charleston sc church stained glass restoration

Charleston, South Carolina

Stained Glass Repair & Restoration

Charleston was founded in the year 1670, though at the time it was called Charles Town after King Charles II. The area quickly became a hub for political activity and its population increased rapidly. Though the Anglican church was dominant in Charleston during the colonial area, it has since become a melting pot of religions and different cultures. Today, it is home to groups belonging to Jewish, Catholic, Methodist, and Christian faiths, along with many others, and is known as “The Holy City.” Beautiful churches, built in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s, can be found within Charleston and play a strong role in preserving its history as well as defining its present architectural character. The preservation of these age old buildings, as well as the glorious stained glass within them, is critical.

At Church Stained Glass Restoration, we are passionate about preserving Charleston’s historic church stained glass windows. Our repair and restoration services are designed to restore the beauty and shine of stained glass while improving its structural integrity. We can breathe new life into your stained glass so that it can be enjoyed by future generations for many years to come.

We serve the entire Charleston area as well as the rest of South Carolina.

church stained glass restoration charleston

Stained Glass Restoration for Charleston Churches, Chapels, and Cathedrals

Stained glass windows are the oldest and most beautiful form of art, but their numbers have been dwindling in recent years. Many churches across America no longer have stained glass because they were not taken care of properly over time due to a lack of awareness about what is necessary for its upkeep. Stained glass needs periodic maintenance every 50-75 years or so to maintain it’s quality; failing this routine means risking damage and degradation that could be avoided with proper care beforehand.

At Church Stained Glass Restoration, we’ve mastered the skills and techniques required to conduct this delicate process. Over the years, we’ve brought hundreds of antique stained glass windows back to life and given them renewed strength and beauty. Whether you need us to repair or restore your window, we’re ready to provide the services that you need! Contact us today so you don’t have to worry about any more damage!

church stained glass restoration charleston sc

Restoration Process for Charleston Church Stained Glass

The first step in restoring your stained glass windows is an inspection. If you see any signs of degradation, it’s time to call a professional! Unfortunately, there are numerous ways for damage to occur so a simple walk around the building may not be enough. You can scan each window carefully and look upward while standing at the base if needed but even then you might miss something since there are many types of wear-and-tear such as sagging lead or cracks that will only show up from certain angles. If possible we recommend hiring someone who specializes in this type of restoration work. This is a service we are happy to provide.

After we inspect and evaluate your stained glass, you can expect us to provide a detailed proposal. This will describe the problems with your window and offer solutions that will make it as good as new again.

We prefer to repair stained glass in our workshop because it’s more efficient. We clean the stained glass windows, take them apart for better access, then replace any broken or missing pieces of glass with new ones that match as closely as possible. The old leading is exchanged f or new and hand-painted details are carefully recreated. Then, the stained glass is assembled back together.

Once the repairs are complete, we will polish your beautiful stained glass and carefully return it your church in Charleston. Then, we will  install it back in place. Now you can enjoy this stunning work of art for another 100 years!

church stained glass repair charleston sc

Charleston Religious Stained Glass Repair

If your stained glass windows have been affected by flooding, wind, hail or vandalism we can provide a variety of services for them from full restoration to small repairs and minor damage. We will work with you to find the best solution possible! Our repair and restoration services are available to the entire Charleston area, including Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, and the surrounding area.

Schedule Your Church Stained Glass Restoration Consultation Today

Church Stained Glass Restoration is honored to be South Carolina’s premier source for church stained glass repair. Our experts will go the extra mile and provide you with sincere, quality service that exceeds your expectations in every way. Call us now to get an estimate or learn more about our stained glass repair and restoration services.

Enter your email to recieve a copy of the Essential Guide to Stained Glass Restoration PDF.