Shower Door Sweep Styles
A bad shower door sweep can cause plenty of problems with water getting outside of the shower. This can lead to water damage that can be stopped by a good shower sweep.
There are many styles to choose from, and just because you have one style now, doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stay with that style.
Sweeps are typically screwed onto the frame, caulked into place, or slid into a track. There are also shower sweeps that slide along the entire length of the shower door.
If you have a particular type of sweep, such as the screwed-in style, it’s probably easiest to buy a replacement for it. If you choose not to stay with the screws, I would opt for the style that slides along the bottom of the door. These are basically plastic and they are formed in a way that allows them to grip the bottom of the door. The opening is smaller than the width of the sweep, so you have to spread the opening apart slightly before pushing along the bottom of the door.
If you are going the screw the new sweep into the frame, you may have to drill some holes. The new sweep should have some holes or grooves already in it, but they may not line up with the old ones in the frame. If you have to drill new ones, drill very shallow as you don’t want to drill a hole all the way through the door frame.