Are you considering upgrading your bathroom with a custom glass shower, but worried about the turnaround time of the installation process? The duration required to install a new glass shower depends on the design complexity. Despite their precise and custom measurements, the vast majority of glass shower enclosures fall under the “standard” category, which takes only a few hours to install from start to finish. 

Usually, the installation process is straightforward and doesn’t require much time. In rare cases, a shower enclosure may have some unique adjustments or an extra panel due to the shower stall area’s size, resulting in a slightly longer installation time. Overall, the installation process is fast and uncomplicated, and one can expect it to be completed within a few hours.

If you book with Premier Glass Austin, we can give you a play by play of what you need to know regarding the installation time from start to finish, how to best prepare so the process is seamless, and the different factors that can impact installation.

Types of Glass Installations

When it comes to upgrading your bathroom with a new shower enclosure, there are a few things you should consider. The first thing to think about is the style of the shower you want. You can choose between framed or frameless glass showers. Frameless showers offer a modern and clean look, while framed showers can be a more cost-effective option.

You’ll also want to choose the type of enclosure that best fits your bathroom and your style, with numerous options like quadrant, pentagonal, alcove, square, and rectangular enclosures. Additionally, you’ll need to consider the type of glass you want, with options like sliding, hinged, clear, frosted, and tinted glass. Finally, you’ll need to choose the hardware style and color. 

Not sure where to start? Premier Glass Austin can help you achieve the shower of your dreams with a complimentary design consultation. You can also check out our project calculator to look through the various options and customize your shower ahead of time.

Installation Timeline

Project Calculator

Premier Glass Austin offers a convenient and efficient way for customers to estimate the cost of their glass shower enclosure through our project calculator. By utilizing this tool, you may input specific details about your project, including dimensions, glass type, hardware, and additional features. Using the project calculator helps you understand your design preferences, and your budget. It also helps us to be better prepared for your in-home consultation, and ensures that the estimate aligns with your expectations and needs.

Getting A Quote & Measurements

To get a quote for a custom frameless glass shower or handrail, contact Premier Glass Austin by calling, emailing, or filling out a form on our website. After filling out the form, Premier Glass Austin will schedule an in-home consultation to assess the project space with rough measurements and provide an initial quote. Upon receiving your request, we will contact you within 1 business day or less to set up the free in-home consultation. You can learn more about our quote process here

When the project is ready for final measurements, we’ll schedule a brief visit to your home to take precise measurements. You can expect this visit to take typically 1 hour. Sometimes it can take longer. It just depends on the complexity of the shower and how many showers you may have that you are wanting us to measure. This ensures that your shower is manufactured to the exact specifications, resulting in a perfect fit. With these measurements, we will then provide an accurate quote.


Once you receive the quote, review it carefully and contact Premier Glass if you have any questions or concerns before accepting it. If approved, we will send you a docusign. Once that is signed, we will send you a payment link where you can pay online with a credit card or an ACH payment. After your deposit has been made, the installation process can now begin and typically completes within 10-12 days.


Once that step is complete, we will start fabricating your shower. Typically, this process will be completed in 5-7 business days, with a very short lead time. We pride ourselves on being able to customize our frameless shower enclosures to fit your bathroom, no matter how large or small and will do our best to get these ordered in as short of time as possible. 


On the day of installation, all you need to do is ensure that an adult 18+ years of age is present at your home. We will take care of everything else. We arrive with your custom shower enclosures, assemble them in your bathroom space, and complete the installation. On average, the installation time takes 2 hours. After installation, we’ll ensure the area is neat and tidy before we leave. You will not be able to use the shower for 24 hours after installation so the silicone has proper time to cure before the first use.

Preparing For A Quicker Installation

There are a few things you can do to help ensure a smooth and successful installation. Ensuring prompt payment prior to the installation of your enclosure by Premier Glass Austin is crucial for a smooth and efficient installation process. Timely payment allows us to promptly order the necessary materials, schedule installation dates, and allocate resources accordingly, minimizing delays and ensuring a seamless experience for you.

Maintaining timely communication throughout the process is also essential for a successful installation. Clear and prompt communication enables us to address any questions, gather necessary measurements, coordinate schedules, and provide updates on the project’s progress. This direct exchanging of information helps us ensure a streamlined installation process and achieve the desired results efficiently.

Within your home, we ask that you ensure that the space surrounding the installation area is clear. That means removing any towels, toiletries, and floor mats or any other obstacles or clutter that may prohibit them from accessing the site. You can also help by covering up any exposed areas with drop cloths, such as your bathroom floor, or vanity. Make sure your installation team has direct access to the work area. You may also want to be available to answer any questions the team may have for you, or communicate any preferences not previously discussed. 

DIY Common Installation Problems

Although it may be appealing to pursue the do-it-yourself route, that can come with its own challenges. Common issues that can arise during the installation process can include measurement errors, which can lead to improper sealing and fitting, scratches or damage to the glass itself, and even glass breakage. DIY installs can also commonly apply sealant poorly or use the wrong type of sealant, which in turn can lead to water leakage around the shower and potential bigger issues down the line.

Overall, while there are potential issues that can arise during a shower glass door installation, hiring a professional and ensuring proper preparation can greatly reduce the likelihood of these problems occurring and result in a successful installation and beautiful new bathroom oasis for years to come.

What Should I Do if Something Goes Wrong During Installation?

At Premier Glass Austin, we take pride in our workmanship and are committed to providing exceptional customer service. If there is ever an issue with the installation, we want to know about it so we can address it promptly and ensure that you are completely satisfied with the final product.

No matter what the issue may be, we will work with you to find a solution that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. Our goal is to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your shower glass installation, and we will do everything we can to make that happen. Ready to install the shower of your dreams? Contact us today at 512-642-6742 or contact us online with your information and questions and we will reach back out to you as soon as possible to get the process started.