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


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.

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