Signs Your Church Stained Glass May Need Restoration
Stained glass is more durable than one may think but given time it will eventually break down and need restoration. The glass itself may crack, chip or fall out, while the wooden frames and leading can sag or bend under the weight of gravity. Even the sturdiest church stained glass will be damage to stained from environmental factors: chemicals in the air, pollution and UV rays all degrade either the stained glass itself or its supporting lead and wood structures. Since no stained glass window is immune to breaking down over time, sufficed to say, the stained glass in your church will eventually need to be restored or repaired. In fact, you may have noticed some early signs of aging on your church’s windows already but don’t know what to do about it–if anything. The first step you should take is to have a stained glass expert you can trust come out and take a look at your church stained glass windows. They can let you know the extent of the damage and the scope of the repair. In some cases, you may have some time before a full restoration is needed but if you do find yourself in need of a restoration, it is best to do it before the windows get too bad. Once a window is in extreme disrepair, restoration costs could get out of hand or the window may be damaged beyond repair.
About Our Church Restoration Consultation And Bid Process
Church stained glass restoration is a process that sometimes involves more than one person making decisions. It also means entrusting your churches prized stained glass to a company for repairs. This delicate process both of restoration and dealing with your church committee is why, who you hire to do your restoration is extremely important and should be researched thoroughly. No one understands this better than we do at Colorado Springs Stained Glass. We have nearly 3 decades of experience, 40,000+ windows to our credit, and many accolades within the industry. This makes us, arguably, one of the best stained glass companies in Texas and the entire United States. Our approach to church restoration projects is simple: the utmost reverence for the history and beauty of each piece of stained glass and respect for the congregation and setting in which it lives. We know all too well that the value of a church’s stained glass windows is far more than just the monetary value–because the sentimental value is something that can never be replaced. For these reasons, we are more than happy to evaluate your chapel’s stained glass windows, taking into account both their value and history. We will then recommend a course of restoration to a church leader or committee along with a thorough breakdown of what needs to be done, a timetable of repairs and, of course, pricing. After our bidding process is complete you and your church committee with have all the information you need to make a decision on restoring your stained glass windows to their original luster and beauty.
Houston’s Stained Glass Restoration Experts
Since our company’s creation almost three decades ago, we have used techniques both old and new to restore stained glass. We have either restored or created stained glass artwork for nearly every type of denomination and architecture: cathedrals, temples, mosques, synagogues, and more. Our expert craftsmen have a deep working knowledge of the stained glass art form. They know the intricate processes and use most cutting-edge techniques to restore them precisely to their original character and beauty. As one of the country’s best, our company has been spotlighted in various media outlets such as HGTV, NBC, CBS, and the DIY Network. When you choose Colorado Springs Stained Glass for your church’s stained glass restoration you are choosing quality and the peace of mind knowing your church’s stained glass will last another 80-100 years!
Contact us today for a free, on-site consultation for your Houston churches stained glass restoration!