Stained Glass Pricing
How Stained Glass Appraised?
At Fort Worth Stained Glass we often blog about how stained glass windows add value to homes right here in the Fort Worth or anywhere in the country for that matter. And today we would like to point of that getting an appraisal is the best way to estimate that value. Now, you may be thinking “Aren’t appraisals only something for galleries or auctions?” but in actuality, appraisals are relevant, accessible and something you may want to consider for insurance policies or to help with an estimate for the sale of a home. Regardless of whether you are talking about an antique stained glass window, a stained glass window built in the last twenty years or a church stained glass window an appraisal is something to consider and we have listed some of the basics about appraisals below.
Who Can Appraise My Fort Worth Stained Glass Window?
As we mentioned stained glass appraisals are extremely accessible–especially with such widespread access to appraisers through the internet. In fact, regardless of location: church, synagogue or home, your stained glass window can be appraised by a professional from the American Consultation of Stained Glass, online at www.americanstainedglass.org.
What Do Stained Glass Window Appraisers Look For?
Appraisers look for many different features when determining how much stained glass windows are worth. Below are some of the key things that can increase or decrease the value of your stained glass.
Stained Glass Design: Whether or not the pieces are painted/fired with stencil designs or are they straight colored glass. Did the artist use straight lines or varied lines? More often than not, varied lines involved more time and effort to cut the glass, therefore adding value.
Stained Glass Construction Techniques: An appraiser will count the layers used–most glass has around 1-4. Look for custom painting design involved as opposed to just simple leadlines and no design. See if there any medallions, figures or symbols used in the design. *Note: Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to stained glass elements–smaller stained glass pieces used in a window compared to larger pieces, that automatically increases the value.
Stained Glass Artist: Appraisers will consider who made the glass, also, when and where. This reason for this is because, just like with high-end art, certain names command more respect and money in the stained glass world.
Stained glass Age: Age is also a factor. Typically older the windows are worth more as they is harder to replace. The rarer something is, the higher price it will always command.
Stained Glass Condition: Finally, appraisers will look at the current condition of the glass to see how good (or bad) it is, as well finds out if it has a protective coating.
As with most things, there are plenty of factors that go into determining the value of stained glass windows. What’s more, estimates will even vary from appraiser to appraiser. If you have any questions on stained glass appraisals or are thinking about adding a stained glass masterpiece to your Fort Worth home or church, contact Fort Worth Stained Glass today!