Stained Glass Restoration for Colorado Springs Churches, Chapels, and Cathedrals
Colorado Springs has a diverse collection of historic churches, chapels, and cathedrals. In historic locations like Old Colorado City, The Broadmoor, Monument, and Manitou Springs, some churches house stained glass windows that are over 100 years old, and they are as beautiful as they are valuable. However, it is around this age that stained glass usually begins to deteriorate and require repairs. Hail and severe weather in Colorado Springs are common causes of damage to stained glass windows. With stained glass restoration, you can preserve an important part of your church’s historic architecture and enjoy the beauty of your stained glass for another 100 years. Church stained glass restoration offers Colorado Springs churches a way to keep the history of their church alive and bring joy and beauty to all those who come to visit their house of worship.
Restoration Process For Churches In Colorado Springs
No matter the reason for restoration, we begin each project by conducting an onsite assessment. We find this step of the process to be incredibly valuable for both the church groups we work with and our team. Conducting an in-person inspection allows us to properly evaluate the condition of your stained glass and gain an understanding of the expense that will be required to make the repairs. From this point, we can create a plan for completing your project in a reasonable time frame and budget.
All of our church restoration assessments include:
A restoration cost-benefit analysis
A project timeline from start to finish
A comprehensive estimate of repairs
Once your church has made the decision to proceed with the restoration process, we will begin the repairs by cleaning the stained glass. If you have elected to have the repairs completed onsite, we will fix as much of the damage that has occurred to the windows as we possibly can. However, most projects require offsite repairs. In this case, we will remove the stained glass and take it back to our studio where we can conduct the restoration in a safe, controlled environment.
Sometimes it is not necessary to remove an entire window if only small sections require repairs. In the case that the damage is extensive, we will most likely remove all segments of the window. Small pieces can be accessed with a ladder and removed by one or two technicians. Large sections are often removed with the use of lift equipment in order to prevent the stained glass from being further damaged.
Once the damaged sections of stained glass have been removed, they are safely transported to our studio where we can begin work. This is where the true magic happens as our experts work tediously to bring your stained glass back to life. The stained glass is soaked in a bath of cleansing solution, cleaned, and carefully taken apart. Repairs are made using new leading and matching glass. Hand-painted details may also be added during this time, especially if a portrait or landscape is part of the original design. Once the pieces have been put back together, they are cemented in place, and the window is reinforced with steel brace bars.
For the final phase, the stained glass window is carefully delivered back to your church and is reinstalled in its original location. During this time, we will replace the sections that we have removed, securing them in place. We take great pride in ensuring that your stained glass is carefully handled and that our crew leaves your church better than they found it. Once the installation is complete, you can step back and admire the beauty of your Colorado Springs church with its newly restored stained glass windows.
Colorado Springs' Church Stained Glass Restoration Experts
Church Stained Glass Restoration is the leading stained glass studio offering church stained glass restoration in Colorado Springs. Since we first started our company over 25 years ago, we’ve made it our mission to perfect our process for restoring stained glass in churches, temples, chapels, cathedrals, and synagogues. Our services include everything from minor chip and hail damage repair to extensive cleanings and complex restorations. If you are looking for a way to finance your project, we can work with you to generate ideas for fundraising campaigns and help you find ways to share information with potential donors. With over 25 years of experience in church stained glass repair, we are proven experts in our field and would love to work with you on your church stained glass repairs and restoration, large or small! Contact us for more information on church and chapel stained glass repair today!