Custom Shower Doors

Here at Pen-Bay Glass, we offer custom shower door installations. Below you will find our step-by-step guide on how to choose the right shower door for your needs.

Important Information:

  • All metal will come in the finish color chosen unless otherwise specified (handle included).
  • Shower doors cannot only swing in for safety reasons.
  • All shower doors will be measured after the openings are prepared to allow for outages to be made up within the glass.
  • We recommend the last person out of the shower (daily) to squeegee down the glass to lessen the clean time of your glass enclosure.

For more information, please contact us to schedule a site visit or to get pricing. For examples of our work, click here.

1st - Choose Your Application (Fiberglass or Tiled Opening)

Fiberglass Opening

Fully Framed or Semi-Frameless Only


See Century Bathworks for options.

Tiled Opening

Fully Framed or Semi-Frameless


See Century Bathworks for options.

Custom Frameless


See American Shower Door for options.

For more options, please check the CLR Brochure (PDF).

2nd - Choose Your Finish

Our vendors offer a wide variety of finish options. The most economical options are on aluminum (anodized). The standard finishes include:

  • Satin Nickel Anodized
  • Brite Dip Silver (Chrome)

The aluminum can also be powder-coated in a variety of colors:

  • Matte Black
  • Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • White
  • And Many More!

Brass hardware is provided for most structural pieces of your enclosure. The header (where applicable), hinges and handle are all on brass. Brass is available in standard, plated or custom finishes. Some of those finishes include:

  • Polished Nickel
  • Brushed Nickel
  • Chrome
  • Antique Brass
  • Brushed Brass
  • Among Many Other Options!

3rd - Choose Your Glass


Semi-Frameless and fully framed enclosures have the option for either ¼”, or 3/8” glass depending on the style chosen. We will make a recommendation taking into consideration safety, and budget!

3/8” Glass is the standard thickness for your frameless shower, consider upgrading to ½” glass for aesthetics if you wish, it is not needed for stability.

Glass Type

Whether you are trying to display your newly finished tile work or trying to hide your shampoo there are lots of options when it comes to glass.

The standard glass is always clear, however more and more commonly our customers are seeking the clearest glass offered which is “low-iron”. Your standard clear glass has a greenish hue most visible on the edge of the glass. We recommend considering low-iron if your space is primarily white. Ask us to price this option as an add-on so you can compare!

Decorative & Obscure Glass Options

Available in 3/8” Thickness:

  • Acid Etched (Frosted)
  • Acid Etched Low-Iron
  • Antique
  • Bubble
  • Glue Chip

Available in ¼” Thickness:

  • Acid Etched (Frosted)
  • Low-Iron
  • Aqualite
  • Stipolite (obscure or Pattern 62)
  • Bubble (Century Only)
  • Reeded
  • Ribbed (ASD Only)
  • Antique (ASD Only)
  • Glue Chip

Available in ½” Thickness:

  • Clear
  • Low-Iron
  • Acid Etched
  • Acid Etched Low-Iron

Glass Upgrade

Ask us about pricing Enduroshield or Showerguard coating on your next project. This coating is factory applied and can save on cleaning time! Click here for more information.

4th - Choose Your Mounting Hardware (for Frameless Enclosures only)

Stability is our main concern when helping you with your shower project. With that comes the decision of how both your door and any stationary glass will be fixed to the opening.

Hinging Doors

Leakproof Hinge

Leakproof Hinge (swing out only) - Has a metal jamb the hinges come factory applied to.

Offset Wall Mount Hinges

Offset Wall Mount Hinges - Can swing both in and out when leaving the polycarbonate seals off, leaving a 3/16” gap between the glass and wall or additional glass. Will swing out only when the seals are applied, concealing the gap.

Stationary Glass


Channel - A minimal clean line channel placed on the bottom of all stationary glass as well as up the wall side. This will secure your stationary panel which is critical to the stability of your enclosure.


Clips - 2” X 2” clips in the finish color of your choosing are strategically placed to line up with your hinges, and allow for stability of your glass without crowding it.


Special, But Not Uncommon Situations:

Full Headers - If your shower door needs to be hinged off of another piece of glass to better fit your space, your enclosure will require a full header. Unless the stationary glass is secured at the ceiling. Frameless Sliding Enclosures do not allow for base outages.