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

Posted April 4th, 2018 by Martin Faith

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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For more information regarding pre-made and custom made stained glass for your Denver home, please give us a call: (303) 766-3811

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

Posted March 28th, 2018 by Martin Faith

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 Martin Faith

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 Martin Faith

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 Martin Faith

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 Martin Faith
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 Martin Faith
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 Martin Faith
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 Martin Faith
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 Martin Faith
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 Martin Faith
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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Stained Glass Through Time: The Evolution of Stained Glass as an Art in Austin

Posted March 18th, 2018 by Martin Faith
austin stained glass through time

The term stained glass can refer to two different things. Stained glass can mean glass that has been dyed using metallic salts to produce a colorful appearance. Or, more commonly, it can also mean windows composed of multiple pieces of colorful assembled and constructed together within a single pane to create a colorful design.

Over the years, stained glass has evolved greatly as a form of art. While it was once used for simple purposes, such as creating jewelry or pottery, it now holds a greater importance in the world of architecture. In Austin, stained glass can commonly be found in luxury homes, high end establishments, and various types of religious buildings. Some of these works are older and more traditional looking, while others are brand new and highly contemporary.

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Stained Glass Through Time: From Ancient Wonders to Modern Day Art in Houston

Posted March 18th, 2018 by Martin Faith
houston stained glass through time

When most people think of stained glass, they imagine the large, colorful windows that adorn the halls of century old cathedrals, mosques, and temples like the Chartres Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, Notre Dame, and Sainte-Chapelle. But the truth is that the world of stained glass reaches far beyond this. Original glassworks were very different from these aforementioned examples, and the world of modern stained glass varies just as greatly.

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Stained Glass Through Time: Ancient, Modern, and Future Works

Posted March 18th, 2018 by Martin Faith
denver stained glass through time

Stained glass has nearly a thousand year long history as a form of art. In early times, it was colored glass was used for pottery and jewelry. Today, stained glass windows are common for Denver area homes and churches, especially for luxury properties and historic buildings. Throughout the course of time, the practice of glassmaking has undergone many changes and as result, works have become more advanced and ornate. As technology advances, it’s quite likely that stained glass will continue to evolve and play an important role in architecture throughout the world.

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Should You Repair Or Replace The Stained Glass In Your Dallas Chapel?

Posted March 14th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Replacing And Repairing Stained Glass On Dallas Churches

Lovely stained glass windows can be all around the great city of Dallas and these relics of history are beloved to parishioners as they are beautiful. In fact, they are so loved that here, at Scottish Stained Glass, get a number of calls from church pastors and congregations wondering if the dated stained glass they adore, is something they should have repaired or whether replacement is the only option. Perhaps the window frames are sagging or the glass itself is dirty, chipped, cracked, or even missing pieces of glass altogether. Time it seems has taken a toll on these one magnificent windows. However, many of these windows are nearing 100 years old and as such, have accrued a lot of value–monetary and sentimental. 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 big ones, can be extremely expensive. However, keep in mind that, once it is restored, the value of this antique stained glass window will go up to nearly 4x the value of a new window. So, while a new window may cost less upfront, it will be decades before its value comes anywhere close to a restored antique stained glass window. Regarding the cost, at Scottish Stained Glass Dallas, we have seen many congregations hold fundraisers to restore their prized glass and are happy to give you some guidance on what we have seen. Also, in our experience, this is a project we have seen most congregations and communities eagerly support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

Many customers are hesitant to replace their church stained glass because they think antique glass cannot be matched. It is true that some old glass and the corresponding techniques are difficult, but since we have some of the most skilled stained glass repair artists in the state of Texas, precisely matching almost any stained glass panel is well within our wheelhouse. We also have developed special methods for removing and restoring very large church stained glass windows. This process usually takes quite a bit of time but will restore these windows of great sentimental and monetary value to their original luster and beauty. These restored windows will easily last another 80-100 years before needing restoration.

Consider The History Of Your Church’s Glass

Lastly, don’t forget what a long and unique history your Dallas church stained glass holds. 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 and built by stained glass master of the time, making them valuable. The work by this skilled artisan plays an important part of the history of your church and is valuable in and of itself. In this case, investing in an extensive stained glass repair project may well be the best choice for your congregation.

Watch an amazing church stained glasss restoration in the video below:

Scottish Stained Glass For Your Dallas 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 Dallas church stained glass.

Replacement v Stained Glass Repair: Which One Is Right for Your San Antonio Church?

Posted March 12th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Replacing And Repairing Stained Glass On San Antonio Churches

Stained glass windows are simply lovely and extremely cherished by the church parishioners in San Antonio churches. In fact, they are so loved that at Scottish Stained Glass, get quite many inquiries from church pastors and congregations trying to find out if their glass is salvable or whether it needs to be totally replaced. Perhaps the windows are sagging, dirty, chipped and cracked, or even missing pieces of glass and look in disarray. But these windows are perhaps 100 years old or more and possibly very valuable–so what to do? While there is no simple answer, below is some guidance on antique church stained glass to give you an idea of whether restoration or replacement may be better for your San Antonio congregation.

Weigh The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Repairing Stained Glass Windows

The cost of restoring damaged stained glass windows in your church, especially large ones, can be extremely expensive. But one must keep in mind that, once it is restored, the value of this antique stained glass window will be 4x more valuable than a new window. So keep in mind that, while a new window may cost less initially, it will be decades before it builds the value of a restored antique. In regards to the cost, at Scottish Stained Glass San Antonio, we may be able to help you with fundraising ideas we have seen other churches do. In our experience, this is a project we have seen most congregations eagerly support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

Many customers initially are hesitant to replace their church stained glass because they believe that the antique glass cannot be matched. While matching old glass techniques is difficult, since we have the most skilled stained glass repair artists in the state of Texas, we are able to precisely match almost any stained glass or technique old or new. We also have developed special methods for removing and restoring very large church stained glass windows too. The process does take quite a bit of time but will restore these windows of great sentimental and monetary value to their original luster and beauty, making them last for years and years to come.

Consider The History Of Your Glass

Finally, don’t forget what a long and wonderful history your San Antonio church stained glass comes with. If your stained glass is very old (dating back to the early-mid 20th century) it may be the case that your church’s stained glass windows were designed and built by a master of stained glass making them valuable. The work by this skilled artisan of the time plays an important part of the history of your church too. In this case, investing in an extensive stained glass repair project may well be the best choice for your congregation.

See a church restoration for yourself in the video below!

Scottish Stained Glass For Your San Antonio 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 San Antonio church stained glass.

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Fort Collins’ Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 8th, 2018 by Martin Faith

The Fort Collins community agrees that historic stained glass preservation should be top priority in Fort Collins’ historic theaters, museums, and restaurants. This rare art form can display so much powerful imagery, symbolism, and more, reflecting artistic movements in history. Scottish Stained Glass is humbled to have helped so many in the Fort Collins community restore their antique stained glass pieces. We’ve completed dozens of commercial restoration projects and would love to help you with yours!

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Historical preservation is vital to any community. Many of the antique stained glass panels featured throughout Fort Collins’ historic theaters, museums, and restaurants are starting to reach the age of inevitable deterioration. When stained glass is about 75 – 100 years old, the glass and/or lead came may start to disintegrate, requiring it to undergo restoration. Historic stained glass restoration can actually increase antique value, improve property equity, and potentially increase customer retention while attracting new customers. Preserving heritage is important for our future generations– we hope to restore your stained glass panels for another 100 years.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

If you start to notice any visible damage or distortion on your stained glass windows, give us a call for an immediate consultation. Even if you’re uncertain if your stained glass is ready for restoration or just needs simple repair, we can help you determine if it’s a candidate for repair, restoration, or replacement. We conduct an assessment on your Fort Collins property to analyze your stained glass and to prepare a proper project estimate. Here you’ll understand the cost-benefit analysis and hopefully want to restore your beautiful, antique pieces of history.

For more information regarding Fort Collins historic stained glass restoration or to schedule an on-site consultation, please give us a call anytime:

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Colorado Springs Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 8th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass Colorado Springs is proud to partner with local historic theaters, museums, and restaurants in order to conserve antique stained glass windows and panels that may be housed in these properties. Stained glass restoration offers our community the opportunity to preserve these unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of art. From sentimental to monetary benefits, Colorado Springs historic commercial property owners have a lot to benefit from this intriguing process.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

With a multitude of benefits, restoring stained glass in Colorado Springs is highly significant due to its heritage preservation. Stained glass started breaking down around the 75 – 100 year mark, meaning a lot of our stained glass windows are starting to disintegrate. The restoration process can actually prolong these stained glass panels for another 100 years, allowing future generations to appreciate their historical value, sentimental worth, and symbolic messages. Stained glass restoration can actually increase property value, improve antique equity, and optimize customer retention and attraction. It’s important to us to help your community preserve as much heritage as possible.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

Our team of experienced, local stained glass artisans can help you start your historic stained glass restoration project in a timely, worry-free manner. If you see signs of deterioration, we recommend giving us a call as soon as possible so we can begin the assessment. If you’re uncertain about what your stained glass requires, we can help you with that too. Your stained glass may require simple repairs which wouldn’t require us to remove it. If you stained glass needs restoration, we do need to transport it back to our workshop in order to properly restore it. In some cases, the cost outweighs the benefits and we may recommend replacement. The decision is always up to you of course, we’re just happy to help in whatever way possible.

For more information regarding your Colorado Springs historic stained glass restoration, please give us a call: (719) 380-9193

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Salt Lake City’s Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to have helped Salt Lake City preserve their stained glass windows through historic stained glass restoration. We’ve completed dozens of restoration projects throughout the Salt Lake area, helping the community safeguard these historically prevalent stained glass panels. Stained glass starts to deteriorate around the 75 year – 100 year mark, making it relevant for historic commercial property owners to start investigating the process. Salt Lake City theaters, museums, and restaurants that these stained glass windows occupy need to start considering if they need/want to repair, restore, or replace these pieces.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Stained glass preservation is vital to Salt Lake’s community since these pieces of art are often one-of-a-kind and feature powerful symbolism and imagery. Stained glass can represent a certain time in history, tell a story, or display certain artistic inspirations of its time. Stained glass restoration also offers the additional benefits of increased antique equity, improved property value, and can lead to higher customer retention and attraction. Salt Lake historic commercial property owners have a lot to benefit from when it comes to antique stained glass restoration.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

We make getting started on your historic stained glass restoration project simple and stress-free. If you notice any signs of deterioration or need help spotting them, we’re happy to start with an on-site consultation. From there we can determine which stained glass panels are candidates for repair, restoration, or replacement. It’s important for us to identify what causes have lead to deterioration of your stained glass, so we can ensure these factors won’t cause as much harm in the future.  Our restoration goal is to prolong product life for another 100 years.

If you have any questions regarding historic stained glass restoration, please give us a call: (801) 895-4383

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Kansas City’s Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Kansas City is known for their beloved stained glass features housed throughout the city in historic theaters, museums, and restaurants. The Kansas City community agrees that preserving historic stained glass for future generations is an important task. These rare treasures can feature symbolic messages, significant art, and meaningful sentiment. Antique stained glass around the age of 75 – 100 years are most likely ready for restoration. We always recommend restoring at the first signs of deterioration in order to prevent any potential irreversible damage.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Restoring stained glass is vital to preserving Kansas City heritage and history. Many theaters, museums, and restaurants that house these stained glass features are often visited by the community in order to enjoy these relics. Historic commercial property owners can actually increase their property equity, improve antique value, and restore their stained glass for another 100 years. These financial benefits definitely make historical preservation worth it. Stained glass restoration can also lead to more customer retention while attracting new ones.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

Our historic stained glass restoration project begins with an on-site consultation. Whether you’ve spotted signs of deterioration or would like us to determine if your stained glass is ready for restoration, we’re happy to help you get started. The assessment determines what external factors have lead your stained glass to require restoration. This allows us to create individualized restoration plans for each piece based on their requirements. Our goal is to preserve these treasures for another 100 years for more generations to enjoy. The assessment can provide the project estimate as well, giving you the opportunity to analyze the costs and benefits.

For more information regarding historic stained glass restoration in the Kansas City area, please give us a call anytime: (816) 399-3764

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Dallas’ Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass is proud of our acclaimed historic stained glass restoration process. We’ve completed dozens of antique stained glass restoration throughout the Dallas area– helping our community preserve these historical treasures and one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Many of these stained glass panels are featured through Dallas’ theaters, museums, restaurants, and more. With so many benefits both monetary and sentimental, stained glass restoration has a lot to offer Dallas’ historic commercial property owners.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Stained glass preservation is significant in most communities due to its rich history and unique symbolism. Many of Dallas’ theaters, museums, and restaurants actually attract patrons with their exclusive stained glass pieces. The restoration process can actually be a great ROI and prolong your stained glass for another 100 years. Historic stained glass restoration can actually improve antique value, increase your property’s equity, and help retain and attract customers. With so many benefits, stained glass restoration is definitely something historic commercial property owners should look into.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

Our team of local stained glass artisans begin the historic stained glass renovation process by helping identify candidates for restoration. Some stained glass may need simple repairs while others can cost significantly more than their value to restore, meaning replacement can be a better financial option. No matter what your stained glass requires, we can help. We begin with an on-site assessment that identifies underlying issues, structural integrity, and more. This assessment allows us to give you an accurate project estimate while giving you all the information for a proper cost-benefit analysis. If you decide to proceed with the restoration process, we transport your historic stained glass back to our repair studio.

For more information regarding stained glass restoration, please give us a call: (972) 591-8413

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in San Antonio’s Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass San Antonio is proud to have helped preserve so many beautiful, meaningful stained glass pieces throughout the San Antonio area. These one-of-a-kind stained glass pieces are featured throughout San Antonio’s historic theaters, museums, and restaurants. Stained glass unfortunately begins to disintegrate around the 75 – 100 year mark, meaning a lot of the antique stained glass in your community is ready for restoration. Stained glass restoration offers San Antonio historic commercial property owners an extensive list of benefits.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Preserving heritage through stained glass restoration is vital to any community, especially San Antonio’s. These historic theaters, museums, and restaurants that house these pieces usually attract customers because of their historic features. Stained glass can showcase powerful symbolism and beautiful art– your community will thank you for preserving these pieces of heritage for them. Not only is stained glass restoration significant on a sentimental level, restoration can actually lead to higher antique value, increased property equity, and higher customer retention and attraction. This great ROI can actually prolong your stained glass for another 100 years, giving future generations heritage to treasure.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

Stained glass restoration is recommended once disintegration and deterioration begin to happen. There are many signs that can tell you if your historic stained glass is ready for restoration or not– warped glass pieces, missing glass pieces, deteriorating lead, discoloration, and more. We’re happy to help you get started on this project with an on-site consultation in order to determine the factors that have lead to deterioration as well as how to strengthen your piece for optimized quality of life. The assessment will reveal project estimates as well as cost-benefit analysis.

For more information regarding historic stained glass restoration in the San Antonio area, please give us a call: (830) 214 7835

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Austin’s Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Austin’s historic theater, museum, and restaurant owners agree that preserving the antique stained glass features is significant in multiple ways. Stained glass windows add a lot of character and history important to these types of establishments– many customers may be inspired or emotionally tied to these beautiful, unique pieces of art. Historic stained glass begins to deteriorate when they’re around 75 – 100 years old. That’s why more and more antique stained glass pieces are now under consideration for restoration. Did you know that proper stained glass restoration can actually lead to another 100 years of product life?

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Stained glass has often been used as an expressive medium in the past– artists can convey messages relying heavily on symbolism and imagery. Preserving these pieces of heritage and history can actually increase antique value, improve commercial property equity, as well as attract and retain customers to your establishment. The restoration process can definitely end up being a great ROI and preserves these one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Austin commercial property owners agree that increasing investment property value is always significant, especially when it can help heritage features remain available to the community.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

If your stained glass is displaying any signs of deterioration or damage, it’s important to have experienced stained glass artisans complete an on-site assessment. This assessment allows us to analyze causes of damage while providing more accurate estimates and determining if the stained glass is worth restoring, repairing, or replacing. We like to help our customers make the most informed decisions, offering different options and price points. If you decide to preserve your piece of history, we carefully deliver the stained glass to our repair studio for the restoration process.

For more information regarding historic stained glass restoration, please give us a call: (512) 539-0455

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Houston’s Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Houston is renowned for their beautiful, historic stained glass windows that are featured throughout different historic theaters, museums, restaurants, and more. Did you know that stained glass typically starts to deteriorate around the 75 year – 100 year mark? Many stained glass pieces are reaching that age, making historic stained glass restoration a relevant issue. In order to prevent further damage, stained glass should be restored during the first stages of deterioration. With a multitude of opportunities and benefits, stained glass restoration can deliver another 100 years of product life.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Not only is it extremely significant to preserve heritage through stained glass restoration, this intriguing process can actually increase antique equity, improve property value, and attract more guests and customers to your historic Houston theater, museum, or restaurant. Protecting and prolonging stained glass pieces can really add character and enrichment to these public buildings, inspiring our community and sharing messages through a different media they’re not used to. Proper stained glass restoration can be a great ROI, allowing Houston commercial property owners an opportunity to continue preserving history for generations to come.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

If you’re starting to notice any signs of stained glass deterioration, including warped glass pieces, damaged/fallen glass pieces, white film on your stained glass, brittle lead deterioration, etc. please contact us immediately. Once we schedule an on-site consultation, we can analyze all the root problems causing your stained glass to deteriorate and create a custom plan-of-action in order to better restore your stained glass. We can provide estimates and cost-benefit analysis regarding the historic stained glass restoration to help you make the most informed decision. Once you’ve decided whether or not to proceed, we can take it from there– transporting your stained glass back to our studio for repair.

For more information regarding historic stained glass restoration, please give us a call: (303) 766-3811

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Denver’s Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Did you know that you can actually preserve your historic stained glass for an additional century? Most stained glass windows and panels start to deteriorate around the 75 year – 100 year mark. We always recommend starting the restoration process after the first signs of deterioration are present. After proper restoration is completed, we can actually prolong your stained glass for another 100 years until it needs to undergo another restoration process. Restoring the stained glass in your Denver historic theaters, museums, and restaurants can add serious equity to your commercial property while preserving a piece of art and history.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Stained glass restoration is such a renowned, appreciated process due to the fact that it preserves heritage, history, and significant pieces of art. Alongside the sentimental value, stained glass restoration can actually increase the antique value, heighten property equity, and improve commercial building aesthetics. Antique stained glass can add that certain, unique charm to Denver historic theaters, museums, restaurants, and more. We’d like to think that in another 100 years the owners of these beautiful antique glass pieces will be appreciative of our restoration process and value the heritage preservation.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

The historic stained glass restoration process begins with an on-site assessment. Our team of local stained glass artisans complete an assessment that determines the root problems causing deterioration as well as provides an estimate for the project and cost-benefit analysis. Once you’ve decided to go ahead with the historic stained glass restoration, we carefully remove and transport your pieces back to our repair studio. We restore each piece of glass and create new, stronger leading for the lead came. You’ll be stunned by the appearance of your newly restored stained glass once we’ve reinstalled it.

For more information regarding historic stained glass restoration for your Denver commercial property, please give us a call: (303) 766-3811

Should Your Congregation Repair Or Replace The Stained Glass On Your Austin Church?

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Replacing And Repairing Stained Glass On Austin Churches

Stained glass windows are as beautiful as they are cherished by the parishioners that adore them. So much so here in Austin that, it is no wonder we, Scottish Stained Glass, get quite a few inquiries from church pastors and congregations trying to decide whether to replace or repair the stained glass windows in their chapel. Perhaps they are sagging, dirty, chipped and cracked, or even missing pieces of glass and look beyond repair, but they are over 100 years old and possibly very valuable–what to do? While there is no simple answer, below is some guidance on antique church stained glass to give you an idea of what to do next.

Weigh The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Repairing Stained Glass Windows

The cost of restoring some badly damaged stained glass windows, large ones, in particular, can be very expensive, however, once it is restored, the value of this antique stained glass window can be up to four times the value of a new window. So while a new window may be less upfront, it will be decades before it builds the value of an antique. In regards to the cost, at Scottish Stained Glass Austin, we may be able to give you advice on fundraising drives like we have seen other churches do to restore your gorgeous stained glass. This is a project we have seen most congregations eagerly support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

A lot of customers that come to us, do not initially consider restoration because they believe that the antique glass cannot be matched. Make no mistake, matching old glass techniques is difficult but, as some of the most skilled stained glass repair artists in the state of Texas, we have access to the finest custom glass manufacturers in the world and can make or have made exact matches to your current glass. We also have developed special methods for removing and restoring massive church stained glass windows The process is lengthy and could take months but will restore these windows of sentimental and monetary value to their original luster and beauty, making them last for decades to come.

Consider The History Of Your Glass

Most importantly, don’t forget what a long and glorious history your Austin church stained glass comes with. If your stained glass is very old (dating back to the early-mid 20th century) it is possible your church’s stained glass windows were designed and built by a master craftsman of the time making them valuable and something that plays an important part of the history of your church. In this case, investing in an extensive stained glass repair project may well be the best choice for your congregation.

Scottish Stained Glass For Your Austin 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 Austin church stained glass.

Replacement v Stained Glass Repair: Which One Is Right for Your Houston Church?

Posted March 5th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Signs Your Stained Glass Needs To Be Repaired Or Replaced

Stained Glass WindowsStained glass is a lovely artform cherished by many church parishioners in Houston area churches. It is so beloved in fact, that it is no wonder we, Scottish Stained Glass, get myriads of inquiries from church pastors or congregations fretting over whether to replace or repair the stained glass windows that are perhaps sagging, dirty, chipped and cracked, or even missing pieces of glass. Whether to restore or repair is a question that does not have one simple answer but here is a bit of guidance for you.

Weigh The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Repairing Stained Glass Windows

While it is true that the cost of restoring some badly damaged stained glass windows, particularly large ones, is quite expensive, once it is restored, the value of this antique stained glass window can be up to four times the value of a brand new window. A new window may be less upfront but will require decades before it builds the value of an antique. As for the cost factor, Scottish Stained Glass may be able to help you with a fundraising drive to restore your gorgeous stained glass, a project we have found most congregations are eager to support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

Many of the customers that come to us for their Houston church windows do not initially consider restoration because they believe that the antique glass cannot be matched today. However, this is categorically untrue. As some of the most skilled stained glass repair artists in the state of Texas, we have access to the finest custom glass manufacturers around the globe and can have specially made glass built to match your original. Not only that but, we have developed special methods for removing and restoring massive church stained glass windows The process may take months but will restore these windows of sentimental and monetary value to their original luster and beauty and make them durable for decades to come.

Consider The Historical Value Of Your Glass

Often times congregations forget what a long and glorious history their Houston church stained glass comes with. If you stained glass is very old/dating back to the early-mid 20th century, it is possible your church’s stained glass windows were designed and built by a master artist, which makes them an important part of the history of your church. In this case, investing in an extensive stained glass repair project may well be the best choice for your congregation.

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Scottish Stained Glass For Your Houston Church Stained Glass Restoration

If your church stained glass is showing signs of wear or has not been inspected in some time, it is best to have Scottish Stained Glass come in and consult with you. With old stained glass, it is best not to wait as the damage will only grow worse and more costly to repair over time. Contact us today for a free, onsite consultation of your Houston church stained glass.

Why Choose Scottish for Your Fort Collins Church Stained Glass Restoration

Posted March 4th, 2018 by Martin Faith
fort collins church stained glass restoration

At Scottish Stained Glass, we operate with a different mindset than the average glass studio. We’re passionate about our work and our clients. We’ve worked with religious groups of all types in Fort Collins on their church stained glass restoration projects. This work is a true joy for us, and we like to think that after 25 years of experience, we’re pretty good at it too. Below, we’ve outlined some of the reasons that makes us experts in the art of glass making and stained glass restoration.

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Colorado Springs Church Stained Glass Restoration: Why Experience Matters

Posted March 4th, 2018 by Martin Faith
Colorado Springs church stained glass restoration

If your Colorado Springs church has stained glass windows that need restoration because they are damaged or deteriorating, it’s important to get the repairs done as soon as possible. Neglected issues can lead to further, more complicated problems and unnecessary expense. However, restoration is not a matter that should be rushed into hastily without care or consideration. Working with an experienced studio is crucial as it can make a huge difference in the results.

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How to Find the Right Studio in Salt Lake City for Church Stained Glass Restoration

Posted March 4th, 2018 by Martin Faith
salt lake city church stained glass restoration

Caring for your stained glass windows and conducting routine maintenance inspections is important for preserving their beauty and structural integrity. During an inspection, you should take care to check your windows regularly for signs of deterioration. If you do notice signs of deterioration like cracked glass pieces, misshapen or sagging leading, or other signs of wear, it’s important to get a professional inspection done as soon as possible.

However, not all studios are capable of handling this type of highly technical and meticulous job, which is why it’s important to carefully consider your options. In this post, we’ll discuss how to find the right studio in Salt Lake City for church stained glass restoration and what to look for in a repair company.

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