing the proper secure way for the door to swing in or out. Installing premium shower hinges is necessary to ensure your frameless glass shower door doesn’t fall or tilt, and allows for you to easily get in and out of the shower in a safe manner.

Shower hinges can either rotate 80 degrees or 180 degrees, depending on how you want your frameless glass shower door to function. Shower hinges that rotate 80 degrees allow for the door to swing one way, while shower hinges that rotate 180 degrees allow for the frameless glass shower door to be opened by both pushing inward or pulling outward, allowing for a greater degree of motion. Choosing which type of shower hinges to install depends on what you are looking for in your shower experience and how large your bathroom and shower is. Shower hinges that rotate 180 degrees require a larger shower space, so that if you push the door in, it isn’t hitting against the back of the shower. For shower spaces that are smaller, choosing shower hinges that rotate 80 degrees is the right option. These types of shower hinges allow for the frameless glass shower door to swing open away from the inside of the shower only, so that you don’t run the risk of pushing the shower door inward and bumping it against the shower itself.

It’s important to remember that choosing shower hinges means you will be installing a glass shower door that opens by swinging in or out or both, which means your bathroom has to have the necessary room for this to happen. Shower hinges have to have enough room to rotate properly, so if you have a smaller bathroom you should consider installing a sliding glass shower door instead. If you do have the space for a swinging frameless glass shower door, it might be beneficial to discuss with one of our experts at Green America Glass whether you’d like to install 80 degree rotating shower hinges or 180 degree rotating shower hinges. We can easily assess the depth of your shower to determine if you have enough room for 180 degree shower hinges or not. Once we figure that out, we can assist you in choosing the right style and color for your frameless glass shower hinges.

For more information about installing shower hinges, contact one of our experts today so that we can assist you in updating your shower experience.