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

Posted March 7th, 2018 by ssgadmin

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 ssgadmin

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 ssgadmin
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 ssgadmin
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 ssgadmin
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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