Shower Installation – 5 Tips To Save Money
In case you need a new shower in your home, you will be pleased to know that you are not alone. Thousands of people each year make the decision to replace their shower and are somewhat surprised by the prices. The price you pay for your shower is a reflection of the quality of the product you have and also the type of shower tray you have installed. Today we shall take a look at some different types of shower trays, styles and prices.
First, let us take a look at some shower installation costs. If you decide on a fiberglass shower pan, you may need to purchase fiberglass sheet metal, fitting, and molding at your local retail store. You may need to purchase a few other pieces of material at your local hardware store. You will want to do this quickly to keep from running out of essential items, and to ensure that you have enough time to return all the items you did not buy because you decided on a different pan or did not read up on the different materials that were needed.
Secondly, if you choose a tile installation you will need to find a plumber, an electrician and perhaps an interior design person. Today it really is as easy as going online to find a local plumber who specializes in showers. Most of them will have a website which will allow you to see photos of their work, as well as contact information. Once you choose your new shower installer you should schedule a consultation where the plumber will come and talk with you about what kind of installation you would like to do.
Thirdly, if you decide to install tile shower you will need to rent a fiberglass or acrylic showerhead. Today there are so many different shapes, sizes and colors of showerheads to choose from, that it can be a real chore trying to find the right one. Also, you will want to make sure that you have enough clearance inside the room you are going to install the showerhead in to install tile shower. There is nothing worse than having your new showerhead fall right through the floor and into the room below. Make sure you are prepared for this, and make sure you have the correct measurements and so on.
Fourthly, when you start the job of replacing the shower, it is a good idea to have the new unit brought to you. The reason for this is simple. You want to inspect the old unit very carefully before you start removing any of the old parts to replace the shower replacement. You do not want to have to tear up any of your bathroom walls or even have someone fall when you are installing the bathtub or old unit. Do not take any shortcuts and if you take any shortcuts in the process of installing your replacement units then you will pay the price in the form of leaking pipes later on down the road.
Fifthly, if at all possible, it may be a good idea to hire someone who has some experience with this type of plumbing work to come out and do the installation for you. This is especially true if you have any special needs that must be addressed with your new shower. A professional who knows his or her job well and is able to answer all of your questions and provide information as needed will be a big help in the process of making sure that your new shower is installed properly and will work properly the first time. The cost of hiring someone to do the installation may be a bit more than hiring a handyman, but it is well worth it in the long run.