Stained Glass Through Time: Ancient, Modern, and Future Works

Posted March 18th, 2018 by ssgadmin
denver stained glass through time

Stained glass has nearly a thousand year long history as a form of art. In early times, it was colored glass was used for pottery and jewelry. Today, stained glass windows are common for Denver area homes and churches, especially for luxury properties and historic buildings. Throughout the course of time, the practice of glassmaking has undergone many changes and as result, works have become more advanced and ornate. As technology advances, it’s quite likely that stained glass will continue to evolve and play an important role in architecture throughout the world.

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Should You Repair Or Replace The Stained Glass In Your Dallas Chapel?

Posted March 14th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Replacing And Repairing Stained Glass On Dallas Churches

Lovely stained glass windows can be all around the great city of Dallas and these relics of history are beloved to parishioners as they are beautiful. In fact, they are so loved that here, at Scottish Stained Glass, get a number of calls from church pastors and congregations wondering if the dated stained glass they adore, is something they should have repaired or whether replacement is the only option. Perhaps the window frames are sagging or the glass itself is dirty, chipped, cracked, or even missing pieces of glass altogether. Time it seems has taken a toll on these one magnificent windows. However, many of these windows are nearing 100 years old and as such, have accrued a lot of value–monetary and sentimental. Whether to replace or repair stained glass is a question very much answered on a case by case basis but we have outlined a few things for churchgoers to think about below to help give you some guidance.

Weigh The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Repairing Stained Glass Windows

Restoring damaged stained glass windows, especially very big ones, can be extremely expensive. However, keep in mind that, once it is restored, the value of this antique stained glass window will go up to nearly 4x the value of a new window. So, while a new window may cost less upfront, it will be decades before its value comes anywhere close to a restored antique stained glass window. Regarding the cost, at Scottish Stained Glass Dallas, we have seen many congregations hold fundraisers to restore their prized glass and are happy to give you some guidance on what we have seen. Also, in our experience, this is a project we have seen most congregations and communities eagerly support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

Many customers are hesitant to replace their church stained glass because they think antique glass cannot be matched. It is true that some old glass and the corresponding techniques are difficult, but since we have some of the most skilled stained glass repair artists in the state of Texas, precisely matching almost any stained glass panel is well within our wheelhouse. We also have developed special methods for removing and restoring very large church stained glass windows. This process usually takes quite a bit of time but will restore these windows of great sentimental and monetary value to their original luster and beauty. These restored windows will easily last another 80-100 years before needing restoration.

Consider The History Of Your Church’s Glass

Lastly, don’t forget what a long and unique history your Dallas church stained glass holds. If your stained glass is very old (dating back to the early-mid 20th century) your church’s stained glass windows may have been designed and built by stained glass master of the time, making them valuable. The work by this skilled artisan plays an important part of the history of your church and is valuable in and of itself. In this case, investing in an extensive stained glass repair project may well be the best choice for your congregation.

Watch an amazing church stained glasss restoration in the video below:

Scottish Stained Glass For Your Dallas 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 Dallas church stained glass.

Replacement v Stained Glass Repair: Which One Is Right for Your San Antonio Church?

Posted March 12th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Replacing And Repairing Stained Glass On San Antonio Churches

Stained glass windows are simply lovely and extremely cherished by the church parishioners in San Antonio churches. In fact, they are so loved that at Scottish Stained Glass, get quite many inquiries from church pastors and congregations trying to find out if their glass is salvable or whether it needs to be totally replaced. Perhaps the windows are sagging, dirty, chipped and cracked, or even missing pieces of glass and look in disarray. But these windows are perhaps 100 years old or more and possibly very valuable–so what to do? While there is no simple answer, below is some guidance on antique church stained glass to give you an idea of whether restoration or replacement may be better for your San Antonio congregation.

Weigh The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Repairing Stained Glass Windows

The cost of restoring damaged stained glass windows in your church, especially large ones, can be extremely expensive. But one must keep in mind that, once it is restored, the value of this antique stained glass window will be 4x more valuable than a new window. So keep in mind that, while a new window may cost less initially, it will be decades before it builds the value of a restored antique. In regards to the cost, at Scottish Stained Glass San Antonio, we may be able to help you with fundraising ideas we have seen other churches do. In our experience, this is a project we have seen most congregations eagerly support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

Many customers initially are hesitant to replace their church stained glass because they believe that the antique glass cannot be matched. While matching old glass techniques is difficult, since we have the most skilled stained glass repair artists in the state of Texas, we are able to precisely match almost any stained glass or technique old or new. We also have developed special methods for removing and restoring very large church stained glass windows too. The process does take quite a bit of time but will restore these windows of great sentimental and monetary value to their original luster and beauty, making them last for years and years to come.

Consider The History Of Your Glass

Finally, don’t forget what a long and wonderful history your San Antonio church stained glass comes with. If your stained glass is very old (dating back to the early-mid 20th century) it may be the case that your church’s stained glass windows were designed and built by a master of stained glass making them valuable. The work by this skilled artisan of the time plays an important part of the history of your church too. In this case, investing in an extensive stained glass repair project may well be the best choice for your congregation.

See a church restoration for yourself in the video below!

Scottish Stained Glass For Your San Antonio 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 San Antonio church stained glass.

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Fort Collins’ Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 8th, 2018 by ssgadmin

The Fort Collins community agrees that historic stained glass preservation should be top priority in Fort Collins’ historic theaters, museums, and restaurants. This rare art form can display so much powerful imagery, symbolism, and more, reflecting artistic movements in history. Scottish Stained Glass is humbled to have helped so many in the Fort Collins community restore their antique stained glass pieces. We’ve completed dozens of commercial restoration projects and would love to help you with yours!

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Historical preservation is vital to any community. Many of the antique stained glass panels featured throughout Fort Collins’ historic theaters, museums, and restaurants are starting to reach the age of inevitable deterioration. When stained glass is about 75 – 100 years old, the glass and/or lead came may start to disintegrate, requiring it to undergo restoration. Historic stained glass restoration can actually increase antique value, improve property equity, and potentially increase customer retention while attracting new customers. Preserving heritage is important for our future generations– we hope to restore your stained glass panels for another 100 years.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

If you start to notice any visible damage or distortion on your stained glass windows, give us a call for an immediate consultation. Even if you’re uncertain if your stained glass is ready for restoration or just needs simple repair, we can help you determine if it’s a candidate for repair, restoration, or replacement. We conduct an assessment on your Fort Collins property to analyze your stained glass and to prepare a proper project estimate. Here you’ll understand the cost-benefit analysis and hopefully want to restore your beautiful, antique pieces of history.

For more information regarding Fort Collins historic stained glass restoration or to schedule an on-site consultation, please give us a call anytime:

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Colorado Springs Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 8th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Scottish Stained Glass Colorado Springs is proud to partner with local historic theaters, museums, and restaurants in order to conserve antique stained glass windows and panels that may be housed in these properties. Stained glass restoration offers our community the opportunity to preserve these unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of art. From sentimental to monetary benefits, Colorado Springs historic commercial property owners have a lot to benefit from this intriguing process.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

With a multitude of benefits, restoring stained glass in Colorado Springs is highly significant due to its heritage preservation. Stained glass started breaking down around the 75 – 100 year mark, meaning a lot of our stained glass windows are starting to disintegrate. The restoration process can actually prolong these stained glass panels for another 100 years, allowing future generations to appreciate their historical value, sentimental worth, and symbolic messages. Stained glass restoration can actually increase property value, improve antique equity, and optimize customer retention and attraction. It’s important to us to help your community preserve as much heritage as possible.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

Our team of experienced, local stained glass artisans can help you start your historic stained glass restoration project in a timely, worry-free manner. If you see signs of deterioration, we recommend giving us a call as soon as possible so we can begin the assessment. If you’re uncertain about what your stained glass requires, we can help you with that too. Your stained glass may require simple repairs which wouldn’t require us to remove it. If you stained glass needs restoration, we do need to transport it back to our workshop in order to properly restore it. In some cases, the cost outweighs the benefits and we may recommend replacement. The decision is always up to you of course, we’re just happy to help in whatever way possible.

For more information regarding your Colorado Springs historic stained glass restoration, please give us a call: (719) 380-9193

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