Stained Glass Repair and Restoration

Stained Glass Repair and Restoration

When it comes to stained glass repair, working with an experienced, qualified company makes all the difference. Leaded glass is a delicate work, and it’s important that a window is repaired to really last this time around.

At Scottish Stained Glass, we’ve been not only building new leaded glass pieces, but also repairing and restoring stained glass for more than 20 years. We mix traditional methods with modern technology to ensure that our repairs are effective, and to strengthen the pieces themselves.

Stained Glass Repair Process

We typically begin the process by asking clients to email us in some photos of the stained glass repair or restoration project. Our project managers are able to get a good idea from the photos what the process will need to be for your piece, and can then give you an estimate on the project. After working with so many windows over the years, it usually takes just a simple photo to understand the depth of the work that needs to be done.

However, if you are unable to send us photos for stained glass repair, or if the damage is difficult to see in photos, there is the option of having one of our experts come out and take a look. We do typically charge for this trip, but if you decide to move forward with the repair, this charge will be applied to the cost of the repair itself.

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When it comes to repair methods, there are many. If you have breaks in the glass itself, it may mean simply replacing each piece, and re-leading only where needed to reach each broken piece. If the lead is damaged, on the other hand, we may be looking at completely re-leading the window. Today we can use reinforced lead to ensure that it stays strong for considerably longer than the original lead.

We can also restore antique stained glass windows after they have deteriorated over time. This may mean re-leading, or redoing the cement on the lead work, or simply reinforcing a window to keep it strong. Because we have access to more than 600 glass colors, and even more in colorless textures, we have the ability to match nearly any antique glass that you may have.

Stained Glass Repair with Scottish

If you have a piece, new or old, in need of stained glass repair, we can help. Give us a call or send an email if you would like any more information on our process for repair and restoration work, and one of our experts can help you throughout the project. Our team will be able to repair your piece to a like-new quality, and allow you to once again fully appreciate your glasswork.

Martin Faith is a stained glass artisan from Glasgow and a collector of rare and antique stained glass windows. Martin has spent over 30 years perfecting his skills as a glassmaker and is well-versed in both traditional and modern techniques, as well as a range of stained glass styles, including Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Mackintosh, Prairie, Mission, and beveled glass. Shortly after moving to the United States, Martin started his own business selling stained glass windows. Stained Glass San Antonio has produced over 50,000 stained and leaded glass windows and successfully completed hundreds of religious glass restoration projects for churches.

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