Churches, schools, and homeowners all come to us here at Fort Collins Stained Glass wondering if their stained glass is “worth” being restored. While this is always a good question to ask–most people do not understand that its value goes far beyond money. There are different levels of value from monetary to historical to sentimental–and all are good reasons to have stained glass restored. Technically speaking most stained glass windows over 80 years require restoration. Furthermore, whatever the window may be worth now–fully restored it will be worth more.
How Does Restoring Stained Glass Increase Its Value?
The idea behind restoring a stained glass window is that stained glass is definitely worth more after it has been restored. This is different than many antiques which should be left alone most of the time. This is because the state of most antiques is often more desirable than a renewed one. Stained glass is different because of the risk of losing them completely if not restored. Due to the deterioration of structural elements, namely the leading and framing, there is a much higher risk of stained glass being lost if not restored. Windows built 80 years ago were only built to last about 80-100 years. So, the longer the restoration the neglected–the more likely it is the window structure will collapse and the windows will lose all value. The issue then with stained glass is–not if they should be restored but by who. Ultimately, to retain and even increase the value of your stained glass window you need a highly skilled and knowledgeable restoration company.
Why Hire A Skilled Restoration Expert For Your Stained Glass?
Like any antique–time takes a toll on stained glass. To restore these beauties–it takes a skilled hand and deep stained glass industry knowledge. For stained glass, in particular, it is key to find the very best and experienced restoration experts. They will use the correct techniques, materials and passed down knowledge when it comes to restoring your Fort Collins church stained glass. You simply cannot risk the value of your stained glass diminishing because of an improper restoration. This type of work could easily damage or destroy your church’s stained glass.
A Skilled and Experienced Stained Glass Company
Here at Fort Collins Stained Glass, we have been doing stained glass restorations for 25 years. Furthermore, we have successfully done jobs of all sizes in nearly every state in the US. We have such an amazing operation because we have dozens of stained glass artists who work with us making sure techniques old and new are applied to your restoration. This takes into account every aspect of the restoration–ensuring it gets done respecting the original craft but also utilizing modern technology. Our stained glass restoration process is one of the best in the country–and we have the referrals to prove it! We would love to come out and bid on your church stained glass restoration anywhere in the country–for free. Contact us, at Fort Collins Stained Glass, today for more information and to schedule a stained glass restoration bid.