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Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York

Stained Glass Repair & Restoration

The metropolitan area of Albany-Schenectady-Troy, also known as the Capital District, is over 400 years old and is home to a diverse range of architecture. In addition to its array of Dutch farmhouses, cast iron storefronts, Victorian homes, and Spanish Colonial architecture, the metropolitan area is also home to some of New York’s oldest and finest churches. Many of these houses of worship are considered historic landmarks and contain some of the most beautiful stained glass windows found in the United States.

Church Stained Glass Restoration is committed to preserving these glorious works of art. Our services are designed to aid in the preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings. If you are in need of church stained glass repair or restoration in Albany, Troy, or Schenectady, we would be honored to be part of your project.

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Stained Glass Restoration for Albany Churches, Chapels, and Cathedrals

There are many reasons to consider restoring your church’s stained glass windows. First is the matter of their preservation. Cracks, discoloration, sagging, and bowing are all signs that stained glass has begun to deteriorate. Once this happens, it needs to be professionally repaired in order to prevent it from becoming hazardous and eventually falling apart completely.

Often, members of the church are eager to donate funds to such a cause. They feel sentimentally attached to the stained glass, having seen it every Sunday for years. Many others welcome the opportunity to give back to the church in a general way.¬†Stained glass windows are a prominent feature and in churches, may even be a feature that defines their place in the community. They serve as a local landmark, preserving the community’s history and culture.

In addition to all this, there are very good financial reasons for saving the stained glass. Stained glass windows increase the value of a property, which can be beneficial if a church ever decides to sell and relocate to a different facility.

All of these are good reasons for investing in repairs. Our church stained glass restoration services can help your Albany church or house of worship save its beautiful and beloved works of art.

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Restoration Process for Albany Church Stained Glass

The timeline for stained glass restoration varies from one project to the next. It is a time consuming process. Therefore, it’s not unusual for the process to take several weeks or even several months to complete. However, once its finished, your stained glass will be stronger and more beautiful than ever before.

We begin the stained glass restoration process for Albany churches with an onsite consultation. This visit serves as both a formal meet and greet as well as an opportunity for inspection. Our experts will carefully examine and evaluate the condition of your stained glass. In the end, you’ll have a report that outlines the damage and possible avenues for repairs.

After you give us the official approval, we’ll proceed with the repair process right away. When possible, we try to complete repairs onsite in order to save time and expense. In many cases, however, it’s best for the repairs to be completed in studio, where we can work more efficiently. In this case, the stained glass is removed from the church and brought to our workshop where it is placed in a bath of cleansing solution.

After soaking in the cleansing solution for one to two weeks, the stained glass is taken apart. Damaged pieces are exchanged for new matching ones. Hand-painted details are recreated by a member of our team who is an experienced painter. Then, the stained glass is put back together with new lead caming and cement. Afterwards, it is cleaned, polished, and prepared for the re-installation process.

Finally, the stained glass is brought back to the church. Sometimes, we will recommend having a protective covering placed over the windows to prevent future damage. Once the stained glass is installed and the covering is added, the process is complete. Your church will be able to enjoy its beauty and glory for another 100 years.

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Albany Religious Stained Glass Repair

Our company is happy to assist with projects of all sizes. If you are in need of minor repairs due to hail damage, accidental breakage, or vandalism, we will gladly provide our expert advice on the matter and perform the desired repairs.

Schedule Your Church Stained Glass Restoration Consultation Today

Church Stained Glass Restoration is proud to be the leading source for church stained glass repair and restoration in the Albany-Troy-Schenectady area. Call today to schedule your consultation or get more information on our services.