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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Stained Glass Repair & Restoration

Baton Rouge is a melting pot of cultures. Buildings here have been influenced by architectural styles from France, Britain, Spain, and African. Many of the churches in the area are 100 to 150 years old and contain some of the most glorious stained glass windows in the Southeastern U.S. Unfortunately, many of these fine works of art have begun to deteriorate either because of time or exposure to the elements. Stained glass restoration provides Baton Rogue houses of worship with a viable means of preserving their church’s most valuable and beloved artwork for decades to come.

At Church Stained Glass Restoration, we have been performing these types of intensive restorations for over thirty years. We are well-equipped to handle repairs of all types and are familiar with a range of religious stained glass styles. Our stained glass repair and restoration services are available to churches all throughout the Baton Rouge area, including the parishes of Ascension, Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, and St. Helena.

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Stained Glass Restoration for Baton Rouge Churches, Chapels, and Cathedrals

Some of the world’s best known stained glass windows are hundreds of years old. This proves that when the proper steps are taken, stained glass can last for quite some time. However, at some point or another, nearly all windows require restoration in order to remove the grime and dust which has built up on their surface over the years and keep them in structurally sound condition.

Restoring stained glass requires time, effort, and capital, but the results make it all worth it in the end. Not only is a rare and valuable work of art saved from extinction, but with restoration, it can be enjoyed for another 100 years. After cleaning and repairs have taken place, the stained glass looks more lustrous and beautiful than it has in years.

If your church, chapel, cathedral, or temple in Baton Rouge has historic stained glass, we strongly urge you to consider restoration. No matter how complex or difficult the repairs may be, we’re confident that we can help you find the right solution.

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Restoration Process for Baton Rouge Church Stained Glass

Stained glass restoration is a multi-step process. Large projects are often completed in phases while simpler repairs may be able to be completed onsite. Either way, the process typically begins with an evaluation. The stained glass is inspected and evaluated based on its condition, age, and materials. Then, a plan is drafted for the repairs. This is sent to the church in the form of a proposal.

Once your church has given us approval, we will proceed with the next phase of the process, which is the repair stage. To conserve costs, small repairs are completed onsite. If repairs cannot be completed in this manner, the stained glass is removed and brought to our workshop so it can be taken apart completely.

After soaking in a mild cleansing solution for up to 14 days, the stained glass is taken apart. Often, the lead caming is in a weakened state and must be discarded. Severely damaged pieces of glass are also exchanged for new replacement pieces. Then, any hand-painted details are recreated by a skilled artist. Finally, the stained glass is put back together with new leading, cement, and steel brace bars. Now, it is ready to be brought back to the church.

The final phase involves the reinstallation of each stained glass window back into the original window frame. The stained glass is secured and a protective covering is added on top to guard it from any future threats, human or natural. In the sunlight, the colors shine more beautifully and clearer than ever before. Now, your church can enjoy its stained glass for several decades to come.

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Baton Rouge Religious Stained Glass Repair

We understand that not all projects require complete restoration. If you have simpler repairs that need attention, we will be happy to assist. Our religious stained glass repair services are available to churches located all throughout the Baton Rouge area.

Schedule Your Church Stained Glass Restoration Consultation Today

Church Stained Glass Restoration is proud to the trusted source for church stained glass repair and restoration in Baton Rouge. Call today to schedule your consultation or learn more about our services.

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