Is Historical Restoration of Stained Glass a Smart Decision for Your Commercial Space?

Is Historical Restoration of Stained Glass a Smart Decision for Your Commercial Space?

Stained glass is not just something that was installed only in churches when Dallas was coming into its own. Around the turn of the 20th-century stained glass was put in various types of buildings as the west boomed. From retail stores to banks and bars–stained glass was a noteworthy trend. This same commercial stained glass, made over 100 years ago, is now due for restoration. This is because it was only made to last about 100 years before needing restoration so it could fall into permanent disrepair if not attended to. But, there are other reasons to do so– quite a few! Below we have listed some of the most compelling reasons to have the stained glass in your Dallas commercial space brought back to life.

Restoring Commercial Stained Glass Strengthens Community Ties

When we work with Dallas churches to restore their stained glass windows– the entire community tends to come together to help. Commercial spaces are no different. If your stained glass is over 100 years old, it is considered historical. This means community historical preservation societies and even grants are likely available to help. These organizations are the gateway to those around your commercial venture. Restoration then, allows your business to interact with the community in a unique way to benefit the community.

Restoring Commercial Stained Glass Attract New Clients

Stained glass is stunning and that is likely the reason it was installed in your commercial space in the first place. It was meant to attract people and improve the stock of the establishments it graced. Whatever your stained glass looks like now, it likely pales in comparison to what it will look like once the glass is restored. When you invest your time and money in the stained glass of your Dallas commercial space, it is sure to pay off by attracting foot traffic and likely, new customers.

Restoring Commercial Stained Glass Preserves A Piece of Dallas History

As it were, stained glass windows in commercial spaces are a lovely part of Dallas’s storied history. Some of these windows were likely made by burgeoning artisans or studios in Dallas’s past and have a rich history behind them. Moreover, if your Dallas location was prominent enough to install stained glass, it was likely quite a hub back in the city’s early days. Therefore, by restoring the historic stained glass, you are doing your part in preserving the “Frontier” past Dallas is known for.

For more information on how to begin a restoration of your historical stained glass in your commercial space, contact us at Stained Glass Dallas today!

Martin Faith

Martin Faith is a master craftsman, builder, and designer of stained glass windows. Martin learned the art of glassmaking while living in Scotland, where he was born and raised. He has been studying stained glass as an art form for over 30 years. When he moved to the U.S., Martin opened his own shop and started selling antique and custom stained glass windows. Martin's areas of expertise range from historic and religious stained glass to popular styles such as art nouveau, Mackintosh, floral, beveled, Greene & Green, and prairie. Over the years, his company has produced and sold over 50,000 stained glass windows to customers located in Dallas and throughout the country.

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