Stained Glass Restoration for Kansas City Churches, Chapels, and Cathedrals
There are a wide variety of houses of worship, large and small throughout Kansas City’s beautiful neighborhoods from Crossroads to Westport. These religious facilities are adorned with some of the most lovely, historic stained glass windows in the entire country. Stained glass, as a rule, begins to deteriorate around 75 years to 100 years of age. However, there are many other factors that speed up the degradation of church stained glass including severe storms, vandalism, and accidents which require the need for immediate repairs to your church’s stained glass. Whether because of natural aging or accidental breakage repairing the stained glass on your church provides numerous benefits to your church’s congregation and even to the wider community including–preserving a piece of local history for future generations.
Restoration Process For Churches In Kansas City
Our restoration process begins with an all-important on-site assessment of your stained glass. This step is key for helping us understand exactly what the scope of your project will be and to give you precise stained glass restoration pricing. We take stock of all the various causes of deterioration (which could be more than one) and then create a custom-tailored restoration outline specifically for your cherished stained glass windows.
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 committee or patrons decide to take on restoring your lovely church stained glass, we begin the process of carefully cleaning and repairing as little or as much stained glass right there in your church as we can without disrupting your routine. Sometimes there is nothing we can do for your windows as they stand, other times we can accomplish quite a bit of work quickly without removing anything. It just depends on the age of your windows and the degree of degradation to the glass and surrounding frame.
Next, we remove the pieces we do need to repair offsite with the utmost of care and transport them to our studio. On smaller windows, this is a quick and usually simple process and may only require a few of our skilled workman on ladders. However, for those lovely, towering windows, we often times need to bring in special lift equipment and additional crews to make sure they are removed without incident and that everything goes according to plan.
Once your Kansas City church’s stained glass windows are taken out and arrive safely to our stained glass repair studio, we get going on the work that will bring them back to their former glory. All of the glass is thoroughly soaked in a non-toxic solution to remove generations of built on dust and grime. Frames that are failing are rebuilt or reinforced to give them decades of new life. The most time consuming and “artistic” part of the restoration is the repairs we make to the glass itself. Often times new glass pieces need to be artfully created to perfectly match the original glass of your church’s vintage windows. But, it is well worth the time and expense for the authentic look it provides!
Finally, each stained glass fragment or window is carefully loaded up and delivered back to its original caring home–you church. Now our restoration crews will carefully replace the entire window or missing parts to fit seamlessly back in. The crews are sure to use care in and around your church space so as to leave your chapel better than they found it. This step is our favorite because we finally get to see the stained glass in its loving church environment nearly exactly how it stood decades upon decades ago.
Kansas City's Church Stained Glass Restoration Experts
Church Stained Glass Restoration offers arguably the best church stained glass repair service here in Kansas City and in the entire USA. For decades we have specialized in religious stained glass restoration for churches, temples, synagogues, mosques, and are a trusted partner for restorations for the most treasured stained glass windows in this country. We specialize in the old and new school techniques need to bring these works of art back to their original life and luster. Our services include everything from deep cleaning to full restoration and from minor chip repair to entirely new glass. Due to our breadth of experience, we are also well versed in the sometimes delicate process of working with church committees to bring about a consensus on repairs and repair budgets. If you would like, we have tips and ideas on fundraising to help get your Kansas City church the funds it needs to get the repairs done. With over 2 decades of church stained glass repairs experience, we are truly experts in our field and would love to work with you on your church stained glass restoration and repairs large or small! Contact us for more information on church and chapel stained glass repair today!