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    Create an Inviting Entryway Using Stained Glass in Colorado Springs Homes

Create an Inviting Entryway Using Stained Glass in Colorado Springs Homes

A great way to make your home warm and inviting is by focusing on the aesthetic and functionality of your entryway. A well-functioning entryway can make all the difference for homeowners, helping bring better organization and ease. Focusing on the design of your entry can really create that inviting, warm feel that every Colorado Springs homeowner is looking for. Stained glass is a wonderful way to accomplish this, providing a beautiful, elegant solution. Entryway stained glass is a great investment offering countless benefits for homeowners.
The Advantages of Entryway Stained Glass for Your Colorado Springs Home
Entryway stained glass makes a great impression from both the inside and outside of your home. It can be custom designed for existing front doors, replacement doors, sidelights, transoms, and more. Stained glass boosts that welcome factor by allowing in an abundance of natural sunlight, making your entry appear brighter and more open. It also addresses privacy concerns, obstructing all the unwanted views into your property. Stained glass can be crafted into virtually any design, adding to your current decor or helping with your renovations. Entryway stained glass delivers the look and appeal of a custom-build home without the high price tag or costly renovations. Make a lasting impression on your guests while creating the entryway of your dreams.
Work with Colorado Springs’ Leading Entryway Stained Glass Studio
Colorado Springs Stained Glass is honored to be the leading entryway stained glass studio serving the Southern Colorado area. Work directly with our stained glass artisans to begin handcrafting your home’s new investment. We’ve successfully crafted numerous entryway stained glass windows and are here to help you gain all the benefits of versatile stained glass. We offer free consultations in [...]

What Can You Do to Protect Stained Glass Windows from Hail?

Hail damage is one of those things that’s kind of unavoidable when you live in a place like Colorado Springs. Colorado belongs to a region in the U.S. known as hail alley. Hail usually ranges from about 1 to 2 inches in size. But in Colorado, it can get as large as four inches in diameter. When it starts to hail, everyone heads for cover. But unfortunately, damage your home or car is hard to avoid. And stained glass windows are almost always the first thing to go. Customers often ask us about what they can do to protect their stained glass from hail. Here are some of the options that we recommend.

What’s the Best Way to Clean Stained Glass?

Keeping your stained glass in good shape can extend the periods of time between restoration. Proper maintenance is key for any investment but is crucial for stained glass. In order to keep your stained glass in good condition, keeping a regular cleaning schedule with the right methodology is so important. Stained glass care starts with you and can give you the opportunity to check on your investment regularly so you catch any damages that may need repair or restoration.
The Best Way to Clean Your Colorado Springs Stained Glass
We recommend keeping a regular cleaning schedule for your stained glass. While it is optimal to clean weekly or biweekly, make sure to clean your stained glass at least once a month. When cleaning your stained glass, make sure you have the proper equipment. Always use a neutral PH soap mixed with warm water for a nice, mild cleaning agent. Never use anything with ammonia! Windex has ammonia and it is commonly found in many cleaning agents. Ammonia will actually create a chemical reaction with the lead or zinc came, creating accelerated deterioration. Finding a soft, non-abrasive cloth is also crucial for proper cleaning. Stained glass is quite delicate and can easily become scratched. We recommend using a gentle microfiber cloth along with your neutral PH soap mixture.
Work with Colorado Springs’ Preferred Stained Glass Studio
If you notice any damages in your stained glass during your regular cleanings, contact us immediately. Being proactive with repairs and restoration can make a huge difference in terms of saving money and time. We’re happy to provide maintenance support as well and give preventative tips for keeping everything in good condition. Work with our repair and restoration experts.

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    Getting Started with Stained Glass Restoration in Colorado Springs Historic Buildings

Getting Started with Stained Glass Restoration in Colorado Springs Historic Buildings

It can definitely be troublesome when you start to notice damage in your stained glass windows. Stained glass is an investment and can lend beauty, function, and value for your property. When you start to see deterioration, it’s probably time to look into the restoration process. The more proactive you are, the more money you can potentially save. Stained glass restoration offers significant benefits and is a great option for any historic building. In order to achieve the best results, finding the right stained glass studio is crucial.
How to Find the Right Stained Glass Restoration Studio for Your Colorado Springs Historic Building
When you start looking for the right stained glass studio, always ask for at least two to three references as well as a portfolio that showcases projects that are a similar size to yours. We always want to point out that if any stained glass studio tries to give you an estimate for your project over the phone before seeing it in person, this is a red flag. It isn’t possible to give an accurate estimate over the phone without an in-depth assessment of your stained glass. The right studio will provide you with the information you need and ask to perform an in-person assessment prior to giving you an estimate or project timeline.
Work with Colorado Springs’ Leading Stained Glass Restoration Studio
Colorado Springs Stained Glass is honored to be the leading stained glass restoration studio serving the Colorado Springs area. We’ve helped countless historic buildings throughout Colorado with their restoration needs. We’re proud to provide an illustrious restoration process that can provide another century of premium condition to your stained glass’ lifespan. Work with the best restoration specialists to [...]

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    Need Help Restoring the Stained Glass in Your Restaurant? Colorado Springs Stained Glass Can Help!

Need Help Restoring the Stained Glass in Your Restaurant? Colorado Springs Stained Glass Can Help!

The life of a restaurant manager is busy. It may seem difficult to find time to devote to maintenance issues, but there are some problems you just can’t ignore – like when your stained glass windows start to fall apart. Stained glass windows make a great addition to a restaurant. They look elegant and can reinforce the high-end nature of an upscale establishment. But, once they reach a certain age, they need maintenance in order to stay in good condition. Our stained glass restoration service helps Colorado Springs restaurants preserve their stained glass and keep it in optimal condition. In this article, we’ll explain a little bit more about how this process works.
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    How To Get Started with Stained Glass Restoration Projects in Colorado Springs

How To Get Started with Stained Glass Restoration Projects in Colorado Springs

If you own a vintage home here in Colorado Springs that has stained glass, the chances are has deteriorated a little to a lot in the last 100 or so years.  Some signs this is true include:

Dirty or dingy looking glass
Chipped or cracked glass
A saggy appearance to the window
Bent or broken lead pieces
Visible light through gaps in the panels

If these sound familiar, it means it is time for restoration for your Colorado Springs home stained glass.  But, now that you know it is time, what happens next? Well, happily, home stained glass restoration is typically an easy affair but it all starts with a few to-dos on your part and then hiring a stained glass professional.
Steps To Begin A Home Stained Glass Restoration
Step 1:  Come up with a reasonable budget

While it is hard to know exactly how much you will spend on a stained glass restoration for your home, it is a good idea to get a number in mind about how much you would like to spend.  However, being flexible on this is critical to success. Remember, a stained glass window on a home adds incredibly to its resale value, so while you may spend a bit more on the front-end–the cost per square foot it adds to your home often makes it well worth it.

Step 2:  Do your research

When it comes to success in stained glass restoration for your Colorado Springs home, doing your research is a sure fire way to succeed.  This means finding out as much as possible about not only your window but who will fix it. Hiring a seasoned professional is the best thing you can do [...]

Is The Glass In Your Colorado Springs Home Antique?

Dating Antique Stained Glass On Colorado Springs Homes
We get a lot of questions about stained glass here at Colorado Springs Stained Glass. And one question we get all the time–Is my Colorado Springs home’s stained glass Antique. We love these types of questions because it is the first step towards homeowners preserving something that is an irreplaceable treasure to society. Therefore we couldn’t be happier to help people out! It is difficult to know whether your stained glass is vintage just from the information we can give you here but–this is a good jumping off point you need to determine whether your Colorado Springs home’s stained glass is antique and/or valuable. Below are just a few things for you to look for to help determine it’s age and value and we can help you further with an in-person inspection.
The Style Of Your Colorado Springs Stained Glass Helps Determine If It May Be Antique
Stained glass has had some pretty specific stylistic eras here in The US. So, the style of your Colorado Springs home’s stained glass window (if it is original) is a pretty good indicator of when it was made. For a true antique, it must be over 100 years of age. This means something from the Victorian style in the late 1800s to the Prairie Style of the early 1900s may put you in that category. However, even if your stained glass is not technically an antique–something like Tiffany stained glass or Frank Lloyd Wright Stained Glass could be valuable.
The Context Of Your Colorado Springs Stained Glass Helps Determine If It May Be Antique
Just like the style of your stained glass is a solid way to figure out [...]

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    A Closer Look at Retail Redesign Using Stained Glass for Alter’d State

A Closer Look at Retail Redesign Using Stained Glass for Alter’d State

Many commercial properties don’t consider stained glass for decorative elements or brand awareness opportunities. Stained glass actually presents countless creative opportunities in addition to creative ways to really enhance the guest experience. People often think of colorful, intricate stained glass pieces in churches or pubs, but stained glass is actually available in any style you’re looking for. Altar’d State, a national, faith-based retailer, has taken advantage of stained glass for all of its incredible benefits during the redesign of many of their locations.
The Benefits of Custom Commercial Stained Glass in Alter’d State Stores
With over 100 national locations, Altar’d State has dedicated their company to revolutionize the retail experience. With a high attention to the buyer experience, Altar’d State delivers a very differentiated retail process with incredible attention to detail and aesthetics. Custom commercial stained glass in these locations have a contemporary design that makes their properties look bright and welcoming. The leaded glass storefronts offer buyers a bit of privacy, obscuring some of the views into the store. Leaded glass storefront elements offer significant visual interest, often leading to higher rates of potential customer attraction as well as retained guests. With custom leaded glass features inside the store as well, buyers can enjoy beautiful pieces of art that also function as privacy solutions for guest changing rooms.
Custom Commercial Stained Glass for Colorado Springs Retail Stores
Colorado Springs Stained Glass is honored to be the custom commercial stained glass specialists serving the Colorado Springs area. We’ve proudly completed the Altar’d State Boulder location and have other incredible commercial project portfolio items that we’d love to share with you. Custom commercial stained glass can offer incredible benefits for buyer experience and property value.

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    A Closer Look at Marc Chagall Stained Glass Around the World

A Closer Look at Marc Chagall Stained Glass Around the World

Marc Chagall is perhaps one of the most famous and influential stained glass artisans to have ever existed. Chagall’s work is showcased in venues and museums around the world and has been praised for centuries by critics and art lovers alike. While Chagall worked with many mediums, stained glass was one he excelled with greatly. His attention to detail, use of color, and consideration of natural light give Chagall’s stained glass windows a distinct beauty and appearance unlike any other in the world. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the prominent themes in Chagall’s stained glass work as well as some of his most notable contributions.

Frank Lloyd Wright Stained Glass Contributions

The Beautiful Design Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright
The Frank Lloyd Wright name probably makes you think of lovely homes from the ’50s with lovely straight lines and bold colors but perhaps not stained glass windows.  But, as it turns out. Frank Lloyd Wright was a stained glass artist and a prolific one at that. Although he is most known for his architectural feats and the originator of the “Mid-century Modern”  style, his design sense also spanned into various mediums– like stained glass.
Frank Lloyd Wright The Stained Glass Artist
Frank Lloyd Wright accomplished quite a bit in his 70-year design career.  Not only did he make a profoundly lasting mark on the American design scape but also worked wonders with stained glass too.  All of his designs, stained glass, architectural and otherwise, are still relevant today almost 100 years later. But his stained glass work is simply inspired–and prolific as well–he designed well over 4,000 leaded glass windows and doors for over 150 of his buildings.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Stained Glass Style
Wright created stained glass not just for windows but for doors, skylights, backlit ceiling panels, table lamps, and wall sconces too.  The reason for his incredible success in the stained glass arena was that he bucked tradition. He didn’t think of stained glass as lead and glass but rather referred to them as “light screens”.  He likened them to Japanese shoji screens. This is apparent in his work since he arranged his windows in bands–not unlike shoji screens. Wright also used zinc-or copper-plated came configuration, while all others of the time were still using traditional lead.  This allowed him to create geometric representations of natural elements such as plants, trees, flowers, [...]

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