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Shower Door vs Curtain (by GLR [MA]) Jun 28, 2022 7:19 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by DJ [VA]) Jun 28, 2022 7:48 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by LisaFL [FL]) Jun 28, 2022 8:14 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by Ken [NY]) Jun 28, 2022 8:23 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by DeeAnn [WI]) Jun 28, 2022 8:31 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jun 28, 2022 9:12 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by BillW [NJ]) Jun 28, 2022 9:27 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by RB [TN]) Jun 28, 2022 9:38 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jun 28, 2022 9:55 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by dino [CA]) Jun 29, 2022 12:52 AM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 29, 2022 1:13 AM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 29, 2022 7:06 AM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by Vee [OH]) Jun 29, 2022 8:06 AM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by zero [IN]) Jun 29, 2022 9:04 AM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jun 29, 2022 10:18 AM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by tryan [MA]) Jun 29, 2022 10:38 AM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by David [MI]) Jun 29, 2022 10:53 AM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Jun 29, 2022 11:04 AM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by BillW [NJ]) Jun 29, 2022 12:43 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by Hoosier [IN]) Jun 29, 2022 3:01 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by Ed [CA]) Jun 29, 2022 8:36 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by #22 [MO]) Jun 29, 2022 9:55 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by #21 [MO]) Jun 29, 2022 9:56 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by dave [CA]) Jul 2, 2022 3:41 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by MC [PA]) Jul 2, 2022 4:10 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by pete [OR]) Jul 2, 2022 5:13 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by J [NC]) Jul 5, 2022 11:02 AM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by Leslie [FL]) Jul 5, 2022 11:19 AM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by Sheryl [TX]) Jul 5, 2022 11:32 AM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by Chris [VA]) Jul 5, 2022 12:09 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by WMH [NC]) Jul 5, 2022 1:12 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by Chris [VA]) Jul 5, 2022 3:48 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by mobile jim [TX]) Jul 5, 2022 8:35 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by George [NY]) Jul 7, 2022 9:49 AM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by mike [CA]) Jul 7, 2022 11:43 AM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by Jay Bond [CA]) Jul 8, 2022 8:04 AM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by Jerry [NY]) Jul 9, 2022 6:07 AM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by Lynn [MA]) Jul 9, 2022 6:32 AM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by RB [TN]) Jul 10, 2022 5:13 PM
       Shower Door vs Curtain (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 17, 2022 7:22 PM


Shower Door vs Curtain (by GLR [MA]) Posted on: Jun 28, 2022 7:19 PM
Message:

Small reno coming up. Currently has shower doors. Debating whether to remove them and just go with shower curtain.

Pro- Door, in theory is more water proof

Con - Door Glass gets grimey. Jams, the height of the door is prob around 5'11.

whats the consensus

--165.231.xxx.xx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jun 28, 2022 7:48 PM
Message:

Nicer property, keep doors.

Lower end-curtain --68.229.xxx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Jun 28, 2022 8:14 PM
Message:

Curtain all the way for the reasons you described. Just had a move in this year at one of mine that still has doors. First thing the tenant did was ask me to remove them. --75.89.xxx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jun 28, 2022 8:23 PM
Message:

Curtain only,1 less thing to break or jam or become a problem some how --74.77.xx.xx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by DeeAnn [WI]) Posted on: Jun 28, 2022 8:31 PM
Message:

Curtain, same reasons as Ken. And tenants like to decorate, curtains in the bathroom provide that expression. --75.11.xx.xx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jun 28, 2022 9:12 PM
Message:

Be sure to change shower head to air mixing low flow as this minimize water going on floor. Porcelain tiles on top of a Schluter membrane are the best option. --216.110.xxx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 28, 2022 9:27 PM
Message:

first check the squareness of the walls to the top of the shower pan/tub. Can be more difficult if they are out of square by more than 1/4".

If tub, they make a shield to keep the water in the tub when using a curtain. Hookless shower curtains are easy on and off. --74.102.xx.xx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Jun 28, 2022 9:38 PM
Message:

Curved shower rod adds more height and room.

Two curtains to prevent water run off. Side by side.

Enter in middle.

--24.183.xxx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jun 28, 2022 9:55 PM
Message:

Removal of door might reveal a hole in tub or tiles where it was installed. Remove it carefully because you may be putting it back. --108.69.xxx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2022 12:52 AM
Message:

RB,

Love your idea about using 2 curtains and entering in middle.

Can't believe I never thought of that before.

I was about to say that the disadvantage of curtain is water is more likely to end up on floor but the 2 curtains and enter in middle seems like it would make water less likely to end up on floor.

Still doors have to be at least somewhat better for keeping floor dry but the option of throwing old curtain away and replacing with new for minimal cost is always going to be major advantage.

--104.175.xx.xx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2022 1:13 AM
Message:

Not all shower/Tub doors are equal. A partner in a large complex had all of the tub/shower doors changed to frameless, wheels attached at the top by friction and glue. No holes thru the glass so the bracket had some support. In less than 2 years the glass doors slid through the brackets, fell then shattered into 1000 pieces. Mostly when the tenant was entering or exiting the tub/showers.

Then the shower only doors were custom fit so when the soil expanded and the shower frames weren't exactly plum, someone opening the exact fit door got stuck of the frame and cracked.

At a partners meeting I told them their investment in new glass shower/doors wasn't sound because OF THE TYPE OF DOORS THEY HAD INSTALLED. Having a contractor as a partner didn't matter to the partners (Doctors, a lawyer, TV Actor, Teacher and Realtor).

After a tenant got seriously injured, we replaced all of the wrong choice shower doors with curtains. Some curved curtain rods over tubs. --47.156.xx.xx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2022 7:06 AM
Message:

Would you save more money by buying a disposable curtain compared to cleaning a door that never seems to get clean. I think so --24.101.xxx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2022 8:06 AM
Message:

After someone slipped and knocked the door down - they all go, this person was in the hospital 2 months healing from a bazillion glass wounds - both insurance involved. curtains don't create that problem. --76.190.xxx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2022 9:04 AM
Message:

I change out the doors with curtains when I have a new tenant. Doors can keep the floor drier, but all the other problems with them made me do the swap.

I have been running tile around the shower when I get places open. I found that buying those ugly little plastic door knob stops work great to keep the friction bars up for the curtains.

I don't attach rods to the walls either, to keep people from bending or breaking them. I also do not supply curtains. --107.147.xx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2022 10:18 AM
Message:

Doors for me. The nuisance of cleaning them when the tenant moves out is less than the nuisance of replacing rotted flooring in the bathroom because the tenant couldn't figure out how to use the curtain properly. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by tryan [MA]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2022 10:38 AM
Message:

Converted a tub into a walkin shower. HD sells the shower pan for a couple hundred bucks ... I enjoy tile work. Put the plumbing on the short 1/2 wall.

NO DOOR, NO CURTIN .... just walk right in. Easy peasy. --206.84.xx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2022 10:53 AM
Message:

Bathtub is not same as shower.

A bathtub is better with curtains , as the tub height will catch water splashing. But if you just have a shower, you will need to caulk like crazy on the floor because you know the tenant won't swipe up all the water. --50.4.xxx.x




Shower Door vs Curtain (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2022 11:04 AM
Message:

Doors look great but involve caulking which then produces mold and mildew. Tenants complain. Leaking still occurs on floor. If nothing is wrong with your existing doors, leave them until something goes wrong. I removed my own shower glass door when it malfunctioned and now am using a curtain. No more leaking on floor. Amazing. I'd opt to replace with curtains if my rentals glass doors fail. --174.65.xxx.xx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2022 12:43 PM
Message:

Great tip David on caulking for a shower stall with curtains. I've seen some water damage on ceilings below showers and if had "caulked liked crazy" it wouldn't have happened. --74.102.xx.xx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2022 3:01 PM
Message:

I agree with DJ...depends on the "quality" of the property. If higher end, I would not want the holes showing where the doors/tracks were mounted.

You could add a sentence or two to the lease stating that the doors require monthly cleaning to keep them working well, especially around the wheels and in the tracks, and if repairs are needed and the cleaning has not been done that tenant will be required to pay the repair fee. --99.92.xxx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by Ed [CA]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2022 8:36 PM
Message:

I use shower curtains. Years ago, I bought several shower curtain retainers that hold the valve end of the curtain in place - the device is a clear plastic sleeve about 4' tall that holds the curtain firmly in it's channel with a round plastic dowel - no problems ever with water damage. I dislike that doors make the bathroom seem much smaller. Also, I like throwing in a new curtain and brightening up the place. --108.201.xx.xx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2022 9:55 PM
Message:

High end, low end, new, used. Always a curtain. If you like call backs and complaints of gross doors, go for shower doors. --174.209.xxx.xx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by #21 [MO]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2022 9:56 PM
Message:

If you're going to put a shower door on there, might as well put a storm door on too so you can have another high maintenance item at the same place.... --174.209.xxx.xx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by dave [CA]) Posted on: Jul 2, 2022 3:41 PM
Message:

saw an interesting feature on a tiny house hgtv show.

small gauge SS cable with ends swaged into lops with teardrops mounted at 84 inches (long length curtains)

with simple screw eyes or toggle bolts to adjust tension.

trimmed out with escutchion rings to match faucets.

shower curtain stacks between tub and toilet

thin gauge of cable disappears.

looks fab. ! ! --67.49.xx.x




Shower Door vs Curtain (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Jul 2, 2022 4:10 PM
Message:

Curtain. Doors never come clean. Took them out of my own house. --73.230.xxx.xx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by pete [OR]) Posted on: Jul 2, 2022 5:13 PM
Message:

clear curtain with curved pole --35.132.xxx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by J [NC]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2022 11:02 AM
Message:

If you have a multiple bedroom property there probably will be children involved Smaller children need to be bathed in the bathtub. Doors will not allow that. I have used curtains for years but Iíve added plastic ďfinsĒ -for lack of a better word -that attach to the wall and keep the shower water from striking the back wall and bouncing behind the curtain. Keeps the floor nice and dry --69.132.xxx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by Leslie [FL]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2022 11:19 AM
Message:

I provide shower rod. Resident provides own curtain.

I have moderate properties and have never had a complaint

One less maintenance issue --174.211.xxx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by Sheryl [TX]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2022 11:32 AM
Message:

Itís funny this is the topic of discussion because we replaced a shower door with a curved curtain rod in one of our properties only a few months ago. True we had to pay to remove the track and other repairs but it was going to cost more to repair the door and there would still be the chance of other future issues. --99.113.xxx.x




Shower Door vs Curtain (by Chris [VA]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2022 12:09 PM
Message:

Ed (CA) - Where do you buy the shower curtain retainers? They sound like the best solution for keeping floors dry, but I've never seen them anywhere. (A search takes me to many items shower-related, but not to the retainers that you described.) --71.246.xxx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2022 1:12 PM
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Chris/VA:

smile.amazon.com/Shower-Curtain-Splash-Guard-Channels/dp/B08W6N495P/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=shower+curtain+edge+guard&qid=1657041055&sprefix=shower+curtain+ed%2Caps%2C135&sr=8-9 --50.82.xxx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by Chris [VA]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2022 3:48 PM
Message:

Thank you, WMH/NC! --71.246.xxx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by mobile jim [TX]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2022 8:35 PM
Message:

On our higher end units I use shower doors. I have had little trouble fixing them and in over 40 years I have never had a tenant break one. For our lower end homes I usually use a curtain as it is cheaper and easier to replace. The "fins" that J recommended work well on these. They bond to the top of the tub and the wall and stop the majority of the water from getting to the floor. --72.109.xxx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by George [NY]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2022 9:49 AM
Message:

I removed shower doors from my rentals years ago due to the potential liability if one broke. Initially, I required the tenant to supply their own shower curtain. One of my Section 8 tenants used a bed sheet for a shower curtain, then complained about the tub leaking. Fortunately, it was only for a few days and the floor wasn't damaged, but I had to replace the entire ceiling in the room below. Now, I supply the shower curtains, and I installed the fins mentioned above. --67.250.xx.xx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2022 11:43 AM
Message:

if the tenants weren't so stupid i'd say its a coin toss but doors prevent water damage from their inability figure out how to arrange a curtain. --75.80.xx.xx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by Jay Bond [CA]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2022 8:04 AM
Message:

I go with curtains. As a courtesy to the new tenant, I put in the cheapest IKEA curtain (about $2). I'm guessing most tenants won't think to bring a shower curtain, but the will need a shower that evening or next morning.

The lease says the curtain is provided, but it is the tenant's responsibility to replace it.

The tracks for the sliding glass doors always get filthy.

I use a shower curtain in my own home. It is also easier when dealing with young kids to have a curtain rather than a glass door. --73.93.xxx.xx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by Jerry [NY]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2022 6:07 AM
Message:

In my first rental I installed glass doors. My first tenant fell and broke them. I have used shower curtains ever since.

I provide a liner on move in and renter can decorate as they choose with an outer curtain.

I do like some of the newer shower designs with stationery 3/8" glass and/or half walls. --72.228.xx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by Lynn [MA]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2022 6:32 AM
Message:

A curtain costs $4 and take second to install. A door costs hundreds and when it breaks thereís a million pieces of glass. You decide --96.237.xx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2022 5:13 PM
Message:

Score card:

20 for curtains

2 for doors

1 for faucet and tiles ???????

14 stopped by to chat

--24.183.xxx.xxx




Shower Door vs Curtain (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 17, 2022 7:22 PM
Message:

Tub: All the women make it very clear we must remove tub sliding doors. They do not want to clean them.

We install the curved rods as an amenity, SCREWED into the wall so they don't fall if someone slips, and hookless curtains. No hooks to play with, the frosted plastic has built in loops. Search HOOKLESS SHOWER CURTAIN. $12 at Menards.

Showers: we install the Sterling 2 piece glass shower door. Minimal trim, easy to clean. We install a squeege on a suction cup to give them the hint to wipe it down. Lotsa hard water in Indiana.

BRAD

--73.103.xxx.xxx





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