Repair Or Replace? Which Is Better For Your Denver Church’s Stained Glass

Repair Or Replace? Which Is Better For Your Denver Church’s Stained Glass

Should My Denver Church Have Its Stained Glass Restored Or Replaced?

Whether or not your church’s stained glass is worth a long and sometimes expensive repair comes down to being a case by case situation.  There are a number of factors that churches must consider and keep in mind there is no “right” answer. The decision lies with the church staff and congregation as a whole, who have taken a couple of things into consideration, like those listed below.

Consider The Monetary Value Of Your Denver Church’s Stained Glass

Stained Glass is as beautiful as it is valuable and value can be derived from a few different areas.   But the actual monetary value is something to consider. In terms of financial value, many things play a factor in the estimated cost of your stained glass.  Key factors include– condition, age, and artisan. However, it is important to note: a restored original piece of antique stained glass will be about 4X more valuable than that of a new/replaced piece.

Consider The Sentimental Value Of your Church’s Stained Glass

If you have old stained glass in your church, you must consider how many blessed events have taken place under their beautiful light.   There are those in your church who were married beneath them and others who said their final goodbyes. In cases like this, where you have many parishioners who cherish the glass for sentimental reasons, no monetary can make up for this emotional history so, restoration may be a good idea.


Consider The Historical Value Of Your Church’s Stained Glass

Beyond the monetary or sentimental value, may lie value of a historical nature, depending on the time period it was created or craftsman who created your glass.  Glass from the early 20th century is very well and uniquely crafted and holds a lot of historical value in regards to early American history. If your Denver church’s stained glass is still in relatively good repair and mostly intact, it may have been made by a stained glass master of the time, its value is significantly higher, historically speaking.

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For more information on the value of your church’s stained glass or to find out if restoration might be right for your congregation, contact Stained Glass Denver today!


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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