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

Pre-Made v. Custom Stained Glass: Which is Right for Your Denver Home?

Posted April 4th, 2018 by ssgadmin

It’s always a great time to invest in your Denver home– whether you’re looking to do a small home project or a large renovation, stained glass is always an unique element to consider! When deciding on decorative stained glass pieces for your home, you have the option of choosing a pre-made stained glass panel or a custom stained glass piece. Both offer endless design options in regards to colors, textures, imagery, and more. Deciding which one is right for your home can seem tedious, but our portfolio features amazing pre-made and custom created stained glass.

Deciding Between Pre-Made v. Custom Stained Glass

Scottish Stained Glass has completed over 70,000 stained glass installations including pre-made and custom pieces. Pre-made stained glass offers Denver homeowners a more affordable option. With so many different styles and colors provided by pre-made stained glass panels, homeowners will still have a large selection to choose from. We have one of the largest pre-made stained glass inventories in the nation, guaranteeing you’ll find the right investment to compliment the rest of your home. Custom stained glass is significantly more expensive since it is labor and design intensive. Our team of local stained glass artisans can help you design virtually anything, bringing your ideas to fruition. For custom stained glass design, you’re welcome to look at our portfolio for inspiration or sit down with one of our stained glass artisans to hand design your piece.

Stained Glass Installation for Your Denver Home

Whether you choose pre-made or custom stained glass for your Denver home, the installation process is held to the same standard. We install your new stained glass piece into your home directly over existing windows or by building a framing system to house your stained glass panels. We can always build a new window frames to accommodate your investment or modify existing windows.

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For more information regarding pre-made and custom made stained glass for your Denver home, please give us a call: (303) 766-3811

Should Your Fort Collin’s Church Replace Or Restore Its Historical Stained Glass?

Posted March 28th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Replacing And Repairing Stained Glass On Fort Collins Churches

Fort Collins is an older city here in Colorado and arguably has some of the most beautiful and aged church stained glass windows in the state. Each of these windows has a unique look and an even more distinct history. They are ostensibly valuable pieces of history and rightfully cherished by the parishioners of the churches they grace. In fact, churchgoers love them so much, we do quite a few restorations in the Fort Collins area. However, not every church is sure what to do with the stained glass they know needs work and so we often get the questions on whether replacement or restoration is better. This makes sense since often times the glass can look beyond repair and large-scale repairs are known to be timely and expensive. When we get this kind of inquiry we always tell church patrons that whether to replace or repair stained glass is really a decision they need to make based on their individual stained glass and budget. However, we can shed some light on factors to consider when making that decision as we have below.

Weigh The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Repairing Stained Glass Windows

Restoring damaged stained glass windows, especially very large ones, can get pricey. However, once they are restored, they are 4x more valuable than new stained glass windows. While a new window may cost less upfront, it will be decades before its value is near that of a restored antique stained glass window. If your church wants to restore the glass but lacks the funds, we, at Scottish Stained Glass Fort Collins are happy to give you advice on fundraisers we have seen other churches do. In our 25+ year experience, this type of project is one most congregation and even communities readily support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

Another reason churches hesitate to replace their stained glass is that they think antique glass cannot be recreated the same as theirs, which could be 100 years old. While it is true that techniques used to create antique stained glass are often hard to replicate, happily, here at Scottish, we hire the best-stained glass repair artists in the state and they are nearly always able to match any stained glass panel. Also, for those very large windows, we have developed special methods for removing and restoring and reinstalling them just as they were. Keep in mind these types of restorations are lengthy but well worth it once the amazing windows on your church, so full of sentimental and monetary value, are restored back to their original luster and beauty for the next 80-100 years.

Consider The History Of Your Church Stained Glass

Finally, church members must never forget how much historical value their Fort Collins church’s stained glass windows hold. Their value is as much monetary as it is sentimental–so keeping them and restoring them when possible is a good idea. If your stained glass is very old (dating back to the early-mid 20th century) it is likely that your church’s stained glass windows were crafted by a stained glass master of the time– increasing their value. Works by skilled artisans plays an important part in the history of Fort Collins and your church and likely worth preserving.

Scottish Stained Glass For Your Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins church stained glass.

Stained Glass Restoration In Colorado Springs: Preserving Pieces Of History

Posted March 27th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Replacing And Repairing Stained Glass On Colorado Springs Churches

Colorado Springs arguably has some of the most beautiful stained glass windows in the country, all with their own unique look and history. These gorgeous pieces of history are cherished by the parishioners of the churches they grace. In fact, they are so loved, we do quite a few restorations in the Colorado Springs area here at Scottish Stained Glass. However, not every church is sure what to do with their aging stained glass windows and one question we get quite often is whether to replace or restore. This makes sense since often times the glass can look beyond repair: the frames may be sagging or the glass itself is dirty, chipped, cracked, or even missing pieces of glass altogether; conditions all too common in stained glass windows that are nearing 100 years old. When we get this kind of inquiry we always tell church patrons that whether to replace or repair stained glass is really a case by case decision, however, we can shed some light on factors to consider when making that decision as we have below.

Weigh The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Repairing Stained Glass Windows

Restoring damaged stained glass windows, especially very large ones, is usually quite expensive. However, once they are restored, the value of these stained glass window is actually 4x that of valuable any new window. While a new window may cost less initially, it will be decades before its value is close to that of a restored antique stained glass window. Since funding a project like this is always an issue, at Scottish Stained Glass Colorado Springs, we are happy to give you advice on fundraisers we have seen other churches do. It has been our experience that this type of project is one most congregation and even communities readily support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

Another reason churches hesitate to replace their stained glass is that they think antique glass cannot be matched or recreated the same. While it is true that techniques used to create some older stained glass are often hard to replicate, we are happy to report that at Scottish, we hire the best stained glass repair artists in the state, who are able to precisely match nearly any stained glass panel. Also, for those very large windows, we have developed special methods for removing and restoring and reinstalling them precisely. Keep in mind these types of restorations are lengthy but well worth it once the amazing process brings these windows of such value (both sentimental and monetary) back to their original luster and beauty for the next 100 years.

Consider The History Of Your Church’s Stained Glass

Finally, church members must never forget the long and unique history their Colorado Springs church’s stained glass windows. Their value is as much monetary as it is sentimental–so keeping them and restoring them may be the best idea. If your stained glass is very old (dating back to the early-mid 20th century) it is likely that your church’s stained glass windows were designed by a stained glass master of the time, greatly increasing their value; works by this skilled artisan plays an important part in the history of your church and something you may want to preserve.

Scottish Stained Glass For Your Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs church stained glass.

Is it better to repair church stained glass or restore it?

Posted March 21st, 2018 by ssgadmin

Replacing And Repairing Stained Glass On Salt Lake City Churches

In and around Salt Lake City, one can find many beautiful stained glass windows on myriads of churches. This gorgeous pieces of history are all cherished by the parishioners of the churches they adorn. They are so loved that here, at Scottish Stained Glass, we get calls all the time from area congregations about restoration. One question we get quite often is whether the old stained glass is something they should have repaired or whether replacement is a better option. This is because often times glass looks beyond repair: the frames may be sagging or the glass itself is dirty, chipped, cracked, or even missing pieces of glass altogether. Stained glass in this condition is all too common as many windows are nearing 100 years old. Whether to replace or repair stained glass is really a case by case decision 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 big windows, can be quite expensive. However, once they are restored, the value of these stained glass window is 4x more valuable than a new window. While a new window may cost less at first, it will be decades before its value is equal to a restored antique stained glass window. When it comes to funding for such large restoration projects we, at Scottish Stained Glass Salt Lake City, may be able to guide you as we have seen many congregations hold various fundraisers for their beloved stained glass. In our experience, this type of project is one most congregation and even communities readily support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

One common reason churches hesitate to replace their stained glass is that they think antique glass cannot be matched. While it is true that techniques used to create some older stained glass are often obscure and hard to replicate, at Scottish, we have some of the most skilled stained glass repair artists in the state, able to precisely match nearly any stained glass panel. We also have developed special methods for removing and restoring the biggest of church stained glass windows. Keep in mind these types of restorations can take quite a while but our amazing process brings these windows of great sentimental and monetary value back to their original luster and beauty for the next 100 years or so.

Consider The History Of Your Church Stained Glass

Lastly, don’t forget the long and incredibly unique history your Salt Lake City church stained glass holds. Many stained glass windows hold both monetary and sentimental value–so keeping them may be the best idea. If your stained glass is very old (dating back to the early-mid 20th century) your church’s stained glass windows could have been designed by a stained glass master of the time, greatly increasing their value. Also, works by this skilled artisan play an important part of the history of your church and something you don’t want to take away.

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Scottish Stained Glass For Your Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City church stained glass.

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