Stained Glass Benefits
Repair your broken stained glass
On 11, Jan 2015 | No Comments | In Stained Glass Benefits, Stained Glass For Homes | By Martin Faith
Do you have a stained glass window, lamp, or other piece of stained glass that is broken? Perhaps it has a couple of cracked or chipped pieces of glass. Perhaps it is missing a piece or two. And perhaps you have wondered if you should just leave it the way it is, or is it really worth the expense to have it repaired? When it comes to stained glass repair, Denver residents are unsure of their piece’s worth or what a repair might cost them.
For people with antique stained glass, family heirloom stained glass, or just stained glass that they really love, repair can be a great option and does not have to be expensive.
With our expert stained glass repair, Denver stained glass lovers can have their pieces fixed and taken back to their original beauty. Stained glass repair is usually less extensive of an operation than a full stained glass restoration, but they both require uninstalling the stained glass from the window or door. The extent and type of damage will determine whether the piece is a candidate for repair or restoration.
For a simple stained glass repair, Denver Stained Glass will uninstall the window and bring it back to our studio. If it has a missing piece of glass, we will start at the edge of the window closest to the missing piece and disassemble the window only as much as necessary to replace that missing piece. We have access to hundreds of colors and types of glass, and can even custom order special glass if necessary to replace it. Once we have the right glass, we will cut it to size and install it, adding new lead strips that match the existing ones, for a unified appearance.
Stained glass repair, Denver customers tell us, gives them back the pieces that they love. And the fact is, if the window or other stained glass panel is an antique, the repaired version will be worth about four times the amount of a brand new stained glass of the same size. So please consider consulting with an expert about your damaged stained glass before you give up on it.
For larger pieces, sometimes gravity takes its toll and the window can bow inward or sag in its frame. If this is the case, it’s likely that the window will require a full restoration with new lead that has been fortified for strength.
For more information about stained glass repair, Denver or anywhere up and down the Front Range, we hope you will get in touch with us today. Give us a call or use our handy web form on our Contact page.