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    How Stained Glass for Your Fort Collins Home Creates Privacy

How Stained Glass for Your Fort Collins Home Creates Privacy

Families moving into new construction homes being built today are finding privacy to be a challenge. Homes are being built closer together and neighbors are denser than what they used to be. Back in the day, lots were bigger and privacy wasn’t as much of a concern. But now it’s not uncommon to be able to look out your window and see into your neighbor’s home. That’s why many homeowners in Fort Collins are turning to stained glass as a solution.
By |November 1st, 2022|Aggrigate, Stained Glass Benefits, Stained Glass For Homes|Comments Off on How Stained Glass for Your Fort Collins Home Creates Privacy|
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    The Five Amazing Modern Stained Glass Accounts to Follow on Instagram

The Five Amazing Modern Stained Glass Accounts to Follow on Instagram

Nowadays, people are beginning to see stained glass as something modern instead of vintage. If you go on social media, particularly Instagram, you can see incredible works of art that talented stained glass artists have created. From the mesmerizing colors to the one-of-a-kind designs, these five artist accounts will surely leave you in awe!
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@lumie.glass

Stained glass wall hangings created by this amazing artist are characterized by subtle hues and basic forms. Her minimalist approach is not only lovely but part of her wide appeal.
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@sunnyday_windows

This artist didn’t follow the same old stained glass playbook. Instead, she used forward-thinking geometric shapes and colors to make wall hangings that fit perfectly in modern times.
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@dewsreign

This artist’s bold utilization of colors in his ancient Arabic style shapes creates magical and eye-catching stained glass windows with a modern flare.
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@luluandglass

By far, this artist’s most popular items are these gorgeous stained glass hair combs. Her style is playful and whimsical, and she obviously loves to create lovely everyday objects out of stained glass.
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@scottish.stained.glass

Our parent company is known for its beautiful stained glass windows, both modern and vintage. However, their most stunning work is their modern stained glass architectural installations!
Modern Stained Glass Designer in Fort Collins
For over 25 years, our company has been creating stained glass. We are Fort Collins’ top choice for traditional or modern stained glass creation. Get in touch with us right now for a free contemporary stained glass design consultation!

By |September 29th, 2022|Aggrigate, Custom Stained Glass|Comments Off on The Five Amazing Modern Stained Glass Accounts to Follow on Instagram|

New Church Stained Glass Project: St. Edward’s Church

We’re excited to announce the recent completion of our newest church stained glass project over in Pennsylvania. St. Edward’s Church was interested in finding the right studio to create a memorial piece in order to pay tribute to their pastor that had passed. They wanted to replace the existing large window in their main observatory that overlooked the main street so they could conceal it during service. After interviewing several different artists and studios, they decided to choose our studio for their project.
The Custom Church Stained Glass Process for St. Edward’s Church
Since this took place over the pandemic, much of the design process relied on online technology. We created different versions of the tree of life for the church to review. During the design review process, we picked up on something Father Rick mentioned – he was interested in designing another piece someday with his favorite Biblical teaching, Jesus on the Sea of Galilee. We wanted to create an iteration of this and decided to present it to the church. They fell in love with design and had it funded by donors. We achieved a three-dimensional look through painting and added a bit of diversity among the other figures that were with Jesus. We also wanted to symbolize the calm after the storm through the depiction of calm waters. Despite some installation challenges, we successfully created this larger-than-life piece.
Work With Fort Collins’ Number One Custom Church Stained Glass Expert
Fort Collins Stained Glass is honored to be the number one custom church stained glass expert serving the state of Colorado and the rest of the nation. We’re humbled to have had this opportunity to create such a special commemorative piece. Once [...]

By |September 9th, 2022|Aggrigate, Religious & Church Stained Glass|Comments Off on New Church Stained Glass Project: St. Edward’s Church|
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    Transom Stained Glass Inspiration for Your Fort Collins Home

Transom Stained Glass Inspiration for Your Fort Collins Home

Windows are an important aesthetic element in your home. They add style and character, and also have the practical purpose of letting in light and fresh area. While windows come in many different shapes and sizes, perhaps one of the most interesting types is transom windows. Transom windows look beautiful on their own, but can be even further enhanced with the addition of stained glass. Below, we’ve shared some fun and interesting transom stained glass ideas for your Fort Collins home.
By |June 23rd, 2022|Aggrigate, Stained Glass For Homes|Comments Off on Transom Stained Glass Inspiration for Your Fort Collins Home|

Our Top 5 Favorite Churches in Colorado with Stained Glass

Old churches are rich in history and character. In the past, many churches served as a focal point and gathering spot for community events. For this reason, many cities developed around churches. We have some of the most beautiful churches in the country right here in Colorado! Many of these churches contain stunning features like vaulted roofs, finely carved pillars, and beautiful stained glass.  Below, we’ve shared our list of five of the best churches in Colorado with stained glass windows. 
By |May 30th, 2022|Aggrigate, Religious & Church Stained Glass|Comments Off on Our Top 5 Favorite Churches in Colorado with Stained Glass|

Featured Local Church Stained Glass Restoration Project

We’re humbled to announce that we’ve completed our featured local church stained glass project. The Rising Church was built in 1913 in Arvada, CO. Beloved by the community for its incredible homeless outreach, the church housed stunning original stained glass windows. One night after the church had closed, someone walking by had thought they could hear someone or something from inside of the property. They decided to throw rocks through the windows in order to stop the incident. However, no one was inside luckily but the damage had been done.
The Church Stained Glass Restoration for the Rising Church In Arvada
We began with an on-site assessment of the church and found that 90% of the windows had been damaged. These were brought back to our studio in order for proper preservation. We soaked them in our proprietary solution for about two weeks in order to easily take them apart and remove all the dirt and dust from over the last century. New glass from our inventory and custom glass blowing was created for a perfect match of the damaged pieces. We then disposed of all the lead and replaced with new lead for sound structural integrity. The challenge with this project was that many of the windows were missing lead in the first place in order to make them fit the window frames. We resized the windows, reinstalled them, added a protective vented polycarbonate exterior layer, and repainted the exterior framing.
Work With Fort Collins’ Number One Stained Glass Restoration Specialist
Fort Collins Stained Glass is honored to be the number one church stained glass restoration specialist serving the state of Colorado and the nation. We’re always available to help you create a [...]

By |May 3rd, 2022|Aggrigate, Stained Glass Repair And Restoration|Comments Off on Featured Local Church Stained Glass Restoration Project|

Unique Stained Glass Applications

The first thing that springs to mind when you hear the phrase stained glass is windows or even doors. However, there are numerous kinds of stained glass. Because we are one of the country’s most prolific stained glass companies, nobody understands this better than us. Over the course of our 20 years in business, we have created many different kinds of stained glass products for a variety of purposes. Read on for some amazing stained glass ideas.
Unique Stained Glass Applications
Family Crest Stained Glass: Family crest stained glass is frequently placed on walls in a family home. They’re generally adorned with a family coat of arms or crest iconography. In addition, the overall design includes the family name and sometimes a motto.

Stained Glass Lampshades: Tiffany Studios is credited with some of the most well-known stained glass lampshades. Stained glass lampshades, on the other hand, are still very common. In Fort Collins, we’ve manufactured stained glass lamp shades for homes and enterprises. They usually are hung in commercial dining areas and recreational areas, however elegant stained glass home fixtures are an excellent decor element.

Stained Glass Decorative Panels: Stained glass decorative panels are quite popular at the moment. They’re hung in windows or used as room dividers over counters and nooks. The nicest aspect about these panels is that they’re usually very artistic and made specifically for your Fort Collins home’s décor.  We have made several of these types of designs and they become cherished features once installed.

Stained Glass Wedding Panels: Stained glass backdrops are a fantastic method to capture the perfect shots for your wedding ceremony. These might look like an independent panel or one that is hung behind where the bride and groom [...]

By |April 4th, 2022|Stained Glass|Comments Off on Unique Stained Glass Applications|

How Long Does Stained Glass Last?

Stained glass is a long-lasting material that can be passed down through several generations. Stained glass produced in the twentieth century will typically survive 80-100 years before the lead begins to break and jeopardize the window’s survival. However, as a stained glass owner, there are certain things you may do to keep your window functioning for as long as possible. Fort Collins
Caring for Your Fort Collins Home’s Stained Glass Windows
It’s a good idea to consider your stained glass window as an artistic work of art. As these valuable elements in houses mature, they acquire value, and you want to keep them looking as great as possible for as long as possible. The secret to your stained glass’s longevity is regular maintenance. Here are some pointers from us to you on how to care for your home’s lovely and precious stained glass.
Prolong the Life of Your Fort Collins Home’s Stained Glass With Regular Cleanings
Regular cleaning is critical for the long life and continual brightness of stained glass. Grime will accumulate on stained glass, especially because this sort of glass typically has more texture that catches dirt. You may prevent build-up by lightly dusting your home’s stained glass once a month. Deep cleanings should be left to the experts.
Prolong the Life of Your Fort Collins Home’s Stained Glass with Regular Professional Cleanings
It’s critical to have your stained glass cleaned by a professional once a year. This is especially true if you’re someone who neglects to clean their windows on a regular basis. A professional has the proper tools and cleaning solutions to thoroughly clean your windows. They will also conduct an in-depth examination of your glass to look for problems [...]

By |February 21st, 2022|Aggrigate, Stained Glass|Comments Off on How Long Does Stained Glass Last?|
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    3 Reasons to Install Privacy Stained Glass in Your Fort Collins Home

3 Reasons to Install Privacy Stained Glass in Your Fort Collins Home

In order to make your home comfortable, productive, and secure, finding the right privacy solution is key. Unwanted views into your property can lead to numerous problems whether it’s from nosy neighbors or random onlookers from the street. While there are a variety of privacy solutions available, stained glass delivers a specialty solution that’s versatile and multipurpose. When it comes to optimizing curb appeal, decor, and privacy, leaded glass and stained glass are the ideal investment. Here are three reasons why you should install privacy stained glass in your Fort Collins home.
By |October 15th, 2021|Aggrigate, Stained Glass|Comments Off on 3 Reasons to Install Privacy Stained Glass in Your Fort Collins Home|

Ways to Customize Stained Glass for your Fort Collins Home

Whether it’s replacing old cabinets or updating your bathroom floor, you want to make sure that your renovations will bring out the best in your home. Adding a stained glass window to your Fort Collins home is no different. Your stained glass should complement your home’s architectural style and existing décor, amplifying its beauty rather than detracting from it. The great thing about stained glass is that it’s custom made. This means that homeowners can personalize the design not only to suit their individual preferences, but also to make sure that it matches the rest of their home. Below, we’ve described the various ways that stained glass can be customized.
By |August 19th, 2021|Aggrigate, Stained Glass For Homes|Comments Off on Ways to Customize Stained Glass for your Fort Collins Home|