Stained Glass Is Durable But Still Needs Regular Restoration And Repair
Stained glass is actually an extremely durable material, made only better by the fact that it takes color through paints, pigments, and dye. This means it is a wonderful medium for adorning churches and giving it that coveted ethereal feel. Just because stained glass is durable, does not mean it never needs repair though. The fact is church stained glass windows should be repaired or restored every 80-100 years. If your church has stained glass and you wonder if it may soon need repair, read on to find out what surefire signs of disrepair to look for on your chapel’s stained glass and keep it looking lovely and intact for your congregation for decades to come.
Gaps In Your Church’s Stained Glass Window That Show Daylight
An obvious sign it is time to repair your Denver church stained glass are gaps of visible light through your window. This is when you can actually see through these holes outside. They can be small or large and you will find them between the glass and leading or frame. The reason these gaps appear is because of stretching of the lead and the issue with this is–the surrounding glass panels are no longer held securely in place. The possibility of a piece of glass falling out of the window is high and stained glass professional should be brought in to take a look.
Buckling, Bowing And Sagging Of Your Church’s Stained Glass
If the stained glass windows in your church are buckling, bowing, bulging or sagging, your windows are in bad repair and could collapse. This, of course, is a worst case scenario but any falling glass is bad glass and could harm a church member. This type of damage is not about the glass itself decaying but rather the wood frame, which has been expanding and contracting over time and is losing strength. In the long run, these rapid shifts in the frame take a big toll on the lead and cause it to lose strength too. This is an issue that needs to be repaired soon to immediately. T
Chips And Cracks In Your Church’s Stained Glass
The most frequent repair church stained glass windows need (and the least “dangerous”) are to chips and cracks in the glass. Not a fix that is pressing for safety reasons but because they affect the beauty and luster of your church’s stained glass. Keep in mind that cracks in glass are sometimes an indicator of “stress zones” in the glass from a failing frame. So, if you notice cracks getting bigger or increasingly popping up, contact a professional stained glass repair company like Stained Glass Denver.
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