Stained Glass Restoration for the Vernon A.M.E. Church in Tulsa

Posted June 4th, 2021 by Martin Faith
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Tulsa is a city full of beauty, character, and history. Today, it is home to two very-well known universities, as well as numerous museums, parks, and an attractive array of art deco buildings. But modern Tulsa is far different from the city it once was. Read More

Job Listing: Stained Glass Artisan – Centennial, CO

Posted May 6th, 2021 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass is looking for experienced stained glass artisans to join our Colorado team!

Requirements:

  • Experienced stained glass artisans wanted to fabricate stained glass panels for Scottish Stained Glass, Centennial CO.
  • Skills should include glass cutting, soldering, lead work
  • Restoration work a plus but not essential
  • Must be capable of lifting up to 30lbs and standing for long periods
  • 3 years minimum experience required

Pay: Competitive compensation. Compensation is based on experience.

To Apply: Please email resumes to mike@scottishgroupcompanies.com.

 

Job Listing: Project Coordinator – Centennial, CO

Posted May 6th, 2021 by Martin Faith

We are looking for a dependable team member to be part of business growth and development at Scottish Window Tinting and Scottish Stained Glass. The successful candidate will work with our residential and commercial customers who are buying window film solutions that offer energy efficiency, protection against fading, security enhancement, graffiti protection, privacy, decoration, and protection from bullets and bomb blasts. There will also be some work performed for our Stained Glass clients who buy custom stained and beveled glass panels for their homes, businesses, and places of worship.

We will provide full training and a competitive compensation package and you will work as part of a supportive and friendly team. Duties will include scheduling installations, purchasing materials, inventory control, and shipping and receiving. Some work will take place on the job sites.

The following traits will help you become successful in this position:

  • a positive attitude and friendly manner
  • ability to relate to customers and their needs
  • ability to think technically to understand different products and installation techniques
  • effective time management and prioritization skills
  • alignment with our core values of “help each other to succeed, exceptional customer experiences, deliver excellent products, always do the right thing, embrace growth and change; and work hard, have fun and give back.” These core values are the basis from which we develop our culture, our brand, and our business strategies.

Requirements

  • Ability to work as part of a team at “Scottish”
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Drive functions
  • Attention to detail and the ability to take accurate measurements
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service experiences
  • Ability to lift up to 50#
  • Professional appearance
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background and drug testing
  • Clean driver’s license

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $45,000.00 per year

To Apply: Please email your resume to mike@scottishgroupcompanies.com or apply here.

Which Stained Glass Styles Are Best for My Home?

Posted April 22nd, 2021 by Martin Faith
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If you’ve ever visited a church with stained glass, you know exactly how captivating these eye-catching and enchanting works of art can be. As the sunlight pours through the glass, the colors, textures, and layers of paint are beautifully illuminated, giving the artwork a realistic, lifelike appearance.  Read More

Sam Houston State University Project: Stained Glass Replication and Commemoration

Posted April 8th, 2021 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass had the honor of working with Sam Houston State University in its effort to preserve the university’s unique history. The project took almost a year to accomplish and honors a memorial that was first featured on campus over 100 years ago which actually inspired the school’s official motto. The motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service” is deeply rooted in its culture and was originally featured in the university’s main building’s stained glass window. Unfortunately, the main building burnt down in 1982, and all of the leaded glass and original stained glass features were lost in the tragic incident. Our team was tasked to completely replicate the original window as a part of the newly renovated and expanded Lowman Student Center in order to commemorate the important piece of art and its vast impact on the school’s history.

The original main building at SHSU

The unfortunate 1982 fire

The Process and Challenges of Replicating Stained Glass Art

This commemoration window was one of the most challenging projects our team of stained glass artisans has ever taken due to the nature of the project. Replicating someone else’s work proves very difficult as our first priority was to pay proper respect to the original artist while providing a beautiful commemorative piece that held so much inspiration and symbolism for the school’s community. Since the original window was completely lost in the 1982 fire, SHSU only had one existing photo of the stained glass feature printed in a 1964 yearbook.

The original Alcade Service window picture from the 1964 yearbook

 

Choosing glass based on the only reference photo in the 1964 yearbook

With the yearbook photo as the only reference available, our team scanned the photo in order to print out a full-sized version of the window. Our team traced along the lines for better accuracy and scanned that version back into the computer in order to refine everything and perfect the proportions. SHSU requested a slightly modified design where we completely replicated the original design but added complementary framework that looked original and cohesive. The commemoration window is almost double in the square foot as the original with the added frame design.

CAD mockup of the proposed commemorative window design

The next challenge was finding glass that matched the original glass perfectly. Since the original was built over 100 years ago, we were unable to find existing glass that was a 100% match. We found the closest glass pieces possible and had our painted glass artist and conservation expert Maria paint over the chosen glass to darken it down and create the perfect replicas. The figures and robing were then all handpainted in multiple layers to create realistic depth and shading and were fired in the kiln between layers. The final window has between 3,000 and 4,000 individuals glass pieces in the design.

Production of the commemoration window

Our First Full Stained Glass Window Replication

We’ve had significant experience with restoring stained glass windows and replicating only damaged areas. As conservation specialists, it’s always our goal to maintain as much of the original work as possible. That’s why replication work was kept at a minimum. However, this was the first time we’ve taken on creating a replication of an entire window. Our team found it especially challenging since it’s much harder to copy someone else’s work than creating your own. The comparison to the original sets a higher goal as our team wanted to achieve the perfect match.

Our team working to ensure a 100% match to the original window.

Successful Stained Glass Replication Project

The project outcome exceeded our expectations and the SHSU community was completely stunned by the finished product. The window was installed with a commemorative plaque in the new student center on campus. We are so humbled to have been a part of such an important project and helping this university forever celebrate its incredible history.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the dedication of the new commemorative stained glass window

Dedication plaque installed for commemoration

The commemorative window completed and installed

For more information regarding stained glass replication work, please contact us!

The Benefits of Commercial Stained Glass for San Antonio Businesses

Posted September 28th, 2020 by Martin Faith

Today’s stained glass is very different than that of 100 years ago.   This is true of all types of stained glass: church stained glass, home stained glass, and commercial.  Commercial stained glass in particular,  has seen a massive increase in popularity due to the incredible, new styles of commercial stained glass coming out of stained glass studios like ours here at Scottish.  There are also many other benefits that fill the unique needs of many commercial locations–especially in the bustling, commerce-heavy city of San Antonio.

Stained glass benefits for commercial properties in San Antonio

Commercial Stained Glass for Privacy:  When you own a retail store, privacy for your store is a commodity if there is a lot of foot traffic by your location.  Of course, you want people to be able to see in and you want natural light.  However, completely bare windows often make the store feel like a fishbowl. So, a great way to give your store a bit of privacy and preserve natural light is adding a stained glass feature or window. The stained glass feature can be full or partial but whatever stained glass you choose it is sure to be a lovely addition for privacy.

Commercial Stained Glass for Branding:  Finding one of a kind ways to brand your commercial location is hard for any company here in San Antonio.  But, adding a stained glass feature to your location (that is in line with your branding strategy) makes it easy! It is a fantastic way to showcase your business’ brand and add to your overall marketing impact.

Commercial Stained Glass for Foot Traffic:  In San Antonio, there are a ton of stores, restaurants, galleries, and more.  These types of businesses all need to pull in people passing by to succeed.  With so much visual noise and competitors surrounding you–getting walk-ins can be hard.  One way to stand out with the unique aesthetic of commercial stained glass.  It is a lovely, creative look that begs for attention and gets people passing by to stop in to find out what your San Antonio business is all about.

For more information on commercial Stained Glass for your San Antonio business, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass today!

Restoration Process For Fort Collins Churches

Posted September 24th, 2020 by Martin Faith

So you’re ready to begin restoration on the stained glass of your Fort Collins church but you are unsure what to expect.  Read below to find out just what will happen from the time we walk through your chapel doors to the moment we leave!

Church Stained Glass Restoration Begins with An Assessment

Our restoration process always begins with an on-site assessment of the condition of your stained glass. This a key step to help us understand the exact scope of the project and to ensure we give you precise stained glass restoration pricing.  We consider things like glass deterioration, structural deterioration, dust and debris, and leading composition.  Then we come up with a custom-tailored plan just for your Fort Collins church

We Remove the Stained Glass to Restore It

When we begin the stained glass restoration we almost always carefully remove the glass and transport it to our studio for cleaning and repairs.  It really depends on the age of your windows and the degree of damage to the stained glass and surrounding frame.  But since old stained glass almost always has failing lead caming–this step is needed to do the job right.

We Restore the Stained Glass  

Once the window is carefully dismantled and transported to our studio we begin the stained glass repair.  This involves making a pencil lead rubbing of the window so we know which piece goes where after restoration.  We then remove the old leading because it is brittle and ready to fail.  Once the leading is gone we take the glass panels out and soak them for deep cleaning of years of debris and dust.  We then reconstruct any framing elements, replace broken or chipped glass panels, and put the new glass back in place.  We use modern leading techniques and materials on the newly reassembled window.  The good news is–modern leading could easily last another 200 years before needing to be replaced.

We Return The Lovely Refurbished Window to Your Church 

Finally, the “new” stained glass window is carefully loaded up and delivered back to its original home–your church.  Our restoration crew carefully replaces the entire window or missing parts.  The crews are sure to use care in and around your church space and leave your chapel better than they found it.  This step is our favorite because we get to see the outcome of all our hard labor in your lovingly restored church stained glass window.

For more information on church stained glass repair or restoration–contact us today!

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!

3 Reasons to Restore Your Austin Church’s Stained Glass

Posted September 17th, 2020 by Martin Faith

Stained glass is known for being incredibly durable.  However, like any art form or architectural feature–eventually, it needs to be repaired or restored.  These processes are actually easier than one may think and affordable as well.  Typically vintage stained glass will last at least 80 years before needing to be restored–but could need it sooner depending on the condition from wear and tear.  Also, there are many practical reasons to get your Austin church’s stained glass restored.

What Restoration Means For Your Austin Church

Restoring Stained Glass Adds Value:  As your church’s stained glass ages it starts to get cracks, nicks, and accrue blemishes. Also, the lead starts to become brittle and fall out.  This type of damage significantly reduces any value from antiquity the glass may have gained.  The best way to keep the glass from total failure, while at the same time preserving its value, is to have it restored.

Restoring Stained Glass Improves Aesthetics:  As stained glass ages, it may appear to be fading but actually the issue is the building up of environmental debris.  Also, oftentimes pieces start to gap out from the leading, fall out or the window starts to sag all together.  None of these conditions are particularly attractive.  The solution, of course, is to have your church’s stained glass restored to its former state of beauty. 

Restoring Stained Glass Preserves History: When stained glass reaches the age at which it needs to be restored, it is usually very old.  In fact, it may even be considered an antique.   This means it is a representation of a time in our country that is bygone and worthy of preservation.  Stained glass windows in Austin churches over 80 years old have seen a lot of history in their day and even more events: marriages, funerals, baptisms, and more.  By restoring your church’s stained glass window, you preserve a little piece of your church’s past that would otherwise be gone forever.

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

3 Reasons to Install Privacy Stained Glass in Modern Colorado Springs Homes

Posted September 17th, 2020 by Martin Faith

Whether you are remodeling an older Colorado Springs home to make it a modern marvel or building a brand new home–privacy stained glass is a great idea.  The fact of the matter is, in today’s day and age, we are all living closer together.  And, with the pandemic still raging–spending a lot more time at home. Certain areas like bathrooms, front doors, and kitchen windows that face neighbor’s homes are all perfect places for any style stained glass but modern stained glass is especially great.

Why Modern Stained Glass Makes Great Privacy Glass

Modern Stained Glass Adds Style

In a time when renovations are all the rage–taking something vintage and adding a modern element is a great idea!  Also great–putting modern stained glass in modern homes.  Either way you cut it, modern stained glass fits into homes new and old because it is so ubiquitous.  It easily adds a wonderfully stylish element to any home and, of course, privacy.

Modern Stained Glass Adds Privacy

Stained glass is the perfect vessel for adding privacy to home and modern stained glass works especially well.  Since modern stained glass comes in so many different patterns and colors–using it to give a little privacy or a lot. Either is an easy customization.

Modern Stained Glass Adds Home Value

Modern stained glass is undeniably beautiful. It also is great to add privacy.  These two features add up to one thing– more value for your Colorado Springs home.  It appraises for much more per square foot than you will ultimately spend having it installed, plus, adds incredibly curb appeal.  It is also known that houses with stained glass sell faster than comparable houses without it.

For more information on privacy stained glass for modern homes, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass today!

Fundraising Tips for Your Denver Church Stained Glass Restoration Project

Posted September 9th, 2020 by Martin Faith

The stained glass in Denver churches can hold a really special place in any congregation member’s heart. It can often become a family tradition or even a source of inspiration for those worshiping in your church. In order to keep your stained glass properly preserved so that more and more generations can appreciate them, you’ll need to keep up with the maintenance and care. Church stained glass restoration is required periodically– here are some fundraising tips for your upcoming project.

How to Fundraise for Your Church Stained Glass Restoration Denver Project

Once you’ve spoken to a stained glass restoration expert and completed an in-person evaluation of your glass, you should have a quote or estimate for the project. This gives you your fundraising goal. The next step is putting together a fundraising committee. Churches often have volunteers that would love to help with the fundraising process. Get volunteers to work together to start your fundraising efforts. While traditional fundraising ideas may not be viable at this time, there are many virtual options for reaching out to your congregation and community. From GoFundMe pages to social media, having a committee that’s in charge of these tasks can help better organize your fundraising efforts and reach your goals sooner. It’s always a good idea to reach out to local businesses and other members of the community. Also, look into historical art and religious grants that may offer financial resources for your restoration project.

Work with Denver’s Trusted Church Stained Glass Restoration Experts

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to be the trusted church stained glass restoration experts serving the Denver area. Work with our conservation specialists to keep your beloved stained glass in the best condition possible. We’re always happy to help brainstorm fundraising ideas. For more information regarding fundraising, please contact us!

The Benefits of Privacy Stained Glass for Austin Homes

Posted July 15th, 2020 by Martin Faith

Privacy issues can be a common concern for Austin homeowners. Especially with many of us spending a lot more time at home than usual, you can start experiencing privacy concerns that you previously hadn’t in the past. In order to keep your home safe, comfortable, and productive, finding an effective privacy solution is key. Privacy solutions are widely available but they can often take away from your residential property’s aesthetic. Privacy stained glass offers homeowners a stunning way to improve privacy along with some other incredible benefits.

3 Reasons to Install Privacy Stained Glass in Austin Homes

  1. Effective privacy solution: Privacy stained glass effectively obscures unwanted views into your home. Block unwanted views in any area of your property that requires better seclusion. Stained glass is available in countless colors, textures, and glass types, providing you with a wealth of design options to choose from.
  2. Maintains natural sunlight: One of the benefits of privacy stained glass is that it maintains natural sunlight rather than blocking it out like most other privacy solutions. Keep your home feeling bright and welcoming without compromising natural sunlight transmissions.
  3. Improves property value and curb appeal: Stained glass investments always improve property value along with your curb appeal. This one of the exclusive benefits of privacy stained glass– other privacy solutions won’t add value to your property.

Work with Austin’s Trusted Privacy Stained Glass Studio

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to be the trusted privacy stained glass studio serving the Austin area. Our team is available during our normal business hours for virtual consultations. Work with our leading design team to enhance your home’s privacy, curb appeal, and property value. We’re looking forward to working with you and finding better ways of promoting beauty and function throughout your property.

For more information regarding privacy stained glass, please contact us!

3 Reasons to Install Stained Glass in Your Denver Bathroom

Posted July 10th, 2020 by Martin Faith

Many rooms are often considered the heart of the home but what about the bathroom? The bathroom can be a great getaway and a relaxing retreat for anyone in the family. Bathrooms can be the ultimate place to unwind if you have the proper privacy measures in place. Privacy concerns in a bathroom can really impact anyone in your home. This can create discomfort and even a potential safety issue. For homeowners looking to improve their bathrooms and create that true oasis, privacy stained glass offers the best solution.

The Benefits of Privacy Stained Glass for Denver Residential Bathrooms

  1. Effective privacy solution: Stained glass offers a great way to obscure unwanted views into your bathroom. This keeps it comfortable and safe regardless of the time of day. Unlike other privacy solutions, stained glass doesn’t require any manual operation and won’t impact your natural sunlight transmissions.
  2. Custom stained glass design: Privacy glass is 100% customizable making the design options endless. While not all glass types block unwanted views, there are numerous leaded glass and traditional stained glass options to choose from. Work with stained glass artisans to design the perfect look for your bathroom.
  3. Improve property value: Stained glass is always a great investment for any property. This provides a great ROI that improves the appearance of your home and curb appeal while also improving your overall property value. Achieve that custom-built look for less.

Work with Denver’s Trusted Privacy Stained Glass Experts

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to be the trusted privacy stained glass experts serving the Denver area. We’ve produced over 100,000 stained glass windows and have remained the top custom studio in the nation. Work with our artisans to create the privacy window of your dreams.

For more information regarding privacy stained glass options for your Denver property, please contact us!

Stained Glass Repair Services for Denver Homes and Business

Posted June 17th, 2020 by Martin Faith

Stained glass is a beautiful medium that’s been used for centuries. Many homes and businesses in the Denver area have incredible stained glass features that make their property special. While stained glass can be a quite durable medium, it is susceptible to vandalism, severe weather, and age-related deterioration. Restoration is actually required every 75 years to 100 years in order to keep your stained glass intact and in good condition. However, it is always best to be proactive about stained glass repairs for your home or business. If you notice damage to your stained glass windows, make sure to find the right repair studio as soon as possible.

The Benefits of Stained Glass Repair for Your Denver Property

Repairing your stained glass can help you extend the period of time needed between restorations. Proactive and timely repairs can also help you ensure that no permanent damage occurs. Homeowners and business owners that find a repair studio once they discover damage or issues can usually save significantly down the road. Repairing your stained glass can ensure that it remains in good condition while maintaining its antique value for optimal overall property value. Stained glass repairs provide an easy way to keep your windows and panels in the best condition possible. Unlike restoration that requires the entire window to be removed, repairs can usually be completed either on-site or back at our studio.

Work with Denver’s Trusted Stained Glass Repair Studio

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to be the trusted stained glass repair studio serving the state of Colorado. Our team of stained glass artisans are well-experienced and trained for comprehensive repairs regardless of when or where your stained glass was manufactured. We’re available for both virtual consultations and in-person appointments.

For more information regarding stained glass repair for your property, please contact us!

Our Stained Glass Repair Services: Everything You Need to Know

Posted June 9th, 2020 by Martin Faith
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Stained glass windows are a common feature in historic architecture. Unfortunately, a good amount of stained glass produced by American artisans is now at a point where it is in need of restoration. With repair, stained glass windows can be preserved for another one hundred years. But if these repairs aren’t made, the entire work could disintegrate to the point where it is no longer safe, recognizable, or able to be fixed. Swift action is essential when it comes to restoration. In this article, we’ll examine the importance of stained glass repair and what the process looks like.
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The Benefits of Historical Stained Glass Restoration

Posted May 6th, 2020 by Martin Faith

Does your historical property have an original stained glass feature? Antique stained glass can become an iconic part of any property, offering both historical and antique value. Whether your stained glass is housed in a commercial or residential property, it can provide numerous benefits for both homeowners and business owners. Ensuring your stained glass stays in great condition is the only way to enjoy these benefits. Restoration is key for keeping your stained glass properly preserved.

The Advantages of Historical Stained Glass Restoration for Your Property

Historical stained glass restoration helps preserve the full antique value of your window. Unrestored stained glass has a drastically lower appraisal value, often making it a great investment. Restoration is actually more cost-effective than replacement and offers the benefit of extending the product life of your window for at least another century. Our renowned restoration process can bring your stained glass back to its former glory while improving its structural integrity. Stained glass restoration is actually required every 75 to 100 years due to the natural deterioration process. If your stained glass has experienced vandalism, severe weather, or other circumstances, it could require restoration even sooner. It’s always a good idea to be proactive with the process since it can actually save you money and help you avoid significant damage.

Work with the Nation’s Leading Historical Stained Glass Restoration Specialists

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to be the leading historical stained glass restoration specialists serving the nation. We’re offering virtual consultations and can help you get your restoration process started. We specialize in restoring both residential and commercial antique stained glass and would love the opportunity to preserve your one of a kind piece of art. Don’t let your stained glass deteriorate beyond repair!

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

Beautify Your Home with Remote Stained Glass Consultations

Posted April 15th, 2020 by Martin Faith

Now that we have more free time and have been spending the majority of our days are home, it can be fun and productive to start planning a stained glass project. Stained glass can offer numerous benefits for your home, improving both function and beauty. Custom stained glass is a great way to unleash your inner creativity and find better ways to beautify your home. Whether you’d like to have something created for you to install on your own or if you’d like to start planning a project for the near future, we’ve got you covered.

The Benefits of Custom Stained Glass for Your Home

Custom stained glass provides the opportunity to create a permanent art installation in your home. Create something that makes you smile every day while adding privacy and function. Leaded and stained glass options can both effectively block unwanted views without having to sacrifice natural sunlight or the need for tacky window coverings. There are many ideal areas for your home that you can consider stained glass installation including entryways, bathrooms, bedrooms, basements, dining rooms, kitchens, built-ins, home bars, cabinets, and much more. You can get creative and consider different lighting elements for your stained glass feature while also thinking about improving your home’s curb appeal. Stained glass can be very striking from the exterior view as well.

Work with the Nation’s Leading Custom Stained Glass Studio

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to be the leading custom stained glass studio serving all 50 states. We’re open for business as usual and are offering virtual consultations for all of your stained glass needs. Our stained glass artisans would love to get started on your custom stained glass design and help you create a stunning piece for your home.

For more information regarding custom stained glass for your home, please contact us!

Stained Glass Art Experts for Denver

Posted March 30th, 2020 by Martin Faith

Stained glass is one of the oldest mediums of art, offering stunning versatility and gorgeous features throughout the centuries. This incredible medium has so much to offer in current-day homes, businesses, and churches. For property owners looking for both beauty and function, stained glass offers a great investment. Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous, iconic art piece for your hotel or you’d like a better privacy option for your home, the stained glass art experts have you covered.

The Advantages of Stained Glass Art for Your Property

Stained glass art is great for residential, commercial, and religious properties. In homes, stained glass offers the benefit of improved property value, stunning aesthetics, and serves as an effective privacy solution. Privacy stained glass is perfect for blocking unwanted views without the need for window treatments. Stained glass offers a unique option for businesses ranging from brand visualization to attracting new potential guests. Stained glass art is perfect for photo opportunities and can easily become the main attraction in any commercial property. Religious properties have been taking advantage of stained glass for centuries. This tradition still holds true, making it incredible for inspiring your congregation, showcasing important biblical messaging, and much more. Stained glass art offers a great way to improve aesthetics and property value across any property type or industry.

Work with Denver’s Stained Glass Art Experts

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to be the stained glass experts serving the Denver metro area. We specialize in custom stained glass and love the challenge of any art project. From painted glass to leaded privacy glass, we’re capable of creating any stained glass feature perfect for your property. With the most talented stained glass artisans in the nation, we’re happy to provide free in-home and on-site consultations.

For more information regarding stained glass art for your property, please contact us!

Understanding the Equity of Stained Glass Repair

Posted March 5th, 2020 by Martin Faith
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Stained glass repair may not be cheap in Salt Lake City. But if you have discolored or damaged glass in your home or building, having it repaired may dramatically increase the equity of your venue and be well worth the investment.

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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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To Repair, Restore Remove: Antique Stained Glass Restoration

Posted February 26th, 2020 by Martin Faith

When it comes to stained glass that is more than 80 years old–decisions about long-term care and restoration need to be made.  Whether this antique stained glass is in your Fort Collins church, school or home–the questions are the same. You must ask and decide what the best course of action is. This usually comes down to one of 3 choices:  repair, restore or remove.

 When to Have Stain Glass Repaired

Stained glass should be repaired when the issues concerning the glass are minimal.  Things like cleaning chipped glass panels and small pieces of missing leading. Also, the glass should be less than 80 years old to only consider restoration.  This is because stained glass older than 80 years old likely has structural issues and needs to be restored. 

When to Have Stained Glass Restored

Stained glass needs to be fully restored about after the age of 80.  As it were, stained glass was only designed to last 80-100 years before needing restoration due to the materials makers had at the time.  When a stained glass is restored it is removed from your home or church and taken to our studio for repairs. This usually includes new caming, new support structures, new or restored glass panels, and a deep cleaning.

When to Have Stained Glass Removed

The very last resort for stained glass is removal.  This happens when the window as a whole is beyond repair.  In this case, there simply is no salvaging the window as a whole.  However, we here at Scottish can build you a spectacular new window to take its place that will last for 200+ years!

For more information on stained glass repair and restoration here in Fort Collins or for a custom stained glass inquiry, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass today!

Beautiful Example of Using Stained Glass in Wedding Venues

Posted February 26th, 2020 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass is such a lovely adornment to homes and churches across the world. In fact, it is so gorgeous that using it only in architectural settings seems like a shame! That is why we decided to take a look at how to use such a beautiful art form in a wedding setting! It’s ability to reflect and refract colors and its ever-ethereal designs are only a few of the reasons stained glass should make an appearance at your upcoming Salt Lake City wedding this year!

A Stained Glass Wedding Backdrop

Finding stained glass to get married under a church is fairly easy to find. But what if you want an outdoor wedding or a more secular location. In that case, bring the stained glass to you. Stained glass wedding backdrops are something you should definitely talk to your wedding planner about. And if you can’t find something as extravagant as this one on Pinterest–try finding vintage stained glass panels to hang individually or grouped together as recommended by Martha Stewart.

A Stained Glass Cake

Ok, so maybe finding the right stained glass backdrop at the right price was too difficult but you still love the stained glass wedding look. Well, something a bit more affordable and easier to source is a stained glass cake! They are gorgeous as you can see here and likely just as delicious! Your guests will be talking about your unique wedding cake for years to come!

A Stained Glass Seating Chart

Every bride is on the lookout for a fresh new idea for a seating chart. Making something so mundane into something people will be pinning for ages is definitely high on the wedding priority list. So, an absolutely fantastic idea is using stained glass to put those seating charts on. Just look at this stunner here. It grabs your guest’s attention and artfully points them to their place at your trend-setting wedding reception.

Here at Scottish Stained Glass in Salt Lake City, we have a ton of ideas on how you can incorporate stained glass into any event, home, church or business. Contact us today for a free consultation and some stained glass suggestions!

Is Stained Glass Restoration a Cost-Effective Solution?

Posted February 24th, 2020 by Martin Faith
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/tion Perhaps one of your members recently pointed out a crack in your church’s stained glass windows. Or maybe you’ve noticed that the colors aren’t shining as bright as usual. Either way, you knew something was off.

So you called in the experts and they’ve confirmed, you need stained glass restoration. But in San Antonio, hiring a professional to fix your windows can cost thousands of dollars.

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Can Restoring Stained Glass Pay for Itself?

Posted February 23rd, 2020 by Martin Faith
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When churches come to us in need of stained glass restoration, they often have a lot of questions. Of course, they’re concerned about the well-being of their stained glass. Oftentimes, the stained glass has been part of the church for a very long time. But they’re also concerned about the cost. They wonder, how much will the church have to pay for repairs? Is it worth all of the hassle and expense?

Because of the abundance of misinformation online, churches often have no idea what to expect. Meanwhile, the stained glass may have deteriorated to the point where pieces are falling out. They come to us stressed out and looking for answers.

We’re here to put these worries at ease. Yes, stained glass restoration will cost your Houston church some money, but it could be worth it in the long run. In the end, you may benefit financially from the investment. Here’s how.

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Is Restoring Stained Glass in San Antonio Churches Worth the Investment?

Posted February 19th, 2020 by Martin Faith

Churches often come to us here at Scottish Stained Glass in San Antonio wondering what their stained glass is worth. It is a perfectly acceptable inquiry because many stained glass windows are actually worth money. This is due to age, artist or historical value. While these windows may have more value– the fact of the matter is most older church stained glass windows desperately need restoration. Whatever the window may be worth now, fully restored, it will simply be worth more.

Restoring Stained Glass in Churches Preserves It For Future Generations

One of the main reasons San Antonio church stained glass is worth restoring is because it is an integral part of your church’s history. This history is ripe with stories about the people’s lives who made your church what it is throughout the years. Things like weddings, funerals, and baptisms all occurred beneath your church’s aged stained glass–giving them deep sentimental value too. We often find parishioners want to keep intact for future generations to enjoy more than they care about the cash value. However, there is an element of monetary value as well.

How Does Restoring Stained Glass Increase Its Value?

The concept behind restoring a stained glass window is–stained glass, unlike many antiques, is worth more after restoration. With a typical antique restoration is not always a very smart idea. The untouched state is often more desirable than a renewed one. With stained glass windows though–the risk of losing them completely due to deterioration is much higher than the risk of having them restored. Windows built more than 80 years ago were only built to last about 80-100 years. Therefore the longer the restoration is neglected–the more value the windows will likely lose. The issue then becomes not if they should be restored but who to have restore them. Because ultimately a qualified restoration company that will increase their value through a job well done.

Why Hire A Skilled Restoration Expert For Your Stained Glass?

Just like any antique item–time takes a toll on stained glass. To restore these treasures it takes a skilled hand. In fact, it is very important to find the very best and experienced when it comes to stained glass restoration. In fact, an improper restoration could damage or destroy your church’s stained glass and decrease the value. Here at Scottish Stained Glass in San Antonio, we are the restoration experts you need to properly restore your church’s stained glass and give it more value. We are happy to travel to you to appraise your church’s stained glass and give you pricing and a timeline on the job. Contact us today to find out more and to schedule an appointment!

Do the Benefits of Repairing Stained Glass Justify the Cost?

Posted February 18th, 2020 by Martin Faith

When it comes to preserving your treasured stained glass, finding the right stained glass studio to handle your repairs and restoration is crucial. The experienced studio will be able to prolong your stained glass’ lifespan significantly, offering at least another century of beauty and function. For owners of stained glass that are looking into this process, it can seem quite intimidating when you learn about the price tag associated with these repairs. There are actually numerous benefits for repairing your stained glass that actually justify the cost of this investment.

The Benefits of Stained Glass Repair for Dallas Properties

When property owners start looking into the repair and restoration process for their stained glass, they’ll need to have an on-site appointment with different stained glass contractors. This on-site appointment allows the stained glass artisan to evaluate the root of the problem, create an estimate for the work, and appraise the stained glass. Unrepaired and unrestored stained glass is appraised for much less than it is when fully repaired and restored. Just like renovating a house, the finished product always evaluates for much higher than the actual cost of repairs. The same is true with stained glass. Once restored to its original condition, your stained glass is worth significantly more with the antique value established again. This provides a great ROI while properly preserving your stained glass.

Work with Dallas’ Number One Source for Stained Glass Repair

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to be the number one source for stained glass repair in the Dallas area. We’ve worked with countless property owners to get the most out of their investment while guaranteeing another two centuries of great product life for their treasured stained glass windows.

For more information regarding stained glass repair for your Dallas residential, commercial, or religious property, please contact us!

Creative Ways to Use Stained Glass at Wedding Venues

Posted February 10th, 2020 by Martin Faith

Wedding venues have to focus on guest satisfaction in order to make their client’s dream day come true. In order to optimize guest satisfaction, these venues have to consider their accommodations, presentation, differentiating services, and photo opportunities for wedding photos. When it comes to providing the best for your guests, finding creative, stunning ways that can act as photo backgrounds is crucial. One of the best ways to accomplish this is with wedding stained glass. This versatile medium can provide the benefits you’re looking for creating a once in a lifetime wedding venue.

The Advantages of Wedding Stained Glass for Your Fort Worth Venue

Wedding stained glass is an incredible way to enhance your venue and provide a gorgeous focal point for photographs. Stained glass is such a versatile medium that you can create any style or design that you’re looking for. Stained glass can double as a privacy solution or can remain clear for open, engaging spaces. By adding an incredible focal point in your wedding venue, you’ll be able to attract new potential clients while creating an iconic feature that you’re known for. Wedding stained glass offers a creative way to engage your guests and create better visual branding for your company. Stained glass and art lovers will always travel for these types of features.

Work with Fort Worth’s Leading Wedding Stained Glass Experts

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to be the leading wedding stained glass experts serving the Fort Worth area. From crafting custom, stand-alone wedding stained glass to working with venues for creating stunning stained glass features, our stained glass artisans have you covered. We’d love the opportunity to create a gorgeous commercial stained glass piece, especially for your Texas property.

For more information regarding wedding stained glass for your Fort Worth venue, please contact us!

How Does Stained Glass Pay for Itself?

Posted February 10th, 2020 by Martin Faith

Here at Scottish we like to tell our client’s that stained glass is more than just a lovely and that it pays for itself.  The reason for this is simple–stained glass adds to a house’s value. The benefits of having stained glass on your Denver home therefore, are more than just aesthetic but monetary as well.  Find out how stained glass pays off for homeowners with the foresight to have it installed/

Stained Glass Appraises For More Than You  Pay

The price of stained glass varies depending on what you want.  However, a good range is anywhere from $11-$17 per square foot for standard designs and $50+ for custom.  While this cost is higher than a regular window, curtains or drapes–the impact on the value of your home is significant.  For example, a stained glass window that costs you $300 can be expected to appraise anywhere from 5x-10x more. Not a bad return for something you get to enjoy throughout the life of your home.

Stained Glass Increases Curb Appeal on Your Denver Home

Stained glass is gorgeous.  This can be agreed upon by almost anybody–including prospective buyers.  If the glass is on front-facing window–in sidelights, transoms or front doors, this adds greatly to the curb appeal of your home. When it comes to the value of your home from a curb appeal point of view–stained glass significant adds to it.  This means, should you go to sell your home, not only could it fetch a better price at closing but also sell faster. The faster you are able to sell your home the more likely you are to avoid paying two mortgages or losing value. Therefore, stained glass pays for itself by saving you money when you sell your home too.

Scottish Stained Glass For Your Stained Glass Installation 

As you can see, stained glass is a great investment.  Especially done by a pro like us here at Scottish Stained Glass in Denver. We have designs already in place for you to choose from or you can customize something to fit your personal style.  If you are thinking about getting a stained glass window made we suggest you come up with a reasonable budget planning for $11-$17 per square foot, contact us and we will guide you from there.  Reach out to us today for more information or to schedule a design consultation.

Is Restoring Stained Glass Worth the Investment?

Posted February 1st, 2020 by Martin Faith

Stained glass restoration is an inevitable process that any stained glass owner will have to undergo if they’re interested in properly preserving their treasured windows. Stained glass begins to deteriorate around the 75-year to 100-year mark, requiring an intensive restoration to bring it back to its original glory. While stained glass restoration can be a large financial investment, the benefits definitely outweigh this initial cost. Here are all the benefits of stained glass investment in Colorado Springs.

The Benefits of Stained Glass Investment in Colorado Springs

Stained glass investment can be a great ROI especially when it comes to restoration. Property owners who have their unrestored stained glass appraised may be disheartened initially but once you learn about how restoration can increase the antique and overall value, you’ll agree with the incredible potential offered. Restoration is less expensive the more proactive you are– the longer you wait, the more damage can occur leading to a higher-priced restoration. Stained glass investment is a great way to ensure you get the most out of your stained glass while guaranteeing that future generations will have the opportunity to enjoy your stained glass as well. A proper restoration can add another couple centuries to your stained glass’ lifespan. Once restored, your stained glass’ value will exponentially increase.

Work with Colorado Springs’ Stained Glass Investment Experts

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to be the stained glass investment experts serving the Colorado Springs area. We’re happy to help you with the appraisal process while offering our industry-leading restoration services. Our renowned restoration process is worthy of any stained glass investment, helping you achieve a wonderful ROI. Increase property value while adding beauty and function to your residential, commercial, or religious property.

For more information regarding stained glass investment for your Colorado Springs property, please contact us!

Sophisticated Stained Glass Privacy Solutions for the Bathroom of Your Austin Home

Posted January 9th, 2020 by Martin Faith
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Have you ever started getting ready in your bathroom and felt uncomfortable because you don’t have any privacy? Chances are, none of your neighbors are watching. But it’s the principle of the matter. No one likes being exposed for all the world to see. Some parts of life are simply private.

If you’ve ever found yourself in this situation, then you’ll love these stained glass privacy solutions for Austin homes. Sophisticated enough for any modern bathroom, these stained glass additions are a sure way to get the discreet atmosphere and peace of mind you need.

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