Ideas On Fundraising For Your Colorado Springs Church Stained Glass Restoration
Through our years and our extensive experiences restoring stained glass across the country, we have found the biggest impediment to churches getting their stained glass windows restored is lack of funds. This is true for Colorado Springs churches too. By and large, most churches don’t have thousands of dollars readily available for these types of costly projects. However, we, Colorado Springs Stained Glass, often guide churches into avenues for funding. In fact, we have given advice to many churches and seen them successfully navigate the stained glass restoration fundraising process as a result. Below are a few tips on how to where to begin the process and a couple of pointers on where to look for funds. We are also happy to brainstorm with your Colorado Springs church when we meet with you to help you tap into local resources not outlined here.
Tap Into Your Chuch’s Enthusiastic Volunteer Resources
To begin the process of fundraising for your church stained glass restoration, choosing the right church members to spearhead the project is essential. Those who are most supportive and enthusiastic about the process are always a good idea because these wonderful people will be heavily relied on throughout the process. It is critical, therefore, to involve energetic people with a positive attitude.
Decide Where You Want To Seek Out Funding
Some churches only want to get stained glass restoration funds from within the church. In cases like these, there are often wealthy patrons to choose from. However, for smaller churches, ones that may not have deep-pocketed members, seeking outside help is a must. Should you decide to look outside your church, be [...]
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.
Get Expert Advice on Church Stained Glass Repairs and Restoration
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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 [...]