Remarkable Benefits of Custom Stained Glass Designs for Dallas Homes

Posted April 22nd, 2018 by ssgadmin
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Stained glass has been integrated into architecture for decades. Architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and the Greene brothers often incorporated stained glass into the homes they designed. The ability of stained glass to control light and alter views makes it very useful, which is why it’s commonly placed in areas like kitchen cabinets, bathroom windows, and entryways.

When deciding on a custom stained glass design for your Dallas home, it’s important to consider what goal you’re trying to accomplish by adding stained glass to your home. Is it simply for aesthetic purposes? Or is the stained glass meant to act as a substitute for blinds or some other form of window covering? A professional glass making company will guide you through these questions and help you select the perfect design for your home.

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Stained Glass Restoration Myths: We Can Help Restore San Antonio Stained Glass

Posted April 22nd, 2018 by ssgadmin
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There are many misconceptions revolving around the topic of stained glass restoration. Our San Antonio studio is familiar with them all. Some people believe that stained glass does not need any maintenance at all and that any work done to the glass will ruin or damage it. Others believe that all stained glass eventually reaches an age where restoration is not possible.

However, these ideas are, in fact, false. In almost all cases, restoration is possible. As for maintenance, regular cleaning and care is essential for preserving stained glass for future generations.

At Scottish Stained Glass, we are committed to stained glass conservation and believe that education around stained glass restoration is an important matter. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the causes of stained glass deterioration and the restoration process in order to shed light on some of the myths revolving around antique/aging glass.

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Austin Religious Stained Glass Repair: Where to Begin?

Posted April 22nd, 2018 by ssgadmin
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For many churches, stained glass conservation is an important topic. Preserving stained glass allows future generations to enjoy it. Aged stained glass windows can also be very valuable to a church for monetary reasons, especially if the windows are old enough to be antique. That’s why many churches opt to have their stained glass restored instead of replacing it when it starts to deteriorate or becomes damaged. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits for Austin religious stained repair and the restoration process.

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How To Incorporate Stained Glass Into Your Salt Lake City Home Remodel

Posted April 18th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Stained Glass For The Perfect Salt Lake City Remodel

For those remodeling their Salt Lake City homes, now is a great time to add stained glass. However, if you are like many other people we, at Scottish Stained Glass, have consulted with you are not quite sure how to incorporate stained glass into your home. We have some good news for you though– incorporating stained glass into your home is easy and goes beautifully with any style of home. Below we have listed some tips on how to incorporate stained glass in your Salt Lake City home so you can make the best decision on what is right for your style.

Stained Glass Tip 1: Stained Glass Does Not Have To Be Old Fashioned Looking

A lot of people think stained glass is a thing of the past and goes well only in churches and vintage homes. However, the truth of the matter is, stained glass can be as old or as modern looking as you would like. For those with newer homes or those fixing up older home to give them a modern feel, there are a ton of modern stained glass looks out there and at Scottish we are happy to use them as inspiration for your glass–just send us a picture of modern glass you like and we will create a classically inspired masterpiece just for you.

Stained Glass Tip 2: Stained Glass Does Not Just Go In Windows

Many people think of stained glass as something that only goes in entryway or hallway window but nothing could be further from the truth! In reality, stained glass is a great accent piece in any space, like kitchen cabinet doors, room dividers, windows between rooms, skylights, or even as a fireplace screen. Stained glass is not as fragile as you may think, in fact, it is just as durable as any type of glass you would have installed in these areas anyway and 10 times as beautiful! So, go ahead and use your imagination–we are happy to turn your stained glass dreams into reality!

Stained Glass Tip 3: Stained Glass Is Great For Privacy

One application for stained glass that the perfect blend of form and function is privacy stained glass. This is because stained glass makes windows where you need privacy beautiful but still obscures the view from outside. For example, stained glass makes for gorgeous bathroom windows or windows facing other houses close by. Entryways are also a perfect example of where stained glass can block the view from outside but still let in natural light to keep your Salt Lake City home bright and welcoming.

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For more information on how stained glass can add beauty and brilliance to your Salt Lake City home, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass today!

Benefits of Creating Custom Stained Glass Designs for Your Denver Home

Posted April 16th, 2018 by ssgadmin
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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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How To Tell Whether Stained Glass Is Leaded, Stained Or Beveled

Posted April 16th, 2018 by ssgadmin

The Difference Between Stained, Leaded and Beveled Glass

At Scottish Stained Glass we get a lot of questions about a subject we are passionate about– stained glass.  We love answering those questions for potential and existing customers alike to help them along their way to a more beautiful home. The questions are on various topics: styles, colors, restoration vs. repair.  One question we get frequently is what the difference is between stained glass and leaded glass and where beveled fits in. As it turns out–stained and leaded glass are more or less the same thing. However, read below for more details on these types of stained glass and for more information on our craft.

What is Stained Glass vs. Leaded Glass?

For homeowners like yourself,  the terms stained glass and leaded glass interchangeably.   However, in the stained glass industry, we generally refer to stained glass as having color and leaded glass as being clear.  So, while all https://photos.hgtv.com/photos/stained-glass-stained glass is leaded, all leaded glass is not stained. The difference is tiny but knowing this may help you better communicate exactly what you are looking for on your Fort Collins home.

What Is Beveled Glass?

Beveled glass is a piece of glass, usually clear, that has an angled cut around the periphery.  This angled cut helps reflect light in beautiful ways creates gorgeous depth and character.

What is Textured Glass?

Although plain leaded glass is clear and usually without color, it is hardly dull.  This is because it often has textured glass pieces in it. Textured glass pieces have appearances all the way 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 an air of elegance to any area of your Fort Collins home: entryways, bathrooms, kitchens, sidelights and more.

For more information on lovely, custom stained glass for your Fort Collins home watch the video below:

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

Custom Made Stained Glass Family Crests For Your Colorado Springs Home

Posted April 10th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Custom Stained Glass Family Crests For Your Colorado Springs Home

When it comes to stained glass what many people don’t realize is that the traditional church style designs or even poplar home floral or geometric designs are not the only types of stained glass window designs out there.  In fact, there is a huge variety of stained glass window themes and styles to interest nearly anyone. One of these less known but just as amazing styles is family crest stained glass. They can be custom created to fit your family sigil and badge and we can even add the crest’s motto or slogan.  Whatever you feel best represents your proud family history, can be easily created here at the stained glass studios of Scottish Stained Glass.

How Are Stained Glass Crest’s Created And What Do They Look Like?

As we mentioned, each family crest is individually crafted, right here, in-house at Scottish.  The design of a family crest is usually octagonal but, of course, the shape is totally up to you and your family.  Since or stained glass crests are hand created they will become an heirloom of your family, lasting for generations to come!  However, they also come with a lifetime transferable warranty so these can be passed on from generation to generation. In fact, If properly maintained they will last 80-100 years before needing repair!

Can I Give a Stained Glass Family Crest As  A Gift?

The answer is yes–absolutely.  A piece of family crest stained glass can be made as a window, window panel or a hanging panel.  The great thing about giving the gift of family crest stained glass is the whole family gets to celebrate and enjoy their heritage with a piece like this.  We have done crests for schools, fraternal organizations, and similar organizations, so this is a ubiquitous gift for those who are hard to buy for.

 

For more information on lovely stained glass for your Colorado Springs home, watch our video below!

For more information on our custom stained glass creation or to talk to someone about a family crest for your Colorado Springs home, contact us today!

 

Should My KC Church Have Its Stained Glass Restored Or Replaced?

Posted April 10th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Church Stained Glass: Restore Or Replace?

When it comes down to the question of stained glass restoration for churches, and whether or not it is worth the sometimes long and expensive repair process,  it really comes down to a number of factors that churches must consider. That being said there is no “one or “right” answer, and the decision lies with the church staff and congregation as a whole.  However, to help you better understand what is at stake when your  Kansas City church is beginning restoration talks, we have outlined a few things to think about.

Consider The Monetary Value Of Your Church’s Stained Glass

As beautiful as stained glass is, it is just as valuable.  Value can come from a variety of areas as you will see, but the actual monetary value is something to consider.  In terms of value, many things play a factor in how much your church stained glass may be estimated at, like condition, age, and artisan.  However, a general rule of thumb is– a restored original piece of antique stained glass will be about 4X more valuable than that of a new/replaced piece.

Consider The Sentimental Value Of your Church’s Stained Glass

If you have old stained glass in your Kansas City church, it is likely that it has seen its fair share of blessed events take place under its beautiful light.   There are probably people in your church who were married beneath it or others who said their final goodbyes. In cases like this, where you have many parishioners who cherish the glass for sentimental reasons, the fact is, there is likely nothing new that can replace it.

Consider The Historical Value Of Your Church’s Stained Glass

Even beyond the monetary or sentimental value, may lie value in the time period or craftsman who created your glass.  Glass made in the early 20th century is very well and uniquely crafted and holds deep historical value in regards to early American history.   If your church’s stained glass is still in relatively good repair and intact, it may have been made by a stained glass master of the time, which makes it more valuable in and of itself.

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For more information on the value of your church’s stained glass or to find out if restoration might be right for your congregation, contact Scottish Stained Glass today!

 

How To Care For Stained Glass Windows in Your Austin Home

Posted April 10th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Stained Glass Care For Austin Homeowners

Many homeowners with stained glass windows may not realize it but the glass in stained glass isn’t any weaker than that of any other window.  It is just much more difficult to manufacture, repair and replace, should something happen to it. Also, stained glass is a piece of art, meaning, you want to keep it looking its best for as long as you can.  It is for these reasons that it is essential to properly care for and maintain your glass. Below are a few tips as to how to do this and provided your stained glass was properly crafted in the first place, the stained glass windows in your Austin home could it 80-100 years before needing repair.

Combat Stained Glass Damage By Cleaning Your Glass

Regular maintenance is essential for the long life and luster of your glass.  Dirt and debris will build up on glass, just like they will anywhere else. This makes glass dull and could lead to so much build up that getting your glass’s clarity back is expensive and time-consuming.  A light brush with a duster or gently soapy water is all you need– and very little pressure.

Combat Stained Glass Damage With Regular Professional Cleanings

Having your stained glass cleaned by a professional once a year is a good idea, especially if you are one to forget monthly cleanings.  A professionally, like Scottish Window Tinting, has the right tools to reach high windows, the proper cleaning solvents, and just the right touch, so as not to scrub too hard and break the glass.  You will be shocked at the difference in the vibrancy of your glass after your professional cleaning is done and your stained glass is back to its original luster!

Keep An Eye Out For Small Damage

When weather gets rough it can cause minor damage to many things including stained glass.  Also, even though stained glass is durable, accidents happen or time takes its toll on your glass causing breakage, chips or scratches.   Thes smaller problems can be fixed easily and quickly and don’t cost a ton. However, if you wait until these become bigger problems, it could cost you a lot.  What may seem like a small fissure or divet now, could quickly turn into a bigger problem, so always keep an eye on your stained glass and inspect it regularly for damage.  If you see damage be sure to call a professional stained glass repair company, like Scottish Stained Glass, right away!

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Will Stained Glass Hold Up To Denver Weather?

Posted April 10th, 2018 by ssgadmin

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 ssgadmin

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!

 

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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.

 

How to Create a Handcrafted Look with Stained Glass for Your Fort Collins Home

Posted April 5th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Fort Collins is known for its beautifully unique architecture featuring elegant homes throughout its many residential neighborhoods. One of the more popular looks homeowners strive for is the handcrafted aesthetic– adding that rustic touch to their home decorations and interior designing. Stained glass can help homeowners accomplish creating a handcrafted look in any Fort Collins home. This versatile application features endless colors, textures, and design elements.

Handcrafted Stained Glass Options for Fort Collins Homes

Finding the right investment for your Fort Collins home begins with deciding if you’d like a pre-made piece or custom made stained glass panel. Pre-made stained glass is perfect for those looking for a more budget friendly option. Our extensive selection of pre-made stained glass and antique stained glass panels offers a wide selection with that handcrafted feel. Our collection features colorful pieces, leaded pieces, as well as leaded pieces with little pops of color. Custom stained glass is one of our specialties– the sky is the limit when it comes to custom designing your own stained glass masterpiece. Our stained glass artisans are happy to sit down with you and help design a beautifully handcrafted piece for your Fort Collins home.

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Handcrafted Custom Stained Glass Process

We carry an inventory of over 10,000 individual glass pieces ranging from every color and texture. If we don’t have the perfect glass to accommodate your custom piece, we have it blown specially for you. Our local stained glass artisans sit down with you to create sketches of your design ideas then put those drawings into our rendering software in order to deliver finalized 3D images of your Fort Collins home with the potential stained glass ideas. Once you fall in love with your custom design, we build the stained glass window in our glass studio.

For more information regarding handcrafted stained glass for your Fort Collins home, please contact us or call: (970) 672-0451

How to Enhance Your Colorado Springs Chapel’s Stained Glass

Posted April 5th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Colorado Springs is known for all its beautiful chapels and the many, historic stained glass pieces housed in them. These gorgeous antiques offer more than aesthetic appeal– they offer church goers symbolic messages vital to the worship process. Chapel stained glass offers inspiration and hope in many different ways to every congregation member that witnesses them. Enhancing your Colorado Springs’ stained glass is both beneficial for your followers as well as for your chapel’s equity.

Colorado Springs Chapel Stained Glass Repair and Restoration

Enhancing your Colorado Springs chapel stained glass is easy when you have Scottish Stained Glass at your disposal. From small, timely repairs to large restoration jobs, we’ve got you covered. If your stained glass isn’t quite ready for restoration but just needs a little love, we’re happy to help enhance its current state. From polishing and cleaning to simple in-chapel repairs, we can enhance your stained glass in multiple capacities. If your stained glass is a candidate for restoration, our acclaimed process can add another century of product life. Restoration can transform your existing stained glass, giving it a fresh, sparkling new look. Repair and restoration can provide the enhancement you’re seeking while adding additional antique equity for your chapel.

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Colorado Springs Chapel Restoration Process

Scottish Stained Glass is renowned for all our successful chapel stained glass restoration projects we’ve accomplished throughout the Colorado Springs area as well as the rest of the nation. Our comprehensive restoration process ensures that you and your congregation will be stunned by the appearance of your newly restored stained glass. Our extensive process restores each individual piece and completely remakes the lead came with modernized reinforcements. The assessment we complete determines causes of deterioration so we can individually custom plan proper restoration for your stained glass panels.

For more information regarding Colorado Springs chapel stained glass restoration, please contact us or call: (719) 380-9193

Creative Ways Stained Glass Adds Privacy for Salt Lake City Homes Without Sacrificing Light

Posted April 5th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Are you looking for a privacy solution for your Salt Lake City home that doesn’t sacrifice natural light? Finding the right window coverings can be difficult and often look tacky when you’re seeking a privacy solution. Fortunately, stained glass delivers a beautiful alternative answer for both privacy and aesthetics. Stained glass offers a multitude of design options while shielding unwanted views from onlookers and neighbors.

Privacy Stained Glass Options for Your Salt Lake City Home

There are many areas in your Salt Lake City home that requires privacy. From bathrooms to bedrooms, living rooms, family rooms, kitchens, hallways, entryways, basements, and more, there a lot of areas that homeowners would feel more comfortable in knowing there’s nothing viewable to the outside. Leaded glass, or clear stained glass, is always a classic, elegant look perfect for Salt Lake City homes. With beautiful bevels and intricate glass work, leaded glass offers the most visible natural light transmission. Colorful stained glass also offers a privacy option for those seeking a different aesthetic. Colorful stained glass still offers natural light transmission but not as much as leaded glass. Whether you’re looking for a more affordable, pre-made option or a custom made curated piece, Scottish Stained Glass has you covered.

Privacy Stained Glass Installation Process

When choosing to install privacy stained glass into your Salt Lake City home, you can choose to either utilize an existing window or to have a custom built window depending on placement and building structure. Stained glass can be installed and placed with existing windows, replace existing windows, or have custom framework created and built specially for your new stained glass panels. Our top-of-the-line graphic design software allows us to create finalized 3D images of your home with potential stained glass, allowing you to make the most educated decision regarding your investment.

For more information regarding privacy stained glass for your Salt Lake City home, contact us or give us a call: (801) 895-4383

The Importance of Cleaning and Strengthening Your Kansas City Church’s Stained Glass

Posted April 5th, 2018 by ssgadmin

When properly taken care of, stained glass can last centuries. The beautiful, timeless stained glass pieces featured in Kansas City churches are usually very pertinent and meaningful for congregation members. These colorful works of art can play a major role in the worshiping and inspirational process. Restoration is always an option and typically becomes a necessity around the 75 year to 100 year mark, but regular cleaning and strengthening can stop permanent damage while prolonging periods between each restoration.

How Cleaning and Strengthening Prolongs Stained Glass

There are a lot of factors that can cause deterioration of stained glass. The leading cause of deterioration is often exposure to moisture. There’s no way around it, but your Kansas City church stained glass will be exposed to moisture which leads to corrosion and eventual deterioration. Moisture can cause fungus and mold which escalates decay as well. When moisture is trapped between stained glass panels, it gives a hospitable home for mold to live in and grow. That’s why regular cleanings are so important. Wiping down your stained glass regularly to remove moisture and prevent mold goes a long way. If your stained glass features painted glass elements and the paint isn’t properly baked, the paint itself can lead to further decay.

Cleaning and Repairing Kansas City Church Stained Glass

Due to age, stained glass can lose its luster without proper cleaning and may need polishing and repair. Scottish Stained Glass is happy to help with small repair jobs to complete restoration projects. If your church stained glass simply needs to be polished and has a few simple repairs, we can complete that without having to remove your stained glass windows. Restoration is inevitable– we’re happy to help with major restorations as well. If you need any cleaning and strengthening tips, you’re always welcome to contact us for advice!

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For more information regarding cleaning, strengthening, and repair for your Kansas City stained glass, please give us a call: (816) 399-3764

When Should You Repair Stained Glass in Dallas Synagogues or Temples?

Posted April 5th, 2018 by ssgadmin

As many of the beautiful, meaningful stained glass pieces come to age in Dallas synagogues and temples, it’s important to understand when to start repairs or the restoration process. Stained glass in places of worship often inspire congregation members in a deeper, symbolic way. With powerful imagery and personal perceptions, synagogue and temple stained glass can be very important to your members. We always recommend restoration at the first signs of deterioration in order to avoid permanent damage and a more costly process.

Signs of Stained Glass Deterioration in Dallas Synagogues and Temples

Without having to examine your stained glass, the age of each piece can give you a general idea on whether you need repair or restoration. When stained glass reaches around 75 to 100 years old, this is typically the age range it begins to deteriorate. Significant signs of deterioration often include a white dust appearing on the surface of the glass from the deteriorating lead came, concave or convex pieces of glass, missing or falling pieces of glass, warped or deteriorating lead pieces, a yellowish tint on the glass itself, any misshapen or discolored pieces, and more. Usually a member of your congregation will notice the first signs of deterioration. If you’re unable to spot out these signs, our trained professionals are more than happy to help.

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Stained Glass Restoration Fundraising Options

Stained glass restoration can definitely be a costly process. When restoration is recommended, it typically can add more antique equity back into your Dallas synagogue or temple, making it a worthy investment. Scottish Stained Glass has helped numerous synagogues and temples with their fundraising efforts in order to really give back to our community. We can help with fundraising ideas and bringing them to fruition. Many of our restoration projects were 100% backed by donations and fundraising efforts.

For more information regarding stained glass restoration in Dallas synagogues and temples, please contact us or give us a call: (972) 591-8413

Cathedral Stained Glass Restoration: Exploring Your Options in San Antonio

Posted April 5th, 2018 by ssgadmin

The majority of the stained glass pieces housed in San Antonio’s cathedrals are starting to reach the point of deterioration. This typically happens around the 75 year to 100 year point– deterioration is apparent by warped glass, lead came becoming misshapen, white film or dust surfacing on the window itself, and more. With such powerful symbolism and imagery, it’s important for many congregations to start the discussion of stained glass restoration.

Getting a Proper Bid for Your San Antonio Cathedral Stained Glass Restoration

When starting the process of finding the right stained glass artisan to restore your stained glass, it’s vital to have a solid understanding of the restoration process in order to successfully restore your antiques. When stained glass begins to deteriorate, we always recommend starting the restoration process at the first signs in order to avoid irreversible damage. Every bid you receive should begin with an on-site assessment of your stained glass. A team of stained glass artisans should determine the causes of deterioration, evaluate all the work that needs to be completed, and give a proper cost-benefit analysis after assessment. It’s important to determine whether your stained glass needs simple in-house repairs, complete restoration, or is a candidate for replacement.

Cathedral Stained Glass Restoration Process

After determining if your cathedral stained glass qualifies for restoration, receiving a comprehensive estimate, and deciding to move forward with your restoration with your chosen stained glass repair studio, the process begins with removing your stained glass panels and carefully transporting them back to the repair studio. The stained glass windows then soak in a proprietary soap blend for up to two weeks in order to remove decades of dirt buildup and to take the window apart piece by piece. Each damaged piece is replaced and set with new lead came. Black cement is forced into the cracks, ensuring your stained glass lasts another century. After reinstallation, your congregation will be amazed by the fresh, shiny new look of your beloved stained glass!

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For more information regarding cathedral stained glass restoration in San Antonio, contact us or give us a call: (830) 214 7835

How To Create a Handcrafted Look for Your Austin Home with Stained Glass

Posted April 4th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Austin has always been renowned for its unique art and cultural scene. Austin homes are no different– with so many different, unique aesthetics laced throughout various Austin neighborhoods, homeowners are always looking for their next home renovation project. Stained glass offers homeowners a creative way to create a handcrafted look in their homes. These highly customizable pieces can transform any existing room by adding that rustic touch.

Creating the Handcrafted Look with Stained Glass

Scottish Stained Glass has decades of experience creating custom stained glass for various clients throughout the Austin area. We love creating the handcrafted look in our stained glass, adding a beautiful rustic theme for your home. If custom stained glass isn’t a budget friendly option for you, our large inventory of pre-made stained glass panels has the aesthetic you’re searching for. Leaded glass offers the most elegant, timeless look with clear, textured glass that actually offers privacy and high natural light transmissions. Leaded glass is great for the handcrafted look, transforming any room in your Austin home. Colorful stained glass can definitely be incorporated for pops of color or utilized in mural stained glass panels. There are endless opportunities for incorporating stained glass into your home– cabinets, home bars, bathrooms, living rooms, and more.

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Custom Handcrafted Stained Glass for Your Austin Home

Custom is always the way to go when it comes to finding the right handcrafted aesthetic for your Austin home. Our team of local stained glass artisans are happy to sit down with you to create the perfect investment piece that compliments the design theme of your home. Our state-of-the-art rendering software allows us to print finalized images of your custom stained glass installed into your home before we begin creating it. This allows you to make the most informed decision regarding your stained glass investment.

For more information regarding handcrafted stained glass for your Austin home, please contact us or call: (512) 539-0455

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

Posted April 4th, 2018 by ssgadmin

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

Posted April 4th, 2018 by ssgadmin

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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Should Your Fort Collin’s Church Replace Or Restore Its Historical Stained Glass?

Posted March 28th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Replacing And Repairing Stained Glass On Fort Collins Churches

Fort Collins is an older city here in Colorado and arguably has some of the most beautiful and aged church stained glass windows in the state. Each of these windows has a unique look and an even more distinct history. They are ostensibly valuable pieces of history and rightfully cherished by the parishioners of the churches they grace. In fact, churchgoers love them so much, we do quite a few restorations in the Fort Collins area. However, not every church is sure what to do with the stained glass they know needs work and so we often get the questions on whether replacement or restoration is better. This makes sense since often times the glass can look beyond repair and large-scale repairs are known to be timely and expensive. When we get this kind of inquiry we always tell church patrons that whether to replace or repair stained glass is really a decision they need to make based on their individual stained glass and budget. However, we can shed some light on factors to consider when making that decision as we have below.

Weigh The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Repairing Stained Glass Windows

Restoring damaged stained glass windows, especially very large ones, can get pricey. However, once they are restored, they are 4x more valuable than new stained glass windows. While a new window may cost less upfront, it will be decades before its value is near that of a restored antique stained glass window. If your church wants to restore the glass but lacks the funds, we, at Scottish Stained Glass Fort Collins are happy to give you advice on fundraisers we have seen other churches do. In our 25+ year experience, this type of project is one most congregation and even communities readily support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

Another reason churches hesitate to replace their stained glass is that they think antique glass cannot be recreated the same as theirs, which could be 100 years old. While it is true that techniques used to create antique stained glass are often hard to replicate, happily, here at Scottish, we hire the best-stained glass repair artists in the state and they are nearly always able to match any stained glass panel. Also, for those very large windows, we have developed special methods for removing and restoring and reinstalling them just as they were. Keep in mind these types of restorations are lengthy but well worth it once the amazing windows on your church, so full of sentimental and monetary value, are restored back to their original luster and beauty for the next 80-100 years.

Consider The History Of Your Church Stained Glass

Finally, church members must never forget how much historical value their Fort Collins church’s stained glass windows hold. Their value is as much monetary as it is sentimental–so keeping them and restoring them when possible is a good idea. If your stained glass is very old (dating back to the early-mid 20th century) it is likely that your church’s stained glass windows were crafted by a stained glass master of the time– increasing their value. Works by skilled artisans plays an important part in the history of Fort Collins and your church and likely worth preserving.

Scottish Stained Glass For Your Fort Collins Church Stained Glass Restoration

If your church stained glass shows signs of wear it is a good idea to have Scottish Stained Glass come in and consult with you. In the case of very old stained glass, it is best not to wait because the damage will only grow worse and more costly to repair over time. Contact us today for a free, onsite consultation of your Fort Collins church stained glass.

Stained Glass Restoration In Colorado Springs: Preserving Pieces Of History

Posted March 27th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Replacing And Repairing Stained Glass On Colorado Springs Churches

Colorado Springs arguably has some of the most beautiful stained glass windows in the country, all with their own unique look and history. These gorgeous pieces of history are cherished by the parishioners of the churches they grace. In fact, they are so loved, we do quite a few restorations in the Colorado Springs area here at Scottish Stained Glass. However, not every church is sure what to do with their aging stained glass windows and one question we get quite often is whether to replace or restore. This makes sense since often times the glass can look beyond repair: the frames may be sagging or the glass itself is dirty, chipped, cracked, or even missing pieces of glass altogether; conditions all too common in stained glass windows that are nearing 100 years old. When we get this kind of inquiry we always tell church patrons that whether to replace or repair stained glass is really a case by case decision, however, we can shed some light on factors to consider when making that decision as we have below.

Weigh The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Repairing Stained Glass Windows

Restoring damaged stained glass windows, especially very large ones, is usually quite expensive. However, once they are restored, the value of these stained glass window is actually 4x that of valuable any new window. While a new window may cost less initially, it will be decades before its value is close to that of a restored antique stained glass window. Since funding a project like this is always an issue, at Scottish Stained Glass Colorado Springs, we are happy to give you advice on fundraisers we have seen other churches do. It has been our experience that this type of project is one most congregation and even communities readily support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

Another reason churches hesitate to replace their stained glass is that they think antique glass cannot be matched or recreated the same. While it is true that techniques used to create some older stained glass are often hard to replicate, we are happy to report that at Scottish, we hire the best stained glass repair artists in the state, who are able to precisely match nearly any stained glass panel. Also, for those very large windows, we have developed special methods for removing and restoring and reinstalling them precisely. Keep in mind these types of restorations are lengthy but well worth it once the amazing process brings these windows of such value (both sentimental and monetary) back to their original luster and beauty for the next 100 years.

Consider The History Of Your Church’s Stained Glass

Finally, church members must never forget the long and unique history their Colorado Springs church’s stained glass windows. Their value is as much monetary as it is sentimental–so keeping them and restoring them may be the best idea. If your stained glass is very old (dating back to the early-mid 20th century) it is likely that your church’s stained glass windows were designed by a stained glass master of the time, greatly increasing their value; works by this skilled artisan plays an important part in the history of your church and something you may want to preserve.

Scottish Stained Glass For Your Colorado Springs Church Stained Glass Restoration

If your church stained glass shows signs of wear it is a good idea to have Scottish Stained Glass come in and consult with you. In the case of very old stained glass, it is best not to wait because the damage will only grow worse and more costly to repair over time. Contact us today for a free, onsite consultation of your Colorado Springs church stained glass.

Is it better to repair church stained glass or restore it?

Posted March 21st, 2018 by ssgadmin

Replacing And Repairing Stained Glass On Salt Lake City Churches

In and around Salt Lake City, one can find many beautiful stained glass windows on myriads of churches. This gorgeous pieces of history are all cherished by the parishioners of the churches they adorn. They are so loved that here, at Scottish Stained Glass, we get calls all the time from area congregations about restoration. One question we get quite often is whether the old stained glass is something they should have repaired or whether replacement is a better option. This is because often times glass looks beyond repair: the frames may be sagging or the glass itself is dirty, chipped, cracked, or even missing pieces of glass altogether. Stained glass in this condition is all too common as many windows are nearing 100 years old. Whether to replace or repair stained glass is really a case by case decision but we have outlined a few things for churchgoers to think about below to help give you some guidance.

Weigh The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Repairing Stained Glass Windows

Restoring damaged stained glass windows, especially big windows, can be quite expensive. However, once they are restored, the value of these stained glass window is 4x more valuable than a new window. While a new window may cost less at first, it will be decades before its value is equal to a restored antique stained glass window. When it comes to funding for such large restoration projects we, at Scottish Stained Glass Salt Lake City, may be able to guide you as we have seen many congregations hold various fundraisers for their beloved stained glass. In our experience, this type of project is one most congregation and even communities readily support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

One common reason churches hesitate to replace their stained glass is that they think antique glass cannot be matched. While it is true that techniques used to create some older stained glass are often obscure and hard to replicate, at Scottish, we have some of the most skilled stained glass repair artists in the state, able to precisely match nearly any stained glass panel. We also have developed special methods for removing and restoring the biggest of church stained glass windows. Keep in mind these types of restorations can take quite a while but our amazing process brings these windows of great sentimental and monetary value back to their original luster and beauty for the next 100 years or so.

Consider The History Of Your Church Stained Glass

Lastly, don’t forget the long and incredibly unique history your Salt Lake City church stained glass holds. Many stained glass windows hold both monetary and sentimental value–so keeping them may be the best idea. If your stained glass is very old (dating back to the early-mid 20th century) your church’s stained glass windows could have been designed by a stained glass master of the time, greatly increasing their value. Also, works by this skilled artisan play an important part of the history of your church and something you don’t want to take away.

Watch the video below to learn more about church stained glass window restoration:

Scottish Stained Glass For Your Salt Lake City Church Stained Glass Restoration

If your church stained glass shows signs of wear it is a good idea to have Scottish Stained Glass come in and consult with you. In the case of very old stained glass, it is best not to wait because the damage will only grow worse and more costly to repair over time. Contact us today for a free, onsite consultation of your Salt Lake City church stained glass.

Is It Better To Repair Or Replace My KC Church’s Stained Glass?

Posted March 19th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Replacing And Repairing Stained Glass On Kansas City Churches

You can find lovely stained glass windows on churches all around Kansas City and these beautiful pieces of history are well loved too–especially by the parishioners of the churches they adorn. They are so beloved in fact, that here at Scottish Stained Glass, we get many calls from area congregations about restoration. One question posed to us quite often in these calls is whether old stained glass is something best to have repaired or whether replacement is a better option. This is because often times on aging stained glass window frames are sagging or the glass itself is dirty, chipped, cracked, or even missing pieces of glass altogether, as these windows are nearing 100 years old. Whether to replace or repair stained glass is a question very much answered on a case by case basis but we have outlined a few things for churchgoers to think about below to help give you some guidance.

Weigh The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Repairing Stained Glass Windows

Restoring damaged stained glass windows, especially very large ones, can be quite pricey. However, keep in mind that, once they are restored, the value of these stained glass window could go up as much as 4x as much as they value of a new window. While a new window may cost less initially, it will be decades before its value is equal to a restored antique stained glass window. In regards to the cost, at Scottish Stained Glass Kansas City, we have seen many congregations hold fundraisers for their stained glass repairs and we are always happy to give you some guidance on what we have seen work with other congregations. This type of project is one we have almost always seen most congregations support and even communities as well.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

One hesitation that many churches have with replacing their church stained glass is that they think antique glass cannot be matched. While it is true that techniques used to create some older stained glass are difficult, happily we have some of the most skilled stained glass repair artists in the state, able to precisely match almost any stained glass panel. We also have developed special methods for removing and restoring very large church stained glass windows. Now, these types of restorations do take quite a bit of time but will the amazing process brings these windows of great sentimental and monetary value back to their original luster and beauty. Additionally, these restored windows will easily last another 80-100 years before needing more work.

Consider The History Of Your Church’s Stained Glass

Lastly, don’t forget what a long and unique history your Kansas City church stained glass holds. Many stained glass windows have accrued a lot of value both monetary and sentimental–so keeping them is a strong option. If your stained glass is very old (dating back to the early-mid 20th century) your church’s stained glass windows may have been designed by a stained glass master of the time, which greatly increases their value. Also, works by this skilled artisan play an important part of the history of your church which in and of itself hold value. In this case, investing in an extensive stained glass repair project may well be the best choice for your congregation.

Watch the video below for more information on repairing your church’s stained glass:

 

Scottish Stained Glass For Your Kansas City Church Stained Glass Restoration

If your church stained glass shows signs of wear it is a good idea to have Scottish Stained Glass come in and consult with you. In the case of very old stained glass, it is best not to wait because the damage will only grow worse and more costly to repair over time. Contact us today for a free, onsite consultation of your Kansas City church stained glass.

Stained Glass Through Time in Fort Collins: The Past, Present and Future

Posted March 18th, 2018 by ssgadmin
fort collins stained glass through time

If you’ve ever taken a walk through Old Town Fort Collins or one of the many other nearby historic areas such as Bellvue, Loveland, or Estes Park, you probably noticed that many of the older buildings have stained glass windows. Fort Collins has a reputation as artsy town, so stained glass windows are very common. But the art itself originated far from the city of Fort Collins.

Long before stained glass reached Fort Collins, it found its first role in Ancient societies. In early Egyptian and Roman times, colored glass began being manufactured to be used to make jewelry, pottery, and other small objects.

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Stained Glass Through Time: The Past, Present and Future in Colorado Springs

Posted March 18th, 2018 by ssgadmin
colorado springs stained glass through time

If you’ve ever driven by the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, then you’re probably aware of the prominence that stained glass has in Colorado Springs architecture. Beautiful stained glass windows of the past and present can be seen all through the city of Colorado Springs. Many belong to churches, but some reside within historic homes, hotels, and various building buildings.

Stained glass has long been a revered form of art. Many people are familiar with famous works like Sainte-Chapelle, Notre Dame, and the Canterbury Cathedral. But where did stained glass get its beginning? In this article, we’ll dive into the full history of stained glass, including its ancient past, current existence, and promising future.

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The Untold Story of Stained Glass in Salt Lake City: Past, Present & Future

Posted March 18th, 2018 by ssgadmin
salt lake city stained glass through time

The Brigham City Third Ward, the Temple Square Tabernacle, the Cathedral of the Madeline – these are just some of the many examples of buildings with beautiful stained glass windows in Salt Lake City. Stained glass has long been incorporated into religious buildings all throughout Salt Lake City and the rest of the world.

For someone standing beneath a magnificent work such as the stained glass in Sainte Chapelle, they may wonder how someone could create something so beautiful, so intricate. But what they fail to realize is that these wondrous works are actually the result the evolution of the art itself. Today’s stained glass is much more than it seems to be at face value. More than just art, it’s a product of ancient techniques combined with modern advancements and ideas brought forth from the passage of time.

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Stained Glass Through Time in Kansas City: A Thousand Year Old History Brought to Light

Posted March 18th, 2018 by ssgadmin
kansas city stained glass through time

Did you know that Kansas City is home to some of the most beautiful stained glass windows in the world? Works produced by famous artists like Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Comfort Tiffany can be found in historic churches, old restaurants and hotels, and even older homes in Kansas City. Stained glass is indeed an essential part of Kansas City’s architectural history.

But what is the true story of these works and where did they come from? This is a question that can only be answered with an explanation of stained glass itself and its history, past, present, and future.

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The Remarkable Evolution of Stained Glass in Dallas: Past, Present & Future

Posted March 18th, 2018 by ssgadmin
dallas stained glass through time

The Chartres Cathedral, Notre Dame de Paris, the Canterbury Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle – these are all well known examples of the beauty of stained glass. In Dallas, stained glass can be found in churches, cathedrals, and even the homes and businesses belonging to the city’s current residents. But though many may be aware of their existence, few know of the history and story of stained glass. This story dates back hundreds of years, when the art of glass making first came into existence. Today, these age old techniques are still practiced, bringing new meaning and possibility to stained glass art. But much is still to be said about their past and their future.

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Stained Glass Through Time in San Antonio: The History of a Thousand Year Old Form of Art

Posted March 18th, 2018 by ssgadmin
san antonio stained glass through time

Mesmerizing stained glass windows can be found in San Antonio’s historic churches and older buildings. Stained beneath these towering works of art is an unforgettable experience. As the eye is drawn to the many different shapes and colors glittering in the light, one is instantly captivated by their intricacy and beauty.

Stained glass is an art that is so unique, so different than the traditional methods of using canvas or clay, that it’s sort of a wonder in itself how it came into existence. After all, what compelled people to spend hundreds of hours meticulously piecing together tiny little pieces of colored glass? This article highlights the story of stained glass, its remarkable origin and promising future.

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