How Long Does Stained Glass Last


Stained glass is one of those timelessly durable materials that last generations.  Stained glass made in the 20th century will typically last about 80-100 years before the lead starts to fail and put the window at risk of being lost.   However, as a stained glass owner, there are some things you can do to extend the life of your window for as long as possible. 

Caring for Your Austin Home’s Stained Glass Windows

It is a good idea to think of your stained glass window as a piece of art.  As these valuable additions to homes age, they gain value you want to keep it looking as good as you can for as long as you can.  The key to the long life of your stained glass is proper maintenance.  Below are a few tips from us to you to help you care for your home’s gorgeous and valuable stained glass.

Prolong the Life of Your Austin Home’s Stained Glass With Regular Cleanings

 Regular maintenance is the key to the long life and continued brilliance of stained glass.  Grime will build up on stained glass–especially because this type of glass usually has more texture that catches dirt.  By lightly dusting your home stained glass regularly, you stop the dirt from building up. To avoid build-up, regularly go over your stained glass with a duster or gentle soapy water, and remember not to use too much pressure.  Leave the deep cleaning to the professionals.

Prolong the Life of Your Austin Home’s Stained Glass with Regular Professional Cleanings

Having your stained glass cleaned by a professional once a year is a very good thing for your stained glass.  This is especially true if you are someone who forgets to do regular cleanings. A professional has the right tools and cleaning solutions to get your windows really clean. Also, they will get a close look at your glass to see if there are any issues emerging over time. 

Prolong the Life of Your Austin Home’s Stained Glass by Having Small Damage Repaired Right Away

When the weather gets rough in Austin, it can cause minor damage to stained glass windows.  Although stained glass is durable small weather-related breakage, chips or scratches do occur.   These smaller problems are easily fixed and don’t cost very much to repair.  If you wait to have repairs done, it could start to affect the structure of the glass.  This could result in pieces of glass falling out and that usually means very expensive structural repairs.

For more information on stained glass maintenance and repair in Austin, contact us today!

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