Stained Glass Repair and Restoration for Denver Homes, Businesses, and Religious Institutions
Stained Glass Repair
Stained Glass Restoration due to the Deterioration of Lead
Stained Glass Restoration
For windows around the 75-100 year mark, full restoration may be required. The restoration process begins with an onsite assessment. This assessment determines the underlying causes of deterioration and provides a cost-benefit analysis, an appraisal, a project timeline, and an estimate. Once you’ve decided to go forth with the restoration, we carefully remove your stained glass and have it transported back to our local Denver studio.
When our studio receives your stained glass, we soak it in a proprietary soap bath for up to two weeks in order to remove all the dirt and debris that have built up over the last century. This soak also makes it easier to take your window apart piece by piece in preparation for restoration. The lead came is properly and safely disposed of while we categorize the glass pieces still in good condition. The damaged glass pieces are replaced by perfect matches, and an artist will hand replicate any damaged painted glass.
Once all the glass components are restored, we create a new lead came with a unique mixture of metals for optimal strength and longevity. Your stained glass window is then set with black cement and polished when dry. We’ll remove your temporary windows and install your gorgeous, freshly restored stained glass window.
Hail Damage to Stained Glass
Wind Damage to Stained Glass
Re-Leading to Restore Stained Glass
Exterior Protective Covers for Stained Glass Protection
We have proprietary aluminum framing systems for housing a variety of various exterior protective covers for stained glass protection. These aluminum extrusions are similar to commercial storefront systems and can be installed on any existing frame. We can install plexiglass, laminated, tempered, and plate glass into these systems depending on your specific needs.
These durable, modern systems are ideal for any shaped windows and are available in white, dark bronze, and metal finish. We can also provide these in custom colors for any exterior. The aluminum framing system has built-in ventilation allowing proper air flow and preservation of your stained glass. We no longer have to create ventilation through existing frames or glass.
Another incredible benefit of these exterior protective covers is that they’re virtually maintenance-free and help preserve the window frames in addition to stained glass. With a less labor-intensive installation, these systems are also great because any damaged protective glass can be easily removed and replaced. You no longer have to paint your wooden window frames every 5+ years and can enjoy a great long-term, permanent solution.