Category: Repairs and Restoration

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 »