The bottom door seal – aka door sweep or door wipe – of a hinged frameless shower door, keeps water in when the door is closed, and wipes water into the shower when the door is opened. The plastic seal is a wear and tear item that will develop tears and cracks, and when this happens, a complete seal replacement is necessary to retain sealing effectiveness.
Step-by-Step Video Instructions
- Removing the plastic shower door seal.
- Figuring out a shower door seal replacement.
- Measuring and cutting a shower door seal.
- Installing a frameless shower door seal.
The following suppliers will have any style of replacement seal needed.
Note: Ordering extra lengths of sweeps will save on long-term shipping costs, while providing a needed inventory for future replacements and mis-cuts.
Cleaning the Door Seal
Use the same removal and install process in-between shower door seal replacements to clean the plastic seal. A common bathroom cleaner along with a grout brush or scrub brush works well to clean mineral and soap scum build-up on the seal and inside the channel groove.