How to Enhance Your Colorado Springs Chapel’s Stained Glass

Posted April 5th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Colorado Springs is known for all its beautiful chapels and the many, historic stained glass pieces housed in them. These gorgeous antiques offer more than aesthetic appeal– they offer church goers symbolic messages vital to the worship process. Chapel stained glass offers inspiration and hope in many different ways to every congregation member that witnesses them. Enhancing your Colorado Springs’ stained glass is both beneficial for your followers as well as for your chapel’s equity.

Colorado Springs Chapel Stained Glass Repair and Restoration

Enhancing your Colorado Springs chapel stained glass is easy when you have Scottish Stained Glass at your disposal. From small, timely repairs to large restoration jobs, we’ve got you covered. If your stained glass isn’t quite ready for restoration but just needs a little love, we’re happy to help enhance its current state. From polishing and cleaning to simple in-chapel repairs, we can enhance your stained glass in multiple capacities. If your stained glass is a candidate for restoration, our acclaimed process can add another century of product life. Restoration can transform your existing stained glass, giving it a fresh, sparkling new look. Repair and restoration can provide the enhancement you’re seeking while adding additional antique equity for your chapel.

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Colorado Springs Chapel Restoration Process

Scottish Stained Glass is renowned for all our successful chapel stained glass restoration projects we’ve accomplished throughout the Colorado Springs area as well as the rest of the nation. Our comprehensive restoration process ensures that you and your congregation will be stunned by the appearance of your newly restored stained glass. Our extensive process restores each individual piece and completely remakes the lead came with modernized reinforcements. The assessment we complete determines causes of deterioration so we can individually custom plan proper restoration for your stained glass panels.

For more information regarding Colorado Springs chapel stained glass restoration, please contact us or call: (719) 380-9193

Creative Ways Stained Glass Adds Privacy for Salt Lake City Homes Without Sacrificing Light

Posted April 5th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Are you looking for a privacy solution for your Salt Lake City home that doesn’t sacrifice natural light? Finding the right window coverings can be difficult and often look tacky when you’re seeking a privacy solution. Fortunately, stained glass delivers a beautiful alternative answer for both privacy and aesthetics. Stained glass offers a multitude of design options while shielding unwanted views from onlookers and neighbors.

Privacy Stained Glass Options for Your Salt Lake City Home

There are many areas in your Salt Lake City home that requires privacy. From bathrooms to bedrooms, living rooms, family rooms, kitchens, hallways, entryways, basements, and more, there a lot of areas that homeowners would feel more comfortable in knowing there’s nothing viewable to the outside. Leaded glass, or clear stained glass, is always a classic, elegant look perfect for Salt Lake City homes. With beautiful bevels and intricate glass work, leaded glass offers the most visible natural light transmission. Colorful stained glass also offers a privacy option for those seeking a different aesthetic. Colorful stained glass still offers natural light transmission but not as much as leaded glass. Whether you’re looking for a more affordable, pre-made option or a custom made curated piece, Scottish Stained Glass has you covered.

Privacy Stained Glass Installation Process

When choosing to install privacy stained glass into your Salt Lake City home, you can choose to either utilize an existing window or to have a custom built window depending on placement and building structure. Stained glass can be installed and placed with existing windows, replace existing windows, or have custom framework created and built specially for your new stained glass panels. Our top-of-the-line graphic design software allows us to create finalized 3D images of your home with potential stained glass, allowing you to make the most educated decision regarding your investment.

For more information regarding privacy stained glass for your Salt Lake City home, contact us or give us a call: (801) 895-4383

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

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