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Stained Glass Benefits

Your Denver stained glass restoration experts

On 14, Dec 2015 | No Comments | In Stained Glass Benefits, Stained Glass For Homes | By Martin Faith

When it comes to stained glass restoration, Denver residents are well advised to seek out a company with great experience in antique stained glass restoration projects large and small. Here at Stained Glass Denver, restoration is a large part of our business. We are always honored and intrigued at the chance to restore the work of a stained glass master who came before us. We love to study their designs and craftsmanship, and we love to restore their pieces back to their original beauty.

Today, we have restoration techniques that allow old stained glass to be revived and reinstalled to last another century or more. We are aware of the forces that affect stained glass and rebuild and reinstall in using every method at our disposal to counteract those forces. So the newly restored stained glass will be stronger and more durable, safer in its installation than it originally was. With our special techniques for stained glass restoration, Denver churches, temples, hotels, and homes can rest assured they are receiving excellent work.

Why would stained glass need restoration in Denver or anywhere else? The fact is, nothing, no matter how well crafted, can withstand the ravages of time forever. Although stained glass has been around for centuries, there was a big surge in its popularity in Denver and Colorado churches around the turn of the twentieth century. That popularity has continued, unabated, leaving many churches, chapels, and other houses of worship with stained glass that is antique or near antique status.

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The larger the stained glass window, the heavier, and the more its own weight combined with the forces of gravity will affect its stability over time. Various things can happen to the stained glass, causing the lead strips that hold it together to become brittle, bent, or otherwise damaged. When this happens, the entire window can start to sag or bow inward. This produces intense pressure on the glass pieces and they might start to loosen, crack, or fall out entirely.

When it comes to stained glass restoration, Denver citizens are encouraged to contact a professional about restoration at the first sign of trouble, as soon as they suspect the window might need repairs, because it will only become worse over time.

Stained glass restoration, Denver customers need to know, can be a lengthy process involving several separate stages done in our studio. We will clean, disassemble, fix, match new glass if necessary, and reassemble the window, sometimes over a period of months depending on the size.

Stained glass restoration, Denver clients should also be advised, can be quite costly. Contact us for more information, and be sure to inquire how we can help with the fundraising to pay for the restoration costs.

Fueled by a desire to preserve a centuries old tradition and one of the world’s most intricate and captivating art forms, Martin Faith is a dedicated craftsman and the proud owner of Denver Stained Glass. Using the skills he gained as a stained glass artisan in Glasgow, Scotland, Martin has spent the last thirty years focusing his efforts on creating exquisite works of art to adorn the walls of homes, churches, and buildings all across Colorado. His extensive knowledge in the areas of glassmaking, modern design, and historic preservation make him an expert in his trade and have given him a reputation as one of the most celebrated stained glass artisans of his time.