Where to Start? Renovating Your Tooele Church Stained Glass

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Where to Start? Renovating Your Tooele Church Stained Glass

From Old West roots to the mining boom and the town’s military partnership, Tooele is in touch with its history. It’s no wonder, then, that its historic churches feature beautiful stained glass, a long-lasting art form going back centuries. In local Tooele churches, spiritual stained glass images inspire congregations. Restoration is one essential method of preserving your church’s stained glass for years to come, offering spiritual inspiration to church attendees for upwards of a century. But how can you tell when your church’s stained glass needs revitalization?

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When to Opt for Stained Glass Restoration

Ethical professional restorers intervene with stained glass as little as possible, preserving the original materials wherever possible. As such, an ethical professional won’t perform restoration unless it’s absolutely necessary.

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Below are a few signs that your Tooele church’s stained glass may need restoration–especially if it is 70-100 years old, the average lifespan of stained glass structures.
Scratched or etched glass
Broken, cracked, or fractured glass
Chemically unstable glass
Flaking enamel or paint
Bubbled or fried glass
Frames weakened from decay or corrosion
Bulging or bowing panels
When you see these signs, consider restoration.

The Restoration Planning Process

The restoration process is an involved one; extensive planning is required before taking any action on your Tooele church. Stained glass restoration planning starts with an onsite assessment and dating the glass and building using church records, to determine the glass used. Then, the restoration team can create a timeline, materials list, and cost estimate for their work.

Contact Our Tooele Office about Your Church Stained Glass Restoration

Learn more about how your Tooele church can benefit from our stained glass restoration services when you give our local office a call and set up your consultation appointment with us today.

Martin Faith is a talented artist, visionary, and collector of antique stained glass windows. Prior to moving to the United States, Martin worked as a stained glass artisan in Glasgow. There, he spent many years cultivating his skills and learning the techniques and history behind the centuries old art form. Today, he is the proud owner of Salt Lake City Stained Glass, the largest and most highly renowned stained glass studio in Utah. Over the past 30 years, Martin and his team have produced over 50,000 stained and leaded glass windows ranging in size, style, and appearance. His company has been highlighted on various media outlets including HGTV, the DIY Network, CBS, and NBC.

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