3 Sure Fire Signs That Your Fort Worth Church Stained Glass Is In Need Restoration

Posted July 12th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass Is Durable But Still Needs Regular Restoration And Repair

Stained glass is an extremely durable substance but happily transparent and able to take color through paints, pigments, and dye. This makes it the perfect medium for adorning churches and giving them that sought-after ethereal feel. While you may think of it as impervious to decay, the truth is, stained glass windows will eventually break down. This type of degradation of glass takes a long time on modern stained glass due to its make-up and stability but there are other ways a stained glass window can break down beside decay. If your church has stained glass and you wonder if it may soon need repair, read on to find out what surefire signs of disrepair to look for on your chapel’s stained glass and keep it looking lovely and intact for decades to come for parishioners.

Gaps In Your Church’s Stained Glass Window That Show Daylight

One of the most obvious signs that it is time to repair your Fort Worth church stained glass is gaps of visible light through your window. This is when there are actual holes, small or large between the glass and leading or frame. These are caused by the stretching of the lead and the issue with this is–the surrounding glass panels are no longer held securely in place. The possibility of a piece of glass falling out of the window is very good and stained glass professional should be consulted at once.

Buckling, Bowing And Sagging Of Your Church’s Stained Glass

If the stained glass windows in your church are buckling, bowing, bulging or sagging, this could mean your whole window is getting ready to collapse. This is a worst-case scenario of course, but even a small piece of glass could hurt someone. This type of damage is less about the glass decaying and more to do with the wood frame (which have been expanding and contracting in time) losing strength. In the long run, these rapid shifts in the frame take a toll on the lead and it begins to lose strength too, This is an issue that needs to be repaired soon to immediately.

Chips And Cracks In Your Church’s Stained Glass

Probably the most common signs your church stained glass window needs repair and the least harmful are chips and cracks in the glass. Not pressing to fix, these are simply damages that all stained glass windows incur over time. They do affect the beauty and luster of your church’s stained glass though. However, cracks in glass can be a sign of “stress zones” in the glass from a failing frame. So, if you notice cracks getting bigger or increasingly popping up, contact a professional stained glass repair company like Scottish Stained Glass Fort Worth.

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For more information on the church, chapel, synagogue or mosque stained glass repair and restoration in the Fort Worth area, contact Scottish Stained Glass Fort Worth today.

Easy to Spot Signs That Stained Glass in Kansas City Churches Need Restoration

Posted July 12th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass Is Durable But Still Needs Timely Restoration And Repair

Stained glass is extremely durable and dense material but still transparent and able to take color, which makes it the perfect medium for adorning chapels to give them the ultimate ethereal feel. While it may seem strong and impervious, the truth is, stained glass windows, like everything else, will eventually yield to decay. This type of degradation of the glass itself takes a very long time on modern stained glass because of its chemical formulation and stability but there are other signs to look for in your church’s stained glass windows that point to the need for restoration, that don’t have to do with the glass itself. Read below to find out what surefire signs to look out for, in order to keep the stained glass in your Kansas City religious institution intact for parishioners for decades, if not centuries to come.

Gaps In Your Church’s Stained Glass Window That Show Daylight

One of the biggest signs that it is time to repair your Kansas City church stained glass is gaps in the window, out of which you can see daylight. These are caused by the stretching of the lead between your stained glass panels. The issue with lead stretching is that the glass panel is no longer held securely in place. The possibility of a piece of glass falling out of the window is high and a stained glass professional should be consulted at once.

Buckling, Bowing And Sagging Of Your Church’s Stained Glass

If the stained glass windows in your church are buckling, bowing, bulging or sagging, failure could be imminent. This type of dangerous damaged has nothing to do with the glass and everything to do with the frame which has been expanding and contracting over time and losing strength. Additionally, these relatively rapid shifts in the frame, in the long run, cause the lead to lose strength and stretch, changing the shape of the window forever. This is something that needs to be fixed right away because it could lead to total failure of the window and injury to parishioners. The lead in the window supports the interior structure of the window, as it ages and loses strength, this also leads to windows changing shape.

Chips And Cracks In Your Church’s Stained Glass

Probably the most common signs your church stained glass window needs repair and the most innocuous are chips and cracks in the glass. For the most part, these are simply damages that all stained glass windows incur over time. Besides the loss of beauty, they are relatively harmless. However, cracks in glass can be a sign of stress points in the glass from a failing frame so, you should have a stained glass professional come to your church in Kansas City and inspect the glass if you notice them and/or cracks seems to be popping up more and more.

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For more information on church, chapel, synagogue or mosque stained glass repair and restoration in the Kansas City area, contact Scottish Stained Glass Kansas City today.

The Best Stained Glass Installation Methods for Colorado Springs Homes

Posted July 12th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass Window For Colorado Springs Homes

Stained glass windows are the perfect addition to any home in the Colorado Springs area and this has a lot to do with their versatility. The come in a huge variety of colors, textures, styles, and sizes so, for the modern homeowner stained glass windows are very accommodating. Another reason for their accessibility to the so-called “average Joe” is because there are so many choices of installation methods. This makes them extremely easy to customize to any part of a home and that is one of the things our clients love most. Read our insight below about different installation methods to help figure out which one may be right for your Colorado Springs home.

Professionally Installed Stained Glass

As we said earlier, there are many different stained glass installation methods and finding the right one for you depends on what you are trying to achieve. These methods range from very easy (and done in as little as one day) to more difficult and time-consuming. However, the one thing that is clear– no matter which method you choose, Scottish Stained Glass Colorado Springs excels at every given method.

Stained Glass Installation Method 1: The Most Popular

The bonding method is hands down, one of the most widely used techniques in stained glass installation. Simple, quick, and clean: it can be done on nearly any window in your Colorado Springs home. The process is straightforward and involves a made to order stained glass panel being applied to your home’s window. As easy as this method is to execute the results are stunning. It looks great from the inside and out and has the added benefit of little extra protection from the solid glass pane.

Stained Glass Installation Method 2: Great For New Construction

Another popular method is the triple pane method other than the stained glass insert method which accounts for 75% of installs. This application is excellent for areas that get a lot of moisture or need to adhere to safety glass building codes (like new construction). In this method, the stained glass is sandwiched and sealed between two tempered pieces of glass. This allows zero moisture behind the outside panes and therefore no condensation. It is safe and easy to clean and our clients just love it for bathrooms.

Stained Glass Installation Method 3: Hanging Stained Glass Panels

The final stained glass application method is called hook hanging. In these installs, a custom-crafted stained glass panel is fitted with hooks on the outer edge of its frame. It can then be hung on a wall, in front of a window or free suspended. This is a great way for Colorado Springs homeowners who plan to move their panel.

If you have any additional questions about stained glass installation methods, contact us today!

Different Stained Glass Installation Methods for San Antonio Homes

Posted July 12th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass Window For San Antonio Homes

Stained glass windows, as you probably know, are a wonderful addition to any home in the San Antonio area and this is in large part due to their versatility. Stained glass windows, as it were, come in a variety of colors, textures, styles, and sizes making them accommodating to the average homeowner for any window in their home. Another reason they are so accessible is because of the variety of installation methods. This makes them extremely easy to customize, which our clients past and present just love. Below we have outlined the different installation methods to help you figure out which one may be right for your San Antonio home.

 

Professionally Installed Stained Glass In San Antonio

 

As mentioned, there are several methods of stained glass installation and which one is right for you depends on what you are trying to achieve. The application methods range for very easy (and done in as little as one day) to more difficult and lengthy. However, the one thing that is for sure is, regardless of which method you choose, Scottish Stained Glass San Antonio excels at every given method.

 

Stained Glass Installation Method 1: The Most Popular

 

The bonding method is definitely one of the most widely used techniques in stained glass installation. It is simple, quick, clean and can be done on nearly any window in your San Antonio home. It involves a stained glass panel, made to your exact design specifications, being applied to your home’s window. For how easy this method is to execute the results are stunning. It looks wonderful from the inside and out and has the added benefit of being protected by the exterior window.

 

Stained Glass Installation Method 2: Great For New Construction

 

Although most stained glass windows are applied with the bonding method above (75% of windows are) another popular method is the triple pane method. This application is great for areas that get a lot of moisture or need to adhere to safety codes–like new construction. In this method, the stained glass is sandwiched and sealed between two tempered pieces of glass. This means no moisture can get behind the outside panes and therefore no condensation. The best part about this method is–it is safe and easy to clean.

 

Stained Glass Installation Method 3: Hanging Stained Glass Panels

 

The final stained glass application method is hook hanging. This is when a custom crafted stained glass panel is fitted with hooks on its steel or wood outside edge and then on a wall, in a window or free suspended. This is a great way for San Antonio homeowners who may want to move the panel within their home or to a new location altogether.

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If you have any additional questions about stained glass installation methods, contact us today!

5 Things To Do (Or Not To Do) Before And During Your Stained Glass Install

Posted July 10th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Best Practices For Homeowners Before And During Stained Glass Installation

So–you bought a custom-made stained glass window for your Salt Lake City home and you are over the moon about the design and can already imagine it in your home.  Fantastic! The stained glass window buying process can be super exciting and fun, especially when you work with stained glass professionals like Scottish. As professionals, we have created a list of dos and don’ts to make your stained glass install as fun, fast and favorable.  With a little bit of help from you, we will make your stained glass installation seamless and efficient so you can start enjoying your fabulous new window ASAP!

DO: Prepare The Area. While most stained glass windows are simple and quick install, it is still something that could involve dust, scraps, and chemicals/adhesives.  For this reason, you will want to take measures to protect your furnishings, walls, carpets or other features by covering them with plastic. This is something you should call us about if you have questions because sometimes we will only be in a tiny area and may need none of that at all.  Also, remove valuables– our installers are top notch but it is simply a good practice for you to be in when working with any contractor.

DON’T: Don’t try to help the stained glass installers or touch or lift anything: the window, installation tools, buckets or clothes.  This is really a precautionary measure to keep you from getting hurt but also a way not to inconvenience you. Just let the guys you paid to do the job and relax; their labor is written into our stained glass pricing.

DO:  Stick Around.  Most of our stained glass window installations are one day jobs. Sometimes it can run into a few days but it obviously depends on the size and scope of your job.  You will know exactly how long it will take up front regardless. Even if it is a multi-day project, you will be able to stay in your home while it is ongoing.

DON’T:  Let your pet around the job site.  Pets can be huge distractions during installs and it is never safe to have them in the area.  This is for the sake of you, your pet and the installer. Mostly everything we bring in with us is fairly safe but we are still dealing with glass and adhesives and other chemicals.

DO: Contact us with any questions or concerns.  The stained glass window you bought for your Salt Lake City home is something you paid to be excited for.  Don’t hesitate to ask us anything that is on your mind, because we want the installation to be a good memory for years to come, as your stained glass window turns into a family heirloom.

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Our designs, Builds, And Installs: The Scottish Stained Glass Denver Difference

Posted July 10th, 2018 by Martin Faith

The Scottish Stained Glass Denver Difference

Here at Scottish Stained glass we simply do things differently.  And it is that difference in technique and approach to customer service that sets us apart from other studios.  It is also something we like to call “The Scottish Difference”. It means higher standards and a corresponding superior product offering for our clients here in Denver and other cities we operate in around the country.  To learn more about this commitment to excellence, read on as we outline how we excel.

Our Signature Custom Designs At Scottish Stained Glass In Denver

Here at Scottish, we pride ourselves in all of our designs, because they are 100% made to order for our clientele.  We believe that custom stained glass should be exactly what our customers envision and should fit seamlessly in the house in which it is installed.  It is for this reason that our designers work closely with homeowners to flush out their ideas and deliver a custom crafted stained glass masterpiece for each and every home we have the honor of fitting with stained glass.

Our High-Quality Stained Glass Builds At Scottish Stained Glass Denver

While it is true that stained glass has been around much longer than our company, here at Scottish Stained Glass in Denver we have really perfected the stained glass craft.  This is because our owner immigrated from Scotland, taking with him centuries of stained glass knowledge that is now referenced in everything we build. This is apparent by our use of dark leads, hidden solder joints, precise soldering temperatures and a unique polishing process.  However, we don’t just rely on tradition. We also use the latest techniques for planning and executing stained glass art such as Photoshop and CAD technologies to elevate our stained glass to the highest level possible.

Our Precise Installs At Scottish Stained Glass

One of the most important parts of making sure stained glass lasts 80-100 years before needing repair is how it is installed.  At Scottish we adhere to all traditional best practices for stained glass installation and have many of our own proprietary practices we have learned in our nearly 30 years in business.  Add to this our commitment to excellence in customer service, from the time our customers call for their first consultation until the last installer leaves their home and you have all the elements of what we call the Scottish difference.

 

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If you are looking for the very best in stained glass windows and art in Denver, you truly need not look further than Scottish Stained Glass.  For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today and see for yourself what the Scottish difference is all about!

The Scottish Stained Glass Dallas Difference: From Design To Delivery

Posted July 10th, 2018 by Martin Faith

The Scottish Stained Glass Dallas Difference

Here at Scottish Stained glass, we are prone to doing things differently.  And it is that difference in things like technique and our unique approach to customer service that sets us apart from other stained glass artists.  It is something we refer to as– “The Scottish Difference”. This title means higher standards and somewhat superior product offerings for our clients here in Dallas and other cities in which we operate. Read on to learn more about this commitment to excellence and why we are the stained glass studio of choice for Dallas.

Our Signature Custom Designs At Scottish Stained Glass In Dallas

Here at Scottish, we pride ourselves in our creative designs and our ability to perfectly execute them because they beautifully made to order each and every time.  We believe that custom stained glass should be just that–customized to our client’s vision. Furthermore, we make sure each stained glass window fits seamlessly in the house in which it is installed.  Our designers work closely with homeowners to fully flush out their ideas and deliver a custom crafted stained glass masterpiece for each and every home we work on. Our designs are reviewed constantly with the clients to make sure we get it right–sometimes up to 10 times!

Our High-Quality Stained Glass Builds At Scottish Stained Glass Dallas

As you well know, stained glass has been around much longer than we at Scottish Stained Glass in Dallas have been.  However, we have really perfected the stained glass craft. This is in large part due to our owner who, when immigrating from Scotland, took centuries of stained glass knowledge with him to share in the US.  Things like use of dark leads, hidden solder joints, precise soldering temperatures and a unique polishing process are all age-old techniques that we employ. However, we don’t just rely on tradition. We also use the best modern techniques for planning and executing stained glass art such as Photoshop and CAD technologies.

Our Precise Installs At Scottish Stained Glass

For stained glass that lasts 80-100 years before needing repair–installation is the key.  This is where most of the mistakes that lead to early stained glass window decay occur. At Scottish we adhere to all traditional best practices for stained glass installation to make sure those windows are heirloom quality made an installed. We also have many of our own proprietary practices we have picked up in the last 30 years.  Add to this our commitment to excellence in customer service, from the time our customers call for their first consultation until the last installer leaves their home and you have all the elements of what we call the Scottish difference.

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If you are looking for the very best in stained glass windows and art in Dallas, you truly need not look further than Scottish Stained Glass.  For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today and see for yourself what the Scottish difference is all about!

 

Trend Alert: Stained Glass Window panels For Your Houston Home

Posted July 10th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Home Improvement Trend Alert: Stained Glass Window Panels

Stained glass windows may seem like something extravagant or out of reach to typical homeowners but the truth is, they are more accessible today than ever before.  Today’s stained glass windows come in all different shapes, sizes and designs and in a range of price points that nearly anyone can afford. The reason stained glass is so easily accessible in this day and age is that of the rising popularity of stained glass panels.  As you will see, this simple but effective stained glass application method is simplifying elegant home decor across the country.

What Are Stained Glass Panel Inserts?

Simplicity.  That is the word we probably associate most with stained glass panel inserts.  They are breathtaking stained glass panels, complete with leading, colored or textured glass, that we create in our world-renowned glass studio.  They are made for a precision fit in whichever window or windows in your Houston home that you would like to enhance. They look as spectacular as traditional types of stained glass but with a modern edge plus they add instant panache to any area of your Houston home.

The best part is the panel is placed right over the existing glass, meaning a quick, easy and inexpensive installation.

How Are Stained Glass Panel Inserts Installed?

Since stained glass panels are pre-made in our world-class stained glass studio, they come to your home ready to pop in, in about an hour if not minutes.  When your installer arrives they will thoroughly wash and dry the pre-made stained glass insert and the existing window and frame. Allowing sufficient dry time is essential at this step, lest condensation be trapped between the glass.  After the stained glass insert has been dry fit to assure a precision fit, the window then adhered to the frame of your interior window. At this point, your window is done, with very little mess but you can expect your installer to clean up thoroughly regardless.

Learn more about stained glass inserts here

Scottish Stained Glass Houston For Your Stained Glass Inserts

As you can see, stained glass inserts are all the rage for a reason–they are super easy!  At Scottish we create a number of these custom stained glass windows for homes in and around the Houston area.  So when looking that perfect piece of stained glass decor for your Houston home, at a great price and with no downtime for your home, contact us.  We have nearly 30 years of experience and will consult with you today about the heirloom quality stained glass window insert of your dreams.

Stained Glass Window Inserts: Stunning And Affordable For Your Fort Collins Home

Posted July 10th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Home Improvement Trend Alert: Stained Glass Window Panels

Stained glass windows may seem like something rarely sought out by typical homeowners with a real-life budget but the truth is, they are more accessible (and affordable) today than ever before.  Today, stained glass windows come in a huge array of different shapes, sizes and designs and price points to fit nearly any budget. The reason stained glass is so easily accessible right now is because of a resurgence in the popularity of stained glass panel inserts.  As you will see, this simple but stunning stained glass application method is bringing elegance back to the American home without breaking the bank.

What Are Stained Glass Panel Inserts?

Simplicity is the best way to describe stained glass panel inserts.  They are gorgeous stained glass panels, complete with leading, colored or textured glass, manufactured to your specifications in our world-renowned glass studio, then delivered and installed on your home. They are made for an exceptionally tight fit in whichever window or windows you are looking to enhance. They look as spectacular as traditional stained glass but still give your home a modern feel and instant style.  Best of all they can be fit to any glass area of your Fort Collins home. However, the best part is the panel is placed right over the existing glass, meaning a quick, easy and inexpensive installation.

How Are Stained Glass Panel Inserts Installed?

Since stained glass panels are manufactured ahead of time in our world-class stained glass studio, they come to your home ready to almost literally “pop in” in as little as an hour if not minutes.  When your installer arrives they will carefully wash and dry the pre-made stained glass insert and your existing window and frame to ensure total clarity. Allowing sufficient dry time is essential at this step, otherwise, condensation could get trapped between the glass and cause misting.  After the installer dry fits the a ensure a perfect fit, the window is adhered to the frame of your interior window. While durable, these stained glass window inserts can be removed if needed. At this point, your window is done, with very little mess but your installer will be sure to leave your home as clean as they found it.

Learn more about stained glass inserts in the video below

Scottish Stained Glass Fort Collins For Your Stained Glass Inserts

 

When it comes down to it, stained glass inserts are all the rage for a reason–they are incredibly easy and affordable!  At Scottish we have a huge portfolio of custom stained glass windows made for homes in and around the Fort Collins area. For this reason and many more, be sure to consult Scottish when looking that perfect piece of stained glass decor for your Fort Collins home.  Pound for pound they are a relatively affordable home addition requiring no downtime. For more information contact us today about an heirloom quality stained glass window insert of your dreams.

 

Creating Beautiful Stained Glass Designs for Any Budget with Scottish Stained Glass Fort Worth

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by Martin Faith

Fort Worth has so many different stained glass applications ranging from residences to churches and commercial properties. Stained glass can improve curb appeal, increase property value, enhance decor, become an effective visual marketing tool, and much more. With so many benefits and the high quality our custom stained glass always presents, many may be hesitant to start their custom stained glass project due to pricing. Scottish Stained Glass has completed many beautiful custom designs on strict budget restraints and are happy to work with you to create a great investment and piece of art for your property.

Custom Stained Glass for Your Fort Worth Home, Business, or Church

Since we are solely a custom stained glass studio, we create and manufacture every component in house. That allows us to set the pricing and be more flexible than other stained glass studios. We begin every custom stained glass project with a consultation to identify all your goals, requirements, and challenges. We can give you an accurate estimate based on the size and details of your project. If the cost is too high we can show you compromises in your design to lower project costs as well. If you have a set budget in mind, we can always start from there and show you all your different options.

Design Process for Custom Stained Glass for Fort Worth Properties

The design process entails our stained glass artisans working with you to hand sketch the right design. We have a great portfolio for inspiration as well. We incorporate all your potential designs into computer-aided design software and use Photoshop for perfect coloration. Scottish Stained Glass is happy to work within your budget while finding a beautiful, timeless design for your Fort Worth property.

For more information regarding custom stained glass for your Fort Worth home, business, or church, please contact us or call: (817) 717-5589

Fort Collins Privacy Solutions: Unique Ways Stained Class Can Provide Privacy in Entryways, Bathrooms, and More

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by Martin Faith

Fort Collins homeowners are always looking for effective yet elegant privacy solutions that actually improve curb appeal. While different kinds of window coverings can be functional, they often times appear tacky and block out that beautiful Colorado sunshine. For those seeking a beautiful permanent privacy solution that still allows an abundance of natural light transmissions, stained glass presents the best solution for your Fort Collins home. Stained glass can be incorporated into any area including basements, bedrooms, bathrooms, hallways, entryways, dining rooms, kitchens, family rooms, home offices, and much more.

Custom Privacy Stained Glass Solutions for Your Fort Collins Home

Scottish Stained Glass specializes in custom privacy stained glass solutions designed for homes throughout the Fort Collins area. With boundless design options, colors, and styles, we ensure we can co-create an one-of-a-kind stained glass design for your home. Leaded glass, or clear, textured glass, is extremely effective for addressing privacy concerns within any area of your property. Leaded glass also provides a classic look that can compliment contemporary and modern themed homes. Colorful, traditional stained glass can also address privacy concerns by blocking unwanted views. For those looking for that bright, welcoming feel within their homes while maintaining privacy, stained glass is your solution. There are colorful stained glass options that can limit natural light transmissions as well.

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Custom Privacy Stained Glass Design Process for Fort Collins Homes

Our team of local stained glass artisans are happy to sit down with you to hand sketch the designs of your dreams. You are always welcome to look at our portfolio if you need a little inspiration. We utilize advanced technological tools additionally to ensure proper proportions and perfect color matching.

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

How to Create Beautiful & Unique Pieces of Art for Your Colorado Springs Hotel with Scottish Stained Glass

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by Martin Faith

With so many hotels located throughout the Colorado Springs area, finding effective ways of attracting new customers and retaining repeat clients is pertinent. Hotel owners are always looking for ways to really individualize their hotels especially artistically and creatively. Stained glass provides such a diverse medium for hotels to create beautiful and unique pieces of art that are both eye-catching and stunning.

Custom Stained Glass Features for Your Colorado Springs Hotel

Scottish Stained Glass specializes in beautiful custom commercial stained glass features designed specially for hotels. From jaw-dropping stained glass ceilings to tasteful stained glass detail work, we’ve got you covered. Stained glass can even be used for visual marketing– from custom signage to unique decor themes that promote your brand. This versatile medium can be utilized for privacy concerns in bar areas, hotel spas, and any communal area that requires seclusion to promote guest comfort. Stained glass features can really make your Colorado Springs hotel stand out, making it a new favorite destination for your guests.

Custom Stained Glass Design Process for Colorado Springs Hotels

Scottish Stained Glass performs an on-site consultation prior to every commercial stained glass project. We always like to see the space in person so that we can define project needs, goals, requirements, and challenges. This also allows us to provide a more accurate project estimate as well as have one of our stained glass artisans sit down with you to begin hand-sketching your ideas. Our custom studio can design virtually anything you have in mind that would perfectly enhance your Colorado Springs hotel. Once hand sketches are completed, we enter those designs into our advanced computer-aided design software and utilize Photoshop for perfect color matching.

For more information regarding custom commercial stained glass features for your Colorado Springs hotel, please contact us or call: (719) 380-9193

How to Transport Your Scottish Stained Glass When Moving Homes in Salt Lake City

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by Martin Faith

Moving can definitely be a stressful process on its own– that’s why Scottish Stained Glass provides all the help we can when it comes to moving your custom stained glass feature. From moving tips to scheduling appointments for professional removal, we’re here to help. Many of our Salt Lake City clients end up loving their stained glass so much that they don’t want to move without it, even though stained glass can improve the resale value of your home.

Removal and Transportation Process for Your Custom Salt Lake City Stained Glass

If you simply give us a call to set up an appointment, we’re happy to help you professionally remove your custom residential stained glass. Once our moving experts attentively remove your stained glass from your original home, we laboriously wrap it and pack it into a durable crate for transportation. When your stained glass is packed away in the crate, it’s ready for you or your movers to transport to your new home! If Scottish Stained Glass services the area that your new home is located, we’d be more than happy to help you with professional re-installation.

Unpacking Your Stained Glass Crate at Your New Salt Lake City Home

If we unfortunately don’t serve the new area that your home is located in, we’ve provided an instructional video on how to properly unpack your stained glass crate without jeopardizing it below. It’s always important to be careful with your one-of-a-kind piece– if you’re uncertain about your ability to unpack your crate, we recommend waiting for a professional to help you with this endeavor. Scottish Stained Glass is always happy to provide any help we can with your moving process– we want to alleviate as much stress for our clients as possible!

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Call us today to schedule your moving appointment: (801) 895-4383

How to Care for Stained Glass in Kansas City Homes, Churches, or Hotels

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by Martin Faith

Many Kansas City property owners have beautiful stained glass features housed within their homes, churches, or hotels. Stained glass can really be stunning and eye-catching when properly taken care of and maintained. Since stained glass differs from other windows and glass mediums, it’s vital for property owners to understand proper care techniques in order to really highlight the unique beauty of these features.

Proper Stained Glass Care and Techniques for Your Kansas City Home, Church, or Hotel

Scottish Stained Glass highly recommends not using any commercial window or glass cleaners when cleaning any stained glass. Commercial window and glass cleaners typically contain harsh chemicals and abrasive components that can expedite the deterioration process for stained glass– especially the lead came that structurally holds the window or panels together. Utilizing a blend of neutral-pH soap and warm water can really make a difference in maintaining your stained glass’ structural integrity, prolonging its good condition and structure. This is also effective in cleaning and providing an optically clear look that is stunning and eye-catching. Regular cleaning is vital to maintaining your Kansas City stained glass. We also recommend examining your stained glass for any signs of deterioration on a regular basis.

Stained Glass Restoration for Kansas City Homes, Churches, and Hotels

Examining your stained glass regularly allows you to see any qualities of deterioration. These signs can range from white dust appearing on the surface to concave/convex shaped glass pieces. If you witness any of these symptoms of deterioration, that means your stained glass is ready for restoration. Timely restoration is vital before any irreversible damage is done. Our acclaimed restoration process can even add another century to your stained glass’ life before it’s ready for its next restoration.

For more information regarding proper stained glass care for your Kansas City home, church, or hotel, please contact us or call: (816) 399-3764

Beautiful Ways Beveled Glass Can Add Style and Sophistication to Dallas Homes

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by Martin Faith

Dallas real estate is booming– many homeowners are always looking for fun renovation projects and different, unique ways to make their homes really stand out. Beveled glass is a type of stained glass that presents a timeless look which can be incorporated into any style home. Beveled glass can really improve curb appeal, address privacy concerns, as well as increase your property’s equity.

Custom Beveled Glass for Your Dallas Home

Beveled glass is clear glass (normally 3/16” or 1/4” thick) which is ground and polished around the edges to create the beveled edge around the exterior of the glass piece. This gives a prismatic appearance to the edges of the glass and can produce a rainbow effect when the Texas sun hits the glass. Not only does beveled glass present a classic look, it also provides an effective privacy solution and is often used as a center or focal point in custom stained glass pieces. By obstructing all undesired views from the outside of your Dallas home, you’ll have optimal privacy in whatever area your stained glass is installed. Beveled glass is extremely versatile and great for many areas of your home including bathrooms, bedrooms, entryways, dining rooms, kitchens, family rooms, home offices, and any space that you’d like to elevate.

Custom Beveled Glass Design Process for Dallas Homes

Scottish Stained Glass has the largest beveled glass collection in the Dallas area. We can incorporate these beveled glass features into any custom design, giving you complete creative reign of the project. From all leaded glass windows to traditional, colorful stained glass, beveled glass can be well utilized in many stained glass concepts. Our stained glass artisans are happy to show you our portfolio or our selection of beveled glass.

For more information regarding beveled glass for your Dallas home, please contact us or call: (972) 591-8413

How to Transport Your Scottish Stained Glass When Moving Homes in San Antonio

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by Martin Faith

Many of our clients throughout the San Antonio area love their stained glass so much that they want to move it to their new homes. Despite the fact that stained glass can increase the resale value of your home, many would rather install their beloved pieces in their new home. Scottish Stained Glass is always happy to help when it comes to relocating your stained glass to your new home– we want our customers to focus on other priorities when moving, so we’re here to assist you in anyway possible!

Removal and Transportation Process for San Antonio Stained Glass

You are always welcome to call us and make an appointment regarding your move. We are more than happy to remove your custom stained glass windows and panels from your San Antonio home. Once our team carefully removes your stained glass, we meticulously pack it in durable crates engineered for the moving process. When your stained glass is carefully packed up, it’ll be ready for you or your movers to transport to your new home. If you’re moving to an area that Scottish Stained Glass serves, we’re happy to help with the re-installation process. For all the cities and regions we serve, simply give us a call and we’ll help with scheduling and assist you in every way that we can.

Proper Unpacking of Your Stained Glass from the Crate

Scottish Stained Glass would love to help you with the re-installation process but if you’re moving to one of the few regions or cities we don’t serve, below is a video on how to properly unpack your stained glass when removing it from the provided crate. If you ever have any questions regarding proper transportation, removal, or anything related to the stained glass moving process, we’re here to help!

Unpacking Your Crate from Stained Glass Denver – Sub on Vimeo.

Call today to schedule your San Antonio stained glass moving appointment: (830) 214 7835

Austin Privacy Solutions: Unique Ways Stained Class Can Provide Privacy in Entryways, Bathrooms, and More

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by Martin Faith

Austin has some of the most unique real estate featured throughout the nation. Many homeowners are always looking for projects that can increase property equity, improve curb appeal, while also addressing privacy needs within their Austin homes. Stained glass provides an excellent, creative privacy solution that’s both effective and beautiful. Stained glass meets all these project needs and can be incorporated in many areas throughout your home including entryways, bathrooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, home offices, and much more.

Privacy Stained Glass for Your Austin Home

Stained glass is a wonderful privacy solution for Austin homeowners who are looking for both elegance and effectiveness. Leaded stained glass obscures all unwanted views into your home from nosy neighbors or onlookers. Leaded stained glass delivers such a timeless look as well that serves for contemporary themed homes. Colorful, traditional stained glass can also obscure unwanted views and can be incorporated into many different interior design themes. Both leaded and colorful stained glass allows natural light transmission which can promote a welcoming, bright look within your home. For those looking to limit natural light transmissions, certain colored stained glass options are available as well.

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Design Process for Privacy Stained Glass for Austin Homes

We like to begin each privacy stained glass process with an in-home consultation. This allows our local stained glass artisans to better understand your home’s individual needs and challenges. We also determine your project goals and privacy requirements in this consultation. Our stained glass artisan then sits down with you to begin hand-sketching your design ideas. Each stained glass feature is custom created to guarantee your complete satisfaction and to make sure it fits perfectly in your home. We utilize state-of-the-art computer-aided design software and Photoshop to perfect your stained glass design.

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

Creating Beautiful Stained Glass Designs for Any Budget with Scottish Stained Glass Houston

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass is proud to be the industry leading custom stained glass studio serving the Houston, Texas area. We specialize in residential, commercial, and religious stained glass, successfully completing over 80,000 custom stained glass projects across the nation. We’ve worked on several budget-conscious projects and can definitely help bring your design ideas to fruition regardless of your budget.

Budget-Friendly Custom Stained Glass for Your Houston Home or Business

We like to begin every custom stained glass project with a free on-site consultation. This appointment allows us to evaluate the space, size of the project, all in addition to your project goals, requirements, and challenges. We can always provide an accurate estimate of your project based on this consultation and are happy to show you compromises in order to ensure all your budget requirements are met. Since we custom build every stained glass piece, every component is made-in-house. This allows more flexibility when it comes to budgeting as well. We have the largest inventory of miscellaneous stained glass pieces in order to ensure we have the right color and texture you’re looking for. We can always custom blow individual glass pieces as well.

Fundraising Efforts for Houston Religious Stained Glass Restoration

Many Houston churches feature beautiful, antique stained glass pieces. A lot of these stained glass windows are reaching the age of deterioration– proper restoration can preserve your religious stained glass while returning them to their original state. Restoration can be a costly project, that’s why Scottish Stained Glass offers our help with fundraising efforts. We’ve successfully completed religious stained glass restoration projects that were 100% backed by fundraising efforts. No matter what your budget is, fundraising can always help you reach project goals.

For more information regarding custom stained glass or religious stained glass restoration in Houston, please contact us or call: (713) 827-8908

How to Care for Stained Glass in Denver Homes, Churches, or Hotels

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by Martin Faith

Stained glass features that are well maintained can really make any Denver home, church, or hotel stand out. Regular upkeep can make all the difference when it comes to presenting your property with the right impression for guests, congregation members, and more. When stained glass is well cared for, it can last for decades– ensuring it’s treasured for generations to come. Here are a few tips on how to care for your stained glass whether it’s located in residential or commercial property.

Regular Stained Glass Care and Cleaning Instructions

First and foremost, you should never clean your stained glass with commercial window cleaner– the harsh chemicals can actually deteriorate the lead came throughout your stained glass window even quicker. When it comes to cleaning your Denver stained glass windows, wiping them down with a solution of warm water and neutral-pH soap is a must. This gentle solution will deliver optical clarity without jeopardizing the structural integrity of your stained glass. Regular cleaning can help slow down deterioration and stop external factors from affecting your stained glass feature as much.

Restoring the Stained Glass in Your Denver Home, Church, or Hotel

Proper restoration is a requirement once your stained glass reaches the age range of 75 to 100 years old. Stained glass typically begins to showcase severe deterioration around this age range, making it pertinent to undergo restoration before permanent damage is done. Scottish Stained Glass‘ renowned stained glass restoration process can add another century to your stained glass’ lifespan. With proper restoration every 75-100 years, your stained glass can be preserved for centuries! Restoration corrects all damaged components of your stained glass, returning them to their former glory.

For more information regarding stained glass restoration or regular upkeep tips for your Denver home, church, or hotel, please contact us or give us a call: (303) 766-3811

Unique Ways Stained Glass Can Provide Privacy in salt lake city Homes

Posted June 18th, 2018 by Martin Faith

How Scottish Stained Glass Can Provide Your Salt Lake City Property with Additional Privacy

If the word stained glass brings up visions of churches and chapels–you are in the majority. But in all actuality, stained glass is an extremely popular feature in homes of any style. In fact, a growing trend across the country is for home improvers and builders to install stained glass. The reason they are doing this may surprise you, but it makes perfect sense when you think about it–the newest trend in stained glass windows is for privacy. In a day and age where homes are closer together, privacy in cities and suburbs is harder to come by than ever before. Of course, stained glass is still a way to add beauty and elegance to any style home but forward-thinking homeowners are using it to solve a growing urban privacy issue. Below are the places we install stained glass for privacy most often. It is a new era for stained glass led by a new generation of homeowners who see it as both beautiful and functional.

The Three Most Popular Places For Privacy Stained Glass

Stained Glass In The Bathroom: The bathroom is a popular place for privacy stained glass and always has been. After all, it is somewhere you spend a lot of time and definitely don’t want prying eyes. Best of all stained glass does not stop natural light from getting in; keeping bathrooms bright and lovely.

Stained Glass In The Entryway: The entryway is both a popular and smart place for stained glass because it welcomes the guests into your home in style and gives you cover from people outside your home. This is a great place for a mix of flat and textured glass patterns–because it will still allow for you to see out at people knocking at your door. However, it still gives enough coverage that no one can see right into your home.

Watch the video below for more information on stained glass by Scottish:

Stained Glass In The Kitchen: Stained glass in the kitchen may not seem like something that makes sense but it is definitely a growing trend and one we can’t get enough of it! We love it for windows that face other houses but for cabinet doors, it goes right along with the open cabinet trend too. But with stained glass as cabinet doors, you get an open cabinet look but still enough coverage to hide any clutter.

For more information on stained glass for privacy on your Salt Lake City home, contact Scottish Stained Glass today!

Pros and Cons of Stained Glass Restoration for Historic Properties in San Antonio

Posted June 18th, 2018 by Martin Faith

FIRST: Whether Or Not Your Historic Stained Glass Needs Repair

If you have a house over 80 years old in San Antonio then your glass is considered historic.  In which case, if your stained glass has not been restored it may be time. Things to look for in your stained glass are

  • Missing pieces of stained glass
  • Cracked stained glass panels
  • A dull or lusterless appearance
  • Missing lead caming
  • Sagging of leading
  • Bowing or deterioration of wood frame

These signs are all readily apparent upon inspection, but what may not be as apparent is whether or not it is worth it to have the stained glass restored.  You must weigh the pros and cons on each side of the equation and make an informed decision from there. Below we have listed a few pros and cons about restoring stained glass for you think about/

Pros Of Repairing Your Historic San Antonio Homes Stained Glass

Historic  Stained Glass Is has Monetary Value

While it may not seem like much, the historic stained glass in your San Antonio home could be worth quite a bit of money depending on its post-restoration value and the market.  Stained glass is very durable and America glass from the early part of the 20th century is particularly valuable because of the materials used by turn of the century craftsman. While the value of each window is unique, you can expect it to appraise for at least 4x that of a new stained glass window! Since stained glass costs anywhere from$150 to $500/per square foot, you could be sitting on quite a sum of money.

Historic Stained Glass Is Historical Value

Since historic stained glass is an antique, it has obvious monetary value and part of that value is based on the fact that it is a historical treasure.  Stained glass in many San Antonio homes was created by a master of the time and therefore is a cherished part of San Antonio’s illustrious history. By keeping and restoring the stained glass you are doing your part to keep the past alive in the city not only for you but for the entire city.  Before you decide to remove your stained glass, a good idea is to see if you can get it appraised and/or find out the maker of the stained glass and/ or the history of the house.

Historic Stained Glass Is Unique And Beautiful

There are no two ways about it, stained glass from early last century is extremely unique and adds charm to any home.  If your stained glass simply looks dingy or has cracks, chips or missing glass, the beauty may not be readily apparent.  After restoration, you will be shocked how different glass that looked like nothing much will change into something spectacular.  Likely you have heard the phrase–”they just don’t build them like they used to”. This is a case where that is definitely true, stained glass in the US from last century (especially the first 30 years), was built exceptionally and almost no stained glass today rivals its durability, artist, and craftsmanship.

Cons Of Repairing Historic Stained Glass On Your San Antonio Home

Stained Glass Restoration Can Be Expensive

 When it comes to vintage glass, depending on the size and scope or the repairs, the costs can start to add up.  This is particularly true when the entire frame structure needs to be taken down and reconstructed. This cost may be prohibitive to some people.

Stained Glass Restoration Can Be Time-Consuming

Again is the stained glass restoration project covers many windows or many square footages of windows, the restoration process is lengthy.  Another reason it may take a very long time is, if our studio needs to match a color or technique from 100+ years ago, it may take many iterations and kiln fires to get it right.  There is no rushing such a delicate and important process and here at Scottish, we take historic restorations very seriously and will not deliver sub-par glass pieces–no matter how long it takes us to get it right.

Watch the video below for more information on stained glass.

For more information on stained glass restoration for your San Antonio home, contact us today!

Modern Examples of Stained Glass in KC Homes

Posted June 16th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass Windows For The Modern Kansas City Home

Stained glass windows are an age-old design element that adorn the windows of churches, estates, and castles, as well as homes. They are luxurious and beautiful and their depictions, in cathedrals or historical settings, is often religious iconography that makes them especially valuable parts of our past. However, stained glass can be and is a very modern design element that is as particularly relevant to art and even pop culture. A revolution in stained glass expression is going on today, driven by modern architects and consumers, making modern free-form, abstract and geometric stained glass a much sought-after addition to homes and commercial buildings here in Kansas City and all over the United States. These windows are the picture of modern design and style and not at all cost-prohibitive for the everyday homeowner. What’s more, stained glass is something that architects are including in new, modern commercial designs as well. This is because stained glass is far more than biblical depictions and flowers. It enhances decor, adds color and sometimes, as a matter of practicality, is used for privacy. Read on to find out how stained glass windows are evolving and why they may be perfect for your Kansas City home.

Stained Glass Today Vs The Past

While the general concept of stained glass has not changed much in the last 100s of years, the look of stained glass today is very different–and that is a good thing. Leading is still used, as are colors and textures but the depictions, or lack thereof, on the glass make it very different. Whereas religious iconography or floral patterns were the most popular in the past, today we are seeing more geometric patterns, abstract art, and even freeform designs. Also, stained glass windows are being used in places that simply would not have been considered before. Cabinet doors, room dividers, lobbies of commercial spaces and even skylights. This is in large part due to the universal availability of stained glass at this point in history but can be attributed to a growing consumer demand and acceptance of stained glass as art. Modern architects definitely have stained glass windows in their bag of tricks and use it profusely. Happily, the results could not be more stunning like the window below.

As you can see this is not your grandfather’s stained glass, as the saying goes. Today’s stained glass is a lovely combination of old world techniques and new world styles which brought to fruition a new generation of artistic stained glass that is more popular than ever.

For more information on Scottish Stained Glass watch the video below:

Scottish Stained Glass For Custom Made Modern Stained Glass Windows

If you are looking for a fantastic modern stained glass window for your Kansas City home, look no further than Scottish Stained Glass. We can do stained glass windows in any style, including ultra-modern and sheik. We would love to design a custom stained glass masterpiece to grace your Kansas City home for generations to come. Contact us today with your ideas today and to schedule a free consultation with one of our design experts.

Modern Examples of Stained Glass in Austin Homes

Posted June 16th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass Windows For The Modern Austin Home

Stained glass windows are an ancient design element that graces the windows of churches, estates, and castles around the world. They are stately and beautiful and often have religious or historical iconography that makes them especially valuable parts of our past. However, stained glass is also a very modern design element that is as relevant to art, culture, and history today as it was 1000 years ago. Today’s stained glass is going through a revolution of sorts, making it a much sought-after addition to homes here in Austin and all over the United States. It is the very picture of luxury and style but not at all cost-prohibitive for the everyday Texan. What’s more, it is something every homeowner should consider adding not only to brighten and enhance their home’s decor but for other practical matters like privacy. Read on to find out how stained glass windows are evolving and why they may be perfect for your Austin home.

Stained Glass Today Vs The Past

While the general principles of stained glass have not changed much in the past centuries, the look of stained glass today is significantly different. The lead caming is still used, as are colors and textures but the depictions, or lack thereof, on the glass are different. Whereas religious iconography was the most popular in the past, today we are seeing more geometric patterns and even freeform patterns. Also, stained glass windows are being used in places you would have never put such a valuable art piece on in the past like cabinet doors or room dividers, which is simply delightful since stained glass is so beautiful. This is in large part because stained glass is so much more accessible and affordable now than ever before. Modern architects definitely have stained glass windows in their bag of tricks now and the results could not be more stunning like the window below.

As you can see this is not your grandfather’s stained glass, as the saying goes. Today’s stained glass is a lovely meld of old world techniques and new world styles which has given rise to a new generation of artistic stained glass that is more popular than ever.

Watch the video below for more information on Scottish Stained Glass:

Modern Windows By Scottish Stained Glass

If you are looking for a fantastic modern stained glass window for your Austin home, look no further than Scottish Stained Glass. We can do stained glass windows in any style, including ultra-modern and sheik. We would love to design a custom stained glass masterpiece to grace your Austin home for generations to come. Contact us today with your ideas today and to schedule a free consultation with one of our design experts.

The Gorgeous Growing Trend Of Stained Glass For Privacy On Houston Homes

Posted June 15th, 2018 by Martin Faith

You most often think about it on churches and then probably really old or fancy homes. You would not be incorrect in doing so but the truth is stained glass is just as accessible to modern or mid-range homes. In fact, a growing trend across the country for first time home buyers is to have stained glass installed.

In a day and age where homes are closer together in the cities and suburbs, privacy is becoming a commodity. Although stained glass is and always will be a way to add beauty to homes, today’s smart consumers are using it to solve the growing problem of little to no privacy in today’s modern homes. Below are the most popular places we install stained glass for a new generation of people who understand function is beautiful.

The Three Most Popular Places For Privacy Stained Glass

Stained Glass In The Bathroom: By far the most popular place for privacy stained glass is the bathroom. It goes without saying that this is somewhere you spend a lot of time where you simply cannot have prying eyes from outside peeping in at you. The reason our customers love stained glass here especially is the natural light that still readily penetrates the stained glass–keeping their bathrooms bright and vibrant.

Stained Glass In The Entryway: An entryway is a popular place for stained glass not only because it welcomes the guests to your home in style, but also because it gives you cover from those passing by and strangers who come to your door. This is a great place for a mix of flat and textured glass so you can still see out enough to know who is knocking but have enough coverage that no one can look straight into your home.

Stained Glass In The Kitchen: Stained glass in the kitchen may surprise you as a popular place but it is a growing trend that we just love here at Scottish. Not only is it great on windows that face other houses, so you don’t have to stare at your neighbors while you do dishes, but it is also a perfect dovetail with the trend of open cabinets. With stained glass as cabinet doors in the kitchen, you still get the look and feel of an open cabinet space but enough coverage to hide any clutter.

For more information on stained glass for privacy on your Houston home, contact Scottish Stained Glass today!

8 Beautiful Custom Bathroom Stained Glass Features

Posted June 13th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass is proud to create beautiful custom stained glass features for Denver homes. Residential bathrooms are a perfect place for custom stained glass, providing excellent privacy and style. Here are 8 of our favorite projects we’ve recently completed:

1. Leaded Bathroom Stained Glass

This elegant leaded stained glass window features simplistic lines and a beautiful centerpiece bevel, allowing in maximum visible light transmissions with complete privacy.

2. Leaded Glass with Subtle Colors

Adding subtle coloring to your custom leaded glass feature can really promote the style you’re looking for when transforming your Denver bathroom into the oasis you and your family deserves.

3. Matching Leaded Designs

Providing matching leaded glass throughout your sanctuary can really give your master bath that timeless look while adding privacy and natural sunlight.

4. Symmetric Leaded Glass for Non-Traditional Windows

Even if your bathroom has non-traditional windows, our design experts can create the perfect symmetric designs that enhance and compliment your home.

5. Colorful Floral Stained Glass Design

For those who enjoy a more traditional stained glass look, we can add touches of color to leaded backgrounds for eye-catching designs.

6. Unique Custom Stained Glass Design

We can create virtually any design you’d like through stained glass or painted glass. From meaningful flowers to portraits, our custom stained glass services can bring your ideas to fruition.

7. Shower Stained Glass

We can accomplish stained glass features in any form, adding a touch of art to any space.

8. Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired

We love paying homage to renowned artists and art movements, creating custom pieces for all our art lovers.

Beautiful Ways Stained Glass Can Enhance You Fort Collins Synagogue

Posted June 13th, 2018 by Martin Faith

The History Of Stained Glass In Synagogues

When you picture stained glass in your head, you probably have visions of towering stained glass windows in a Catholic church.  This is understandable because Catholic churches, large and small often have stained glass windows adorning them. What you may not realize is, stained glass windows are something many different religions use as a way display their most meaningful iconography–Judaism notwithstanding.  In fact, stained glass on synagogues is a more common occurrence here in the states and around the world than you may think. This is because Jewish people, like Catholics and Christians, have used stained glass windows to pay homage to some of their most important religious stories for hundreds of years.  Some synagogues even have stained glass windows that are famous and which were created by master artisans.

Breathtaking Stained Glass For Synagogues

Since Judaism and Catholicism have some many historical and ideological differences, the stained glass iconography for temples and synagogues in large part varies from what you may see in a Catholic church.  However, the patterns, figures, and colors are as beautiful and breathtaking, especially because of the uniqueness of the Jewish designs. Beautiful, colorful plants and animals are represented in Synagogue stained glass windows and another widely used common motif is the iconic six-pointed star of the Jewish religion. However, just like in catholic church stained glass windows, portrayals of old testament stories, which are ubiquitous to the two religions are used frequently. Depictions of angels are also shared by the two.  When it comes down to it, stained glass is an intriguing way to tell a story with an incredibly unique artform; made even more glorious by the deep faith that is inspired by. In short, stained glass is a perfect addition to any church, temple, synagogue or mosque in Fort Collins and beyond.

Watch the video below for more information on stained glass:

Stained Glass Experts For Synagogues In Fort Collins

Here at Scottish Stained Glass, we have done thousands of stained glass windows across the country and right here in Fort Collins. We would be honored to work with you on a deeply meaningful stained glass window for your religious institution, Jewish, Catholic or otherwise. We have much respect for all faiths and find stained glass art to be a common interest to all.  If you would like to learn more about stained glass for your synagogue and the explore some of the amazing ancient patterns of the holy land or some from right here in the US, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass for a consultation and let us design an ethereal masterpiece to brighten your synagogue!

Beautiful Ways Stained Glass Can Enhance You Dallas Synagogue

Posted June 13th, 2018 by Martin Faith

The History Of Stained Glass In Synagogues

The first thing that comes to mind when you think about stained glass is likely a church and a  Catholic one at that. This is understandable because a large proportion of stained glass windows adorn the windows of Catholic cathedrals large and small.   However, what you may not realize is, stained glass windows play a part in many different religions as a lavish way to display their most meaningful iconography–Judaism notwithstanding.   That’s right, stained glass on synagogues is a very common occurrence here in the states and around the world. The Jewish people have used stained glass windows to pay homage to some of their more important religious stories for hundreds of years and some synagogues even have stained glass windows that are famous and which were created by master artisans.  

Breathtaking Stained Glass For Synagogues In Dallas

Since Judaism and Catholicism have some major historical and ideological differences, the stained glass iconography for temples and synagogues varies greatly from what you may see in a Catholic church.  However, the patterns, figures, and colors are just stunning and made even more so by the uniqueness of the Jewish designs. Beautiful, colorful plants and animals are often represented in Synagogue stained glass windows and a very common motif is the iconic six-pointed star of the Jewish religion. Not unlike catholic church stained glass windows though, there is also the portrayal of old testament stories, which are as lovely as they are ubiquitous. Much like other religious art, there are depictions of angels too.  When it comes down to it, stained glass is a captivating way to tell a story with a wildly unique artform; made even more beautiful by the deep faith that inspires it. In short, stained glass is a perfectly lovely addition to any church, temple, synagogue or mosque in Dallas and beyond.

Watch the video below for more information on stained glass

Dallas Synagogue Stained Glass Experts

Here at Scottish Stained Glass, we have done thousands of stained glass windows here in Dallas across a variety of faiths and would be honored to work with you on something special for your religious institution, Jewish, Catholic or otherwise. We have deep respect for all faiths and find stained glass art to be a common denominator for all.  If you would like to learn more about stained glass for your synagogue and the explore some of the incredible ancient patterns of the holy land or some from right here in the US, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass for a consultation and let us design an ethereal masterpiece to brighten your synagogue!

Is The Stained Glass in My Denver Victorian Home Worth Repairing?

Posted June 12th, 2018 by Martin Faith

The History Of Victorian Era American Stained Glass

 

If you live in Denver, the odds are you are doing some upgrades and repairs in your home rather than buying a new one because of the extreme housing price increase.  One spot on older homes, Victorian in particular, that often need repairs are the old stained glass windows. This is because stained glass needs repair or restoration about every 80-100 years and that puts Victorian homes right smack dab in the middle of that window.  Here at Scottish Stained Glass we definitely have seen an uptick from homeowners wondering if these windows are even worth repairing. We always like to see vintage stained glass repaired rather than removed and below we have outlined why.

Victorian  Stained Glass Is has Monetary Value

 

While it may not seem like much, the Victorian stained glass in your Denver home could be worth quite a bit of money depending on its post-restoration value and the market.  Stained glass is very durable and America glass from the early part of the 20th century is particularly valuable because of the materials used by turn of the century craftsman.  While the value of each window is unique, you can expect it to appraise for at least 4x that of a new stained glass window! Since stained glass costs anywhere from$150 to $500/per square foot, you could be sitting on quite a sum of money.

 

Victorian Vintage Stained Glass Is Historical Value

 

Since Victorian stained glass is an antique, it has obvious monetary value and part of that value is based on the fact that it is a historical treasure.  Stained glass in many Denver homes was created by a master of the time and therefore is a cherished part of Denver’s illustrious history. By keeping and restoring the stained glass you are doing your part to keep the past alive in the city not only for you but for the entire city.  Before you decide to remove your stained glass, a good idea is to see if you can get it appraised and/or find out the maker of the stained glass and/ or the history of the house.

Watch the video below for more information on stained glass.

Scottish Stained Glass For Your Stained Glass Restoration And Appraisal

As Denver’s premier stained glass studio, we at Scottish Stained Glass have nearly 3 decades of experience with stained glass windows, Victorian notwithstanding.  We can help you evaluate your glass, set you on a course of restoration and match even the most unique stained glass panels. Reach out to us today to schedule your inspection and to find out more about the lovely stained glass windows in your Victorian home.

Is The Stained Glass in My Colorado Springs Victorian Home Worth Repairing?

Posted June 12th, 2018 by Martin Faith

The Value Of Colorado Springs Victorian Stained Glass

 

If you live in Colorado Springs, it is likely you are doing a bunch of upgrades and repairs in your home not looking to buy a new one because of the massive housing price increases.  On older homes, especially Victorian ones, these old stained glass windows are ready to be restored. This is because stained glass windows typically require repair or restoration about every 80-100 years. Putting Victorian homes right smack dab in the middle of that timeframe  Here at Scottish Stained Glass we have definitely heard from more and more homeowners asking us about these Victorian stained windows and if they are even worth repairing. Of course, we always like to see vintage stained glass repaired rather than destroyed and below we have outlined why it could be good for you.

 

Victorian  Stained Glass Is has Monetary Value

 

While it may seem diminutive, the Victorian stained glass in your Colorado Springs home could be worth quite a fair amount of money depending on its post-restoration value and market conditions.  Stained glass is extremely durable and even if it looks dull and dingy, will likely shine right up when restored. America glass from the early part of the 20th century is very valuable because of the materials used by craftsman around the turn of the century.  While the value of each window is very different, you can expect it to appraise for at least 4x that of a new stained glass window! Considering stained glass costs anywhere from$150 to $500/per square foot, you could be sitting a good sum of money.

 

Victorian Vintage Stained Glass Is Historical Value

 

Victorian stained glass is over 100 years old in some cases and definitely an antique. It is obviously valuable monetarily speak but part of that value is based on its rich history.  Stained glass in many Colorado Springs homes was crafted by a master glass artist at that time and therefore is a cherished part of Colorado Springs’s wonderful history. By retaining and restoring the stained glass in your home,  you are doing your part to keep the past alive and a civic service to the city as a whole. So, before you decide to remove your stained glass, a good idea is to see if you can get it appraised and research the history of your glass and home.

For more info on stained glass in Colorado Springs, watch the video below:

Scottish Stained Glass For Your Stained Glass Restoration And Appraisal

 

Scottish Stained Glass, Colorado Springs, is one of Colorado’s premier stained glass studios, we have nearly 3 decades of experience with stained glass window construction, repair, and restoration. We can help you evaluate your glass, set you on a course of restoration and match even the most unique stained glass panels. Contact us today to schedule your inspection and to find out more about the lovely stained glass windows in your Victorian home.

More Privacy For Your Fort Worth Home With Stained Glass

Posted June 1st, 2018 by Martin Faith

How Scottish Stained Glass Can Provide Your Fort Worth Property with Additional Privacy

If the word stained glass brings up visions of churches and chapels for you, you would not be amiss. However, stained glass is actually extremely popular in homes of any style. In fact, a growing trend across the country is for home improvers to install stained glass. The main reason they are doing so is– Privacy. In a day and age where homes are closer together than ever before, privacy in cities and suburbs has become a commodity. Of course, stained glass is still a way to add timeless beauty to a home but forward-thinking homeowners are using it to solve a growing urban privacy issue. Below are the most popular places we install stained glass for privacy to a new generation of homeowners who see it as both beautiful and functional.

The Three Most Popular Places For Privacy Stained Glass

Stained Glass In The Bathroom: The bathroom has always been an extremely popular place for privacy stained glass. After all, this is somewhere you spend a lot of time and simply don’t want prying eyes. Best of all stained glass does not stop natural light from streaming; keeping bathrooms bright and lovely.

Stained Glass In The Entryway: The entryway is both a popular and smart place for stained glass because it welcomes the guests to your home in style, while at the same time, giving you a bit of cover from people outside your home. This is a great place for a mix of flat and textured glass patterns. This allows you to see out to those knocking at your door but still give enough coverage that no one can see straight into your home.

Stained Glass In The Kitchen: Stained glass in the kitchen may not seem like it fits but it is definitely a growing trend and one we can’t get enough of it! We love it for windows that face other houses but it also dovetails wonderfully with the open cabinet trend too. With stained glass as cabinet doors in the kitchen, you get that open cabinet look but still enough coverage to hide any clutter.

For more information on stained glass for privacy on your Fort Worth home, contact Scottish Stained Glass today!

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