Religious & Church Stained Glass
Our country is at an age where many of its original churches and cathedrals are beginning to degrade due to the passage of time. These buildings need proper restoration through the interior and exterior in order to remain structurally sound and safe.
Usually, as part of this process, stained glass restoration is required. But San Antonio churches don’t always know how to go about the matter. They aren’t sure what indicators to look for to determine whether or not they need to invest in repairs. Or they don’t know who to hire for the job or what the process entails.
Below, we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions about church stained glass restoration.
Church Stained Glass Restoration FAQs
If you have questions about the restoration process or aren’t sure whether not your stained glass needs repairs, then these frequently asked questions may help.
Q: How can you tell if stained glass needs to be restored?
A: The only true way to tell if stained glass needs to be restored is to have it inspected by a professional. Such an inspection is usually performed when the window reaches an age of 75-100 years old. You can check for damage yourself, but some damages are difficult to notice if you don’t have the right training. To do this, stand beneath the windows and look upwards, searching for signs of bowing, cracking, flaking paint, and deterioration.
Q: How much does church stained glass restoration cost in San Antonio?
A: Cost for restoration is determined on a case by case basis. It depends on the materials and labor that will be required, as well as the unique condition of the stained glass itself.
Q: Do you have any recommendations for financing repairs?
A: In the past, we have seen many of our church partners execute fundraisers quite successfully. Members of the church are usually eager to donate towards a cause their preserves their house of worship.
Q: Who can make the repairs?
A: Not all glaziers are trained to work with stained glass. You should only hire a professional or company who has an extensive history in conducting antique stained glass restoration. They should also be familiar with religious stained glass.
For more information, check out our brochure: Religious_Stained_Glass_Restoration
Still have questions? Reach out to our San Antonio team today to learn more about church stained glass restoration.