Stained Glass Repair And Restoration
Do you have stained glass art in your San Antonio home? When was the last time you checked its condition?
We’ve heard the accident stories countless times. Stained glass windows are broken by children playing baseball in the front yard. A wild hail storm comes through the city. Or, because of lack of awareness that results in neglect, the leading has bent out of shape, putting pressure on the glass, and causing some of the pieces to split in half.
All residential stained glass needs restoration in San Antonio at some point or another. But most homeowners simply aren’t aware of what signs to watch out for. Below, we’ve provided some information about leaded glass windows and the repair process.
When Does Stained Glass Need to Be Restored?
Stained glass restoration is a process that allows aged windows to be restored to their original clarity and condition. The windows are removed, taken apart, fixed by changing out damaged pieces or repainting section, and then replaced. Usually, when stained glass art is about 50-75 years old, it’s ready for restoration. However, any serious and obvious damage should be addressed right away, no matter the age of the windows.
Understanding the Process for Stained Glass Restoration?
Every stained glass window is unique. This means that the process to repair each window may differ slightly from one to the next. However, these are generally the steps that are used for stained glass restoration in San Antonio:
Before any work is performed, the repair company will try to collect as much information as possible. Gathering detailed information aids the repair process and helps glass artists make informed decisions. Usually, information is gathered through research or interviews.
Next, the company will schedule a time for an onsite inspection. During this process, the windows are carefully examined from top to bottom. A ladder may be used to access windows that are high up.
Once a plan has been created and approved, it’s time to move on to the repair phase. The stained glass is gently removed, taken down, and taken to a controlled environment like a workshop where the repairs can be performed safely. There, it is cleaned and all damaged elements are restored, including chipped glass, flaking paint, and bent bars or leading.
After all repairs are complete, the stained glass is cleaned once again to remove any left over cement or residue. Then, the windows are taken back to their home and installed once again. This is the final phase of the process, and the most rewarding one. The beauty of the stained glass is revealed.
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