How to align a shower door

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How to align a shower door
Your shower doors won't shut properly if they tilt. (poplasen/iStock/Getty Images)

You love the shower doors in your new home, but there's a problem: the doors don't shut properly. When you slide the door to the wall to shut it, there's a gap at the bottom where the door is supposed to meet the frame. This occurs when the side wall of the shower enclosure isn't square, and it is a pretty common occurrence in homes. You'll be pleased to learn that shower doors are designed with this in mind, and it's not too complicated to adjust a shower door to fit properly.

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Things you need

  • Screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Open both shower doors so that they are centred in the frame.

  2. 2

    Place one hand on each side of the outer door and lift the door 2.5 cm (1 inch).

  3. 3

    Swing the bottom of the door outward to clear the bottom frame and place the door against a wall or solid surface where it cannot fall.

  4. 4

    Locate the rollers on the top of the door; you will see they're held in place by a screw. The roller screw hole has a series of holes on either side, placed in a diagonal pattern.

  5. 5

    Remove the outside roller with a screwdriver and reinstall it in the next hole down if your door doesn't meet the wall at the bottom of the frame; if the gap is at the top of the frame, then move the inside roller up one hole.

  6. 6

    Replace the door in the frame by lifting it into place, resting the rollers on the outer top rail on the inside of the top frame.

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