February 2nd, 2013 @ admin
Repairing a cracked, chipped and damaged fiberglass bathtub or shower is a lot cheaper then replacing one especially if your bathtroom is not a standard size. Store bought fiberglass tubs and shower inserts come in stock sizes that do not fit into most bathrooms without adjusting the walls and plumbing to adapt to the new fixture.
You can pay a contractor hundreds if not thousands of dollars to remodel your bathroom to accept a store bought fiberglass bathtub enclosure, showerstall or you can repair the one you already have. Cracks and chipping are typically signs of structural stress or aging of the fiberglass and gel coat.
Many older bathtubs and showers were installed without the proper support needed underneath the fixture resulting in unsightly spider cracking and leaking over time. This same stress cracking can occur on the side walls, soap dishes and near the drain. Fiberglass repair kits and fiberglass floor inlays are available for a fraction of the cost of a new tub or shower.
If you have minor cracking, holes or chipping of your fibeglass fixture a fiberglass repair kit can be used to mend the damaged fiberglass and gel coat while matching the existing color of your bathtub or shower. Repairs take under an hour to complete, are waterproof and durable lasting years.
If extra support is needed, the fiberglass repair kits offered by the Bathtub Refinishing Referral Network instruct you in how to add extra support underneath your fixture with minimal effort and without removing the bathtub or shower floor. If you are experiencing a major floor crack in an area of the bathtub or shower that requires supporting your entire weight a fiberglass floor inlay can be installed providing a crack repair that last the life of your floor.
The cost of a fiberglass repair kit is under $40 and a fiberglass bathtub shower floor repair inlay kit is only $135. Any handy person can perform these repairs and save money in the process. So before you go out a pay $500 for a replacement fixure and thousands to have it installed visit the Bathtub Refinishing Referral Network at http://www.refinishingonline.com/ or give them a call at (866) 503-0570 and ask how they can help you repair your fiberglass bathtub or shower by doing-it-yourself.