3 Sure Fire Signs That Your Fort Worth Church Stained Glass Is In Need Restoration

Stained Glass Is Durable But Still Needs Regular Restoration And Repair

Stained glass is an extremely durable substance but happily transparent and able to take color through paints, pigments, and dye. This makes it the perfect medium for adorning churches and giving them that sought-after ethereal feel. While you may think of it as impervious to decay, the truth is, stained glass windows will eventually break down. This type of degradation of glass takes a long time on modern stained glass due to its make-up and stability but there are other ways a stained glass window can break down beside decay. If your church has stained glass and you wonder if it may soon need repair, read on to find out what surefire signs of disrepair to look for on your chapel’s stained glass and keep it looking lovely and intact for decades to come for parishioners.

Gaps In Your Church’s Stained Glass Window That Show Daylight

One of the most obvious signs that it is time to repair your Fort Worth church stained glass is gaps of visible light through your window. This is when there are actual holes, small or large between the glass and leading or frame. These are caused by the stretching of the lead and the issue with this is–the surrounding glass panels are no longer held securely in place. The possibility of a piece of glass falling out of the window is very good and stained glass professional should be consulted at once.

Buckling, Bowing And Sagging Of Your Church’s Stained Glass

If the stained glass windows in your church are buckling, bowing, bulging or sagging, this could mean your whole window is getting ready to collapse. This is a worst-case scenario of course, but even a small piece of glass could hurt someone. This type of damage is less about the glass decaying and more to do with the wood frame (which have been expanding and contracting in time) losing strength. In the long run, these rapid shifts in the frame take a toll on the lead and it begins to lose strength too, This is an issue that needs to be repaired soon to immediately.

Chips And Cracks In Your Church’s Stained Glass

Probably the most common signs your church stained glass window needs repair and the least harmful are chips and cracks in the glass. Not pressing to fix, these are simply damages that all stained glass windows incur over time. They do affect the beauty and luster of your church’s stained glass though. However, cracks in glass can be a sign of “stress zones” in the glass from a failing frame. So, if you notice cracks getting bigger or increasingly popping up, contact a professional stained glass repair company like Scottish Stained Glass Fort Worth.

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