Stained glass restoration is admittedly a large undertaking for any Denver church. There is both the cost and time to think of. This is why before your church does a stained glass restoration, they should ask the question—how will this restoration ultimately benefit them? What are the long-term cost benefits? As it turns out there are few. Below we have listed them.
Three Ways Restoration Benefits Churches
- Preserving Church History: For many congregations stained glass windows in their chapel are a point of pride. Even old ones that need to be repaired. These windows are a big part of church history. Under these aged beauties there have been very significant occasions: weddings, funerals and confirmations just to name a few. Losing such a beloved piece of church history far outweighs the cost of having them restored.
- Preserving Denver History: Denver has an amazing history in so many ways. One of these is its historic buildings. Built-in an era unique to the country and world –these historic buildings need to be preserved. This includes your Denver church and its stained glass windows. If your chapel/stained glass are over 80 years old they are likely even antiques. By restoring your stained glass windows in your church you preserve church and city history. This is why a good way to fund your church stained restoration is by seeking historical grants.
- Savings On Future Repairs: Stained glass (especially church stained glass) is different from other antiques. It is not worth more in its “original” state but rather its restored state. This is because, when stained glass windows in churches reach about 80 years old, they could become structurally unsound. They become worse by the day and therefore only restoration will do because this could lead to total failure. By restoring the windows in your Denver chapel, you save the window from what would have definitely been a more extensive re (and expensive) restoration in the future.
These are all good reasons/benefits for repairing your church’s stained glass. For more information, or to have us come out and give you an appraisal ($500 minimum) here in the Denver area or most states in the US—contact us at Stained Glass Denver today!