Stained Glass Myth: Stained Glass Breaks Easier Than Regular Glass

Why Stained Glass Is Durable Enough For Your Kansas City Church

Your Kansas City Church has or wants stained glass because it is traditional and, of course, lovely. However, one thing we often hear from church’s is–they are holding off purchasing or restoring their stained glass because they believe it to be too fragile to invest in. After all, churches have tight budgets and simply can’t afford to buy or restore a stained glass window only to risk it breaking at some point in the near future. However, stained glass, as it were, is actually not fragile at all and we, at Scottish Stained Glass are here to set the record straight on its strength and durability.

The Durability Of Stained Glass And What This Means For Your Kansas City Church

Stained glass is actually just as strong as regular glass. This is because the composition is nearly identical to the glass you have in your windows right now. In all actuality, leaded stained glass is, in some ways, stronger than normal glass windows because when it breaks, the damage is limited to just one panel, so you don’t need to replace the whole window. Furthermore, if you have stained glass in your church right now from the early part of the 20th century, that glass may be more durable than today’s glass because of the formula turn of the century American glass makers used. It has, after all, lasted 100 years already. This doesn’t mean stained glass windows in your church doesn’t need repair, restoration or in some cases replacement–but it does mean they were built to last and have. In fact, most stained glass windows will last 80-100 years before needing restoration! So if you are thinking about installing stained glass– go ahead and do so with confidence. And if you are thinking about restoring stained glass, know that when you do– you can expect a long life ahead. Just remember, who you have installed your glass will play a significant role in how long it lasts. Hiring a quality contractor like us at Scottish Stained Glass will guarantee a long life with lasting luster of your church’s stained glass–likely into the next century!

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