Stained Glass Restoration for Manhattan Churches and Religious Properties
Manhattan, Kansas has some beautiful historic architecture that holds that unique charm true to this city. Many of the churches and religious properties throughout this area have the same distinct architecture that houses some incredible religious stained glass pieces. In order to preserve these integral parts of community history, stained glass restoration is in order.
Manhattan Religious Stained Glass Restoration Process
Often times religious stained glass restoration inquires occur due to visible signs of damage and deterioration. Severe storms and vandalism may have accelerated this inevitability or perhaps your church’s stained glass has just reached the 75 year to 100 year mark. Regardless of cause, it is important to start restorations in a timely manner so that restoration costs can be limited.
When you contact our stained glass repair studio, we’ll send a master stained glass artisan to come evaluate your stained glass and provide a detailed assessment. Our stained glass artisan investigates the underlying causes of damage in order to create an individualized repair plan. This assessment will also provide cost-benefit analysis in addition to projected project timeline and estimates. Once you’ve decided to undergo the restoration process, our team removes your stained glass windows and delivers them back to our local repair studio.
We then soak your church’s stained glass panels in a proprietary soap blend in order to delicately remove that dirt buildup that’s resulted from over the years. After your stained glass soaks for up to two weeks, we disassemble it piece-by-piece. Each piece of glass that’s in good condition is cataloged and set aside while we restore all damaged pieces. Our comprehensive inventory of over 10,000 pieces of stained glass ensures we’ll find the perfect match– if not, we’ll have one custom blown. Hand-painted glass is also replicated by our top artists and baked in our kiln.
Additionally, new lead came is created for sound structural integrity. We complement this with black cement which is forced into any existing cracks. Once the cement is dried, we meticulously polish your restored stained glass window. Reinforcement glass may be added as well if we believe it’ll help with better preservation over the next century. Once your stained glass is re-installed, your clergy and congregation members will be shocked by how new it looks.