Taking the First Steps Towards Repairing Your Houston Home’s Stained Glass

Taking the First Steps Towards Repairing Your Houston Home’s Stained Glass

Houston Stained Glass is proud to have helped so many in our community by restoring their treasured stained glass pieces. Antique stained glass can contain a lot of monetary and sentimental value, making restoration a vital process. We’ve completed hundreds of commercial and residential restoration projects, and would love to help you get started on your Houston home’s stained glass restoration.

Fully Restore Stained Glass to its Original Beauty by Contacting Experienced Professionals

Our renowned restoration process has taken the nation by storm, helping communities all over the United States with their stained glass preservation. Stained glass typically starts to deteriorate around the 75 – 100 year mark, showing disintegration factors, warped glass, and more. With our proper restoration process, Houston homeowners can actually get another 100 years add to their stained glass’ life until it’s ready for its next restoration. All of our happy clients are stunned after we’ve completed restoration due to the luminous, fresh new look their stained glass features. Our team of local stained glass artisans are happy give back to the community, preserving these stained glass panels for generations to come.

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Contact a Stained Glass Designer Who is an Expert in Repair and Restoration

We’ve completed over 70,000 custom stained glass pieces, repairs, and restorations. Our extensive experience allows us to determine if your stained glass qualifies for repair, restoration, or replacement. We understand all the different processes used in the past for stained glass creation, and are well-equipped to repair or restore any piece from any time period. Restoration is definitely one of our strong suits– our portfolio showcases that skill and we’re always happy to conduct an on-site assessment of whatever stained glass you may have in question.

For more information regarding residential stained glass repair in your Houston home or for a free consultation, please give us a call: (832) 548-4955

How Long Will Stained Glass Repair Take On My Houston Church

Types Of Stained Glass Repairs And Timelines

Many churches consider stained glass window repair or restoration at one time or another in the church history. As we have found one of the most common hesitations is worrying about the length of time it will take to make said repairs. While we would like to tell you that all repairs are easy and done in as little as one day–there are some repairs that take much, much longer. To find out about how long repairs for various issues on your Houston church’s stained glass window will take–read below.

Stained Glass Cleaning Time Frame

For the most part, stained glass cleaning can take as little as a day for most small to medium churches. Large Cathedrals or churches with very tall windows may take a bit longer because of difficulty in reaching the windows.

Minor Repairs To Broken Stained Glass Pieces Timeframe

Smaller repairs such as replacing a few isolated pieces of broken glass can be done rather quickly by a trained professional. This work, typically called a “drop-in,” “stop-in,” or “open-lead” repair, simple means soldering the joint and replace small pieces of broken glass. Zinc caming can take longer, folding it back to repair or replace the old glass, and resoldering the joints.

Replacement Stained Glass Timeframe

Replacement glass that exactly or closely matches the original piece can be very difficult to find, costly to make and requires more time to complete. This is because when we replicate glass there are so many glass colors and textures produced, often times with “secret” formulas, it sometimes requires numerous iterations to get it right.

Structural Repairs On Stained Glass Timeframe

This includes things like windows that have detached from the saddle bars and begun to sag, bulge, and bow, In this case, we must first remove the glass piece by piece and then repair or rebuild the entire frame structure, then repair the glass and re-install it. This takes the longest time–sometimes up to a year! But is well worth it for both monetary and sentimental value of your Houston church’s stained glass windows.

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To get the best idea about how long your Houston church’s stained glass repair or restoration will take, contact us for a free, on-site estimate of time and cost.

Our 5 Favorite Places to Install Stained Glass in Your Houston Home That You Wouldn’t Expect

Houston residents agree that it is always a great time to invest more into their homes, increase curb appeal, and find a way to make their home stand out. Have you been looking for a quick, starter home renovation project to get your feet wet? Have you considered stained glass but are ensure of proper placement? Here are our top five favorite places to install stained glass in any Houston home! We hope to inspire your next home renovation!

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Floral Style Stained Glass for Your Houston Home

Among Houston’s consistently changing residential landscape, there are still many traditional Victorian homes and Craftsman style bungalows. Even in some of the more urbanized communities in Houston, there are still touches of eclectic architecture. The traditional look of floral stained glass is a great addition to any Houston home!

Design Process of Floral Stained Glass in Your Houston Home

Our portfolio features hundreds of traditional floral stained glass, mostly custom pieces that are really a unique collection of their own. Our signature morning glories have become quite popular for their vivid colors yet simple and elegant design. Some other regional favorites are our Columbines and Indian Paintbrushes. For our Scottish clients, Thistles and the Glasgow rose have been custom incorporated as well. Why not embrace that Texas heritage and custom design Bluebonnets to really show your Houston pride?

With endless color, design, and texture options, our experienced team of local glass artisans can help you piece together the perfect floral stained glass additions for your Houston home!

Benefits of Floral Stained Glass in Your Houston Home

Along with the beautiful, elegant look floral stained glass offers, it can double in functionality with a wonderful privacy factor. If privacy is an issue you’d like to address with your custom stained glass, our stained glass experts can help you pick out the right glass to block out all unwanted views from outside your home. Depending on the placement of your floral stained glass in your Houston home, privacy can definitely be a significant factor in your design process.

Another factor to think about when designing your floral stained glass is if you’d like to block out some of that harsh Texas sunlight or you’d like to let that beautiful, natural sunlight into your Houston home. Our stained glass experts can definitely tailor your floral stained glass to do either.

Call today to schedule an in-home consultation on how floral stained glass is the perfect addition to your Houston home: (832) 548-4955

Update Your Houston Craftsman Style Home with Frank Lloyd Wright Style Stained Glass

Did you know that Frank Lloyd Wright style stained glass can make a beautiful addition to Houston’s craftsman homes? Frank Lloyd Wright style stained glass, also referred to prairie stained glass, first found its origin in craftsman homes. Prairie style stained glass was one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most important contributions to modern art and architecture and even remains high in popularity today.

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Why Stained Glass Will Look Amazing Your Houston Home!

Stained Glass To Fit The Style Of  Your Houston Home

Stained glass is one of those household elements that really fit great on any style home. And At Houston Stained Glass, we have yet to see a house that doesn’t look better with stained glass and we have a sneaking suspicion, such a house does not exist! There is a very good reason for that too–stained glass can match any style of home because it comes in so many different styles itself. Add to that the fact that it can be custom made to order and you have one of the most amazing home decor element for any home in Houston and likely around the world. It doesn’t matter if you are modern and hip or reserved and elegant–stained glass will work just as well either way because the styles of stained glass range from old school to new school, bold or low key and we can help you find just the right stained glass work of art for your Houston home.

Stained Glass Style Guide For Houston Homes

Stained glass is so widely used on homes in the Houston area and all around our great state of Texas because it comes in so many different, yet beautiful themes, styles, colors, and textures. We laid out a few different styles for you and a couple of ideas that we see most often on homes in the Houston area.

Patterned: Patterned stained glass includes repeating shapes, sizes, and colors. This often symmetrical style allows for lower production costs while offering detailed and eye-catching designs.

Tiffany Style: Opalescent glass, with its “milky” or “streaked” appearance, is a hallmark of Tiffany-style stained glass. This style also incorporates numerous layers and thicknesses of glass within each composition

Contemporary: Contemporary stained glass features minimalist patterns and in some cases geometric, repeating lines. Designers like Greene and Greene or Frank Lloyd Wright fit into this category. This style often incorporates dramatic leaded lines as part of the design.

Traditional: Stained glass in the traditional style includes realistically painted figures, flowers or foliage or other elegant motifs and usually an intricate lead matrix.

All of these beautiful styles are stained glass windows that we at Houston Stained Glass can expertly craft and put in your Houston home too! Or, we can find a different style for you all together! Contact us for a free consultation for a one-of-a-kind work of glass art for your home today!

Dealing with Hurricane Damage in Houston? We Can Repair Your Stained Glass!

The devastation that’s occurred as a result of Hurricane Harvey has been one of the greatest tragedies that Houston has ever seen. At Houston Stained Glass, our hearts go out to those who have been affected by the hurricane. That’s why in our very small way, we’re doing our part to help those in need. If you have stained glass windows that have been damaged by the hurricane and aren’t covered by insurance, we can help. We can repair and restore your damaged stained glass, at cost, to their original beauty.

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Where To Put Stained Glass On Your Houston Home

Stained Glass Is Both Versatile and Practical

It is widely accepted that stained glass is a beautiful addition to any home in any city in the world. Of course, our lovely Houston homes are included in this truism. While a lot of stained glass work we do here at Houston Stained Glass, is to make custom stained glass windows, stained glass is such a versatile the medium that we do a fair amount of architectural features too. This is because it can so easily be customized to suit nearly any area or design style. The most popular areas to see stained glass windows is in stairways, entryways, bathrooms, and kitchens. Yet, stained glass can successfully be used as a room divider, fireplace screen, or even on your Houston home’s ceiling–a fact few people realize. So with this extreme versatility, the question becomes not should you put stained glass on your Houston home but where should you put it?

Read on and find out the best area for stained glass to meet your individual needs.

The Best Places For Stained Glass On Your Houston Home

If you are considering putting stained glass in your Houston home it is time to first decide where to put it. This is a need based decision and choosing the area of biggest need should be the goal. Stained glass makes great windows, as you probably already know, but it also can be used as an architectural feature as well. Below are some questions to ask yourself to help you hone in on the perfect spot in your house for stained glass.

Do you want more privacy to your Houston home?

If this is the case, then, like it is for many of our stained glass customers, a bathroom or bedroom stained glass window will prove to be the best. The reason for this is because both of these locations are placed are simply places for your eyes only. In these locations, stained glass windows provide privacy with the added benefit of beauty.

Are you looking to add resale value to your Houston home?

If this is the case, stained glass will be a fantastic architectural feature. Think about how gorgeous stained glass cabinet doors will look in your kitchen in the afternoon or how elegant your fireplace will be when it behind a stained glass fire screen. Then, when it comes time to sell, these features will add big time to your bottom line!

Do you want to increase your Houston home’s curb appeal?

If this is what you are looking to do then you likely want to put a stained glass in your home’s entryway windows or transom windows since they tend to be street facing and are easily seen The great part about these windows is, when properly placed they can also block an unattractive view and add a little privacy too

No matter where you want to put stained glass in your Houston home, Houston Stained Glass is the company to make your stained glass dream a reality. Contact us today and let us consult with you and begin pricing you stained glass masterpiece!

Basement, Bar & Wine Cellar Stained Glass for Your Houston Home

Tired of your basement looking drab and dreary? Try adding a stained glass window! Stained glass is the perfect choice for adding a bit of color and shine to the bar, basement, or wine cellar in your home. At Houston Stained Glass, we’ve helped dozens of homeowners renovate their basement by creating stained glass panels for window wells, wine cellar doors, hanging lights and panels, and cabinets. With stained glass, you can completely transform the appearance of your basement and give your home a high end, sophisticated look.
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Modern, Minimalist, Stained Glass Windows For Your Houston Home

The New Stained Glass Look For Your Houston Home

Stained glass has been around for a long, and we mean long, time.  It is something that is near to the hearts and minds of numerous countries and copious religions.  It is both something regal and yet so very down to earth.  In home decor, stained glass has come a long way.  From Medieval Castles with rudimentary glass to the more refined Victorian-era stained glass is has changed as much as the people and structures it adorns.

Stained Glass For The Modern Era For Your Houston Home

While we love Victoria-era glass here at Houston Stained Glass, we also love the developing style of modern, minimalist stained glass and it has definitely caught our attention.  This glass is ultra-modern and uses only the barest of elements of shapes and colors in the most fascinating ways.

As an art installation, you can see the beauty of here at the Miami airport by simply layering deep rich colored stained glass panels in one basic shape, to create and awe-inspiring reflected pattern.

Another great example of minimalist stained glass in architecture is this stained glass window overlooking the Souk at Abu Dhabi Central Market. Although breathtaking, it contains very minimal lines and a simple color pallet.

Lastly, we see this abstract Berlin restaurant window that uses more colors but keeps them almost entirely in a monochromatic hue.  Again the shapes are simple and repetitious but a far cry from the more lavish patterns from old churches or castles.

If you loved the stained glass you saw here and are interested in a minimal stained glass window for your Houston home, contact us at Houston Stained Glass today for a free consultation and let us build a window around the shapes and colors that inspire you!