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Stained Glass Repairs for Preservation

On 30, May 2023 | No Comments | In Aggrigate, Stained Glass Repair And Restoration | By Martin Faith

Dallas, Texas, is home to a captivating display of stained glass windows adorning its esteemed churches. These magnificent artworks not only embellish the city’s sacred spaces but also embody the religious heritage deeply woven into the fabric of Dallas. To honor this cherished legacy and ensure its enduring presence, it is crucial to prioritize the maintenance and repair of church stained glass windows. In this blog post, we will explore the unmistakable signs that indicate when a church’s stained glass is in need of restoration, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding Dallas’s rich spiritual heritage.

Indicators of Church Stained Glass in Need of Repair

  1. Visible Wear and Tear: The passage of time, coupled with environmental elements and the tests of history, can leave their mark on stained glass windows. The presence of noticeable wear, including chips, cracks, or weathered surfaces, not only compromises the visual brilliance but also weakens the structural integrity of the artwork. Addressing these issues promptly through restoration ensures the preservation of the window’s beauty and its ability to stand the test of time.
  2. Deteriorating Leadwork: The intricate leadwork that holds the individual glass pieces together can deteriorate over time. Factors such as age, exposure, and inadequate maintenance may contribute to missing or weakened lead joints. When the leadwork falters, the stability of the entire window is compromised, potentially leading to shifting or loosening of glass panels. By repairing and reinforcing the lead joints, the window is safeguarded, allowing it to shine with renewed strength and stability.
  3. Absence of Glass Elements: The absence of glass pieces within the stained glass window is a glaring sign that restoration is necessary. Whether due to accidental damage, intentional harm, or the effects of time, the loss of individual glass elements disrupts the harmony and narrative of the artwork. Moreover, the void left behind by missing pieces exposes the window to further damage, including moisture infiltration and structural vulnerability. Replacing the missing glass pieces with meticulous craftsmanship reinstates the window’s original splendor and ensures the preservation of its unique story.

Get a Stained Glass Assessment for your Church Stained Glass

Preserving the exquisite beauty and historical significance of church stained glass in Dallas requires proactive measures. The initial step towards securing this rich legacy is to engage the expertise of a professional stained glass company for a comprehensive assessment. At Stained Glass Dallas, we proudly offer complimentary stained glass assessments specifically tailored for Dallas churches. Our team of skilled artisans and restoration specialists will carefully examine the stained glass windows, identify areas requiring repair, and present a detailed restoration plan. To schedule your stained glass assessment and honor your church’s history and legacy, please contact us today. Together, let us preserve the timeless artistry that graces Dallas’s sacred spaces.

Ideas for Residential Stained Glass in Your Dallas Home’s Entryway

Do you enjoy hosting parties or social gatherings? Do you often have friends or family members over for the holidays? If so, having an inviting entryway is probably important to you. Residential stained glass provides Dallas homeowners like you with a unique and interesting way to highlight your entryway and create a welcoming atmosphere. Below, we’ve shared some ideas on how you can incorporate this exciting feature into your home. Read more…

Featured Project: Stained Glass Restoration for the Moanalua Church

Stained glass restoration is a specialized skill that is offered by very few stained glass studios today. Sometimes, churches and property owners will have a hard time finding someone local who can do the repairs and they ask us to help. Therefore, we often travel for stained glass restoration projects outside of Dallas to other parts of the country. Just recently, we had the opportunity to be part of a really incredible restoration for a historic composition in Hawaii. Below, we’ve discussed the project in detail. Read more…

3 Beautiful Entryway Stained Glass Ideas for Your Dallas Home

Your entryway serves the practical purpose of providing access to your home, but its potential goes far beyond that! It’s also an exciting design opportunity that can be used to showcase your unique style and aesthetic preferences. That’s why stained glass is perfect for entryways! With stained glass, you can personalize your entryway and create a stunning, artistic look for your home. Below, we’ve shared some examples of how you can customize entryway stained glass for your Dallas home. Read more…



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The Five Amazing Modern Stained Glass Accounts to Follow on Instagram

On 23, Sep 2022 | No Comments | In Aggrigate, Custom Stained Glass | By Martin Faith

If you’re like most people, when you hear the word “stained glass,” churches and old homes come to mind. However, there’s been a recent surge in interest in stained glass art, as seen on social media platforms such as Instagram. If you appreciate this type of artwork, we’ve rounded up five fantastic artist accounts that are definitely worth following!
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Featured Church Stained Glass Project: St. Edward’s

On 08, Sep 2022 | No Comments | In Aggrigate, Religious & Church Stained Glass | By Martin Faith

We’re pleased the announce the completion of our successful custom church stained glass project. St. Edward’s Church, located in Pennsylvania, was looking to create a memorial piece for its late pastor. They wanted to replace the large window in their observatory that overlooked the main street intersection in order to hide the view during service. The church contacted various companies and decided to go with ours for its project.

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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!