Entertain your guests in style with kitchen & dining stained glass for your Dallas home!

Posted October 5th, 2017 by ssgadmin
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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 ssgadmin

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 ssgadmin
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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 ssgadmin

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 ssgadmin

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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