Walking Through Residential Stained Glass Restoration from Start to Finish in Fort Collins


Fort Collins has some of the most beautiful historic homes in Northern Colorado, just take a cruise down Mountain Avenue and you’ll see many of them. Some of these iconic properties come with unique stained glass features and homeowners want to maintain these windows so that they look their best for years to come. With our simple 6-step process, Scottish Stained Glass can help you restore these pieces.

Fort Collins Stained Glass Restoration for Residential Properties

  1. Removal: The first step requires that we safely remove the existing stained glass from the frame. Once removed, we take it to our studio to put it through the restoration process. While the stained glass is in our care, we leave a temporary piece of glass in its place.
  2. Cleaning: To remove the grit and grime that build up over the years, we soak the glass for up to 2 weeks in a solution in our studio. The cleaning solution is gentle and won’t damage the glass. 
  3. Disassembly: After taking detailed photos, we take the stained glass apart piece by piece and number each of them. This will help us recreate this puzzle later in the process.
  4. Glass Replacement: We try to keep as much of the original glass as we can but if any pieces are chipped or cracked, we replace them with brand new glass that we keep in-house. 
  5. Reassembly: After every piece is cleaned and the necessary parts are replaced, we use the pictures we took in the third step to recreate the puzzle of the stained glass design.
  6. Reinstallation: Once the window is seamlessly reassembled, we reinstall the stained glass into your home. We also install a clear pane of glass over it to protect the design from the elements and other damaging forces.

Most homeowners want to restore and maintain their stained glass features but don’t know where to start. Our team of professionals can help make sure this process is done the right way. If you’re looking to restore historic or sentimental stained glass in your Fort Collins home, contact us today!

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