What’s Special About the SSG Construction Process for Salt Lake City Homes?

Posted June 17th, 2019 by ssgadmin
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Your home is your pride and joy. Not only is it where you sleep at night, but it’s also the beautiful place where you make memories with your loved ones and your most valuable investment. So of course you wouldn’t make changes to your home without thinking carefully about your decision. You want to make sure that any upgrades or changes to your home are for the best.

At Scottish Stained Glass, your Salt Lake City home is our first priority. We work hard to ensure that the stained glass window you receive adds value to your home and your life. Our signature process helps us make sure that every detail is absolutely perfect, from using the highest quality glass to taking accurate measurements. Below, we’ve explained a little bit about what makes our process so special.

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Antique Residential Salt Lake City Stained Glass Restoration

Posted June 16th, 2019 by ssgadmin

Salt Lake City is home to some of the most gorgeous stained glass. These stained glass windows can be found throughout churches, schools, businesses, and even homes. For homeowners who possess an incredible historic, antique stained glass feature in their residential property, it is in your best interest to preserve it. Antique stained glass value can drastically improve your home’s equity while providing one-of-a-kind beauty. Antique stained glass restoration is a crucial process that’s required if you’d like to preserve your residential stained glass.

The Residential Antique Stained Glass Restoration Process for Your Salt Lake City Home

When you start noticing signs of deterioration or damage, it is pertinent to find a restoration studio for your stained glass. Don’t wait until replacement is the cheaper option– restoration needs to be completed in a timely manner in order to avoid high costs and permanent damage. The restoration process should begin with an in-home assessment of your stained glass. This assessment will provide an appraisal, report on the underlying causes of damage, project timeline, and estimate. Once you decide to restore your stained glass, we carefully remove it from your home and transport it back to our studio for comprehensive repair and restoration. This process can take up to a month for one window, but we guarantee to bring your stained glass back to its original condition and to add another century to its lifespan.

Work with Salt Lake City’s Trusted Stained Glass Restoration Studio

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to be the trusted stained glass studio for restoring residential antique stained glass. Work with our stained glass artisans to properly restore your beloved stained glass and preserve the antique value for your home. We’re here to provide all the resources you need.

For more information regarding the stained glass restoration process, please contact us!

Antique Residential Austin Stained Glass Restoration

Posted June 16th, 2019 by ssgadmin
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Have you noticed a change in the appearance of your Austin antique residential stained glass? Restoration may be in your future.

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What We Look For In Our Stained Glass Inspections

Posted June 13th, 2019 by ssgadmin

Stained Glass Inspections In Kansas City

When a church here in Kansas City calls us to talk about their stained glass, they almost always have an issue already at hand.  It could be their stained glass is dull and lifeless or they have a small missing piece of glass that they would like replaced. It is almost always the case that we will want to come to inspect the stained glass ourselves to see what the problem is and what other problems there might be.  This is because when stained glass windows begin to deteriorate, it is almost always a cascade effect. Meaning, one issue is almost always tied to another and the issues progressively get worse. This allows us to not only tell you what is happening with your stained glass windows but what is likely to happen next.  Below are few things we will look for during an inspection, some innocuous, some indicative of a larger issue.

Stained Glass Inspections Points

Dull or Dirty Stained Glass:  Most stained glass windows in the KC area and across the US are in need of a good cleaning.  You will be shocked when you see your glass with life and lust when it was new. We can clean the glass in place of as part of a full restoration

Broken Stained Glass:  Stain glass, like regular glass breaks from accidents and even bad weather.  This type of damage is normal and not usually cause for concern unless linked to a bigger issue like lead degradation or sagging frames.

Gaps In Stained Glass: This is usually a sign that the structure of your stained glass is starting to fail and the lead is probably the culprit. Most of the time this is one of the first signs that restoration is needed or will be needed soon.

Cracks In Stained Glass: Cracks in stained glass come with the weight shifting over time, an object hitting the glass or the framing beginning to give way.  The issue with cracks is–they only get worse over time as the glass pieces rub against one another. Meaning it is time to start thinking restoration.

Bowing or Sagging Of Glass:  This is a fairly telltale sign that you need a full church stained glass restoration because it means the structural elements of the window are failing under the weight of the glass.  The window will fail sooner rather than later in this case and needs to be reinforced.

Missing or cracked leading:  Over time leads stretches and/or cracks.  We are at a point now where the lead on stained glass made 80 years ago is no longer secure.  If you are having lead caming issues, it is time to get your stained glass restored. The good news is, the new lead formula we use for stained glass restoration will last another 200 years before needing to be replaced.

Don’t’ wait to have your church stained glass inspected so you can formulate a plan for possible future restoration.  Contact Scottish Stained Glass today to schedule a visit from us.

How Long to Wait Before Beginning Stained Glass Restoration Process in Salt Lake City

Posted June 13th, 2019 by ssgadmin

Stained Glass Restoration In Salt Lake City

Having the stained glass on your Salt Lake City church repaired is not something most congregations look forward to doing, primarily because of the expense.  However, it is something that, once finished, every congregation we have dealt with has been overwhelmingly pleased they did. Beyond the new look of their restored stained glass windows, is the fact that they know their hard work, giving of time and money and efforts mean these amazing works of art will last another 5 generations. So, how long should your church wait before getting your church’s stained glass restored?  Well, if your glass is over 80 years old, the answer is not very long.

Minor Repairs To  Broken Salt Lake City Church Stained Glass

Small repairs like chipped glass or cleanings are not pressing but actually an easy fix if done sooner rather than later. We can tell you if we need to do small repairs with simple drop-in work– which entails cutting the came flange around the broken piece of glass at the solder joints then folding it back together. We can also inspect your window at that time to see if you need a larger restoration.

Repairing Cracks In Salt Lake City Church Stained Glass

For very badly cracked stained glass–the time for restoration is close at hand and replacing these pieces is really your only choice.  In these cases, we usually will remove and restore the window and the glass. We can do spot fixes on some smaller cracks but it is important to note: cracks in stained glass will enlarge over time as the edges grind against one another.  Also, cracks are usually a symptom of structural damage–which means you window may no longer be stable.

Repairing Structural Damage To Stained Glass

If you have a failing structure on the stained glass of your Salt Lake City church, it is not only time to have it restored–but past time.  This is because the structural supports like leading, frames and steel beams are critical to the window not collapsing. You simply cannot wait if you see bowing, sagging or prolific leading loss.  It is best to call a professional like us at Scottish and come up with a fundraising plan of attack to get those windows secured asap.

For more information on a restoration for the stained glass windows in your Salt Lake City church, synagogue or mosque, contact Scottish Stained Glass to schedule an inspection today!

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