Do I Need A Stained Glass Covering?
Stained Glass because it is so beautiful, often comes across as delicate. While it should always be handled and treated with care, it is by no means overly fragile. But that does not mean it is not a good idea, to have a glass protective covering over the stained glass in your church or home. First off, since stained glass is so expensive the minimal cost of protecting it greatly outweighs the greater cost of repair. Secondly, stained glass windows are purchased with the idea they will become a family heirloom. In which case you want to make sure stay intact and looking good for a long time. Lastly, stained glass windows, on churches especially, are often a target of vandalism. A protective covering on your stained glass is just an all around a great way to extend the longevity on a window that means so much to you.
Types Of Stained Glass Coverings
There are many different options types of protective layers for your stained glass and each one has it’s pros and cons. Colorado Springs Stained Glass can explain each to your to help you make the very best choice.
Window Film As Stained Glass Covering
The Pro: Is easily applied even on a DIY level (although not suggested) and can protect from UV Rays
The Con: Is not as strong as other protective layers, which could lead to glass still breaking.
Glass As Stained Glass Covering
The Pro: it stays clear over time, and it is a little stiffer and more scratch resistant than the plastics.
The Con: Does not protect from UV rays unless tint is applied
Acrylic As Stained Glass Covering
The Pro: Is strong, durable, stays clear over time
The Con: It does not insulate as well as an insulated glass
Colorado’s Stained Glass Coverings Expert
Your stained glass windows are lovely so of course, you want them to last a long time and even to be enjoyed by your great grandkids. And, as it were, they are very much capable of doing so when properly maintained and cared for by a professional. At Colorado Springs Stained Glass, we know how to work with stained glass properly to give it the longest life possible. We hired the best craftsmen and covering installers to ensure our client’s beloved stained glass lasts for the next 80-100 years. If you stained glass doesn’t have a protective cover, contact us so we can help you preserve your stained glass for the next generation to come.