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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas

Stained Glass Repair & Restoration

Since its establishment in the early 1900’s, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metropolitan region has been heavily influenced by Spanish Colonial styles of architecture. This is largely due to the nearby proximity of border towns like Reynosa and the vast amount of cross-border trading with Mexico. As such, beautiful churches and cathedrals from the 1900’s can be found all throughout the Rio Grande Valley, many of which are home to historic stained glass windows. Unfortunately, because of their age, many of these churches are now reaching the point where their stained glass needs to be restored to ensure its continued preservation.

Church Stained Glass Restoration offers professional stained glass repair and restoration for religious buildings in the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area. As experts in our field, we are familiar with the different types and styles of stained glass prominent in the Rio Grande Valley. Whether your stained glass needs a few simple repairs or full restoration, we will be glad to assist with your project.

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Stained Glass Restoration for Churches, Chapels, and Cathedrals in the Rio Grande Valley

Historic preservation is performed for all types of artwork. This includes stained glass windows. Though the materials used to create stained glass are quite sturdy, at some point, they usually need to be restored or replaced. This is because they are constantly exposed to the elements. If repairs are not made, pieces may start to fall out or crack, putting the entire window in jeopardy.

Restoring stained glass is a serious and time-intensive matter. It requires a keen eye and a certain set of skills. At Church Stained Glass Restoration, we’ve created a process that allows us to be extremely accurate and precise in our work. Over the years, we’ve restored hundreds of stained glass windows belonging to religious buildings of all types.

If your Rio Grande Valley church has stained glass that needs restoration, we would love to hear from you. Together, we can save your historic stained glass and make it look more beautiful than ever before.

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Restoration Process for McAllen Church Stained Glass

Stained glass restoration is a process that is usually completed in phases. The first step is evaluating the condition of the stained glass. We will visit your McAllen church to see the stained glass and make a plan for its restoration. The details of this plan will be sent to you in the form of a proposal along with cost estimations.

Once you approve of the plan, we begin the process of removing the stained glass so that it can be cleaned and repaired. The windows are taken out of their frames and transported to our workshop. Then, we soak them in a mixture of mild soap and warm water to dissolve the dirt, muck, and grime which has accumulated over the years.

Next, the stained glass is documented and carefully taken apart. Pieces with major cracks or damage are replaced. The old lead caming is discarded and switched out for new. Then, the stained glass is assembled back together and bound with cement. If the windows are large, brace bars may be added for extra support. As a final touch, we clean and polish each window.

Once all of this is finished, we bring the stained glass back to your church in McAllen so that it can be reinstalled. Often, we recommend also having a piece of safety glass installed to protect the windows. Once the stained glass is secured in place, it can be enjoyed once again by your staff and congregation.

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Religious Stained Glass Repair for McAllen, Edinburg & Mission

In addition to complete restorations, we are also able to help with small repairs. If your church is located in McAllen, Edinburg, Mission, or the surrounding area, we will be happy to come out and inspect your stained glass and see what can be done to fix it.

Schedule Your Church Stained Glass Restoration Consultation Today

Church Stained Glass Restoration has completed projects for churches all throughout the country. Call today to schedule your consultation or get more information on our services.

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