Stained Glass Restoration for Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ontario

The Riverside area is an old part of California that has an eclectic mix of cultures and is home to many historic churches from days past. Small chapels, synagogues, and cathedrals throughout the San Bernardino and Ontario area dot the landscape of this fast-growing metropolitan area. From Mission Grove up to San Gorgonio, all the way out Mission Blvd to Montclair, stunning churches are par for the course here.   Many of these amazing houses of worship are filled with very beautiful but also, very old stained glass. In synagogues and cathedrals alike, much of the stained glass in the Riverside area was made over a century ago.  They are a reminder of our early pioneer past–historical prizes and links to history.  In fact, some of the stained glass in churches in the City of Trees is the most amazing in the nation. Sadly, the issue with lovely, antique stained glass is that it begins to deteriorate right about 80 years old.  This means much of  Riverside’s notable church stained glass is beginning to fail and in danger of being lost if restoration actions are not taken. 

How to Start The Church Stained Glass Restoration Process

We get a lot of questions about the restoration of church stained glass since we are the country’s foremost expert in the art.   We have repaired and restored scores of church windows over the years and know that it all begins with a good plan and communication.  This is because it is such a detailed, complicated, and often painstaking process.  To read more about the entire process of stained glass restoration look here. However,  it is important to mention, the most critical part of the process of restoration is our very first assessment.  We start out with a very thorough inspection and then produce a detailed report.  This assessment report will give you all the critical information you need to understand the state of your Riverside area’s church stained glass.  This will also help you make informed decisions about your upcoming stained glass project.  The assessment is essentially the kick-off to your entire church’s stained glass restoration. Since most Riverside, Ontario, or San Bernardino congregations cherish these church relics, this is an added value that our former clients just love! 

This assessment includes: 

  • A restoration cost-benefit analysis
  • A project timeline from start to finish
  • A comprehensive estimate of repairs

In our lengthy tenure as restorers of stained glass, we understand the critical information your congregation needs to make the best decision about your stained glass restoration or repair. This is why our assessments are so thorough.  Beyond giving your congregation insight into what proceeding with the restoration will look like–it is also a solid place to start thinking about fundraising. 

Fundraising for Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ontario Religious Stained Glass Restoration

As an industry leader in stained glass restoration here in the Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ontario areas, we are very familiar with fundraising methods.  This means we are always happy to help churches in the area get a solid grip on how to do it.    We have aided many churches in funding raising for their restoration projects across the US.  We have seen some church stained glass restoration fundraising done 100% by local efforts! From things like brainstorming ideas to helping you put together a church committee to spearhead the effort–we are here to help you take the burden off your restoration. From   Kickstarters to silent auctions and historical grants to bake sales–we have seen many successful fundraising events.  When you begin your Riverside restoration or repair with use–be sure to let us know that fundraising is something you would like more information about–we would love to help.

Riverside’s Leading Source for Church Stained Glass Restoration

Here at Church Stained Glass Restoration, we are known across the US as a trusted partner to churches, chapels, synagogues, and cathedrals for stained glass projects large and small. We are held in high regard nationally too.  In the last two decades,  we have successfully repaired, restored, and even recreated stained glass windows in countless houses of worship, schools, and homes.  There are many reasons we are so successful. First and foremost because we use both traditional techniques and modern technology to get unparalleled results.  Also, we offer a variety of services: everything from basic cleaning to hail damage and water damage repair. However, we are also incredibly passionate about what we do. Church stained glass is something we cherish and we understand how much churches, just like yours love it too!  We enjoy preserving pieces of religious history for the next generation of your congregants.   If you think your church stained glass may need restoration or even if you don’t know–we would be honored to come to take a look.  We are fair and honest and will let you know exactly what you do or do not need.  We serve the whole Central California area and would love the chance to consult about your church’s one-of-a-kind stained glass restoration project.