Custom Entryway Stained Glass for Salt Lake City Homes
Stained Glass Repair vs. Restoration
Stained Glass Restoration Process
2.The antique glass piece in need of restoration is carefully removed from it’s frame by one of our professionals. If necessary, a temporary window is inserted into the frame while the piece is being restored at our repair studio.
2. The piece is transported back to our glass workshop, where it is soaked in a proprietary cleaning solution for at least two weeks. This solution gently softens the cement binding the glass to the lead and cleans off all dirt and impurity buildup from over the century.
3. The window is then dismantled. Usable glass is saved, while broken glass fragments are recycled or repurposed.
4. Our experts will then determine the profiles of the lead and glass utilized in the original piece. These profiles are then used to create glass and lead compounds to match the original components of the piece. We utilize our inventory that features over 50,000 pieces of stained glass or have pieces custom blown to ensure flawless match.
5. The piece is rebuilt according to its original specifications with new glass and lead where necessary. The window’s structure is reinforced with bonding concrete.
6. The window is cleaned and polished. It is then transported carefully back to its original home and refitted into its frame. We reinforce your stained glass with two clear panes in order to further protect it from the Salt Lake City elements.
And that’s it! Your antique glass has been restored. Our clients are always amazed by the completed restoration. Your stained glass will look brand new, with added historical equity.
Exterior Protective Coverings for Stained Glass
Our specialty systems are available in many finishes including white, metal finish, dark bronze, and custom colors. They include built-in ventilation to help ensure the right amount of air flow for proper preservation of your stained glass windows. These systems are an ideal permanent solution that offer easy removal and replacement of your protective glazing.
These less labor-intensive systems also provide lower maintenance requirements. Since they protect your window frames along with your stained glass, you’ll no longer need to periodically paint your window frames from weather damage. This permanent, maintenance-free solution is the best option available for protecting stained glass in both religious and commercial properties.