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A replacement shower can completely change the feel of your bathroom. Whether you are looking to add luxury with a new steam shower or convenience with a zero-degree entry shower, renovating your existing space can allow homeowners to personalize the bathroom to their needs.

Types of Replacement Showers

When installing a replacement shower, there are many designs and accessories to consider. Beyond the simple color and style of your replacement shower, homeowners must determine which type of shower works best for their needs.

Wall Surrounds – A wall surround system goes directly over your existing shower walls. Usually one or three-pieces of hard acrylic make up the durable, wall surround.

Steam Shower – A steam shower adds an electric element to your shower, allowing homeowners to digitally turn on steam for a spa-like sauna experience.

Barrier-Free Shower – For easy and convenient entrance to the shower, homeowners may want to install a low-profile or barrier-free shower. This type of shower eliminates the shower base lip to allow easy accessibility for those with limited mobility.

Potential Issues to Consider

With any home renovation project, issues can arise throughout construction. We’ve listed some potential problems seen particularly with showers so that you can be prepared if they arise:

  1. Water Behind Your Walls: This is a common problem homeowners face when they renovate their shower enclosure. If water is present, the area should be tested for mold, studs inspected, and drywall replaced.
  2. Shower Plumbing: Depending on the age of your original shower, when the replacement is installed, old plumbing and pipes may be discovered. Depending on the code requirements of your state, these may need to be replaced.
  3. Structural Issues: If your shower has any cracks or leaks, water damage could have weakened or destroyed part of your flooring structure. To ensure the integrity of your replacement shower, all structural issues must be addressed.

Benefits of a Replacement Shower

There are a number of reasons why a replacement shower may be the best choice for your home. In addition to improving the look and function of your bathroom, homeowners will see the following benefits from their investment:

  • Preserve your home’s plumbing
  • Prevent mold and mildew growth
  • Improved accessibility
  • Increased home value

Remodeling Company

When undertaking any bathroom remodeling project, hiring trusted professionals who will deliver expert craftsmanship is vital to homeowners. At Trusted Home Professionals, we work with licensed and experienced contractors to ensure quality products and installations. To start receiving free quotes for your shower replacement project from contractors in your area, complete our online form today.

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