Austin Church Stained Glass Restoration: When Is It Necessary?

Over the years that we’ve been in business, we’ve worked with many churches and religious groups in the Austin area. Some of the oldest stained glass windows that we’ve seen in Austin are in churches, temples, and religious buildings. For this reason, our church projects are most often restorations.

When we are approached by a church or religious group, one of the first questions they usually ask is How can I tell if my Austin church stained glass windows need restoration? In this post, we’ll outline the steps one can take to conduct an inspection of the condition of the glass, when a professional should be called in, and how to raise funds for restoration projects.

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How to Tell if Your Stained Glass Needs Repair/Restoration

Here are some simple steps you can take to determine the condition of your stained glass and identify signs of deterioration.

  • 1. Step up to the glass and gently push on the window frame and a few pieces of glass. If the frame or glass moves, this is a good warning sign that the window needs repairs. Call in a professional as soon as possible.
  • 2. Standing inside your church, position yourself next to the window and look upwards. If the glass looks like it is bulging outward or if you see that the metal bars are starting to come off, this means the window is starting to deteriorate. Conduct the same inspection from the outside.
  • 3. Carefully examine the glass. Do the colored glass pieces look cloudy? If the glass is clear, does it look yellow or discolored? If the glass looks dirty, foggy, or is cracked in places, it may need to be cleaned or replaced by a professional.
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    Fundraising Consulting for Church Stained Glass

    Often the matter of obtaining funds for restoration is a concern for churches. In the case that the church is short on funds, a fundraising event or campaign may be a good idea. Projects can also be completed in phases as funds are obtained. Scottish Stained Glass is happy to provide fundraising consulting on these types of matters.

    Below is a video of a project we recently completed in Texas.

    Contact Our Austin Office for Church Stained Glass Restoration

    If you would like to receive an estimate for your project in Austin or have questions about church stained glass restoration, please do not hesitate to reach out. We would be happy to provide you with a quote and/or answer any questions you may have.

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