Did you know that stained glass can actually last for centuries if it undergoes the proper periodic restorations? That’s how many of the historic stained glass pieces around the world have stayed intact for so many years. In order to ensure your treasured church stained glass stays in good condition for many generations, it is vital to understand the signs that indicate restoration is in order. There are numerous signifiers that showcase significant deterioration– being proactive about restorations can definitely save you more money in the long run while guaranteeing that no permanent damage happens.
How to Tell if Your Colorado Springs Religious Stained Glass Needs Repair or Restoration
Minor damage can happen at anytime. This type of damage doesn’t necessarily require restoration– however, timely repairs is always recommended before further damage occurs. Minor scratches can usually be buffed out while some more moderate damage may require repairs without removing your stained glass windows. When more considerable damage is apparent, these tend to be indicators that your stained glass is ready for restoration. If the lead came, the supporting frame, begins to soften, disintegrate, become mishapen, or no longer supports the glass pieces, then your church stained glass requires restoration. When it comes to the glass, if you notice warped shapes, concave or convex, missing pieces, cracks, etc., these are also signs that your stained glass needs restoration. If your stained glass has plexiglass, chances are that it probably needs restoration– plexiglass traps heat and leads to discoloration.
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Restored Churches Review: First Congregational Church
Across this country, there are quite a few churches with simply astounding stained glass. One part of the US, New England, has quite a bit. One example is The First Congregational Church in Greenwich, CT which is home to some of the best restored stained glass window in the country. This restoration that took place back in 2008 and 2009 and today the windows are simply lovely. They also happen to be shining examples of work by numerous artists such as J&R Lamb Studios, Helen Sickles Hull and Marguerite Gaudin on top of that. As admirers of church stained glass and stained glass restoration ourselves, we, at Colorado Springs Stained Glass, have taken this blog to highlight this wonderful representation of them both. Read below to enjoy the lovely work housed in The First Congregation gorgeous church which is also available online in their virtual stained glass window tour on their website!
Chancel Stained Glass Window
Designed and made by Willet Studios in 1960 this stained glass window is both beautiful and inspirational. Beyond the fact that this window comes alive at sunset with gold highlights is the fact that this window’s intricate imagery represents spiritual icons and events from Palm Sunday to ash Wednesday and from Pentecost to all four gospel saints: Matthew, Mark, Luke, And John.
Tower Room Stained Glass Window
One window that stands out as being original is the Tower Entrance window pictured above. The delicate flowers are bold and the design one-of-a-kind compared to the other window in the room. This window is deeply meaningful too– it was dedicated by a family “In memory of Victor R. Denson 1893-1976 and Mary E. Denson [...]
Benefits of Antique Stained Glass Restoration for Colorado Springs Historic Homes, Restaurants, and Hotels
Many of the homes, restaurants, hotels, and other historic properties in Colorado Springs have so much original character. These little details can really draw a large demographic of potential home buyers, clients, and guests. Many people appreciate the beauty and character of these older properties. These residential and commercial properties house some of the most unique, antique stained glass pieces in Colorado Springs– restoring these stained glass windows offers a multitude of benefits that any property owner should consider.
Understanding the Benefits of Antique Stained Glass Restoration for Your Colorado Springs Home, Restaurant, or Hotel
Antique stained glass restoration offers the opportunity to properly maintain the antique value of your original stained glass features. Preserving the antique value of your stained glass can drastically improve the overall property value of your home, restaurant, hotel, or more. For resale purposes, it is always crucial to invest in ways that help with resale value. Stained glass restoration ensures these historical, antique stained glass windows are returned to their original condition while offering eye-catching vibrancy and elegance. Stained glass features can often be a main attraction for guests when staying at a hotel or for customers visiting a restaurant or store. Restoration ensures that future generations will be able to treasure these stained glass features, adding another century to its lifespan.
The Restoration Process for Antique Stained Glass in Colorado Springs Homes, Restaurants, and Hotels
Colorado Springs Stained Glass has helped numerous residential and commercial properties throughout the Colorado Springs area with their stained glass restoration projects. Our in-depth process begins with an on-site assessment of your stained glass– one of our stained glass artisans analyzes and determines the root causes of deterioration in order to create a [...]
Benefits of Maintaining and Repairing Your Grand Junction Church Stained Glass
Stained glass in churches is not only gorgeous but a piece of US history as well. Here in Grand Junction, we happily have a fair amount of amazing stained glass on the churches in the area here and at Colorado Springs Stained Glass we are proud to be a part of preserving that. While having your stained glass repaired and replaced by a professional is something that every church should be prepared to do and begin saving funds for, there a few minor maintenance duties congregations can do to extend the life of their Grand Junction church’s stained glass and keep it looking lovely and vibrant too!
Grand Junction Stained Glass Maintenance On Churches You Can Do Yourself
Most church stained glass repairs should be done by a well-researched, very experienced stained glass professional. But, there are a few things you or your church maintenance person can do to keep your glass looking fantastic for your parishioners to enjoy.
1. Light Cleaning Of Your Stained Glass: Although you Grand Junction church stained glass does not need to be cleaned on a weekly basis like your home windows, when it does become dirty or dusty you can carefully clean the glass with distilled water and a soft cloth. *If the glass is painted, make sure to find out whether or not the glass has been fired or you could damage the finish.
2. Maintain wood frames around the Stained Glass: The wood frames on your Grand Junction church’s stained glass windows are a big part of its stability. For this reason, moisture sealant and/or paint should be used on the wood portions to ensure the entire piece [...]
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 [...]