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New Haven-Milford, Connecticut

Stained Glass Repair & Restoration

As one of the first planned cities in America, New Haven is home to numerous historic landmarks, which include stunning centuries old buildings constructed in the Gothic Revival style as well as notable examples of 19th and 20th century American architecture. A large portion of the land in the Greater New Haven area is considered to be part of the National Historic Districts and has been well-preserved over the years. Walking down the streets of Hillhouse Avenue or one of New Haven’s historic buildings, you will come across some of the loveliest and oldest churches in New England, many of which are adorned with stained glass windows.

Church Stained Glass Restoration is committed to preserving New Haven’s remarkable historic architecture and centuries old works of art. Our stained glass restoration and repair services provide churches in the New Haven-Milford area of Connecticut with a viable means of preserving their most valuable and beloved artwork.

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Stained Glass Restoration for New Haven Churches, Chapels, and Cathedrals

At Church Stained Glass Restoration, we’re passionate about preserving stained glass. We know that New Haven’s historic architecture is important to its culture and identity, and we’re committed to doing whatever we can to protect it.

Over the years, we have restored stained glass of all types and ages. This includes everything from wonderful hand-painted works featuring angelic and ecclesial designs to contemporary and abstract stained glass featured in modern churches. No matter the difficulty or complexity of the project, our experienced artisans are up to the task.

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Restoration Process for New Haven Church Stained Glass

Restoring stained glass is not an overnight process. It requires careful consideration, time, and planning, as well as the skill of an experienced team. Though the process is time-consuming and tedious, we urge you to not let this deter you. The results will be well worth it in the end!

Usually, the process begins with a consultation. The church contacts us to discuss their project, then an appointment is made for an onsite visit. During this visit, the stained glass is inspected and evaluated so that a plan can be made for repairs. These findings are disclosed to the church in addition to possible courses of action. Once the church board approves the plan, the repair process begins.

In some rare cases, we are able to complete repairs onsite without much interruption to day to day operations. However, most of the time, the stained glass needs to be removed so that it can be fully taken apart and restored. This work is conducted in our studio.

After the stained glass soaks in a tub of warm water and gentle cleaners, it is ready to be taken apart. Piece by piece, it is removed from the tub and laid out according to the blueprint we have created of its original design. Any pieces of glass that are missing or badly damaged are replaced. The old lead caming is safely disposed of and new leading is used in its place. The panel is cemented together and, if necessary, reinforced with metal brace bars.

After all this is said and done, the stained glass is ready to be returned to the church. Carefully, the windows are mounted in their frames and secured in place. Sometimes a protective covering is also added as an additional precaution. Now, the stained glass can be enjoyed and observed for another 100 years.

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Greater New Haven Religious Stained Glass Repair

If you are in need of minor repairs to your stained glass, we will be happy to provide our expert assistance. Our religious stained glass repair services are available to churches located all throughout the Greater New Haven area, including the towns of Meriden, Milford, and the New England City and Town Area.

Schedule Your Church Stained Glass Restoration Consultation Today

Church Stained Glass Restoration is eager to learn more about your project! Call today to schedule your consultation or get more information on our services.

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