Stained Glass Restoration for Topeka Religious Facilities and Houses of Worship
Topeka is rich with culture and history, which is definitely reflected in their church stained glass. Religious stained glass is laced throughout the community’s many churches, offering consistent inspiration among all their congregation members. Stained glass can really transform the worshiping process for many, and it remains significant due to its historic value. Restoration offers a way to keep these important panels in great condition for centuries.
Restoration Process for Topeka Church Stained Glass
Most church stained glass restoration projects are started because a clergy or congregation member notices damage on their stained glass. Minor to severe damage should always be addressed in a timely fashion in order to avoid irreversible deterioration. Although the most severely damaged stained glass can usually be restored, the issue lies within the cost. Repairs and restorations completed in the right time frame cost significantly less, which will all be outlined in the cost-benefit analysis.
Once someones inquires about restoration, we provide an onsite assessment of your stained glass. This thoroughly determines the root causes behind deterioration, and we provide you with a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis, project timeline, and project estimate. In order to properly restore your church’s stained glass, we will need to remove the windows and carefully transport them back to our stained glass studio.
From there, your Topeka church’s stained glass is soaked in a proprietary soap blend in order to remove all the dirt and grime that has built up over the years. This process also loosens all the pieces so we can disassemble them with ease. We restore all broken pieces of glass from our inventory of over 10,000 pieces of glass. If the perfect color match isn’t found, we’ll have one blown. Hand-painted glass is also restored by one of our artists that specializes in the specified style of painting.
We create a new lead came to frame and hold all of your stained glass pieces and then force black cement into the joints for further reinforcement. A new clear layer of glass may also be added for sound structural integrity. Once everything is dried and polished, your church’s stained glass is returned for installation. Your congregation members will be stunned by the luminosity and fresh look of your restored stained glass windows.