Stained Glass Dallas
Dallas has some of the most beautiful historic homes in Texas. Some of these iconic properties come with unique stained glass features. Many homeowners want to maintain these windows so that they look their best for years to come but aren’t sure where to start. Call Stained Glass Dallas, we can help you restore these pieces with our simple 6-step process.
Dallas Stained Glass Restoration for Residential Properties
- Removal: The first step requires that we safely remove the existing stained glass from the frame. After it is removed, we’re able to take it to our studio to restore it. We leave a temporary piece of glass in its place while the stained glass is being restored.
- Cleaning: We soak the glass in a cleaning solution in our studio to remove the grit and grime that built up over the years. This soaking process can last up to 2 weeks depending on the glass.
- Disassembly: We take the stained glass apart and number each piece of glass according to detailed photos so that we can recreate this puzzle later in the process.
- Glass Replacement: We keep any pieces that are in good condition once we’ve removed all the original design. We do try to keep as much of the original glass as possible. If any pieces are chipped or cracked, we replace them with brand new glass that we keep in-house.
- Reassembly: After every piece is cleaned and the necessary parts are replaced, we recreate the puzzle of the stained glass design based on the photos we took in Step 3.
- Reinstallation: After the window is reassembled, we reinstall the stained glass into the original frame in your home. We also install a clear pane of glass over it to protect the design from the elements and other damaging forces.
Restoring stained glass is a worthwhile investment to make but most homeowners don’t know where to start. Our team of professionals can help make sure this process is done the right way. If you’re looking to restore a historic piece of stained glass in your Dallas home, reach out to us today!
Church Stained Glass Restoration Advice For Dallas Churches
The cold hard truth is–having your Dallas church’s stained glass repaired or restored is a fairly large project that could be time-consuming depending on the size and scope of the project. Also, the cost could range into the tens of thousands of dollars–depending on many factors. But, don’t let these truths scare you away because church stained glass restoration is a very rewarding undertaking. It will bring your church members closer together and even bring your church and even community closer together too. It also preserves some of the fast depleting relics of church history for future generations to enjoy. Furthermore, by asking yourself, your parishioners and your church stained glass restoration company a few key questions, you will very much streamline the process and make it easier for all.
Questions To Ask Yourself Or Church Body
How Will You Raise The Money For The Church Stained Glass?
Cost is definitely an issue for churches because they will likely need to fundraise to get the money for the restoration. Be sure to get a feel for how far your church members are willing to go to get the funds and what they may not be comfortable with.
Will church members donate themselves?
Will they seek out wealthy local donors?
Will, your church do fundraisers? What kind of fundraisers?
Are you willing to write proposals for grants?
Are there historical societies to turn to for help?
How Will Decisions On Appearance, Budget And Timing Be Made?
Knowing who will be in charge of key decisions in the restoration process is critical, as well as, having a budget and a strong sense of timing that works for your church.
Will there be a church committee to manage the stained glass restoration?
Will there be a point person on the committee?
Who will be that point person from your church? And are they comfortable with making important decisions sometimes on their own?
Conversely, will your committee vote on every decision?
How Long Can You Realistically Be Without Your Church’s Stained Glass?
Knowing how long your windows will be out of commission and whether your church has upcoming events in which our temporary windows will not do, is a critical part of the restoration process.
If your church windows are not in place for the holiday season will that be an issue?
What about for summer time and wedding season?
Timing really is everything, so taking a good hard look at the best season for your Dallas church’s restoration is key.
Questions To Ask Your Stained Glass Restoration Contractor
- Does Your Churches Stained Glass Need Repair Or Restoration?
Before you spend any valuable time or money on your church’s stained glass windows, be sure to ask and understand whether your church’s stained glass needs repairs or restoration. They are very different processes. Also, don’t be afraid to ask if the glass is even worth it/ is salvageable. Sadly, not all church stained glass can be saved. Many things hinge on which type of job your church stained glass needs–timing, cost, where the windows will be worked on and more.
- Is The Restoration Company Insured?
Hiring a stained glass repair company that is insured is non-negotiable. Should an accident or injury occur on your church’s property, you could be held liable if they are not properly insured. Stained glass is breakable so there is an inherent risk. Any reputable stained glass restorer will have full insurance and proof of it.
- How Long Will The Restoration Take?
The stained glass restorer you choose should be able to give you a good ballpark time estimate. Of course, things could change a bit once your Dallas church’s stained glass windows are out and being repaired but having an idea of timing is important to your church’s events and fundraising efforts.
- How Much Will The Church Stained Glass Restoration Cost?
As church stained glass restorers ourselves, we know that giving churches a fairly solid estimate on cost is important, since they will likely have to raise the funds from scratch. Any reputable restoration company will be happy to answer questions on cost and scope.
These questions are a good jumping off point. For more information on these questions or if you have a few in mind beyond these, contact us at Stained Glass Dallas today!
Dallas has a high concentration of temples and churches that range from historic to new constructions. With the shared goal of teaching biblical messages as well as inspiring congregation members, regardless of denomination or age, all houses of worship can highly benefit from custom stained glass. Stained glass has always been a historical means of teaching the illiteral about different religions, providing modern-day symbolism and imagery that become very meaningful for clergy and flock members alike.
Beautiful custom Stained Glass for your Dallas, Texas Home
Dallas resident's take great pride in keeping their homes looking beautiful. Stained glass from Scottish Stained Glass is a great accent which can easily and affordably add a stunning touch to sidelights, entryways, bathrooms, transoms, kitchens, and even bedrooms or basements. Having served clients throughout the United States for more than 20 years, we are experienced with building and restoring the types of stained glass which look beautiful in Dallas homes. Whether you need stained glass to match your home's historic character, want to develop a custom design to compliment your interior scheme, or merely would like to add some funtional glass that will ensure the privacy of your entryway or bathroom, you've come to the right company. Our experienced designers will come to your Dallas/Fort Worth home or office and meet with you face to face. We will take measurements, develop and undersatnding of your project's context, and hear and design ideas which you may have developed. Then we will sketch some prelimiary ideas with you, and show you sampeles of the glass textures and colors we use. Finally we can use computer programs to provide you renderings of what the final product will look like. This time tested process is why Scottish Stained Glass is today the nation's largest and most respected stained glass studio of its kind. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business! Please contact us today!