The Advantages of Protective Stained Glass Window Ventilation

Protective Stained Glass Window Ventilation

If you take a look at stained glass windows next time you visit a church, synagogue or public building, notice if there appears to be some sort of protective glazing over their windows. Most stained glass windows do have protective glazing, which helps protect stained glass from the effects of air pollution as well as… Read more »

York Minister’s Medieval Stained-Glass Window Restored

York Minister Cathedral

Several years ago, people were fighting to restore York Minister’s renowned stained-glass windows. Now, that dream has become a reality. History of York Minister Named for the town it was built in, York Minister has been a major Christian center in northern England for centuries. Although the earliest version dates back to 627 C.E., the… Read more »

How Stained Glass Windows Will Increase Your Privacy

Stained Glass Windows for Privacy

One of the reasons people end up having stained glass windows installed in their homes or at their businesses is for privacy concerns. Unlike typical windows, stained glass is much more effective at giving people privacy while still letting light in! Ideal for Rooms that Need Privacy Do you have a window in your bathroom?… Read more »

The Differences Between Quality and Lackluster Stained Glass Windows

Quality Stained Glass Windows

Just like with most things, there are good versions of stained glass and… bad versions. How can you tell the difference between quality and lackluster stained glass windows? Durability Levels Lackluster windows usually involve plastic laminate overlay or they have paint applied to the surface of the glass. These windows aren’t durable. Quality windows, like… Read more »

What Does the Color in Your Stained Glass Window Represent?

Stained Glass Window Colors

Certain colors are associated with certain things. When you think of green, what comes to mind? Nature? Money? How about blue? Water/the ocean? Red? Warnings? Stop Signs? Indeed, different colors help communicate different ideas, emotions and things. This is true for colors in stained glass windows, too. Take, for instance, the many beautiful stained glass… Read more »

The Types of Repairs Made on Stained Glass Windows

Stained Glass Window Repairs

People often wonder how much it would cost to have their stained glass window repaired. According to homeadvisor.com, the national average for a stained glass window repair is about $284. The typical range is between $173 and $416. The low end for repairs is $60 and the high end is $738. These are just estimates… Read more »

Can Cold Weather Cause Stained Glass Windows to Crack?

Cracked Stained Glass Windows

Can stained glass windows crack due to cold winter weather? Yes. When this happens, it’s called a “thermal stress crack.” An Overview of Thermal Stress Cracks When there’s a significant temperature change in the outdoor air temperature, cracks can occur in glass. Specifically, particles of the glass expand when heated and contract when cooled. In… Read more »

Stained Glass Windows Maintenance Tips

Stained Glass Windows Maintenance

What are some stained glass maintenance tips? Simple Repairs If you need to make a simple repair, you might try pushing putty into loose areas. You can use your fingers or a blunt piece of wood to get the putty where you want it to go. Furthermore, there’s a black pigment made from soot called… Read more »