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Sidelight & Transom Stained Glass Gives Houston Homes a Major Upgrade

When most people think about stained glass, they imagine the ornate windows in century old cathedrals and churches. But the truth is that stained glass is actually a very popular choice for residential architecture. By adding sidelight and transom stained glass, you can give your Houston home a major upgrade in appearance and resale value.

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Hail Damage Repair for Church Stained Glass Windows in Houston

Hail season is well underway in Texas. And for churches, the consequences of hail storms can be dire. Hail has been known to completely destroy church stained glass windows all throughout Houston. While we may not have a way to stop Mother Nature, we do offer a solution for repairing hail damaged stained glass: careful and conservative restoration.

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The 3 Most Common Repairs For Church Stained Glass

Scottish Stained Glass Church Restoration Process for Houston

In an era where many churches built last century are beginning to reach an age at which their stained glass needs to be restored, we thought we would take some time to explain the church stained glass restoration process we go through to keep your cathedral glass looking good and free of repair for years to come.

Church Stained Glass Window Repairs/Restoration:

Softened/Bending Lead: As windows age, the leading will appear to sag slightly or even dramatically. In other cases, lead can be bent or broken from mishaps or at the hands of movers. At Scottish Stained Glass, we can re-lead the window to restore the window and add structural support, if desired, for a longer-lasting window.
Broken glass: When windows on your church break, they should be repaired immediately to avoid further damage that can occur due to loss of structural integrity. At Scottish Stained Glass, we have hundreds of color and texture options so we can match your antique glass identically.
Re-polishing: Due to age and environmental debris such as dust and airborne chemicals, stained glass windows can start looking dull after decades of exposure. We can re-polish dull windows and restore them to looking as bright and bold as the day they were first installed in your cathedral.

Houston’s Stained Glass Expert

The most important part of stained glass restoration for your Houston church is who you have to repair it. To get your glass back to its original glory takes the skilled hands of an expert. Cutting, color matching and installing stained glass to fit an original is a painstaking endeavor that requires a seasoned professional like those at Houston Stained Glass. We have over 25 years of experience in the stained glass arena and use a combination of old world techniques and modern technology to seamlessly repair or restore religious stained glass relics. We also have the experience needed to communicate effectively with the members of your church’s committee or panel throughout the approval process. It is these skills that set Scottish Stained Glass apart in what we like to call “The Scottish Difference”. Contact us for a free stained glass consultation for your church and see first hand the difference experience makes!

5 Stained Glass Windows in Houston that Will Take Your Breath Away

The architecture in Houston has long been the attraction of tourists and travelers to the city. Houston was founded in the year 1836, which means that some of it’s buildings are now close to two hundred years old. Gothic style cathedrals, spectacular mansions, and historic government buildings can all be found within Houston’s city limits. But what many people don’t realize is that the buildings in Houston also contain secret treasures. Beautiful stained glass windows can be seen in Houston’s churches, homes, and public buildings.
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4 Great Benefits of Sidelight & Entryway Stained Glass for Your Houston Home

Have you recently moved into a new home? Are you think about remodeling? If so, you should really consider sidelight and entryway stained glass. Homeowners everywhere in Houston benefit from the beauty and value of stained glass. Not only does it make an interesting addition to your home’s architecture, but it also can serve a practical purpose as well. Below we’ve listed four different benefits of having stained glass for the entryway of your home.
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A New Era Of Stained Glass For The Modern Age

Modern Stained Glass For Your Houston Home

It is pretty common knowledge that stained glass has been around for a long time–like a really long time.  For well over a thousand years, if not more, people have been making stained glass and honing the craft.  At this point in history, stained glass has become an advanced art form and like most things relies on modern technologyS to bring it to fruition.  As modern as the stained glass world has become, it is often thought of a design detail for older homes or to match antique styles.  Nothing could be further from the truth! Stained glass is a relevant art form for today’s modern home and if you don’t believe us–just look at the shining examples from Modernize Magazine of stained glass that fits today’s high style world.

This stained glass wall is a great example of how simple shapes are used to modernize traditional stained glass.  It beckons back to a mid-century modern era but it completely at home in this day and age.

The stained glass in this bathroom is a wonderful way to pull stained glass, even glass with typically antique patterns on it, into this century.  Instead of looking dated, this glass gives a more traditional bathroom a modern feel.

This snippet of stained glass from designer Stephen Weir, uses old-fashioned stained glass coloring with a stunning new interpretation of an old form.  This a simple, stunning piece of stained glass that would look at home in any modern home in Houston or the world.

If this stained glass has inspired you to put something stylish and modern in your home, contact Houston Stained Glass today and get one step closer to a stained glass masterpiece of your own!




Surprising Benefits Of Stained Glass Windows

Stained Glass Windows Houston

It is hard to not see the breathtaking beauty that is intrinsic to stained glass windows. Their bold lines and bright colors immediately draw in your eye, to what almost appears to be another world. The light dances playfully when it passes through these stained glass pieces of art, especially on the beveled glass pieces and the feeling of luxury one gets when standing in front of one, is difficult to mimic with nearly any other type of glass work. While the beauty of stained glass is apparent from first glance, some of the other benefits of stained glass may not be as apparent right away. However, at Houston Stained Glass, we know first hand the other, very important benefits stained glass brings to our customer’s homes and churches.

Benefits Of Stained Glass Windows

Versatility: Stained glass windows were once essentially, inoperable picture windows. In today’s day and age, they have added excellent functionality to their “resume” on top of their already gorgeous form. In fact, they can be found on many different windows from awning to casement.

Style: Stained glass windows are fantastic at bringing a much-needed pop of excitement to an otherwise boring room. Many of our clients design their entire room around a stained glass window using the window’s design as a theme.

Customization: One of the biggest advantages of stained glass windows over traditional windows is that they are so easily tailored to fit nearly any need. If you prefer more light to pass through, choose clear glass. If you are looking for an attention grabber make use of any of our hundreds of colors. If perhaps, you are looking for a more subtle design, consider clear custom bevels to make a soft geometric statement. Whatever you have in mind, stained glass always adds the perfect personal touch to your space.

Privacy: Since stained glass windows often have ornate decorations, bevels or texture they offer more privacy than traditional windows–with the added benefits of beauty!

Houston’s Stained Glass Window Experts

Regardless of what benefit you want to take advantage of by having a stained glass window installed, one of the most important parts of the equation is hiring a seasoned professional. Houston Stained Glass has over 25 years of experience designing, building and installing breathtaking stained glass windows for with clients from homeowners to church parishioners. We will consult with you first, to get an understanding of exactly what you need first, and then artfully create a stained glass window to fit the exact specifications of your job. When you go with a proven professional like us, you can expect your stained glass window to last 80-100 years before needing retouching or repair.

To get started on owning a stained glass masterpiece all you own, contact Houston Stained Glass for a free, consultation and estimate today.

Privacy Stained Glass for those Hard to Cover Hallway Windows

Tired of trying to figure out how to cover the hallway windows in your home? Privacy stained glass offers the perfect solution. In fact, if you take a look around, you’ll see that many homeowners in Houston prefer stained glass instead of traditional window coverings. And there’s good reason why. Not only does stained glass look beautiful, but it’s perfect for creating a barrier between you and your neighbors without sacrificing natural light.
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Houston Stained Glass Remodeling & Renovation Process

If you own a home or business in Houston and have a stained glass window that needs remodelling and renovation, we can help. At Houston Stained Glass, we carry over 25 years of expertise in the stained glass industry. Our designers are highly familiar with the specific techniques and methods that are required to renovate stained glass windows properly. We can help bring out the true beauty and vibrancy of your aging or antique art!
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5 Places Greene and Greene Inspired Stained Glass Can Look Great in Your Houston Home

Are you a lover of nature and the great outdoors? Then you should consider adding Greene and Greene stained glass to your Houston home. Characterized by warm earth tones such as sage and copper, beautiful organic shapes and designs, and their iridescent appearance, it’s easy to see why Greene and Greene glass has a popularity that’s lasted for decades.
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