Stained Glass Restoration And Repair

Stained Glass Restoration & Repair

Stained glass has been an important part of art history for centuries. That is why Scottish Stained Glass recognizes the importance of antique and older pieces, not just the new. Throughout the entire country, and even in Dallas, many historic and beautiful windows have been repaired and restored over the years by Scottish Stained Glass. Though many other stained glass companies refuse to do repair work, we are happy to repair or restore anything. Whether it is a stained glass piece from the wonderful historic cathedral window, a lamp that you purchased years ago, or even the home made piece of stained glass your mom made and gave you for Christmas.

Stained Glass Restoration

As a standard rule among the stained glass community, if a stained glass window is less than 50 years old it is mostly likely able to be repaired simply and inexpensively. If the lead camping is still in decent condition, then it is simply a matter of replacing the broken piece or pieces. Unfortunately, for windows that are over 50 years old you will typically need to do a full restoration. A full restoration involves taking the panels completely apart and then saving all the original glass to be reused. All the lead will need to be replaced. As the panel is reconstructed, the original glass is recycled back into the piece and any broken pieces are matched for texture and color. The final result is a stained glass window that is practically identical to the original and will last for another lifetime.

The old artisans and masters of stained glass worked entirely by hand. The equipment they used, such as glass cutters, was far inferior compared to what we have today. Despite the difficulties and obstacles they were faced with, they managed to produce stained glass of incredible beauty. At Scottish Stained Glass we feel it is our duty to protect and preserve these works of art to the best of our abilities.

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Exterior Protective Coverings for Your Stained Glass

We offer exclusive aluminum extrusion systems for housing exterior protective coverings. These systems deliver something similar to commercial storefront systems and are ideal for providing complete protection for your stained glass. Our aluminum framing system can house a variety of protective coverings including plexiglass, tempered, laminate, and plate glass. This system can be installed onto any existing architecture and perfectly follows the curves and lines of your stained glass windows.

Available in metal finish, white, dark bronze, and custom colors, our exterior protective coverings have built-in ventilation for proper airflow. We no longer have to create ventilation through existing glass or frames with this new proprietary system. These systems also have the benefit of easily removal and replacement if your exterior glass is ever damaged from vandalism, natural disasters, or other threats.

Benefits of Custom Stained Glass

One of the great benefits of these systems is that they actually lower your maintenance needs. In addition to protecting your stained glass, they also defend your window frames. This mitigates the need for repainting every few years from weather damage. Enjoy a permanent, maintenance-free solution for modernizing your exterior and providing optimal protection.