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Transom Stained Glass Inspiration for Your Dallas Home

Transom windows are an excellent source of natural light. Usually placed above doorways or other windows, transoms serve a very practical purpose of opening up the room and making it brighter. However, sometimes transoms can look quite plain. The flat glass within them does nothing to add to the beauty of the room, and sometimes can even compromise the homeowner’s privacy. That’s why we recommend replacing normal window glass in transoms with stained glass. Below, our Dallas experts have shared some ideas for using transom stained glass in your home. Read more…

Texas’ Top 3 Most Beautiful Church Stained Glass Windows

On 30, May 2022 | No Comments | In Aggrigate, Religious & Church Stained Glass | By Martin Faith

The Lone Star State is home to some of the most exquisitely designed houses of worship.

Let’s explore some Texas’ best church stained glass windows! You can check out these beautiful works of art on your next visit to the state.  Read more…

The Rising Church Stained Glass Restoration

On 03, May 2022 | No Comments | In Aggrigate, Stained Glass Repair And Restoration | By Martin Faith

We’re pleased to announce the recent completion of our church stained glass restoration project at The Rising Church. This church was built in 1913 in Arvada, CO, and is known for all of its amazing homeless outreach. On an evening after the church had closed, someone walking by had thought they heard a commotion inside. They decided to throw rocks through the stained glass windows in order to stop it. Luckily, there wasn’t anyone inside but the damaged windows were the result.

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How Much is my Church Stained Glass Worth?

On 26, Feb 2022 | No Comments | In Aggrigate, Religious & Church Stained Glass | By Martin Faith

Churches in the United States alone have over 400,000 stained glass windows. Stained glass is a popular religious practice in the United States, just like it is in Europe. In fact, the first stained glass windows were erected in Jamestown in 1607. The majority of US stained glass was used to decorate churches. Therefore, many of America’s oldest stained glasses may be found inside churches here.

According to the National Stained Glass Association, about 1 percent of churches have windows that are worth more than $1 million. However, not all stained glass is valuable. Here are some factors to consider when determining how much your Dallas church’s stained glass is worth.

What Determines the Value of Your Stained Glass Window?

There are a lot of variables to consider when trying to calculate the worth of your glass. Most of our Dallas church clients want to know what their glass is worth so they can decide whether or not to restore it. We believe that stained glass in churches has extra sentimental and historical value beyond its monetary value, but there are a number of factors an appraiser considers while evaluating the monetary value.

The Condition of the Dallas Church Stained Glass

The condition of your church’s stained glass is important when it comes to its worth. A stained glass window that has not been restored may be worth significantly less than one that has. Minor repairs for minor damage might boost the value of your Dallas church’s stained glass, as well as full restoration.

The Studio or Maker of Dallas Church Stained Glass

The maker of your Dallas church stained glass is critical to the value. Certain studios or artists may command a high price for their stained glass work. Tiffany stained glass windows, for example, can cost up to $200,000 depending on the type of glass used. Many large Victorian stained glass windows lack a signature, yet many professional stained glass restoration experts may be able to identify the creator based on style, types of glass, and location.

The Size of Your Dallas Church Stained Glass

The size of your church’s stained glass has a major influence on its value. The square foot is the most common unit for assessing stained glass. This is especially true when no artist or workshop is known. The larger the window, the more valuable it is. Although the cost per square foot of a piece of church stained glass goes hand in hand with its condition, before any calculations are done based on size, its condition must be verified first.

For more information regarding stained glass restoration or appraisals, please contact us!

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Aug
2021

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Stained Glass For Homes

By Martin Faith

Tips for Decorating Your Dallas Home with Stained Glass

On 17, Aug 2021 | No Comments | In Aggrigate, Stained Glass For Homes | By Martin Faith

Stained glass windows are a lovely decorative element that can add shine and value to any home. Not only do they produce a striking visual effect, but they also create privacy and provide access to natural light.

Adding stained glass to your Dallas home isn’t complicated. But it is a decision that should be made with careful thought and consideration. While stained glass isn’t permanent, it is an eye-catching feature and it’s bound to be noticed. You’ll want to make sure that you’re getting all the details right, from the design to the placement.

Below, we’ve shared some tips on how to make your home look its best with stained glass. Read more…

How Stained Glass Entryways Will Dramatically Improve Your Home

On 12, Aug 2021 | No Comments | In Aggrigate, Stained Glass For Entryway Windows | By Martin Faith

From the moment your visitors open your front door, it should be clear that this is your space. You want to greet guests with a statement of who you are and what they can expect in coming inside.  Stained glass entryway doors, windows and sidelights will do just that.  Entryway stained glass adds more to a home than beauty style, they come with many other benefits too!

Top 3 Benefits From Stained Glass in Your Entryway

Sure stained glass windows on the front of your Dallas home are gorgeous! But they actually serve many purposes and may even help you make some money.

Add Privacy To Your Dallas Home With Stained Glass In Your Entryway

Stained glass is the perfect solution for those who want to maintain total privacy while still letting in light. Whether you’re just looking for a little bit of separation from your neighbors or something that helps completely conceal what’s inside, stained glass is the way to go.  Since you can choose your design, colors and textures, you can get a stained glass entryway window with just the right amount of coverage for your home!

Add More Natural Light to Your Home with Stained Glass in Your Entryway

A house full of natural light undoubtedly increases your quality of life. It makes interiors look bigger and adds ambiance too! This is why stained glass on the entryway of your home is such a good idea. Entryways stained glass lets in plenty of sunlight while adding a custom design element to improve the look of your Dallas home inside and out.  Whether you choose something sophisticated like frosted window panes with some etched designs or something more whimsical pattern–your doorway will stand apart!

An Entryway with Stained Glass Windows Adds Value to Your Home

Stained glass windows are a good investment for homeowners because they add value to your home. Stained glass in entryways almost always appraise for more per square foot than you pay for them.  Entryway stained glass also adds curb appeal, because these windows are so attractive.  Regardless of whether you’re looking at moving soon or ten years down the line, investing in stained-glass entrance doors is worth every penny!

For more information on entryway stained glass or stained glass for any other window in your Dallas home, reach out to us for pricing and to schedule a consultation.

Tulsa Church Stained Glass Windows Repaired with Restoration

Stained glass restoration is a tedious process but it is also very rewarding. Often, there is historic or sentimental value attached to the stained glass because it has a unique story or has been part of the community for a long time. For us, it’s a rewarding experience to be able to part of these special projects. It allows us to give back in our own unique way also to be part of the effort of preserving an art form that we hold very dear to our hearts.

Just recently, we had the opportunity to work on a particularly rewarding project for a historic church located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Vernon A.M.E. Church asked us to help with the restoration of their stained glass windows. Below, we’ve provided some details on the story of the church and the project.  Read more…

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May
2021

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Stained Glass Projects

By Martin Faith

Sam Houston State University Stained Glass Replication Project

On 04, May 2021 | No Comments | In Aggrigate, Stained Glass Projects | By Martin Faith

Sam Houston State University was founded in 1879 and is one the oldest universities in Texas. We are humbled to have had the opportunity to work with the school in order to preserve its unique history. SHSU wanted to commemorate its school motto which was featured in a stained glass window in one of the original buildings. Unfortunately, the original building was in a tragic fire in 1982 and all stained and leaded glass features were lost.

Stained Glass Commemorative Window

The project took almost a year to achieve and honors a memorial that was first featured on campus in this original stained glass window. The school’s motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service” has significantly impacted the school’s culture. Our team had the opportunity to create a complete replication of the original stained glass window in order to commemorate the incredible original artwork as well as the school’s history.

 

Stained Glass Recreation Challenges

As one of the most challenging projects we’ve ever taken on, our stained glass artisan team found it incredibly difficult to perfectly replicate someone’s work. Our commitment to paying proper respect to the original artist while ensuring a beautiful design that held so much beauty and importance for the school’s community was our first priority. With the original window completely destroyed, the only reference our team had was a picture that was printed in a 1964 yearbook.

With this only reference, we scanned the photo so we could print it out into a full-sized version. We then traced the lines for accuracy and rescanned the whole thing into our design software in order to achieve optimal accuracy and proportions. SHSU also wanted to build off the original design by including the framework. The new commemorative window is about twice the square footage as the original.

One of the biggest challenges with this project was finding glass that matched the original. Since the original window was built over a century ago, we were unable to find glass that matched perfectly. Instead, we found the closest glass pieces possible and had our conservation specialist and painted glass artist paint over the chosen glass in order to create a 100% perfect match. The figures and robing were hand-painted in multiple layers that were fired in the kiln. Ten plus layers were utilized to create accurate shadowing and depth. The commemorative window has between 3,000 and 4,000 pieces in total.

SHSU Recreation Results

This was the first time our team has taken on a complete replication project. While we have a lot of experience in replicating parts of damaged windows during restoration, we always prioritize keeping as much of the original piece as possible. This entire window replication proved challenging as our team found the comparison set a much higher goal for attaining a perfect match to the original.

The replication project was highly successful and exceeded our expectations. The SHSU community was delighted with the finished, installed product. The stained glass window was installed alongside a commemorative plaque in the newly-renovated student center. We’re so proud to have been part of this incredible project, helping the university celebrate its wonderful history for generations to come.

For more information on stained glass restoration, repair or recreation, contact us at Stained Glass Dallas

3 Reasons to Restore Your Dallas Church’s Stained Glass

On 17, Sep 2020 | No Comments | In Aggrigate, Stained Glass Repair And Restoration | By Martin Faith

Stained glass is actually very durable but like any art form or architectural feature–at some point, it needs to be repaired or restored.  The restoration process is actually easier than you may think and affordable as well.  Typically, vintage stained glass needs restoration about every 80 years but definitely could need it sooner depending on it’s exposure to elements.  There are many practical reasons to get your Dallas church’s stained glass restored–find out some of them below. Read more…

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Sep
2020

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Custom Stained Glass

By Martin Faith

Stained Glass Dallas Portfolio Review: Stunning Painted Stained Glass

On 01, Sep 2020 | No Comments | In Aggrigate, Custom Stained Glass | By Martin Faith

Here at Stained Glass Dallas, we love the fact that we are a sister company to one of the most proficient stained glass studios in the country–Scottish Stained Glass. This allows us to take part in some pretty outstanding stained glass creations and installations. Each one presents challenges but they are also equally fulfilling. Because we get to transform more than just windows but, in many cases, lives too. Our most recent large installation at St. Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church located in Wray, CO is a great example of this. Read more…