Should Stained Glass Have Protective Covering?

Should Stained Glass Have Protective Covering?

Do I Need A Cover For My Stained Glass?

Stained Glass is a stunning art form that because of its intricacy, can appear to be somewhat fragile to the average viewer. As stained glass experts, we know that could not be further from the truth. While it should always be handled and treated with the utmost of care, it is by no means extraordinarily delicate. That does not mean, however, a glass protective cover isn’t a good idea for the stained glass in your church or home. To begin with, stained glass is more expensive than traditional flat glass, so the minimal cost of protecting it greatly outweighs the much greater cost of repair. Additionally, stained glass windows are usually purchased with the plan that they will become a family heirloom; in which case, you want to make sure stay unscathed and looking good for a long time. Finally, stained glass windows, on churches especially, are often targets of vandalism. So our recommendation for those hoping for a long, beautiful life for their stained glass is to get a protective covering for those stained glass windows you love.

Types Of Stained Glass Coverings

There are a variety of different options for protective layers for your stained glass and each one has it’s pros and cons. Stained Glass Denver can explain each to your to help you make the very best choice but below is a summary of a few methods.

Window Film As Stained Glass Covering
The Pro: Is easily applied even on a DIY level (although not suggested) and can protect from UV Rays
The Con: Is not as strong as other protective layers, which could lead to glass still breaking.

Glass As Stained Glass CoveringThe Pro: it stays clear over time, and it is a little stiffer and more scratch resistant than the plastics.
The Con: Does not protect from UV rays unless tint is applied

Acrylic As Stained Glass Covering
The Pro: Is strong, durable, stays clear over time
The Con: It does not insulate as well as an insulated glass

Colorado Stained Glass Coverings Expert

Your stained glass windows are incredibly lovely and even sentimental to you so, of course, you want them to last a long time and stay looking beautiful. With proper care, even your great grandkids will be able to enjoy the same beauty as you do. Hiring a professional to install a stained glass protective covering is key to successful preservation. At Stained Glass Denver, we know how to install the strongest, longest lasting protection for your stained glass. We hire only the best craftsmen and covering installers to ensure our client’s precious stained glass lasts for the next 80-100 years. If you stained glass doesn’t have a protective cover and you would like to find out more, contact us–we can help you preserve your stained glass for the next generation to come.

Martin Faith is a talented artisan, collector of antique stained glass, and the owner of Stained Glass Denver. For over thirty years, Martin has been running his company in Denver using the techniques he learned as a stained glass artisan in Scotland. He has devoted his life's work to perfecting the art form and studying its history. Martin's company specializes in custom creations, which are made using the highest quality materials and authentic, original designs. In addition to residential and commercial stained glass, the company also offers services for churches and religious buildings. Over the years, Stained Glass Denver has completed numerous restorations of historic stained glass and produced over 50,000 windows.

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