If your church has a prized stained glass art, you’ll want to preserve it as best as possible so that it continues to inspire members of your congregation for years to come. As such, you’ll want to keep an eye out for certain signs that your house of worship may need specialized church stained glass restoration from a professional.

Church Stained Glass Damages that Require Restoration

When it comes to monitoring your church’s stained glass, there are 3 elements to watch out for: the glass, structural integrity, and decorative elements like paint. As you notice these signs, consider opting for church stained glass restoration.

Glass Damage

Unless the stained glass in your church was processed poorly or contains impurities that lead to breakage, it’s most likely that your stained glass will break from physical damage. Glass weakens and cracks from vibrations, excessive force, nails set improperly for holding a window in its frame, and normal use.

Structural Weakness

Structural weakness is one of the most common causes of stained glass damage. The structure that holds the pieces of glass in place can decay, corrode, and fracture, leading your glass to sag, crack, or fall out from lack of support.

Painted Glass Deterioration

Low-quality or improperly fired painted stained glass can flake off or end up “frying,” resulting in surface bubbles. Paint features are also difficult to replicate–especially flesh tones, faces, feet, and hands, which flake first.

Due to its fragility, church stained glass restoration is best left to a trained and experienced professional. This video provides a great explanation for the restoration and installation process:

Let an Expert Handle Your Church Stained Glass Restoration for the Best Results

Give Church Stained Glass Restoration a call today to learn more about how our experts can help breathe the life back into your church’s stained glass.

Martin Faith is an expert in the areas of stained glass conservation, preservation, and history. For over thirty years, he has been working as a stained glass artisan and restoration expert. Martin grew up studying stained glass in Glasgow, where he began acquiring and salvaging beautiful collectibles made by Scottish artisans. In Glasgow, he learned the critical skills and traditional techniques required for creating the stunning stained glass windows produced by his company today in the United States, where he now resides with his wife and family. Over the years, Martin has consulted on numerous church stained glass restoration projects throughout the nation, ranging in size and complexity. Martin and his team have successfully repaired hundreds of religious stained glass windows, including those belonging to churches, cathedrals, temples, and synagogues as well as all religious denominations. He has overseen over 50,000 projects in total and is one of the most accomplished professionals in the industry.