5 Beautiful Stained Glass Installations You Can Find in Denver

Posted June 6th, 2022 by Martin Faith
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The city of Denver is 163 years old and is home to a number of historic buildings. Throughout the Mile High City, you can find beautiful old churches, historic homes, and a number of buildings constructed in the late 1800’s. Many of these old structures contain stunning examples of stained glass that come to life in the sunlight and cast dazzling rays of color throughout the room. They are a beautiful tribute to Denver’s culture and history, helping to illuminate the past and connect it to the present. Below, we’ve shared some of our favorite stained glass installations in Denver. Read More

Enchanting Kitchens & Dining Rooms with Stained Glass in Denver

Posted April 22nd, 2022 by Martin Faith

Are you the type of person that loves to entertain and throw parties? Or do you love to cook, bake, and come up with new culinary creations? If so, you probably spend a good amount of time in your kitchen and dining area. Our stained glass windows make fabulous additions to these lively areas of your home. Below, we’ve shared some of our favorite photos of kitchens and dining rooms in Denver with stained glass. Read More

Elegant Stained Glass Cabinet Ideas for your Denver Home

Posted March 2nd, 2022 by Martin Faith
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Your cabinets are more than just storage space. They also make a prominent impact on the design and appearance of the room. With cabinet stained glass, Denver homeowners can create instant transformations that enhance the ambiance and aesthetic appearance of any space. Read More

Bathroom Stained Glass for Privacy Where You Need it Most

Posted February 5th, 2022 by Martin Faith

Privacy stained glass offers an exceptionally potent way to block unwanted views outside your Denver home and make your bathroom more private and relaxing. Typical window treatments don’t look as stunning solving privacy issues as textured or frosted stained glass.  Plus, they don’t last as long either. 

Bathroom Stained Glass for Filtered Natural Light

Stained glass is the ultimate privacy solution because it won’t interfere with natural sunlight beaming into your home. Maintain your bathroom’s natural sunlight levels while keeping out prying eyes, all in a straightforward investment. Stained glass is customizable, and the level of light you need can easily be adapted based on your design.

Bathroom Stained Glass for Added Elegance and Décor 

Stained glass comes in timeless, elegant designs that can be vintage or modern, depending on your home’s style.  At our company, we will create the perfect stained glass design to complement your existing décor–or give you space a whole new look–it’s up to you!

Bathroom Stained Glass for Increased Home Security

We offer a unique combination of stained glass and window film for added safety for stained glass. This type of stained glass enhancement includes adding security window films, frames, and powerful adhesives.  This is done to protect the stained glass and add a level of security to the bathroom in your home. 

Bathroom Stained Glass for Increased Property Value

Bathroom stained glass is a great way to boost your property value while at the same time creating an eye-catching design feature that delivers custom privacy. Stained glass not only adds value by increasing curb appeal it also adds value to an appraisal.  It is not uncommon for stained glass to appraise at 10x-20x more per square foot than what you paid to have it created and installed.

Contact us today to book a consultation for a free bathroom stained glass consultation for your Denver home.

Beautiful Ways to Add Stained Glass to your Denver Commercial Property

Posted August 4th, 2021 by Martin Faith

Stained glass windows are mesmerizing to look at. This makes them perfect for businesses! Customers who see the stained glass while passing by on the street or in photographs online or on social media are immediately intrigued. They can’t wait to get inside the building so they can get a closer look!

Below, we’ve discussed a few different ways you can add stained glass to your Denver commercial property to attract new customers! Read More

3 Reasons to Restore Your Denver Home’s Stained Glass

Posted September 17th, 2020 by Martin Faith

Stained glass is fairly durable but like any architectural feature– it needs to be repaired or restored at some point.  This is true of home stained glass too. The restoration process in houses is incredibly easy and affordable as well.  Stained glass will last about 80 years before needing full-restoration but stained glass in homes could need it sooner due to more everyday wear and tear.   Getting your home stained glass repaired comes with many practical benefits too. Find out just a few of them below.

What Restoration Means For Your Denver home

Restoring Stained Glass Adds Value to Your Home:  As your home’s stained glass gets older it will definitely cracks, nicks and blemishes. Depending on where it is located it could also have damage from the outside threats like flying debris   These types of defects reduce the value of the glass and therefore your home–so restoring it is a good way to add value to your home. 

Restoring Stained Glass Improves Aesthetics:  As stained glass ages, it looks faded and dull.  In a home where food is cooked regularly and the glass is accessible to dirty hands–stained glass gets grimy. . Sometimes pieces get cracked or even fall out altogether. None of these conditions helps the clean look of your home.  The solution?  Have your home’s stained glass professionally cleaned and restored and keep your home looking good.  

Restoring Stained Glass Preserves History: When stained glass reaches an age where it needs to be restored is usually an antique.   This means it is an art piece from a bygone era.  In homes here in Denver, stained glass windows are on all sorts of vintage homes from Denver squares to the towering Capital hill mansions.  These homes were built in a rich part of Colorado history and almost always worthy of preservation.  They have stayed intact through all the history of our great city and by preserving them you keep a little bit of Denver’s soul intact.

For more information on home stained glass window restoration, contact us at Stained Glass Denver today!

How to Add Elegance to your Wedding Venue in Denver with Stained Glass

Posted March 5th, 2020 by Martin Faith
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Whether you own a restaurant, hotel, religious institution, or any other venue, using your space as a wedding venue can be a tremendous source of additional income. Wedding venue stained glass for your Denver space can do so much to encourage couples to choose your venue for their special day.

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A Closer Look at Medieval Stained Glass and Its Importance

Posted December 11th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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There is perhaps no type of stained glass more well-known than Medieval Stained Glass. The Medieval period was not only when stained glass reached its highest popularity, but also when it evolved the most.

Artists of this time developed valuable solutions that became forever important to the future of glassmaking. Without these crucial developments, stained glass windows as they are today would not exist. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Medieval Stained Glass and its evolution.

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How to Get Started with Historical Restoration of Stained Glass for Restaurants in Denver

Posted October 10th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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Do you own a restaurant with stained glass in Denver? Maybe you’ve just recently moved into a historic building with stained glass and aren’t sure how to take care of it. Or perhaps you’ve noticed that your windows are looking a little dusty or are showing signs of wear. Either way, your probably have some questions about the historical restoration of stained glass. Many Denver restaurants just like yours have stained glass windows and have had the same concerns. With restoration, restaurants can rejuvenate the appearance of their stained glass and preserve it for many years to come. Here’s how to get started.

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Create an Inviting Entryway Using Stained Glass in Denver Homes

Posted October 4th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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When people walk up to your front door, what’s the first thing they see? Is it the crooked curtains you’ve haphazardly installed in your lite or sidelights? Or is it a beautiful decorative work of art?

We get it. Everyone needs privacy. But how you create privacy for your entryway matters. Why? Because it’s the first glimpse that people get of your home, and what they’ll use to form a first impression.

A great alternative for creating privacy is installing stained glass in your Denver home’s entry. A leaded glass door will make your home look much more inviting and elegant, helping you create the impression you want.

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Questions to ask Before You Begin your Stained Glass Restoration Project in Denver

Posted March 29th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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If your church has antique stained glass windows, you are extremely fortunate. Antique religious stained glass is absolutely gorgeous and is becoming extremely rare these days. However, it’s important to take good care of your stained glass and make sure you check it regularly for possible signs of deterioration.

Cracks, chips, and other structural issues should be remedied as soon as they are noticed, otherwise you run the risk of losing your church’s valued artwork forever. With stained glass restoration for your Denver church, repairs can be easily addressed and the lifetime of stained glass can be prolonged for several decades longer.

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Using Contemporary Stained Glass to Modernize Your Denver Church

Posted February 6th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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Stained Glass Can Help Fill Your Church with Light and Add a Splash of Color

Today, more and more churches are embracing the ideas of meditation and inner reflection. For this reason, churches are now refocusing the design and layout of their space to create an ambiance that’s peaceful, soothing, and welcoming, rather than sticking to the traditional looks that use ornate artwork, stone walls, and cold, hard surfaces.

In this new age, it may seem like stained glass no longer has a place in the modern Denver church. However, this is far from true. Stained glass, like all art forms, is constantly evolving. Churches today are not abandoning the idea of stained glass windows, but rather are using contemporary stained glass designs to modernize their Denver church. Here’s how.

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Address Privacy Concerns in Your Denver Home with Custom Stained Glass

Posted February 1st, 2019 by Martin Faith

Denver homes are definitely more susceptible to privacy concerns. With properties located within close proximity to each other, many homeowners experience privacy issues and trying to find a true solution that’s effective and has a nice aesthetic. While window coverings are effective in blocking unwanted views, they block out natural sunlight and can often appear tacky. Window coverings aren’t always applicable, especially in bathroom settings. Custom stained glass offers a wonderful way to improve privacy needs while also enhancing curb appeal.

Advantages of Custom Stained Glass for Denver Homes

Custom stained glass is the perfect addition to any home that’s struggling with privacy. Leaded glass offers a more contemporary look while really addressing privacy by obscuring all unwanted views from the outside in. For any room in your home that’s in direct view of noisy neighbors or people walking by, stained glass is a great option. Stained glass is also perfect for bathrooms and bedrooms– places that do require more seclusion. The wonderful thing about custom stained glass is that you can skip the window coverings and let that beautiful sunlight into your home. Your home can remain bright and welcoming without having the sacrifice privacy or aesthetics. For those seeking a more traditional look, privacy solutions can also be accomplished through colorful, textured glass.

Design Process for Custom Stained Glass in Your Denver Home

Scottish Stained Glass is the industry leader in custom stained glass, completing over 80,000 custom windows for clients across the nation. Work with one of our stained glass artisans to create your custom design. Whether you have some inspiration for starting points or you’re starting completely from scratch, we can help bring all of your ideas to fruition. We’ll work hard to make sure your design is perfect before manufacturing.

For more information regarding custom stained glass, contact us!

Our Creation & Restoration Process for Grand Junction Church Stained Glass

Posted October 9th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Grand Junction is a place of great natural beauty, being home to Colorado’s wine country and the Colorado National Monument, so it’s no wonder that the city is also home to places of artistic and spiritual beauty. If you find the stained glass in your Grand Junction church needs repair, stained glass restoration can restore life into your precious stained glass art and inspire members of your house of worship for years to come.

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Unique Ways to Incorporate Stained Glass into Your Denver Home Remodel

Posted August 8th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Whether you’ve recently moved into a new home and are looking to make some changes or are remodeling your property in order to get it ready to sell, stained glass can make an excellent addition to your Denver home remodel and boost its curb appeal. Stained glass naturally draws attention. The way that it glows in the sunlight makes it practically impossible to notice. And it’s so beautiful that it’s hard to look away.

Adding stained glass can definitely enhance the appearance of your home from both the inside and out. And it’s a pretty versatile piece of decor too, since it can be custom ordered and made. No matter if you prefer a more old fashioned look when it comes to decor or are someone who embraces contemporary patterns and color, your stained glass can be made exactly how you want it, which is a great thing because it gives you the ability to customize your home in a very specific way.

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Unique Ways to Incorporate Stained Glass into Your Denver Home Remodel

Posted August 5th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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As you plan out the stages of remodeling your home, it’s only natural to want to beautify your property with an element that stands out. Stained glass can enhance Denver dwellings with an added dose of elegance and unexpected glamour in the modern day.

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How to Care for Stained Glass in Denver Homes, Churches, or Hotels

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by Martin Faith

Stained glass features that are well maintained can really make any Denver home, church, or hotel stand out. Regular upkeep can make all the difference when it comes to presenting your property with the right impression for guests, congregation members, and more. When stained glass is well cared for, it can last for decades– ensuring it’s treasured for generations to come. Here are a few tips on how to care for your stained glass whether it’s located in residential or commercial property.

Regular Stained Glass Care and Cleaning Instructions

First and foremost, you should never clean your stained glass with commercial window cleaner– the harsh chemicals can actually deteriorate the lead came throughout your stained glass window even quicker. When it comes to cleaning your Denver stained glass windows, wiping them down with a solution of warm water and neutral-pH soap is a must. This gentle solution will deliver optical clarity without jeopardizing the structural integrity of your stained glass. Regular cleaning can help slow down deterioration and stop external factors from affecting your stained glass feature as much.

Restoring the Stained Glass in Your Denver Home, Church, or Hotel

Proper restoration is a requirement once your stained glass reaches the age range of 75 to 100 years old. Stained glass typically begins to showcase severe deterioration around this age range, making it pertinent to undergo restoration before permanent damage is done. Scottish Stained Glass‘ renowned stained glass restoration process can add another century to your stained glass’ lifespan. With proper restoration every 75-100 years, your stained glass can be preserved for centuries! Restoration corrects all damaged components of your stained glass, returning them to their former glory.

For more information regarding stained glass restoration or regular upkeep tips for your Denver home, church, or hotel, please contact us or give us a call: (303) 766-3811

Stained Glass Restoration Myths: We Can Help Restore Denver Stained Glass

Posted May 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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The harsh and dynamic climate of Colorado makes stained glass restoration in Denver and other cities a vitally important task, yet there are several persistent myths surrounding how the restoration process should be approached. We like to keep our potential customers well-informed, so we’ve dispelled a couple common myths below.

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Denver Stained Glass Myths: Stained Glass Breaks Easier Than Regular Windows

Posted May 3rd, 2018 by Martin Faith

Why Stained Glass Is Durable Enough For Your Denver Home

If you are like many homeowners in the Denver area, you are probably doing upgrades on your home and plan to continue doing so for quite some time, since buying a home in Denver right now is severely cost prohibitive.  You are likely considering many different home improvements and may have even considered one that is in our wheelhouse–stained glass windows. But, again, if you are like many people you may have nixed the idea thinking that stained glass is an expensive, luxury that is easily broken.   We are here to tell you, nothing could be further from the truth and to set the record straight on stained glass myths such as these.

3 Common Misconceptions About Stained Glass

Stained Glass Breaks Easily:  Stained glass, as you may not know, is just as strong as regular glass.  The composition is nearly identical to the glass you have in your windows right now in fact.  Leaded stained glass, as it were, in some ways is more durable than a normal window because often times breakage occurs in just one panel, meaning you don’t need to replace the whole window–just one panel.  The issue with stained glass windows is, they are typically a little more expensive to replace when broken and take more time since they are custom made. However, the beauty and potential value of these windows far outweigh the risk of breakage.

Stained Glass Is Very Expensive: Per square foot, it is definitely true that stained glass is more expensive than regular glass windows.  However, you also pay for what you get, meaning, these windows add more character privacy lasting charm than a plain glass window. Additionally, when the time comes to sell, the stained glass window will typically add more than 4 times its original value to the selling price of your Denver home.

Stained Glass Is Too Fancy For Regular Homes:  It is true stained glass used to be only something for wealthier families homes.  However, those days are long gone. In today’s modern world, you can get a lovely stained glass window or stained glass window panel installed in your home for a price point that is affordable to any average middle-family.  They are beautiful and well worth a small investment in your home.

For more information on stained glass for you Denver home watch the video below:

For more information on stained glass windows for your Denver home, contact Scottish Stained Glass today!

Benefits of Creating Custom Stained Glass Designs for Your Denver Home

Posted April 16th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Adding a custom stained glass window to your Denver home can be beneficial for many reasons. Not only does stained glass offer a way to enhance the aesthetic appearance of your home, but it can also make it more functional and enjoyable to live in.

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Will Stained Glass Hold Up To Denver Weather?

Posted April 10th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Is Stained Glass Right For Denver Homes?

Many homeowners in the Denver area, when considering stained glass, are concerned about whether or not the climate of Denver is too harsh for it.  Not unlike regular glass, stained glass windows can be damaged and the issue lies in the fact that it is much more expensive to replace. The good news is, however, stained glass is very durable and holds up to regular weather quite nicely.  While hail is always a threat here, your stained glass is no more likely to break from hail as any of your other windows. Additionally, since Denver is so dry, it actually helps keep frames from rotting as quickly, which is usually where you will see the fastest degradation on a stained glass window. In all reality, a properly crafted and cared for stained glass will last 80-100 years before needing repairs.  For more information on what this means read on.

Well-crafted Stained Glass Windows Are More Durable

As we mentioned before a well-crafted stained glass window is very durable.  This includes the use of quality glass making and leading materials as well as a carefully constructed frame.  Another area where premature damage will occur is during the installation. If a stained glass installer does not thoroughly clean the glass, permanent smudges may be visible or, if moisture is trapped between the glass panel and an outer window water damage may occur.   What this really means though is– a stained glass expert, like us, is your first and best defense against your Denver home’s stained glass windows being damaged.

Stained Glass Maintenance To Prevent Damage

You can keep your stained glass from accruing damage by lightly cleaning it regularly to remove dirt and debris from dust and smog, inside and out.  These substances can dull the stained glass and reduces its natural luster. It is important to use the right cleaning agents and always be extra-light in your touch.  It is best if you, have a stained glass company deep clean your glass once a year too. Finally, if you see small cracks or chips or any sort of structural frame sagging, make sure to get your stained glass repair.  These little spots can turn into big, costly blemishes quickly.

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For more information on how to upkeep your stained glass or to have us come out and take a look at it for you, contact Scottish Stained Glass today!

 

 

What Is The Difference Between Stained And Leaded Glass?

Posted April 10th, 2018 by Martin Faith

The Difference Between Stained, Leaded and Beveled Glass:

At Scottish Stained Glass we get a lot of questions from Denver homeowners about stained glass and frankly, we love to answer questions for potential and existing customers alike.  The questions range from ones about styles and colors to others about restoration and repair. One question we get quite frequently is from people wondering what the difference is between stained glass and leaded glass and if beveled glass falls into either of those two categories.  While in all reality, stained and leaded glass are more or less the same thing, we have gone into a little detail below about all three nomenclatures to set the record straight and inform you, the general public.

What is Stained Glass vs. Leaded Glass?

Most people in the US use the terms stained glass and leaded glass interchangeably.  While that is perfectly understandable and acceptable, in the stained glass industry we generally refer to stained glass as having color and leaded glass as being clear.  So, as it were, all stained glass can be referred to as leaded, all leaded glass is usually not referred to as stained. The difference, as you can see, is minute but knowing this may help you better communicate the design you are looking for on your Denver home.

What Is Beveled Glass?

Beveled glass is any piece of glass, almost always clear, that has an angled cut around the periphery.  This angled cut makes for a wonderful play of light of the glass and creates gorgeous depth and character.

What is Textured Glass?

Although leaded glass is clear and usually lacks color, it is by no means boring because it is often combined with textured glass pieces.  Textured glass pieces come in a variety of appearances from wavy designs called “water glass” to feathery textures called “glue chip”. Using textured glass in leaded glass windows is a great way to add a classic elegant feel to any area of your Denver home: entryways, bathrooms, kitchens and more!

 

For more information on stained vs. leaded glass, watch the video below:

For more information about stained, leaded, beveled or textured glass, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass today!  We are Denver’s foremost stained glass expert and would love to help you with your stained glass project.

 

Creative Ways Stained Glass Adds Privacy Without Sacrificing Natural Light for Denver Homes

Posted April 4th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Finding a privacy solution for your Denver home can be difficult especially when you don’t want to sacrifice natural light. Luckily, stained glass offers many creative privacy solutions that won’t obstruct natural lighting while blocking all unwanted views into your home. These elegant pieces can be chosen from pre-made stained glass panels or custom made to perfectly compliment the existing theme of your home. Scottish Stained Glass is proud to be the leading source for privacy stained glass solutions in the Denver area.

Privacy Stained Glass Options for Denver Homes

Stained glass offers a beautiful, artistic alternative to window film, curtains, blinds, and other window coverings. Stained glass is perfect for homeowners seeking an abundance of natural light while needing privacy. Leaded glass, or clear stained glass, offers a timeless, elegant look that also doubles as a privacy solution. Leaded glass compliments any room in your Denver home from bathrooms to dining rooms, entryways, hallways, bedrooms, basements, and more. Privacy stained glass can be utilized in virtually any room homeowners would still like natural light transmissions. Privacy stained glass can also come in colorful design options. Both pre-made and custom made stained glass panels can feature clear, colorful, or both stained glass, elevating your curb appeal and functionality in each room.

Stained Glass Installation for Denver Homes

Whether you decide on leaded or colorful, pre-made or custom made stained glass, Scottish Stained Glass has you covered. We ensure a quick, stress-free installation process minimizing downtime for your Denver home. We can custom build a new window into your home or utilizing existing windows– whatever you prefer. We determine to necessary reinforcements for each stained glass piece based on your home’s individual needs and requirements.

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For more information regarding stained glass privacy solutions for your Denver home, please contact us or give us a call: (303) 766-3811

Pre-Made v. Custom Stained Glass: Which is Right for Your Denver Home?

Posted April 4th, 2018 by Martin Faith

It’s always a great time to invest in your Denver home– whether you’re looking to do a small home project or a large renovation, stained glass is always an unique element to consider! When deciding on decorative stained glass pieces for your home, you have the option of choosing a pre-made stained glass panel or a custom stained glass piece. Both offer endless design options in regards to colors, textures, imagery, and more. Deciding which one is right for your home can seem tedious, but our portfolio features amazing pre-made and custom created stained glass.

Deciding Between Pre-Made v. Custom Stained Glass

Scottish Stained Glass has completed over 70,000 stained glass installations including pre-made and custom pieces. Pre-made stained glass offers Denver homeowners a more affordable option. With so many different styles and colors provided by pre-made stained glass panels, homeowners will still have a large selection to choose from. We have one of the largest pre-made stained glass inventories in the nation, guaranteeing you’ll find the right investment to compliment the rest of your home. Custom stained glass is significantly more expensive since it is labor and design intensive. Our team of local stained glass artisans can help you design virtually anything, bringing your ideas to fruition. For custom stained glass design, you’re welcome to look at our portfolio for inspiration or sit down with one of our stained glass artisans to hand design your piece.

Stained Glass Installation for Your Denver Home

Whether you choose pre-made or custom stained glass for your Denver home, the installation process is held to the same standard. We install your new stained glass piece into your home directly over existing windows or by building a framing system to house your stained glass panels. We can always build a new window frames to accommodate your investment or modify existing windows.

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For more information regarding pre-made and custom made stained glass for your Denver home, please give us a call: (303) 766-3811

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Denver’s Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Did you know that you can actually preserve your historic stained glass for an additional century? Most stained glass windows and panels start to deteriorate around the 75 year – 100 year mark. We always recommend starting the restoration process after the first signs of deterioration are present. After proper restoration is completed, we can actually prolong your stained glass for another 100 years until it needs to undergo another restoration process. Restoring the stained glass in your Denver historic theaters, museums, and restaurants can add serious equity to your commercial property while preserving a piece of art and history.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Stained glass restoration is such a renowned, appreciated process due to the fact that it preserves heritage, history, and significant pieces of art. Alongside the sentimental value, stained glass restoration can actually increase the antique value, heighten property equity, and improve commercial building aesthetics. Antique stained glass can add that certain, unique charm to Denver historic theaters, museums, restaurants, and more. We’d like to think that in another 100 years the owners of these beautiful antique glass pieces will be appreciative of our restoration process and value the heritage preservation.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

The historic stained glass restoration process begins with an on-site assessment. Our team of local stained glass artisans complete an assessment that determines the root problems causing deterioration as well as provides an estimate for the project and cost-benefit analysis. Once you’ve decided to go ahead with the historic stained glass restoration, we carefully remove and transport your pieces back to our repair studio. We restore each piece of glass and create new, stronger leading for the lead came. You’ll be stunned by the appearance of your newly restored stained glass once we’ve reinstalled it.

For more information regarding historic stained glass restoration for your Denver commercial property, please give us a call: (303) 766-3811

Does Your Denver Church Need Stained Glass Restoration?

Posted March 2nd, 2018 by Martin Faith
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It is normal for stained glass to require restoration at some point in its lifetime. This is especially true for antique stained glass windows, since these windows are often the ones with the most constructional errors and structural flaws. In the case of deterioration, restoration is necessary to preserve the structural integrity of a stained glass window. If you think that your Denver church may need stained glass restoration, you can conduct a visual inspection. Here’s how.

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Original and Restoration Painted Glass projects for Denver Church Windows

Posted February 20th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass: Denver’s Premiere Painted Stained Glass Artist

Painted stained glass is an age-old tradition that we, at Scottish Stained glass, have a deep working knowledge of. The process for painting stained glass is actually quite fascinating and requires years of extensive experience to master. As such, we have spent almost 3 decades learning this delicate craft and now excel in painted stained glass techniques both old and new. Whether you are looking for painted glass restoration or an original creation continue reading to get a better understanding of the complex processes that will be involved in crafting your one-of-a-kind painted stained glass masterpiece.

The Beautiful Tradition Of Painted Stained On Churches

There is no arguing that painted stained glass is a lovely and unique way to add character and beauty to chapels in Denver. However, this seemingly simple look is actually achieved through a complicated and, some may say, scientific method. The colors you see on painted stained glass are actually achieved through the use of specific chemical interactions of different minerals and oils.

Painted Stained Glass Method 1

The artist starts with colored glass and paints special black paint made of oils and minerals onto it. This piece of glass is then fired in our kiln at 1250-1450 for a couple of hours until the paint melts into the glass. The paint then becomes part of the glass and will never rub off or be removed.

Painted Stained Glass Method 2

The second method involves clear glass. During this process, colors are painted on a clear piece of glass one at a time and fired in between layers of color to build up layers of shading or color. Any color that involves the use of yellow can be particularly difficult in this method as the chemical used for yellows color (silver staining) is very toxic and will destroy other colors. For this reason, when trying to achieve the color green for instance, the toxic yellow must be painted on the opposite side of the glass as the blue paint in order to keep the yellow from damaging the blue paint.

 

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Denver’s Premiere Painted Stained Glass Artists

At Scottish matching styles on restoration projects is an interesting challenge and means figuring out what type of techniques the original artist used. For instance, old artists would sometimes paint the black paint on their glass and then use a stick to rub off part of the black paint to give the piece texture, or put in individual elements like blades of glass. Our artists have to do numerous iterations sometimes to pinpoint exactly what type of painted stained glass techniques were originally used and mimic them exactly. However, we are always up to the challenge here at Scottish Stained Glass! Contact us to find out more about original or restoration painted stained glass for your Denver Church today!

Our Technique for Restoring Denver’s 100 Year Old Church Stained Glass

Posted January 29th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Here at Scottish Stained Glass, we are proud of our extensive restoration process for restoring Denver’s 100 year old church stained glass. Our comprehensive, multi-step restoration techniques are created from decades of stained glass restoration from all over the Denver area. Our experienced stained glass artisans have worked with every style, age, and size of church stained glass restoration you could possibly imagine.

Denver Church Stained Glass Restoration Process

Our in-depth restoration process begins with an on-site assessment in order to identify why your church stained glass needs restoration. By identifying the root issues of your stained glass deterioration, we can create a plan-of-action custom fit to prolong your church stained glass’ life for another 100 years. Once we’ve properly identified every contributing factor of your stained glass deterioration, we remove your Denver church’s stained glass panels and carefully transport them back to our repair studio.

We let your church stained glass soak for at least two weeks in our proprietary soap mixture, ensuring we remove all the dirt and impurities collected over the last 100 years. This also allows us to take the window apart easier, while properly disposing of the lead. We continue the process by rebuilding the lead, replacing broken or fractures stained glass panels, and replicating any painted glass. Our comprehensive inventory of over 50,000 stained glass pieces guarantees we’ll find the perfect match for any Denver church stained glass restoration.

Once all the pieces are in place, we cover both sides of the window in black cement, which is forced into all the cracks, strengthening your stained glass’ durability. When the cement is set, we clean and polish the glass surface creating a stunning, fresh, new look.

Installing Your Restored Denver Church Stained Glass

Our experienced team of installers carefully replace your restored Denver church stained glass windows, ensuring a perfect fit and added strength. Your congregation will be stunned by your beautiful stained glass for the next 100 years.

Call today to schedule an on-site consultation on how Scottish Stained Glass can transform your existing stained glass church windows: (303) 766-3811

Adding Stained Glass to the Entryway of Your Denver Home

Posted January 4th, 2018 by Martin Faith

The real estate market in Denver is thriving right now due to the fact that Denver is the fastest growing city in the U.S. It’s definitely a seller’s market here, which is great news for Denver homeowners! With this strong, current trend in the real estate market, it’s a great idea to add more equity and curb appeal to your home and investment. Adding stained glass to your entryway can really add that special, unique touch to your Denver home!

Considering Privacy Stained Glass for Your Entryway

The standard glass featured in many entryways is great for allowing natural light into your home, but unfortunately doesn’t give any of the resident’s privacy. Privacy stained glass is a great option for those who want natural light in their entryways as well as reducing outside visibility. Blinds and drapes aren’t really options for entryways, so privacy stained glass is your best option for better concealment.

Increasing Your Denver Home’s Value

Adding stained glass to your entryway is a wonderful, creative way in quickly increasing your Denver home’s perceived and resale value. According to HGTV, home improvement projects cost approximately 20 to 25 cents to the dollar- the other 75 to 80 cents spent go directly back into the home through increased value. The entryway is also projected as the highest cost regained percentage in renovation at 85.6%, almost 10% higher than a kitchen or basement remodel. Remodeling your entryway is a great starting point to any home renovation since it’s the smallest project and highest cost regained investment.

Stained Glass Styles

Stained glass styles can range from antique to contemporary, from colorful to clear and textured. With so many different styles and colors to choose from, you can really create a custom piece of art for your entryway. We have talented, local stained glass artisans that will work with you every step of the way to custom make the grand entryway that will escalate your curb appeal!

Call today to schedule an in-home consultation about how we can transform your entryway: (303) 766-3811

 

Scottish Stained Glass’s Signature Aspen Leaf Pattern For Your Denver Home

Posted October 23rd, 2017 by Martin Faith

Our Signature Aspen Leaf Stained Glass Pattern For Your Colorado Home

Fall is in full swing here in Denver and all across Colorado for that matter. The days are getting shorter and even with the sun shining brightly as it almost always does here, you can still fill the Autumn chill in the air. Nearly everywhere you go you catch the smell of pumpkin spice something or other in the air and it intoxicates you with nostalgia. Best of all the leaves of the trees that line the streets of Denver are burning bright with color: red Maples, Orange oaks and, of course, the brilliant yellow Aspens. In Colorado, the Aspen tree is nearly as iconic as the Rocky Mountains themselves, which is likely why at Scottish Stained Glass our signature Aspen Leaf pattern is a customer favorite. It is the perfect design for a perfectly Colorado home and here are a few reasons why it will work in yours.

Aspen Leaf Stained Glass Pattern For Your Denver, Colorado Home

In our 25+ year of stained glass service to Colorado communities, one pattern that is wonderfully Colorado and has stood the test of time is our signature Aspen Leaf pattern and below are reasons it will fit well in your Denver home.

Matches Any Decor: Although this pattern can be colorized, it typically uses clear and textured glass to create a beautiful dancing light masterpiece. A stained glass window made with clear and textured glass goes with any decor because there are no potentially clashing colors.
Blends Well Your Colorado Surroundings: Since Aspens are commonplace and well loved in Colorado, your Aspen leaf stained glass will blend seamlessly with the beauty that is already around us.
Timeless Style: A pattern as simple and elegant as our signature Aspen leaf pattern will always
look good and never go out of vogue!

If you love our signature Aspen stained glass pattern and want to make it a lovely addition to your Denver home, contact Scottish Stained Glass today for a free consultation and a speed estimate!

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