Stained Glass San Antonio
How Our Stained And Leaded Glass Inserts make adding Decorative Glass to your San Antonio Home an Easy Process
A lot of homeowners looking for an elegant design addition to their home consider stained glass but are hesitant to pull the trigger because of what they perceive to be a long, drawn-out process or great expense. As far as expense is concerned, it is true, stained glass is a home improvement with a higher initial investment than others in its category but when it comes to selling your San Antonio home, it could yield as much as 10x your initial investment–which makes it well worth it. As for the perception of stained glass having a lengthy and difficult install, nothing could not be further from the truth. In fact, homeowners in San Antonio will be surprised to discover, stained glass can be installed by Stained Glass San Antonio by way of leaded glass inserts in as little as an hour. This method is simple, speedy and looks just as good as any other stained glass installation method.
What are Stained And Leaded Glass Inserts?
Stained and leaded glass inserts are essentially stained glass and lead panels which we construct in our workshop and then install onto your home’s window frames. These beautiful, stained glass panels bond directly to the existing window frame of your home and are as lovely as they are easy to install on your San Antonio home.
What is the installation process for stained and leaded glass inserts?
For bonded stained glass inserts the process is very easy and efficient and therefore can be installed in less than a day. First, the glass is cleaned of all debris, dust, and fingerprints to ensure a strong bond and perfect clarity. Special care is taken not to soak the frame of the window because this could lead to moisture trapped underneath the glass. After an initial dry fit to make sure the window fits tightly the window we created at our stained glass workshop is installed with the bevel side facing out toward the installer. This is done using specially formulated l ¼” or ½”high-bond tape. Next, the window frame is carefully masked off and caulk is applied to the tiny gap between the stained glass window to adhere it permanently or unless removed by a trained professional.
1-2-3–Its as simple as that! This speedy application leaves you with a gorgeous stained glass window to give your home the character and charm you have always wanted.
You can watch our installation video here.
For more information on how you can have a stained glass window of your very own, Contact Stained Glass San Antonio today!
Mackintosh style stained glass is unfortunately not as well known in Texas, but we think it’d make a wonderful addition to any San Antonio home. Mackintosh style stained glass was created by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a famous Scottish architect and artist, born in 1868. This beautiful stained glass style often features symmetric squares or rectangles with the infamous Glasgow rose. Mackintosh style stained glass is also well known for its ability to move effortlessly from very geometric Mission style designs to free flowing Art Nouveau designs, often times combining the two.
At Stained Glass San Antonio, we sometimes get so excited about certain projects that we can’t help but want to share the details. Oftentimes, these projects are very extensive, time consuming, and sometimes extremely complicated, but are also incredibly rewarding. During the past twenty five years that we’ve been in business, we’ve had the opportunity to be a part of some incredible stained glass restorations, many of which turned out even better than we originally expected. One of our favorite projects that we’ve been able to be a part of was stained glass restoration for the First United Methodist Church in Del Rio Texas.
Add beautiful and functional custom art work to your San Antonio Home with Scottish Stained Glass
In many of San Antionio's suburbs there are sidelights, bathroom, and hallway windows that let natural light to flow into your home. However with this natural light comes the ability for people to stare through your windows. Someone at your front door can see if you are home and your bathroom windows often face your neighbors. Scottish Stained Glass offers your an ideal solution, allowing your to add custom designed stained glass to your San Antonio home. Our solutions offer privacy and elegance, withouth blocking the natural light. The premier residential stained glass provider in the country, Scottish Stained Glass now operates locally in San Antonio. We come to your home or office, get a feel for your design taste and your project needs, and then design a beautiful piece of custom art work that works perfectly in your space.
We can also repair and restore older windows, bringing them back to their previous brilliance. Our specialities include restoring the art nouveau, prarie, frank llyod wright, and victorian stained glass that is often placed prominantly in older home. Whether you are looking for new or restored stained glass, you've found the right company. We live and breath stained glass and would love the opportunity to help with your project. Please contact us today!