Does Your Denver Church Need Stained Glass Restoration?

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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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How to Check for Signs of Deterioration

Most of the time, deterioration can be spotted with a thorough visual inspection. When stained glass windows start to deteriorate, the glass may start to bulge, crack, or fall out of place and the leading often appears misshapen. Here’s how you can inspect the windows in your Denver church to determine if stained glass restoration is necessary:

1. Place your hands on the glass and press gently. If the glass shifts when pressed, repair is absolutely necessary and should be conducted as soon as possible.

2. Stand beneath the window and look upward. Are the metal bars securely attached or have they broken off in places? If the metal bars have separated from the glass, you may want to have someone come out to inspect your window.

3. Inspect the glass pieces. Are they loose, cracked, or bulging? Glass that is loose is in danger of falling out and is a serious safety hazard. In this case, restoration may be the best option, especially if the glass is old or valuable.

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Repair vs. Replacement

In some cases, it may be more cost effective to replace glass instead of trying to make repairs. We generally recommend replacement for newer glass or glass that has been severely damaged to the point where restoration is impossible. However, if a stained glass window is antique or valuable, restoration is usually the best option. We will be happy to work with you to determine which action is necessary based on your budget and situation.

Consult an Expert

If you’re unsure whether your stained glass is in need of restoration, it may be best to consult an expert. Scottish Stained Glass will be happy to provide this assistance and inspect your windows. We work on religious buildings all throughout the Denver metro area, including many historic churches in the Capitol Hill, Park Hill, Downtown, 7th Ave, and Highlands area. Call our office to schedule an appointment or receive an estimate on Denver church stained glass restoration.

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