The Types of Repairs Made on Stained Glass Windows

Stained Glass Window RepairsPeople often wonder how much it would cost to have their stained glass window repaired. According to, 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 to give you an idea.

Stained/leaded glass adds elegance to homes, churches and businesses. If and when it breaks, it’s a smart idea to hire a professional who knows all about stained glass rather than trying to “fix it” yourself. The folks at Cumberland Stained Glass of Mechanicsburg, PA, regularly repair stained glass– you can find out more here.

What are some of the types of repairs done?

Glass Panel Issue

First, there’s the broken or cracked glass panel problem that needs fixing… If a piece within a panel is broken or cracked, typically it can be removed and replaced without having to remove the entire stained/leaded panel.

Panel Grouting Issue

Next, there’s the need for panel re-grouting. If you notice the grouting/weatherproofing around the edges (holding the panel in place) has cracked or has fallen out, then a professional can remove the panel, fix the problem, clean it all, and reset the panel good as new.

Cracks in the Glass

Finally, sometimes multiple cracks in many of the glass pieces– or the entire panel– make the window warped. When it’s no longer flat, the glass needs to be cleaned and the entire panel should be rebuilt, aka “re-leaded.” Typically a professional will want to look at accurate documentation showing how the panel looked when it was originally made so they can match that to the best of their ability. For instance, a drawing or picture from years ago will help make that happen. Re-leading takes a little more time and finesse than other projects, so it’s likely to cost more than simple, quicker repairs.

Do you have a stained glass window that needs to be repaired for whatever reason? Call Cumberland Stained Glass at 717-691-8290 to discuss the problem. We’re happy to chat with you about it and offer solutions. You can also email us at [email protected].