Here’s Why Stained Glass Windows Have Been Admired For Centuries

Stained Glass Windows

Why have stained glass windows been popular for centuries? Perhaps the best reason is because they’re beautiful, and people like to look at beautiful things. Think of some of the words used to describe stained glass windows you’ve seen in person: “stunning,” “gorgeous,” “marvelous,” and “inspiring!” Stained Glass Windows in Medieval Times Specifically, stained glass… Read more »

Why Stained Glass Windows Are Omnipresent in Churches

Stained Glass Windows

Over the years many churches have incorporated stained glass windows in their design. If you were to visit Europe today to tour the grand old cathedrals, you’d be amazed at the beautiful stained glass windows in many of them. When Were Stained Glass Windows First Developed? When did stained glass windows “become a thing?” It… Read more »

Tips for Determining the Age of a Stained Glass Window

Stained Glass Window Age

Oftentimes people inherit stained glass windows since they buy an older house with them already in it, or, perhaps, they work at a church where the windows have been there “forever.” What are some tips for determining the age of a particular stained glass window? Historical Research Thankfully, with a little sleuthing, you can find… Read more »

Here’s Why Older Stained Glass Windows May Need to Be Restored

Stained Glass Window Restoration

Older stained glass windows might need restoration. Glass is, after all, a fragile substance. If properly supported, it can last a long time. However, if the grooved lead strips (also known as “cames”) holding the stained glass together deteriorates, that’s when you’d need window restoration. Gravity Cames, which can be made from lead, zinc or… Read more »

How Does Sunlight Affect Stained Glass?

Sunlight and Stained Glass

Cumberland Stained Glass Windows is located in Mechanicsburg, PA. If you’ve never been to Mechanicsburg, you probably don’t know much about our weather. In general, we get about 195 sunny days per year here, which is below the U.S. average of 205 sunny days out of 365. Weather-wise, Mechanicsburg gets 43 inches of rain and… Read more »

Tips for Maintaining Stained Glass Windows

Stained Glass Window Maintenance

One reason people like stained glass windows is because they don’t show dirt as much as clear windows do… that said, they can get dirty. How to Keep Them Clean What’s the best way to keep stained glass windows clean? If you dust the surfaces with a soft brush or dry cloth, you should be… Read more »

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 »