When you are the owner of the house, it is really fun to tackle some great household renovation tasks on your hand. Maybe you are one of them and has already taken the renovative project on your hand. From where are you going to start? Let me guess, is it from the bathroom? Well, that will be great. We all have a sliding door inside of our bathroom, but as you have taken the renovative job on your hand, you may prefer to change the glass of the door replace it with something more interesting. Well, that will be a good idea, but you have to first remove the old one from its little bottom sill guide. Do you know how to fix a sliding shower door bottom sill guide or remove it? Don’t worry; it’s not that much hard. In this article, I am going to show you the exact techniques.
What is a Guide for Your Shower Door?
A sliding shower door guide is actually a little fixed inside of the bottom groove. It is a small piece of a dock that is placed against the metal track. It is either placed on the sides or at the bottom.
After using the guide for a long period of time, it can usually break down. This thing is made of plastic, and its lifespan depends on how frequently you use the shower door. If the same thing has happened to you, no need to worry; this little thing can be fixed in an easy or inexpensive way. You just have to know the exact techniques, and that’s what you will get from here. So, let’s show you how to do that.
Types of Shower Door Bottom Sill Guide
Sliding shower door bottom guides are available in two different types. It generally depends on the type of your door. Let’s have a look at them.
This type of guide usually moves with the shower door. These are made of plastic and designed in a specific so that it doesn’t remain hooked in one area. You can easily install them under your glass door as they slip easily under the door.
Well, this type of guide is completely different from the first one. They are designed specifically so that it doesn’t move from the selected place. It requires some adhesive during the installation that makes it secured in a particular place. Some of them may also need to screw inside of your door’s panel.
How to Fix a Sliding Shower Door Bottom Sill Guide
A shower bottom sill guide can be fixed, but it will consume a significant amount of time. That’s why I would suggest to buy a new one and replace the older one. They are inexpensive and can be found anywhere. So, let’s see how to install a sliding shower door bottom.
You are obviously going to install the moving guide for your bathroom door, aren’t you? So, let’s have a look at its installation process first.
First of all, you have to hold the guide in such a way that makes it look like that the opening is up and the tab that will stick remain on the bottom.
Now mark the clasping area and place the edge of the shower door into it. You can hear either a pop captured by the guide or feel the steadiness of the guide being pushed sufficiently and retaining. It usually depends on the grip depending on its construction.
There is a small cut out straight line. You will need to be low down to identify the place. It usually remains in the lip of the metal track. Okay, once you have found that, you have to place the tab inside of the cutout area and then push it inside until it snaps in it.
Now, pull the guide and test if it is working or not. In this case, a slighter push will be helpful for making sure that it does pop back or not. If you find the installation has become wobbly and it doesn’t remain in the exact place, you are gonna need to push it, to make sure it doesn’t come out.
Hopefully, you have understood the process. If you are still confused, you can ask me directly through the comment section below.