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!