Near, far, and around the world, our most cherished houses of worship house stunning stained glass art that inspires their congregations to greater spirituality and appreciation of the divine. To revitalize and preserve your local St. Charles church’s stained glass for future generations, restoration is a key part of the maintenance process.
Aesthetic Inspiration for Your St. Charles Church
During your St. Charles church’s stained glass restoration, there are many inspirational examples to draw from, from Arlington Street Church’s Tiffany glass to ornate designs at Chartes Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle, and St. Vitus Cathedral.
Keeping Your Stained Glass Pristine with Restoration
The restoration process is part conservation, part creativity. The goal of stained glass conservation is to preserve the original stained glass as much as possible. Doing so can take an artist’s eye, particularly when it comes matching the color and texture of the glass. The process requires research as well, diving into the records of your St. Charles church to ensure your stained glass restoration goes smoothly and accurately. Ethical restorers try to perform restoration with as much of the original materials and as little intervention as possible.
Factors such as the age of the building and glass, the type of glass and materials used, and the current state of the glass will determine whether repairs or replacements are needed. From there, professional restorers create a timeline, material list, and price sheet for restoration.
Each time glass is restored, its lifespan extends another 70-100 years, benefitting future congregations.
Contact Us and Plan Your Stained Glass Restoration Today
Call our office and learn more about how we serve the St. Charles area with our church stained glass restoration services when you schedule your consultation appointment today.