3 Things To Consider Before Having Your Church Stained Glass Restored

3 Things To Consider Before Having Your Church Stained Glass Restored

Stained Glass Restoration Tips For Denver Churches

If your Denver church has stained glass windows that are over 80 years old and it is looking like it may be time to have them restored–you are not alone.  This is because stained glass made in the first part of the last century has a life of about 80-100 years due to the way it was manufactured at that time. You likely are seeing some bowing on the frames, sagging of the leading and cracks in the glass, if not stained glass panels missing altogether.  The good news is, restoration is something that will breathe new life into your Denver church’s stained glass for the next 150-200 years, however, there are a few things for your church to consider.

What Will Your Denver Church’s Stained Glass Restoration Cost?

Full restoration of church stained glass can easily run into the thousands but is well worth preserving for future generations of your church body to enjoy and as a way of preserving Denver’s rich history in general.  But, before you decide to restore, getting a full estimate of all the costs associated with the stained glass restoration or repair is a must.

How Long WIll The Restoration Take?

As church stained glass restorers ourselves, we at Stained Glass Denver, understand first hand that properly restoring stained glass takes time and there simply is no cutting corners.  Therefore, before you decide to take the plunge into stained glass restoration on your Denver church, be sure your church is able to make do with the temporary windows that will be in place for anywhere from a month to a full year.  Again, be sure to get a solid “down time” estimate before making any decisions.

How Will Your Church Raise Funds For Restoration?

As mentioned before, church stained glass restoration can be expensive depending on the size and scope of the job and the state of the stained glass windows themselves.  So, having a conversation with your congregation on how the restoration will be paid for and even brainstorming fundraising ideas is a must. Also, since we here at Denver Stained Glass have worked with countless churches on their own stained glass restoration fundraising efforts, we have a ton of ideas to help you along!

Reach out to us today for more information on what a church stained glass restoration entails and how we can help bring your Denver church’s glass back to its former life and luster!



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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