Stained Glass Repair And Restoration

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
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    Questions to Ask Before You Begin your Stained Glass Restoration Project in Colorado Springs

Questions to Ask Before You Begin your Stained Glass Restoration Project in Colorado Springs

While many churches today contain stained glass windows, few churches are equipped with knowledge about stained glass restoration in Colorado Springs. This is due partly to the fact that stained glass is such an old art form, and one that’s not practiced very commonly today, that most people today simply aren’t aware of how to take care of it and preserve it. The other reason is that there are very few studios that are actually qualified to conduct a process as intensive as stained glass restoration. For this reason, many churches neglect to get the repairs they need for their stained glass before its too late. This is extremely unfortunate since antique stained glass is such a rarity. Once it has been damaged extensively and the pieces begin to fall out and shatter, the stained glass is at risk of being lost forever.
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    Questions to Ask Before You Begin Your Stained Glass Restoration Project in Colorado Springs

Questions to Ask Before You Begin Your Stained Glass Restoration Project in Colorado Springs

Religious stained glass plays such a crucial role among communities, providing historical, sentimental, and inspirational value. When these significant features begin to deteriorate and require restoration, it is important for Colorado Springs churches to know what questions they need to ask prior to their project. The outcome of your restoration project strongly rests on finding the right stained glass studio.
Understanding the Scope of Work for Religious Stained Glass Restoration
Stained glass restoration is a highly technical process that requires a lot of skill, training, and experience. In order to extend the lifespan of your stained glass for another 100 to 200 years without another restoration, finding the right contractor is key. When searching for your stained glass studio, it is vital to ask for a few references, portfolio pieces that reflect past jobs that are similar in size, as well as an on-site assessment. It is important to understand that stained glass studios aren’t able to provide a quote without conducting an on-site evaluation of your stained glass. If you encounter a studio that provides you an estimate over the phone, we recommend not choosing that contractor. An on-site assessment is the only way to evaluate the underlying root causes of damage, custom-tailored restoration plan, project timeline, and project estimate. While it is possible to evaluate the value of your stained glass over the phone, that is the only thing that is possible not in person.

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Choosing the Right Colorado Springs Stained Glass Studio
Colorado Springs Stained Glass is honored to be the renowned stained glass studio serving the Colorado Springs area with our illustrious restoration process. We’ve helped church communities throughout [...]

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    Restoration Advice For Colorado Springs Churches With Vintage Stained Glass

Restoration Advice For Colorado Springs Churches With Vintage Stained Glass

Church And Chapel Stained Glass Restoration In Colorado Springs
Church stained glass windows can take the breath away of sinner and saint alike with their beauty and grandeur. Stained glass is one of the oldest art forms in the world, and found its way over to North America in the early 1600s. While most of these historic examples of stained glass are no longer around, many churches in the United States, and even right here in Colorado Springs exist to bring to life the stories of the Holy Bible. The churches in Colorado Spring with stained glass windows have a special task when church stained glass restoration may be necessary.

With the very specific and important task of restoring church stained glass there comes a few guidelines:

Avoid any work that is deemed unnecessary; in fact, scratched or damaged glass can often be left unrepaired and the integrity of the window will stay intact.
Whenever possible, the original artist’s work and medium should be respected and preserved.
Replacing old glass with new should be an extreme last resort. When it is deemed essential, only a highly-skilled glass-painter should be employed for the job.
If there is vandalism or accidental damage, and the glass is broken, the shards and fragments should be carefully collected and stored. In some cases, they can be pieced back together. To protect against vandalism, consider installing stainless steel wire guards around the windows.
Take photos. Many insurance companies require a photographic record, plus it will help in the church stained glass restoration efforts.
If the interior of the stained glass is dirty, dusty, or cloudy, a gentle cleaning with a soft, dry brush is permissible. But [...]

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    Benefits of Antique Stained Glass Restoration for Colorado Springs Historic Homes, Restaurants, and Hotels

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 [...]

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    Repairing Bulging or Sagging Stained Glass Windows in Colorado Springs Cathedrals

Repairing Bulging or Sagging Stained Glass Windows in Colorado Springs Cathedrals

As stained glass begins to age and deteriorate, your congregation may notice unfortunate bulging or sagging in your Colorado Springs cathedral’s stained glass. This common occurrence tends to take place around the 75 year to 100 year mark when stained glass is due for renovation. Proper restoration is required in order to repair these signs of deterioration and for future generations to really enjoy these antique pieces as well.
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