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Stained glass is a beautiful form of artwork that has been colored with paints, pigments, and dyes. Its beauty makes it the perfect medium for churches and chapels to adorn. It is also long-lasting and will endure for several years to come. Just because it has a long lifespan does not mean that it cannot be repaired or restored at some point in time. In fact,  church stained glass windows require repair or restoration every 80-100 years when the caming, wood frame, grout, and glass begin to fail. If addressed early on, the window may last another 200 years before needing further attention

Gaps In Your Houston Church’s Stained Glass Window That Show Daylight

Gaps of visible light shining through the leading between glass pieces are an obvious indication that it’s time to restore your Houston church stained glass. This form of damage, whether big or small must be addressed right now because it indicates that the lead has been stretched and the window may be structurally unsound.

Buckling, Bowing, And Sagging Of Your Houston Church’s Stained Glass

If your church’s stained glass windows are buckling, bowing, bulging, or sagging, it’s probably time to have them restored. In this case, the worst-case scenario is that the window might collapse and damage a member of the congregation. Small shards of glass will begin to fall out over time and increase the cost of future repairs, eventually resulting in the whole piece failing. In either case, this is an issue that must be addressed as soon as possible by a specialist.

Chips And Cracks In Your Houston Church’s Stained Glass

Chips and cracks in the glass are the most typical repairs to church stained glass windows. A repair like this, which only affects the beauty and luster of your church’s stained glass, is something that usually just bothers you aesthetically. However, cracks may also indicate that the glass is under strain, in which case the repairs are more urgent. If you see a minor crack that grows or gets larger over time, get in touch with a Houston stained glass professional such as us right away.

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Martin Faith

Martin Faith is the founder and owner of Houston Stained Glass. Martin has been cultivating his skills as a stained glass artisan for over 30 years, passing on his knowledge and expertise to his team so that, together, they can create the most beautiful stained glass windows the world has ever seen. Martin's initial education in the trade took place in Glasgow, Scotland, the stained glass capitol of the world. He is an expert in the history of stained glass, its evolution, methods for conservation, and its many different styles and forms, including art deco, prairie, Greene & Greene, art nouveau, Mackintosh, floral, mission, beveled, and contemporary. Over the years, Martin's company has produced thousands of stained glass windows, which includes custom creations made for homes, churches, and commercial buildings located all throughout the Houston metro area.