Stained Glass Window For Colorado Springs Homes
Stained glass windows a wonderful upgrade to any home in Colorado Springs because of their versatility; they come in any number of textures, styles, and sizes after all. Another reason for their widespread appeal is the variety of installation methods customers can choose from. For this reason, they are super easy to customize to any part of a home and a huge selling point for homeowners here in Colorado Springs. Below we have listed our own insight about different installation methods to aid in picking something that works for your home.
Professionally Installed Stained Glass
As mentioned, there are a number of different stained glass installation methods so finding one that is right for your home stained glass project is really about what you want to achieve. These methods range from very easy (done in one day) to more difficult. However, the one thing that rings true is–regardless of which method you choose, Colorado Springs Stained Glass excels at it!
Stained Glass Installation Method 1: The Most Popular
The bonding method is easily the most widely used techniques in stained glass installation. In fact, it accounts for 75% of installs here at Colorado Springs Stained Glass. It is a simple, quick, and clean option for any window under 4ft. The straightforward process involves a custom stained glass panel(s) being applied over your home’s existing window. It is no-frills and quick but always stunning. Not only does it look good–it has the added benefit of little extra protection from the solid glass pane.
Stained Glass Installation Method 2: Great For New Construction
Another popular method is the triple pane method. This application is great for areas that get [...]
Stained Glass Window For Colorado Springs Homes
The Wonderful Beginnings Of The Prairie Style
Although you may have heard of the ultra-trendy mid-century modern because it seems to be all the rage these days. We agree it is a pretty fantastic style. However, what you may not realize is this design style and many others came to be in large part by the influence of designer Frank Lloyd Wright. He was an amazing and prolific architect/designer who is widely recognized as the grandfather of the mid-century modern style which is still revered and relevant today. He also created the Prairie style which is as much of an aesthetic as it is a philosophy and one he had a lot of passion for. Today it is still one of the most popular stained glass styles on the market, and for good reason–it is stunning. Read below to find out why.
What Is Prairie Style Stained Glass
You likely envision the American prairie as endless fields with distinct horizon lines stretching on for miles and miles without constraint. This type of expanse filled full of light and openness is exactly the feel that Wright was trying to convey in his architecture and stained glass. Dramatic lines that zig-zagged evenly without intrusion on inside or outside world are the hallmarks of Wright’s work. He was very interested in how light entered a room and considered it, as well as the glass, a key part of the design of a house. The integrity of the materials he used, from stone to wood to glass and everything in between was very important to him. This meant he did not want to try and hide or change the glass but rather allow the glass to be itself [...]
Why Stained Glass Is Durable Enough For Your Colorado Springs Church
If you are like many churches in the Colorado Springs area you either have or want stained glass in your church not only because it is traditional but because it is absolutely gorgeous too! However, we often hear from churches like you that stained glass is something your church is holding off on purchasing because you believe it to be too fragile of a window to invest in. After all, churches are often on tight budgets and simply can’t afford to buy an amazing window only to risk it breaking at some point in the near future. We, at Colorado Springs Stained Glass, are here to tell you, nothing could be further from the truth and want to take the time to set the record straight on the durability of stained glass for churches.
The Durability Of Stained Glass And What This Means For Your Colorado Springs Church
Stained glass, as you may not know, is actually just as strong as regular glass. This is in large part because the composition is nearly identical to the glass you have in your windows right now. In fact, leaded stained glass, in some ways is stronger than a normal glass window because often times breakage is limited to just one panel, so you don’t need to replace the whole window–just one panel. Furthermore, if you have stained glass in your church right now from the early part of the 20th century, that glass could actually be stronger than today’s glass because of the formula turn of the century American glass makers used! This doesn’t mean stained glass windows in your church will never need repair, [...]
Is Stained Glass Right For Your Colorado Springs Homes?
Many people who come to us for stained glass windows are concerned about whether or not the climate of Colorado Springs is too harsh for them. However, in all reality, stained glass windows are as strong as regular glass windows. The issue is, they are much more expensive to replace and repair. So while the high altitude climate presents challenges for any part of a Colorado Springs home, stained glass is no more likely to break from things like hail or wind as the windows you already have. Additionally, since Colorado Springs is so dry, it inhibits rot on the frames, which is usually where you will see the fastest degradation on a stained glass window. The truth is, properly crafted and cared for stained glass will last 80-100 years before needing repairs.
Well-crafted Stained Glass Windows As Your First Line Of Defense Against Damage
It is important to remember, a well-crafted stained glass window is very durable. To us, the term “well-crafted” implies skilled glass making and the use of quality glass leading materials. It also means a carefully constructed frame–an area we find, when poorly done, always leads to premature deterioration. How the window is installed also plays a big role in the life of a stained glass window. If a stained glass installer does not properly clean the glass, smudges will be permanent. The installer must be extra cautious about moisture becoming trapped between the glass panel and the outer window because condensation will build and water damage will occur. What this all points to is– it is critical to hire a stained glass expert, like us, as your first and best [...]