Stained Glass Restoration for Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue Church 

Seattle is known as the Emerald City and has a beautiful historical place in our county.  The city’s long history as a thriving port is enchanting and its growth into a major metropolis, including Tacoma and Bellevue, has been fascinating. The area has an eclectic mix of cultures, homes, and religions and this has led to the building of numerous houses of worship. There are historical churches of every denomination Baptist, Catholic Methodist, Mormon, and Jewish alike.  As such, one can see synagogues, chapels, churches, and cathedrals all gracing the landscape across our beautiful city. From Clyde Hill over to Fauntleroy and all the way down to the Proctor District, stunning churches are part of the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue scene.  One of the best things about these houses of worship is the amazing and historical stained glass they hold. This very old and beautiful art form is a way to mark time and tell the religious history of the area as it has transformed throughout the years.  Almost all of the stained glass in Seattle is antique since it was made over 80 years ago, at the turn of the last century.  As this bustling seaport grew and thrived–so too did its church congregants, as evident by the stained glass they adorned their chapels with.  These windows, therefore, are historical treasures and a reminder of the glorious past that was a new and booming Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue era.  Since this stained glass is such a huge part of this area’s history and culture, preserving it is critical not only to the churches that cherish it–but to those interested in the area’s history as well.   However, since stained glass only lasts about 80-100 years before needed repairs–much of the Seattle area’s stained glass is in dire need of restoration or repair.   And, If not restored, our glorious church and chapel stained glass treasures will, sadly, be lost to history.

Church Stained Glass Restoration is here to help with your church’s stained glass needs. We serve all of Seattle as well as the rest of the state of Washington.

The Beginning of Your Seattle Church Stained Glass Restoration Journey

Here at Church Stained Glass Restoration, we are experts at guiding congregations through the stained glass restoration journey from start to finish.  To learn in-depth about this process read here.   One thing we have learned over the years is that the best way to begin this journey is with a good plan and solid communication.  This is why we always begin the process with an assessment we have developed over the years.  Stained glass restorations tend to be very detailed, complicated, and even quite painstaking.  So, we start out aiming for success with what we believe to be an industry standard–the assessment. Once we collate this detailed report, your church will have the critical information you need to understand what is going to happen during your restoration.  From the current state of your Seattle church stained glass to the exact expenses and desired timelines– we break everything down for you.  This not only helps you make the very best decisions about whether to do the restoration–but also things your congregation needs to do before, during, and after the process to aid in success.  Another excellent purpose for this document is to kick off the restoration itself.  In our experience congregations often need a guide to the process. 

Our assessment includes: 

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

We understand that each church is different and has varied needs.  This is why we provide this service.  Furthermore, the critical information in this assessment is also a great way to begin to think about funding for the project too.

Fundraising for Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue Religious Stained Glass Restoration

We have worked with churches here in Seattle and across the country on restoration large and small.  As such we are very familiar with fundraising methods.  Of course, then, we are not only able but happy to aid churches to begin the sometimes daunting task of raising funds for the restoration of their historical stained glass.  Throughout the years we’ve helped myriad churches fundraise. Some churches have even sponsored their entire stained glass repairs with fundraising via local sources! We have plenty of ideas for your congregation that range from brainstorming practices to forming a committee to spearhead funding.  Beyond that, we have literally seen it all when it comes to funding methods: bake sales, silent auctions,  historical grants, special offerings, and more.  Our focus is on making the restoration process as seamless for your Seattle area church as possible.  And, we know that finding funds is one of the biggest burdens chapels, churches, tabernacles and cathedrals face. The good news is– we have seen many successful fundraising events–so we know it works!  Be sure to mention your interest in fundraising right away if it is something you would like more information about–we would love to help.

Seattle’s Leading Source for Church Stained Glass Restoration

Here at Church Stained Glass Restoration, we are a proud and trusted partner to churches, chapels, synagogues, and cathedrals for stained restoration glass projects of any size.  Our company is national and has taken us over 25 years to build–one stained glass restoration at a time. During these past two decades, we have successfully repaired, restored, and even recreated stained glass windows in many spaces: houses of worship, schools, commercial spaces, and homes. Our success is due to many things; however, our use of both traditional techniques and modern technology is unparalleled in space.  We also offer various stained glass services: hail damage repair, leading repairing, water damage repair, full restorations, in-studio, and drop-in stained glass repair.  Lastly, we are so very passionate about what we do. Finally, the work we do repairing church stained glass from Seattle to Tacoma and across the country too is something we hold dear.   We know that the stained glass on each and every church we work on means a lot to the history of the congregation.  We truly enjoy preserving pieces of religious and Washington state history. If your church’s stained glass is over 80 years old and you think it may need restoration– reach out to us! We would love to come out and do an inspection.  We are a fair, honest, and professional stained glass restoration company and will let you know exactly what you do or do not need.  We serve the entire Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue area and would be honored to consult with you about your church’s one-of-a-kind stained glass restoration project.

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