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

Posted April 5th, 2018 by ssgadmin

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

How Cleaning and Strengthening Prolongs Stained Glass

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

Cleaning and Repairing Kansas City Church Stained Glass

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

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

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

Posted April 5th, 2018 by ssgadmin

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

Signs of Stained Glass Deterioration in Dallas Synagogues and Temples

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

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Stained Glass Restoration Fundraising Options

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

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

Cathedral Stained Glass Restoration: Exploring Your Options in San Antonio

Posted April 5th, 2018 by ssgadmin

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

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

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

Cathedral Stained Glass Restoration Process

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

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

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

Posted April 4th, 2018 by ssgadmin

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

Creating the Handcrafted Look with Stained Glass

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

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Custom Handcrafted Stained Glass for Your Austin Home

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

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

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

Posted April 4th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Finding a privacy solution for your Denver home can be difficult especially when you don’t want to sacrifice natural light. Luckily, stained glass offers many creative privacy solutions that won’t obstruct natural lighting while blocking all unwanted views into your home. These elegant pieces can be chosen from pre-made stained glass panels or custom made to perfectly compliment the existing theme of your home. Scottish Stained Glass is proud to be the leading source for privacy stained glass solutions in the Denver area.

Privacy Stained Glass Options for Denver Homes

Stained glass offers a beautiful, artistic alternative to window film, curtains, blinds, and other window coverings. Stained glass is perfect for homeowners seeking an abundance of natural light while needing privacy. Leaded glass, or clear stained glass, offers a timeless, elegant look that also doubles as a privacy solution. Leaded glass compliments any room in your Denver home from bathrooms to dining rooms, entryways, hallways, bedrooms, basements, and more. Privacy stained glass can be utilized in virtually any room homeowners would still like natural light transmissions. Privacy stained glass can also come in colorful design options. Both pre-made and custom made stained glass panels can feature clear, colorful, or both stained glass, elevating your curb appeal and functionality in each room.

Stained Glass Installation for Denver Homes

Whether you decide on leaded or colorful, pre-made or custom made stained glass, Scottish Stained Glass has you covered. We ensure a quick, stress-free installation process minimizing downtime for your Denver home. We can custom build a new window into your home or utilizing existing windows– whatever you prefer. We determine to necessary reinforcements for each stained glass piece based on your home’s individual needs and requirements.

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For more information regarding stained glass privacy solutions for your Denver home, please contact us or give us a call: (303) 766-3811

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