Walls which meet a door or glass panel need to be completely vertical, or “plumb”, in order to prevent gaps, uneven joints, and hinge “bind”. This means the wall can’t lean in any direction, or be “bowed” or “bellied”. Any walls that are more the 1/4″ out of plumb make it difficult to install a shower properly because they cause unsightly gaps, are more likely to leak, and have a greater likelihood of hinge bind. We can work with walls that are less than 1/4″ out of plumb.
When one of our technicians comes out to measure your bathroom shower, they will use a six-foot level to test your bathroom walls, floor, and ceiling for airtight enclosures.
About 75% of homes we work do not have perfectly straight walls, this a common problem that we are more than capable of handling. For less than 1/4″ out of plumb walls, we will cut the glass so it will lie flush against your wall.