There are a variety of things that can cause a shower door to leak. The edges of the frame are usually caulked to the shower walls, and that caulk may simply need to be replaced.

Check the edges to see if you can spot the leak, then re-coat the spot with clear silicone caulk. If the glass itself is loose in the metal frame, it may need a new bead of caulking.

As these doors age, the original caulking begins to crack and break down. If the doors won’t close properly, it may be a case of loose hinges.

Sliding shower doors run on tracks with wheels, so if they don’t slide correctly, be sure they’re properly seated before spending money on a repair call.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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