Why Most Church Stained Glass Today Is In Need Of Repair
The world’s stained glass is rapidly declining and, as such, stained glass window restoration is becoming a popular avenue for churches to take. It is also necessary if there is any hope of preserving these wonderful pieces of history since much of this country’s religious stained glass has been exposed to the elements for over 100 years–, at which age deterioration forces repairs and restorations.
How Do I Know What Restoration My Churches Stained Glass Needs?
The best way to fully understand what type of repairs and restoration your church needs is to call a professional, like us at Church Stained Glass Restoration and have them inspect your window. After our inspections, we will be able to you tell which parts of the frame needs to replacing, which glass pieces of glass need repairs and which others may just need to be replaced. We will also examine the protective glazing system (if applicable) and take pictures of our findings.
The Evaluation And Bids On Church Stained Glass Repair
After we examine your church we will write up a thorough bid that details the time and cost for items like replacement of broken glass, fixing loose braces, cleaning glass in place and removing glass for repair in our studio. We will also give you a very accurate idea of how long the repairs will take in light of your individual scope.
What Happens At Our Stained Glass Studio
When we do need to take glass into our studio the windows are carefully removed from their framing, carefully wrapped and transported to our for restoration. Here the panels are disassembled, lead is removed and recycled and every glass piece is skillfully cleaned and repaired. The glass is then returned to your church and delicately installed back into position–looking as lovely as did 100 years ago!
If restoring your church’s stained glass is something you are interested in, please reach out to us at Church Stained Glass Restoration today! We have stained glass locations across the US and would be happy to bid on your upcoming project.