Fort Worth Stained Glass
Does your congregation have stained glass that you believe has reached the end of its life?
Well, it is important for you to know that when church stained glass gets around 80 years old, it usually it is time for restoration, thorough repairs but the damage is by no means irreparable. The reasons for your church’s stained glass being in such a state of disrepair vary but it is usually a mix of environmental factors, age, neglect and the way it was built at the time. But if you think you think it is beyond repair the truth is–it is probably not. Read on to find out why.
Church Stained Glass That Is Old And Looks Lifeless Can Be Cleaned
Church stained glass, leading and framing are actually things that can be cleaned and brought back to their former luster. Sure, the lead may look heavily tarnished and the glass may not have bright coloring anymore but our deep cleaning will bring back those colors and get that lead looking shiny again. Plus, at Fort Worth Stained Glass, we offer on or off-site cleanings, depending on which other repairs are needed. However, one thing always rings true– the luster of your church’s stained glass will blow you away when we are done.
Chapel Stained Glass That Is Bowing Or Sagging Can Be Restored
When church parishioners see bowing wooden or steel frames on church stained glass windows they immediately think–the damage is irreparable. And for good reason–when the support structure of stained glass windows start to bend, sag and bow, the state of your stained glass is pretty bad. However, we regularly deal with stained glass in this state and know we can almost always fix it and when we are done–it an issue for another century or even two! Not only do we rebuild the frame and structure of your church’s stained glass windows but we also use modern lead additives to give it more strength too!
Church Stained Glass That is Chipped, Cracked Can Be Repaired
Church stained glass that is chipped, cracked or missing may appear to be beyond repair on the surface. Once a glass panel falls out, people often incorrectly assume that the whole stained glass windows are done for. But this is actually not that big of a problem–, especially for our expert restoration team. In fact, some chips and cracks we can fix right in the window. However, for more seriously damaged windows further repairs are required in our studio. There, we can fix almost anything and also match the most obscure colored or textured glass pieces.
If you love your Fort Worth church’s stained glass but fear its time has come, make sure to contact us before taking it out or destroying it. There is often life left in these types of church stained glass windows still! At Fort Worth Stained Glass we are happy to consult with you on how to bring it out! Contact us today for more info!
Have you noticed some considerable damage to your Fort Worth church stained glass? You may think your stained glass is beyond repair if you see missing glass pieces, cracked glass, disintegrating lead, warped shaping, etc. While in some cases replacement is more cost-effective than restoration, there are some severe cases that are worth restoring. Finding the experienced stained glass contractor that can complete the proper analysis can help your church make the right decision.
Stained Glass And Its Symbolic Meanings
Here in Fort Worth, as you likely know, is full of absolutely lovely stained glass. All around our lovely city, churches, and chapels large and small, have some of the most outstanding stained glass to grace the house of God. But, what many people don’t understand about stained glass here in Fort Worth and around the world is– the stained glass designs and even colors have extremely deep meaning. In fact, almost all stained glass in churches is symbolic of other deeper concepts. And in fact, besides being lovely, stained glass has meaning too. If you want to know what the stained glass in your Fort Worth church represents read below to find out more.
Why Symbols And Colors Were Used On Stained Glass
In churches here in Fort Worth, and around the world for that matter, are full of symbols on wood carvings, on tapestries and stained glass. While stained glass windows were made to be gorgeous, they also were used as an education tool. You see, since poor people in the very distant past, were unable to read, the church, by using pictures, symbols, and colors, were able to educate the commoners by using stained glass as a picture book. In fact, stained glass windows were called “ The Bible of the Poor” since they were so heavily involved in instructing illiterate peasants. However, even after reading became commonplace, these symbols, and colors, already established in their meaning, continued to be used as choices to convey a spiritual message.
Common Stained Glass Symbols And Colors And Their Meaning
Jesus: Lifelike images, crosses, lambs, shepherds
The Holy Spirit: flames, winds, a white dove
The Saints: a man or woman; symbols associated with them, the manner in which they were martyred him or her
Virgin Mary: A female figure often wearing blue, the color blue
Stained Glass Color Symbolism
Blue: Heavenly Love, Virgin
Grey: Mourning, Humility
Green: Spring, Charity, Life over death
Purple: Royalty God The Father
Red: Love, Hate, Martyred
Violet: Love, Truth, Passion, Suffering
White/Gold: Innocence, Holiness
Yellow: Jealousy, Treason, Deceit
If your Fort Worth church has stained glass that you would like to restore, repair and ultimately preserve for the next generation, contact us at Fort Worth Stained Glass today!
Add beautiful and functional custom art work to your Fort Worth Home, Church, or Business with Scottish Stained Glass
San Antonio is a city rich with history, an attribute which is reflected in its architecture. There are many churches, homes, and buildings in San Antonio that are over 100 years old and a great number are adorned with stained glass windows. At San Antonio Stained Glass, we are proud to be part of the tradition of preserving this ancient form of art and work with business owners, religious institutions, and homeowners all throughout the city to provide them with unique and compelling stained glass designs. Our team of artisans, engineeers, and glassmakers have the talent and skill to create a wide range of stained glass styles, from traditional looks like art deco to more contemporary styles like clear glass with custom bevel clutsters or Celtic knot designs.
We serve the entire city of San Antonio, including the Dowtown San Antonio area, Midtown, Alamo Heights, Southtown, and the surrounding area. No matter where you're located, we're always willing to come to you. When you work with us, you'll be provided with a free onsite consultation with one of our most talented designers. We pride ourselves in being attentive to our customers' needs. We accomplish this by listening carefully and staying in constant communication throughout each project. It's our goal to create something beautiful and unique that you feel proud to show off in your home or building.
Whether you're looking for a new stained glass window for your home or need restoration or repairs for the vintage or antique stained glass in your church, we can provide you with the expertise and services you need. Our stained glass windows make a stunning addition to any building, and are also very practical due to their ability to filter light and add privacy. We invite you to experience the joy that stained glass can bring to your life by contacting our studio today!