Category: Repairs and Restoration

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 »

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 »

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 »

A Brief Overviews of Stained Glass Repairs and Restorations

Stained Glass Window Reparis and Restoration

Here’s what often happens: someone in a church notices that the stained glass windows “look a little off.” Maybe a part seems to be crumbling, or air is being let in through a mysterious chip or crack. Perhaps dirt and grime has built up over the years and the windows have become noticeably dark, not… Read more »