Excel Glass Co., Inc. has been professionally installing both residential and commercial custom glass throughout the greater Pittsburgh, PA since its founding in 1946. Over the years, we’ve become one of Oakmont’s most trusted glass and stone experts because we know that our local customers are the source of our success. Whether you need a brand new glazed glass storefront window for your commercial property or a custom framed glass shower door in your local residential home, we have the expertise, product selection, and technology to meet your needs.

Glass Company Services offered in the Oakmont, PA area

  • Residential and commercial glass doors

  • Custom glass shower doors

  • Frameless Showe Door Enclosures

  • Commercial window glazing

  • Emergency glass services

  • Replacement windows & doors

  • Custom mirrors & glass tabletops


  • Founded in 1946 in Jeannette, PA, we are the definition of a locally grown company, and we value our customers in southwestern Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia.
  • With our decades of experience in custom glass and stone, we have the fabrication skills, relationships with local suppliers, and top of the line equipment to complete any custom glass project, no matter how big or small.
  • Our dedication to customer service means that we remain focused on you from detailed proposals, all the way through installation, to the successful completion of your home improvement project.

All About Oakmont, PA

Part of the greater Pittsburgh metropolitan area, Oakmont, PA is a growing bedroom community with over 6,000 residents as of the 2010 census. The quaint town was founded in 1889 and named after a distinctive black oak tree on the bank of the Allegheny River, which, along with Plum Creek, borders the town. Modern residents enjoy these local waterways to this day, and the nearby Pennsylvania Turnpike provides the perfect way to get to and from home and local attractions.

The most famous attraction in the Oakmont, PA area is the Oakmont Country Club, a very prestigious golf course that has hosted the US Open more times than any other course in the country. Golf enthusiasts must make this a stop on their trip to the area, but there’s more sports fun to be had at Riverside Park on the Allegheny River. History-loving visitors can learn all about the area at the Oakmont History Center & Museum, or visit historical sites like Jonathan Hulton Bridge or Oakmont Verona Cemetery. There’s also a lot of appreciation for the arts packed into this small borough, with the Oaks Theatre showing local and national acts and the Western Pennsylvania Center for the Arts. No matter what you enjoy doing, you can find something great in Oakmont, PA.

Framed Vs. Frameless Shower Doors

When choosing a type of glass shower enclosure for your new bathroom, a major choice is whether to use glass panels with metal frames or without. Framed glass shower enclosures can be safe, durable, and budget friendy, but they are also considered an outdated design. Modern frameless glass shower doors are made with thick, tempered safety glass and offer greater beauty and durability, with a greater cost. Let’s look at the advantages of both kinds of glass shower doors.

Pros of Framed Glass Shower Doors

The traditional way to create a glass shower enclosure is to frame safety glass with metal hardware. Framed glass shower doors like these have advantages like durability, safety, and cost. The metal frames support the glass panels and take all the stress from opening and closing the door, but they also provide a watertight seal. One of the main advantages is design versatility, as homeowners can get metal framing in a wide variety of colors and finishes to match other bathroom fittings. 

Pros of Frameless Shower Glass Doors

An increasingly popular design option for modern glass shower enclosures is using thick, tempered safety glass without a metal frame, with all fittings attached directly to the glass. A frameless glass shower door of this type is just as safe as a one with a metal frame, and my actually be more durable over time because metal framing can degrade over time. With less parts, they can also be easier to clean and maintain. Frameless shower doors can also offer greater design versatility and be able to open wider, more easily. 

Now that you have a better idea of your options when it comes to glass shower doors, it’s time to talk to a glass expert about your remodel. The professionals at Excel Glass Co can give you even more options and help you design your perfect glass shower enclosure, just contact us today.