Stained Glass Restoration for Oklahoma City Churches, Chapels, and Cathedrals
It’s far from uncommon for stained glass windows to need some repairs once they reach a certain age. Over time, dust collects on the glass, reducing its clarity and covering the intricate details of the paint and texture. Glass pieces may also shift out of position or crack if the lead came has changed shape due to continued sun exposure. At the first sign of deterioration, these issues should be addressed, and a repair studio should be contacted. Once an expert has evaluated the condition of your Oklahoma City’s church stained glass, repairs can be made to ensure its preservation.
Restoration Process for Oklahoma City Religious Stained Glass
Once we’ve visited your church and assessed the condition of its stained glass, we will create a plan for restoration. This plan will be outlined in a proposal that we’ll send to your church, along with an explanation of the issues we’ve identified and our justification for the recommended repairs. After we receive your official approval, we’ll send our team out to your church so we can begin the first phase of repairs.
As a way of conserving time and resources, we’ll try to complete as much of the work as we can without removing the stained glass. However, many times, in order to truly correct the damage, the best option is to remove the window and bring it into our studio. Here, we can properly clean the stained glass and polish it so that its true colors can shine through. We will also replace the old leading that has lost its shape as well as any pieces that are majorly damaged. Don’t worry though; we’ll carefully document the original design so that we can recreate all the small details that make your stained glass unique.
Once the repairs have been made, we’ll bring the stained glass back to your church. Carefully, the stained glass is lifted, reinserted into the window opening, and fixed in place. Next comes the magical moment of seeing your stained glass in all its glory and beauty as it shines in the sunlight, beaming down on your beautiful church. For the next 100 years, the stained glass can be enjoyed by all those who pass through your doors.