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Adding Stained Glass to the Entryway of Your Denver Home

Posted January 4th, 2018 by Martin Faith

The real estate market in Denver is thriving right now due to the fact that Denver is the fastest growing city in the U.S. It’s definitely a seller’s market here, which is great news for Denver homeowners! With this strong, current trend in the real estate market, it’s a great idea to add more equity and curb appeal to your home and investment. Adding stained glass to your entryway can really add that special, unique touch to your Denver home!

Considering Privacy Stained Glass for Your Entryway

The standard glass featured in many entryways is great for allowing natural light into your home, but unfortunately doesn’t give any of the resident’s privacy. Privacy stained glass is a great option for those who want natural light in their entryways as well as reducing outside visibility. Blinds and drapes aren’t really options for entryways, so privacy stained glass is your best option for better concealment.

Increasing Your Denver Home’s Value

Adding stained glass to your entryway is a wonderful, creative way in quickly increasing your Denver home’s perceived and resale value. According to HGTV, home improvement projects cost approximately 20 to 25 cents to the dollar- the other 75 to 80 cents spent go directly back into the home through increased value. The entryway is also projected as the highest cost regained percentage in renovation at 85.6%, almost 10% higher than a kitchen or basement remodel. Remodeling your entryway is a great starting point to any home renovation since it’s the smallest project and highest cost regained investment.

Stained Glass Styles

Stained glass styles can range from antique to contemporary, from colorful to clear and textured. With so many different styles and colors to choose from, you can really create a custom piece of art for your entryway. We have talented, local stained glass artisans that will work with you every step of the way to custom make the grand entryway that will escalate your curb appeal!

Call today to schedule an in-home consultation about how we can transform your entryway: (303) 766-3811

 

Get Your Kansas City Home Ready for Winter with a Stained Glass Fireplace Screen

Posted October 31st, 2017 by Martin Faith
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It’s only a matter of time before winter hits Kansas City. Soon, it will once again be that time of the year where we can gather around the fireplace, drinking hot cocoa and sharing laughs with our loved ones. If you’re like many Kansas City residents and enjoy spending time around your fireplace during the winter, why not dress up your fireplace a little bit this year with a stained glass fireplace screen for your Kansas City home!
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Stained Glass Window For The Perfect Basement Remodel

Posted October 27th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass For A Basement Renovation

Basement renovations are all the rage right now in Kansas City, as real estate booms and people flock to the Midwest, and across the nation. Renovating a basement can add not only square footage to your Kansas City home but also a significant amount of retail value. One thing we recommend considering for your basement remodel is stained glass windows. This simple but lively addition will turn any basement into a stunner and is relatively inexpensive. Read on to find out why we think basements are the perfect place for stained glass windows.

Stained Glass Windows For Your Kansas City Basement Remodel

At Scottish Stained Glass we have seen many boring basements turn into something spectacular with stained glass. If you are doing a renovation on your Kansas City home, this is the perfect time to add this wonderful and versatile feature. There are many reasons why we believe this:

Stained Glass Brightens Your Basement: Let’s face it–basements are dull and boring. However, stained glass can bring that pop of color to your basement remodel that really makes it stand out. Don’t settle for an average basement–get something you’re really going to love and somewhere you want to spend time with stained glass.

Stained Glass Covers Ugly Window Wells In Basement: Basements typically have ugly views of the ground, street or even worse, window wells. If you are taking the time to redo your basement, don’t settle for mediocre views or curtains. Instead get something lovely, personal and stylish like stained glass windows to cover the less than perfect views.

Beyond just treating the window with stained glass you are, of course always adding value to any stained glass window you add to your Kansas City Home. Contact Scottish Window Tinting for a free, stained glass window estimate for your basement today!

A Guide To Stained Glass Appraisal

Posted October 26th, 2017 by Martin Faith

How Stained Glass Is Appraised?

We often talk about how stained glass windows add value to homes right here in the Colorado Springs area and in other cities across the country that we serve. How stained glass adds value is based essentially on how the glass appraises. You may think appraisals are only something for galleries or auctions but in all reality, regardless of whether you are talking about an antique stained glass window, a stained glass window built in the last twenty years or a church stained glass window, appraisals are relevant, accessible and something you may want to consider for insurance policies or to help with an estimate for the sale of a home. So how are stained glass windows appraised? Find out the basics below!

Who Can Appraise My Colorado Springs Stained Glass Window?

As we mentioned stained glass appraisals are very accessible–especially in the age of the internet.  Regardless of location: church, synagogue or home, it can be appraised by a professional from the American Consultation of Stained Glass. They can found online at www.americanstainedglass.org.

What Do Stained Glass Window Appraisers Look For?

Appraisers look for a variety of features when determining how much stained glass windows are worth. Below are some of the key elements that can increase or detract from the value of your stained glass.

Stained Glass Design: Ex: Are the pieces painted/fired with stencil designs or are they straight colored glass? Did the artist use straight lines or varied lines? Varied lines involved more time and effort to cut the glass, therefore making it worth more.

Stained Glass Construction Techniques: will also count the layers used– some use two layers; some use four. Is there custom painting design involved or just simple leadlines and no design? Are there any medallions, figures or symbols used in the design? These are some of the things appraisers will look at when determining value.
*Note: Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to stained glass elements–smaller stained glass pieces used in a window compared to larger pieces, that automatically increases the value.

Stained Glass Artist:  Appraisers will consider who made the glass, also, when and where.  This is because, just like with high-end art, certain names command more respect and money in the stained glass world.
Stained glass Age:  Age matters, as well. Typically the older the window the more it’s worth as it is harder to replace.  The rarer something is, the higher price it will always command.

Stained Glass Condition: Finally, appraisers will look at the current condition of the glass to see how good (or damaged) it is, as well as the presence of or lack of a protective coating.

As with most things, there are plenty of factors that go into determining the value of stained glass windows–and estimates will even vary from appraiser to appraiser. If you have any questions on stained glass appraisals or are thinking about adding a stained glass masterpiece to your Colorado Springs home or church, contact Scottish Stained Glass today!

Mid-Century Modern Stained Glass Is An Excellent Choice For Your San Antonio Home!

Posted October 24th, 2017 by Martin Faith

The Best Stained Glass Style For Your San Antonio Home

If you are thinking about an affordable and valuable home improvement for your San Antonio home, stained glass should be high on your list. This is because stained glass is such a gorgeous addition to any home in the San Antonio area and for that matter, anywhere in the country. Not only does it brighten rooms but also adds curb appeal and a higher resale value to your home. At Scottish Stained Glass, we love all styles of stained glass windows, however, if you are looking for a style to be in vogue for years to come, Mid-century modern stained glass is an excellent choice. As it were, we get request upon request for this style stained glass and for good reason. But what is mid-century modern stained glass and what can you expect this design style to look like? Read below and find out all about this beloved American style.

Mid-Century Modern Stained Glass For Your San Antonio Home

The term mid-century modern refers specifically to architecture, furniture, and graphic design from the middle of the 20th century (1933 to 1965). The styles hallmarks are its clean lines both straight and curved, bold graphic patterns and use of high contrast colors. In the stained glass arena, it often means glass that borrows from architectural designers like Frank Lloyd Wright or other well-renowned designers/styles from that same era. Some purists may argue against including certain designers and styles from early 20th century under the heading of mid-century modern, but, in our experience, these design styles hold a certain inalienable mid-century charm that works for stained glass applications
The pattern below is a great example of what you can expect with a mid-century modern stained glass window for your San Antonio home.

This window, done in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright, is everything a mid-century inspired stained glass window should be–using beautiful and bold straight lines with strong leading and beautiful pops of color. The best part about this style is it will match beautifully with nearly any style of existing decor too!

If you would like to find out more about mid-century modern style windows for your San Antonio home, contact Scottish Stained Glass today!

Texas Pride Turned Into Life With “Texas Style” Stained Glass

Posted October 23rd, 2017 by Martin Faith

Texas Style Stained Glass For Your Austin Home

You live in Texas, so if you are anything like us and about a million other Texans you just love this state! That’s right, life is good here in Texas the northern border to the southern tip, we have an enviable way of life. Here at Scottish Stained glass, we see Texas pride up close and personal all the time in the form of requests for stained glass with Texas iconography in it. That’s right, proud Texans here in Austin and all over Texas come to us on a regular basis with ideas for Texas pride inspired stained glass windows for their homes that we turn into lovely masterpieces that are now the envy of all their neighbors. Below are just a few of the Texas pride stained glass windows that we can create for you!

Styles Of Texas Pride Stained Glass For Your Austin Home

The Texas Lone Star Stained Glass: Probably the coolest and most iconic symbol of our beloved state is that single, proud star that we all know and love. Typically we do it in red, white and blue glass to pay homage to our beloved USA but it looks just as good in clear and textured stained glass too!

The Texas Longhorn Stained Glass: In Texas, we are known for our Longhorns and that symbol is everywhere you look around these parts. What better way to spice up your Austin home and show a love for the Longhorn that made Texas what it is today!

A Texas School: If you went to a college or university in Texas, chances are, you are a fanatical sports fan of that very same school. What better way to show pride for your alma madder than a stained glass window emblazoned with its colors, name or mascot!

If you live in the Austin area and want to add Texas pride stained glass windows to your Austin home, contact Scottish Stained glass today!

Scottish Stained Glass’s Signature Aspen Leaf Pattern For Your Denver Home

Posted October 23rd, 2017 by Martin Faith

Our Signature Aspen Leaf Stained Glass Pattern For Your Colorado Home

Fall is in full swing here in Denver and all across Colorado for that matter. The days are getting shorter and even with the sun shining brightly as it almost always does here, you can still fill the Autumn chill in the air. Nearly everywhere you go you catch the smell of pumpkin spice something or other in the air and it intoxicates you with nostalgia. Best of all the leaves of the trees that line the streets of Denver are burning bright with color: red Maples, Orange oaks and, of course, the brilliant yellow Aspens. In Colorado, the Aspen tree is nearly as iconic as the Rocky Mountains themselves, which is likely why at Scottish Stained Glass our signature Aspen Leaf pattern is a customer favorite. It is the perfect design for a perfectly Colorado home and here are a few reasons why it will work in yours.

Aspen Leaf Stained Glass Pattern For Your Denver, Colorado Home

In our 25+ year of stained glass service to Colorado communities, one pattern that is wonderfully Colorado and has stood the test of time is our signature Aspen Leaf pattern and below are reasons it will fit well in your Denver home.

Matches Any Decor: Although this pattern can be colorized, it typically uses clear and textured glass to create a beautiful dancing light masterpiece. A stained glass window made with clear and textured glass goes with any decor because there are no potentially clashing colors.
Blends Well Your Colorado Surroundings: Since Aspens are commonplace and well loved in Colorado, your Aspen leaf stained glass will blend seamlessly with the beauty that is already around us.
Timeless Style: A pattern as simple and elegant as our signature Aspen leaf pattern will always
look good and never go out of vogue!

If you love our signature Aspen stained glass pattern and want to make it a lovely addition to your Denver home, contact Scottish Stained Glass today for a free consultation and a speed estimate!

Which Style Of Stained Glass Will Work Best For Your Dallas Home? Find Out Here!

Posted October 18th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Choosing The Best Stained Glass Style For Your Dallas Home

Dallas is a large and very eclectic city with houses from many different eras.  Some of our Dallas clients come to us concerned with finding a stained glass window that matches the time period in which their home was built.  While when you home was built can influence the type of stained glass window that is right for your home, the best style of stained glass Dallas home is really more about your personal tastes than it is the style of house. For example, if you have a vintage home, a contemporary designed stained glass window will actually blend quite well.  Whether a stained glass window matches your existing decor or simply your own personal tastes, the key to success is really your personal preference.  You don’t want to pigeonhole your design decisions based on what period your home was built in because mixed style houses and stained glass windows is what gives your home personality.  In fact, many styles of stained glass windows mix and match beautifully with other similar or very different architectural designs. We, at Scottish Stained Glass, have listed below a few of our favorite design styles and a few top home styles they would match.

Stained Glass Styles For Your Dallas Home

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Stained Glass: Often known for its geometric lines and architectural feel, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired stained glass windows blend perfectly with any contemporary home but also look stunning in mid-century modern homes as well.

Mackintosh Style Stained Glass: Known best for the iconic Glasgow rose pattern at times has elements of both straight geometric lines on some designs and more slowly Art Nouveau on others. Because of their exquisite beauty and deep range of shapes and colors, Mackintosh style stained glass windows are a wonderful fit for something as modern as this century or even on houses from the Victorian Era.

Art Deco Style Stained Glass: Full of intricate and repeating patterns, colors and strong use of beveled glass, Art Deco style stained glass goes perfectly in today’s modern home, mid-century modern homes and of course, any home built in the 20’s or 30’s.

As you can see from the style pairings above, stained glass windows are wonderful and versatile additions to any home in the Dallas area. Whether you are looking to modernize a vintage home or give your modern home a more natural feel, stained glass will transform and enhance any home.

Contact Scottish Stained Glass for more information and a free stained glass design consultation for your home today!

Beautiful Tiffany Style Stained Glass For Your Salt Lake City Home!

Posted October 17th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Tiffany Style Stained Glass In Salt Lake City

At Scottish Stained Glass, we often hear the terms “Tiffany Glass” Or “Tiffany Style” Stained Glass” from our customers. What many people may not know is they are actually two separate things. Tiffany Glass, as it happens, was a style was developed and refined in the Tiffany studios between 1878 to 1933. On the other hand, Tiffany style stained glass is any glass created outside of the Tiffany studio, using a look similar to Tiffany Stained Glass. The hallmark characteristics they aim to emulate being bold textures and deep hues using light as an impetus rather than paint. It is a well renowned and often reproduced American style that we here in the Salt Lake City branch of Scottish Stained Glass get many requests for. It is understandable as it adds an air of elegance and sophistication to any home window, although bedrooms and entryways are the most requested areas. Not only do we have the ability to use similar techniques to this highly refined style, we are always happy to use something as beautiful as Tiffany as inspiration for your custom stained glass! We have outlined some different inspiring Tiffany looks and techniques below to inspire you too!

Opalescent glass: The term “opalescent glass” is commonly used to describe glass where more than one color is present. It is very shiny with an almost raw pearl-like quality.


Favrile Glass: Often has a distinctive characteristic that is common in some glass from Classical antiquity: it possesses a superficial iridescence. This iridescence causes the surface to shimmer but also causes a degree of opacity.

 

Ripple Glass: Refers to textured glass with marked surface waves. Tiffany made use of such textured glass to represent, for example, water or leaf veins.Refers to a sheet of glass with a pattern of irregularly shaped, thin glass wafers affixed to its surface. Tiffany made use of such textured glass to represent, for example, foliage seen from a distance.

The textures above there are just some of the many stained glass looks by TIffany worthy of emulating! And, as it were, they are all beautiful! If you are like many in the Salt Lake City area who admire the gorgeous Tiffany Glass and want similar beauty and elegance in your home, Contact us today at Scottish Stained Glass for a free design consultation and quote!

Why Fall Is The Perfect Season To Install An Iconic Aspen Leaf Stained Glass Window

Posted October 10th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Aspen Leaf Stained Glass For Your Fort Collin’s Home

Fall has most definitely come to Colorado, you can feel it in the chilly air at night and see it with the swarm of pumpkin spice foods, coffees, candies and more. Colorado is near perfect in the Autumn, while the temperatures do dip from time to time, overall it is very comfortable and a great time for improvements to your Fort Collins home. At Scottish Stained Glass this is right around the time of year we start getting requests for more nature-driven patterns on stained glass for people’s home. Overwhelmingly we get requests for one of our most beautiful, and also most reflective of Colorado culture patterns–the Aspen leaf. Nothing could be more iconic to Colorado on stained glass than the petite, perfect and pretty Aspen leaf and branch. Here in our lovely city of Fort Collins Aspen trees turning bright yellow are everywhere and truly cherished by anyone who has come to love Colorado. Which is why Aspen leaf stained glass makes such wonderful addition to any Fort Collins home. If pure local beauty wasn’t reason enough to invest in Aspen leaf stained glass for your home, consider the other benefits of stained glass too:

Privacy: When it comes to bathroom or entryway windows, where a little privacy goes a long way, stained glass is the perfect solution. A
Curb Appeal: Stained Glass windows add instant style to any home’s windows and with an Aspen leaf pattern your home will compliment your surroundings perfectly.
Resale Value: Dollar for dollar one of the best ways to increase your homes resale value is with little touches like stained glass windows. What’s more, the Aspen leaf design is so iconic to Colorado, you are sure to wow potential home buyers when to comes time to sell.

If you live in the Fort Collins area and are ready for a Fall home improvement that will add style and elegance to your already lovely home, contact us at Scottish Window Stained Glass for a free consultation and get one step closer to the beauty that surrounds you with a gorgeous Aspen leaf stained glass window!

Why Stained Glass Is the PERFECT Fit For Your Houston Home

Posted October 6th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass: The Perfect Fit For Your Houston Home

Stained glass is one of those architectural elements that really fits almost anywhere on any type of home. Did you ever wonder why that is? Well, we did–and it occurred to us that it has everything to do with do with style. Stained glass can match any style of home because it comes in so many different styles itself. Add to that the fact that is can be custom made to order and you have the perfect home accent for any home in Houston and anywhere in the world for that matter. It doesn’t matter if you are ultra hip and modern or more conservative and traditional–stained glass will work just as well for you either way because the styles of stained glass run the gamut from old school to new school and at Scottish Stained Glass Houston, we can help you find just the right stained glass masterpiece for your Houston home.

Stained Glass Style Guide For Houston Homes

Stained glass is so ubiquitous on homes in the Houston area and all around Texas because it comes in so many different, still beautiful themes, styles, colors, and textures. Below are a few examples of the most common styles you will see on homes in the area.

Patterened: Patterned stained glass includes repeating shapes, sizes, and colors. This symmetrical style allows for lower production costs while offering detailed and beautiful designs.

Tiffany Style: Opalescent glass, with its “milky” or “streaked” appearance, is a characteristic of Tiffany-style stained glass. This style also incorporates various layers and thicknesses of glass within each composition

Contemporary: Contemporary stained glass features minimal patterns and in some cases geometric lines. Designers like Greene and Greene or Frank Llyod Wright fit into this category. This style often incorporates dramatic lead lines as part of the imagery

Traditional: Stained glass in the traditional style includes realistically painted figures, flowers or foliage and usually an intricate lead matrix.

If any of these interest you, or you would like to explore more styles with us to put on your Houston home, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass Houston and schedule a free consultation for your very own work of glass art today!

Turn your Fort Collins basement into a stunning entertainment room with stained glass!

Posted October 6th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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Because Fort Collins was founded in the 1800’s, there are many homes in the city that are easily over a hundred years old. While these historic homes tend to vary in their structure and style, many of them do seem to have one thing in common: basements. A basement can be a great thing to have as it provides extra space that can be used as a guest room, wine cellar, or entertainment room. And what better way to decorate the basement in your Fort Collins home than with stained glass!
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Add Elegance & Beauty to Your Colorado Springs Home with Nature Themed Stained Glass

Posted October 6th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Home to Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, and miles of pristine wilderness, Colorado Springs is undeniably one of the most beautiful places in the world. Being a resident of this city almost automatically classifies you as a lover of nature as it rightfully should. There’s nothing in the world quite as captivating Colorado Springs’ breathtaking mountain views and scenery. And there’s no reason you should have to leave all that beauty behind you when you leave the trails, especially when you can commemorate the experience with a nature themed stained glass window for your Colorado Springs home.
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Great Churches of the World: the First Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City

Posted October 6th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Many who are familiar with the architecture in Salt Lake City know about the First Presbyterian Church, but few are away of its full story and history. Many people recognize this building as belonging to the National Register of Historic Places, but not all know about its hidden treasures and features. Within the First Presbyterian Church are some of the world’s most beautiful stained glass windows, renowned for both their colossal size and beauty.
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Create a vintage look for your Fort Worth bar, pub or restaurant with stained glass!

Posted October 5th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Creating a sense of authenticity is perhaps one of the most important aspects of running a restaurant. People enjoy both food and a dining atmosphere that’s authentic to its ethnic roots. And it’s up to the restaurant owner to create the right ambience and decorate authentically. This is not only something that people want from a culinary scene as renowned as Fort Worth; it’s something they expect. And thanks to stained glass, creating an authentic vibe for your Fort Worth bar, pub, or restaurant has never been easier.
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Beautify Your Kansas City Home with Stained Glass Hanging Panels

Posted October 5th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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Summertime has come to a close here in Kansas City and we have to admit, we’re pretty excited about it. The next few weeks will bring beautiful fall weather our way which means for plenty of time spent relaxing outdoors. And if you’re like many Kansas City residents and tend to spend a lot of time hanging out in your backyard, sunroom, or porch, you may enjoy a stained glass hanging panel for your home.
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Entertain your guests in style with kitchen & dining stained glass for your Dallas home!

Posted October 5th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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Fall has officially arrived in Dallas and with things starting to cool off, there’s plenty to look forward to within the upcoming months. In just a few short weeks, holiday festivities will be well on the way as we head toward the most wonderful time of year. Soon, it will be that time again to gather with loved ones over holiday dinners and celebrations. And what better way to get your home ready for than with kitchen and dining stained glass for your Dallas home!
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celebrate the change of seasons in denver with aspen stained glass

Posted October 5th, 2017 by Martin Faith

With the winter storm that happened this past weekend, it’s clear that a change of seasons is well on it’s way in Colorado. That’s right, fall has officially arrived in Denver. And with another autumn comes a new opportunity for leaf peeping! That’s right, the most beautiful time of year is now here. The Aspens are changing color in the mountains and it’s time to get outside and explore. And what better way to celebrate than with aspen stained glass!

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Scottish Stained Glass Extends Services to Houston as a Result of Hurricane Harvey

Posted September 15th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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The recent events that transpired in Houston were, to say the least, tragic. At Scottish Stained Glass, our hearts go out to those in Houston that were affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. That’s why we’re doing our part in our own very small way to help Houston’s home owners, churches, and historic buildings whose stained glass windows were damaged.

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Will Stained Glass Fade Because Of UV Exposure?

Posted September 14th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Fading Stained Glass In Your Fort Collins Home

At Scottish Stained Glass we do custom stained glass that if properly cared for, will last a lifetime and probably many after that. However, we also do stained glass repair and restoration for homes and churches all across Fort Collins and Colorado. As a local stained glass expert, we get a lot of different questions about proper stained glass care, upkeep, appearance and the like. One such line of questioning we get often is about stained glass fading. In high altitude environments like Fort Collins especially, stained glass owners are often concerned about the effects of UV light on their stained glass. Read below to find out our answer to this and what may be causing your stained glass to dull.

Will Stained Glass Fade?

The colors of stained glass windows do not fade over time. However, all stained glass is not created equal, there are a number of different “stained glass methods, like glazing, painting and laminating that are not as well equipped to stand the test of time. “Stained glass” like this, in which the color is not baked in at a very high temperature, could fade from long term exposure to UV light.

If Stained Glass Doesn’t Fade Why Does Mine Look Dull?

While we cannot speak directly about the makeup of your stained glass without examining it, assuming you do have actual faceted stained glass, it is likely diminished in sheen and color because of weather conditions, indoor and outdoor man-made pollution, and biological damage caused by pests such as pigeons, bats, and various microorganisms. Likely your stained glass simply needs to be cleaned in order to restore it to its former glory.

Why Doesn’t Stained Glass Fade?

The glass is sand and other minerals heated to very high temperatures to cause the silica (sand) molecules to incorporate the other minerals into its molecular structure. The color depends on what mineral is present. Once the glass is cooled, the molecular structures are “locked” in and only high heat will unlock it.

Typically, stained glass windows will last about 75 to 150 years before they are in need of re-leading as long as the windows are properly made. The glass itself is very durable to stand the test of time it is usually the frames and the lead that end up needing repair. Even in you have a broken or chipped piece of glass, this can be easily replaced or remedied.

Fort Collin’s Stained Glass Experts

If you have stained glass that looks dull, is sagging or has visible chips in it, contact Scottish Stained Glass for a free on-site evaluation of your Fort Collin’s homes stained glass windows and to schedule a restoration right away. The best way to preserve your lovely stained glass is preventative maintenance and Scottish Stained Glass is just the pro for the job!

How Stained Glass can block those ugly window wells in your Kansas City basement

Posted September 10th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Tired of looking at the ugly window wells in your basement? Conceal them in a stylish, discreet manner with a stained glass window. Stained glass is perfect for Kansas City homeowners who use their basement as a guest room, bar area, or entertainment room. It looks beautiful and it helps hide those little defects like window wells that can take away from the aesthetic appearance of your home.

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Are You Looking to Sell Your Dallas Home? Add Stained Glass for a Higher Resale Value!

Posted September 10th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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Are you looking to sell your Dallas home? The addition of stained glass to your entryway adds a WOW factor as prospective buyers first enter the home. It also provides privacy while allowing natural light into the entryway. With a stained glass entryway, you can potentially sell your home faster and may receive a higher bid from potential buyers.
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Adding a stained or belveled glass star to your San Antonio entryway shows Texas pride!

Posted September 10th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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For every Texan, there arises a certain sense of pride at the mention of your home state. With a beautiful natural landscape, diverse cuisine, enthralling nightlife, and a plethora of great sports teams, Texas is undoubtedly one of the best places to live in the country. And as a resident of San Antonio, one of the oldest and most historic cities in Texas, your sense of state pride couldn’t be any stronger. That’s why you should consider adding a stained or beveled glass star to the entryway of your San Antonio home.
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Frank Lloyd Wright inspired stained glass is a perfect addition to Austin’s many prairie style homes!

Posted September 10th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Did you know that many of the craftsman homes in Austin are actually inspired by the works of a famous 20th century architect? Many of these homes are fashioned in what’s referred to as the “prairie style” a design created by the famous artist Frank Lloyd Wright. Among other things, Frank Lloyd Wright was an artist and stained glass designer. In Austin, a city known for its richness in culture and devotion to the art’s, Frank Lloyd Wright’s work continues to live on in the many prairie style craftsman homes located throughout the city.

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Scottish Makes Efforts to Preserve Stained Glass in Denver’s Historic Capitol Hill & Congress Park Neighborhoods

Posted September 10th, 2017 by Martin Faith
stained glass restoration denver

Did you know that Scottish Stained Glass is working to preserve stained glass in Denver’s historic Capitol Hill and Congress Park neighborhoods? These neighborhoods are some of the oldest in the Denver metro area and are scattered with buildings that are hundreds of years old. In fact, in recent years, Scottish has completed several stained glass restoration projects in these areas on vintage commercial, residential, and religious stained glass.

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Scottish Stained Glass For Your Home’s Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Stained Glass

Posted August 23rd, 2017 by Martin Faith

Frank Lloyd Wright Style Stained Glass For Your Home

The design styles in architecture come and go. There have been so many it is almost impossible to keep up with them and while some were pretty awful there are a number of iconic styles that will remain forever in style and one of those is the work of Frank Llyod Wright. This master designer is the quintessential mid-century modern architect and designer and his creations still adorn some of the most remarkable buildings today. Likewise, his style is emulated throughout homes in America more than 100 years later. Frankly, we can ‘t get enough of this bygone design sense that greatly influenced the mid-century modern era or the designer that defined a generation of style. It is, for this reason, we offer Frank Llyod Wright style stained glass to our customers looking either for a good starting place or come in knowing they are looking for something in the “modern prairie style”.

What Does Frank Lloyd Wright Style Look Like In Stained Glass?

Describing a “style” can be a challenge. However, in the case of Frank Lloyd Wright inspired stained glass, it is pretty simple– clean, geometric, lines with marvelous uses of color.  See below:

However to hear it from the genius himself:

” … The windows usually are provided with characteristic straight line patterns absolutely in the flat and usually severe. The nature of the glass is taken into account in these designs as is also the metal bar used in their construction, and most of them are treated as metal ‘grilles’ with glass inserted forming a simple rhythmic arrangement of straight lines and squares made as cunning as possible so long as the result is quiet…”

The Frank Llyod Wright Inspired Stained Glass Experts

If you are looking for the perfect accent for your home and are as inspired as we are by the works of the master Frank Lloyd Wright, contact us today for a free, on-site consultation and allow your home to be graced with a piece of design history! Just like there is no more a master of the Modern Prairie Style than Frank Llyod Wright–there is no better company to recreate a Wright inspired stained glass window than Scottish Stained Glass.

Project Highlight: Del Rio, Texas First United Methodist Church Stained Glass Restoration

Posted August 23rd, 2017 by Martin Faith
del rio church stained glass restoration

While stained glass is considered to be mostly durable, there are factors that can cause it to lose its integrity and deteriorate. Defects in the construction of the panels or leading that has been exposed to too much heat and lost shape puts pressure on the glass and causes it to bow and crack. If these problems persist for too long without being addressed, pieces of glass may start to fall out, creating a safety hazard. Fortunately, the members of the First United Methodist Church in Del Rio, Texas noticed signs of deterioration in their stained glass before matters got out of hand.

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Kansas City’s Antique Stained Glass Restoration Specialists

Posted August 22nd, 2017 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass Restoration And Repair In Kansas City

At Scottish Stained Glass we know believe that stained glass should be an heirloom piece for your Kansas City home. Which is why, for the last decade +, we have made a huge part of our business stained glass repair and replacement. If you haven’t already seen the difference in a piece of stained glass after it has been restored to its former beauty, then you are missing out. At Scottish Stained Glass we use a simple, straightforward for all of our restorations to make it replacing or restoring a stained glass window in the Kansas City are as simple as possible

  1. In Home Consultations For Repairs: Architecture, especially in Kansas, is very diverse. Which is why we take the time to come to your home, inspect your glass, come up with a restoration or replacement plan and get your input. We outline pricing and scope of work at this time.
  2. Repairing Stained Glass: Our Expert craftsmen carefully clean, repair and create replacement pieces for your stained glass windows using a combination of old world techniques and modern technology.
  3.  Installation of  Repaired Stained Glass: Once our master stained glass craftsmen build the stained glass replacement parts to your exact specifications we reinstall the window or parts of the window on your Kansas home. We have many methods of installation and we clearly outline all of them to you and pick the right one for your job.

Kansas City Stained Glass Experts

We know our stained glass replacement process is the best because we have spent the last 2 decades refining it. We have repaired thousands of windows on homes and churches in the Kansas area and we can be trusted to get the job done one time and within budget every time. Contact us today for a free consultation for your Kansas City home’s stained glass windows!

Commercial Stained Glass for Malls

Posted August 13th, 2017 by Martin Faith
stained glass malls

Did you know that Scottish Stained Glass also makes stained glass for commercial properties? Incorporating stained glass into your building interior or storefront is a great way to create a vintage or rustic ambivalence. By adding this unique and eye catching art to your architecture, you can make your business stand out and attract the attention of customers passing by. Recently, Scottish Stained Glass had the opportunity to partner with a couple of business owners in Lone Tree, Colorado on the construction of their commercial property. The project involved making stained glass signs for some of the food court restaurants in the Park Meadows Mall.
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Painted Glass Landscapes Beautify Holladay, Utah Home

Posted August 1st, 2017 by Martin Faith

There’s no denying the beautiful of Utah’s diverse natural landscape. In the mountains, the eye is greeted with lush fauna, babbling brooks, and pines and in the valley’s, unique rock formations attract tourists from around the world. That’s why when one homeowner relocated to a small town in Utah, he decided that the first addition he would make to his home would be one that would stand tribute to Utah’s landscape. So, he set out to have two painted glass landscapes created for his Holladay home. And the results of the project were stunning.
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