Stained glass restoration can be a big undertaking for any church in the Denver area. There is the cost to consider but there is also time to consider as well. The amount of time the stained glass windows will be gone from your chapel—and also the time your church congregation will donate to organizing the repair. For these reasons, churches need to ask the question—how will this restoration ultimately benefit them.
Three Ways Restoration Benefits Churches
- Preserving Church History: For many congregations, their stained glass windows, even ones that need to be repaired, are a point of pride. As well they should be! These windows are a much a part of church history as the many members that have marked many significant occasions beneath them: weddings, funerals, and confirmations just to name a few. The cost of losing this beloved piece of church history far outweighs the cost of a restoration.
- Preserving Denver History: There are so many wonderful things about Denver and one of them is buildings like your church and the historical significance of its antique stained glass windows. By restoring your stained glass windows then, your church will be keeping its place in city history as well. This is why a good way to fund your church stained restoration is through historical grants.
- Savings On Future Repairs: Stained glass (especially church stained glass) is different from other antiques. It is not worth more in its original state. When a church stained glass window begins to structurally (about 80 years of age)—it is in danger of becoming worse by the day. And this ultimately leads to total failure. So by restoring the windows in your chapel, you are actually saving from what would have definitely been a more extensive restoration in the future.
These are all excellent and compelling benefits to understand the true cost of repairing your church’s stained glass. For more information, or to have us come out and give you an appraisal ($500 minimum) here in the Denver area or most states in the US—contact us at Denver Stained Glass today!