Scottish Stained Glass Provides Fort Collins with Colorado’s Premier Stained Glass
Many Fort Collins homes are ideal for stained glass. With their large windows and abundant amounts of bright sunlight, these homes are great candidates to add stained glass to their sidelights, entryway doors, bathroom windows, and transoms. Adding stained or leaded glass to these windows not only enhances the home’s aesthetic with beautiful pieces of custom artwork, but it also increases the home’s resale value. In Fort Collins, stained glass adds style, beauty, individuality, distinctiveness, and elegance to any home.
But those are far from the only benefits of stained glass for Fort Collins homes.
Many of the homes in Fort Collins were built very close to one another, and as a resident, you may be worried about privacy in your home. If you have sidelights surrounding your front door, you may have experienced solicitors or salespeople peeking into your home, or if you have windows in your hallway, bathroom, or bedroom, you may have had to cover them with blinds. But with Scottish Stained Glass, we can provide you with beautifully textured and beveled glass windows and doors that let the natural light in, while still keeping your privacy. Our designs are beautiful, and much more appealing in your entryway, bathrooms, and kitchens than having curtains or blinds that block out the sunlight.
Stained Glass Windows For Homes in the Fort Collins Area
Stained glass windows are a gorgeous way to add elegance and style to any window space, small or large. This ancient art form is as pertinent today as it has been for the last centuries as it has evolved into a craft of both form and function it is today. Whether you are thinking about adding a little privacy to your Fort Collins home or perhaps want an eye-catching design element to design a room around, stained glass will more than meet your needs. Lovely and always functional stained glass will blend perfectly in any part of your Fort Collins home—just look at our portfolio and see!
The Best Places For Stained Glass Windows In Your Fort Collins Home
Bathroom Stained Glass Windows: The perfect place to add a stunning stained glass window is a bathroom as, it will give you the luxury you have always craved, while at the same time privacy in a room you definitely need it.
Kitchen Stained Glass Windows: An excellent place to add stained glass cabinet doors or statement piece backsplash but also perfect for those windows that face other houses or the street for a bit of privacy.
Entryway Stained Glass Windows: Stained glass in these areas (entryway windows, doors, sidelights, and transoms) will make a lasting impression on your guests and also add a magnificent pop of style to your home.
Stained Glass Sidelights: Natural light is only one of the many benefits or stained glass sidelights, the also give you privacy by allowing only a limited view in from the street and, of course, abundant curb appeal.
Hallway Stained Glass Windows: A great addition for a sometimes hard to stylize area of your home that breathes beauty and new life into a traditionally mundane place.
Stained Glass Transom Windows: Stained glass is the very definition of elegance and style on any window in your home that has a transom window above it.
Custom Designed Stained Glass for Fort Collins
In Fort Collins, stained glass adds value, beauty, and privacy. But that’s not all. Perhaps you’ve seen stained glass in catalogs or big box stores, but it wasn’t quite to your tastes. You couldn’t quite imagine it in your home. That’s why every single piece of our handcrafted stained glass is custom designed to our clients’ tastes and specifications. Whether you are looking for a replica of an antique design to fit your older Victorian home or you want the boldest, most modern design to fit your brand new, still under construction home, we can create it.
We can accommodate any style of home or interior decorating with leaded or stained glass that complements it. Most people prefer our clear, leaded glass selections as a timeless and customizable addition to their home. However, we also offer over 600 color options for a custom piece that is sure to add a unique beauty to your home. In Fort Collins, stained glass comes in your style, whatever that is.
Endless Styles & Options of Stained Glass
Whether you are looking for a traditional or modern design, Scottish Stained Glass can design something for you. Choose from elegant Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Frank Lloyd Wright, Floral, Painted Glass, Mission, or Custom designs to add beauty to your Colorado home. Whatever your aesthetic preferences are, we can create the perfect design to match.
Beveled Glass Windows
Create a look of elegance, sophistication, and grace. Beveled glass windows are revered for their distinct beauty and delicate curved details. Bevel clusters are custom created by hand based on the customer’s requests and arranged into an exquisite pattern. Reminiscent of diamonds and crystal glassware, beveled glass windows elevate the ambiance of any room.
Stained Glass Panels
The use of color in stained glass has many advantages. Dark colors create the illusion of privacy by reducing the transparency of certain sections of the window. Bright and pastel colors add warmth and create visual interest in rooms decorated with white or neutral colors. This traditional type of stained glass will never go out of style.
Leaded Glass Windows
Leaded glass windows offer a modern take on stained glass. Since they’re colorless, they’re more versatile and are easily incorporated into spaces with any range of aesthetic or décor. When normal window panes are replaced with leaded glass, they look more purposeful as if they were an intentional part of the design of the room rather than a functional feature. This type of stained glass is perfect for creating privacy for any type of window or room.
Commercial and Religious Stained Glass, Fort Collins
We also offer stained glass to any house of worship, whether church or chapel, sanctuary or temple. Our designs range from the most traditional biblical artwork to the most modern patterns, done in any size or shape.
As far as commercial work goes, we create striking custom designs for Fort Collins restaurants and shops, offices and hotels, and any other commercial or municipal space.
As the largest stained glass studio of our kind in the United States, we have completed more than 40,000 windows for more than 12,000 customers over the past 20 years. Our experienced designers will help you create the perfect stained glass addition to your Fort Collins home, and we can’t wait to get started on your project! Feel free to contact us to begin the process to a new beautiful stained glass addition today.
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Stained Glass Restoration due to Deterioration of Lead
Stained glass, despite what people may imagine, is very durable. Which means the stained glass on Fort Collins home will not deteriorate over time. It can break but more likely the stained glass windows leading will deteriorate as the window ages. The leading holds the individual pieces of glass together. So when this becomes brittle as a reaction to air and moisture, the whole window will sag over time. Typically this process takes anywhere from 60 to 120 years. Which means, by the time your stained glass needs restoration has usually reached antique status. So restoring and/or repairing church or home vintage stained glass is well worth your time, effort and money.
Hail Damage to Stained Glass
While hail wreaks havoc on stained glass windows it is usually not damage that can’t be fixed. Should you get hail damage on your Fort Collins church or home stained glass windows, we are a good partner to fix it. Our process involves:
- Removing the hail-damaged panels
- Fixing glass pieces that are redeemable
- Cleaning the glass
- Creating new glass panels to replace those beyond repair
- Re-leading the pieces
- Re-installing the restored glass window or panel
After we finish repairing your hail damaged stained glass, we add an extra layer of glass to protect the window from being damaged again as well.
Wind Damage to Stained Glass
Older stained glass here in Fort Collins was typically built into the structure of homes and churches. Older windows simply weren’t built with protection from the elements. Beyond hail, an even greater threat to stained glass windows is wind. It is one of the major causes of stained glass falling into disrepair. Besides the fact that a strong wind will propel objects to strike and break stained glass, is that consistent wind, over time, will stretch lead caming out. A window that is bowing or concave in appearance is often a victim of wind damage. If not repaired soon, it will eventually lead to the stained glass on your Fort Collins home or church falling out or breaking. Stained glass restoration and repairs are the solutions to wind damage. Our process involves
- Removing the stained glass
- Restoring the lead caming (either by flattening it or replacing it)
- Cleaning the stained glass cleaning
- Reassembling using the existing glass pieces
- Reinstalling the stained glass window
Re-Leading Stained Glass For Restoration
As mentioned, the solution to most issues of bending, bowing or sagging stained glass windows is to re-lead the panels of the window. Re-leading is a straightforward, albeit intricate process of removing old lead and replacing it with new better lead. This process also allows us a chance to remove each individual piece of original glass and clean them. After the stained glass cleaning process is finished, the glass pieces are leaded back into place. You will be shocked at the improvement in the look of your stained glass window changes dramatically and looks markedly better. The stained glass in your Fort Collins home or church, in fact, will look like new, with incredible luster and shine. If done correctly a stained glass restoration will last for 100+ years before needing another round or restoration or repairs.
Fort Collins & Northern Colorado Stained Glass
Scottish Stained Glass not only serves Fort Collins, but also the entire Northern Colorado region, ranging from Cheyenne to Longmont and Estes Park to Greeley. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.