Should I Repair My Victorian Stained Glass Windows or Get New Ones?

Should I Repair My Victorian Stained Glass Windows or Get New Ones?

Stained glass needs repair or restoration about every 80-100 years and the Victorian period was over 100 years ago.  This means for homes of this style with stained glass windows–restoration is overdue.  Many Houston homeowners come to us wondering if their stained glass is worth repairing.  We almost always encourage them to have it restored rather than removed or letting it fall into disarray. Read below to find out why.

Victorian  Stained Glass Is has Monetary Value

If your home is old enough to have Victorian stained glass windows, then you should give it some serious thought to restoration before replacing the antique with something new. The value of these windows will rise as they become rarer. Their final value will depend on many things including the quality of the repair.  However, vintage stained glass typically will appraise for 4x more than new stained glass.  

Victorian Vintage Stained Glass Is Historical Value

The value of Victorian stained glass windows is not only monetary. They have historical and cultural importance as well! This can be due to who commissioned the window, what types of materials were used in its construction, or where it was created. By restoring your Victorian stained-glass windows you keep a piece of Houston’s history intact for the next generation.

No matter what you decide to do with your Victorian home’s stained glass it is always a good idea to get it inspected and/or appraised to find out who made it and when.  Contact us today for pricing and to schedule an appointment. 

Martin Faith is the founder and owner of Houston Stained Glass. Martin has been cultivating his skills as a stained glass artisan for over 30 years, passing on his knowledge and expertise to his team so that, together, they can create the most beautiful stained glass windows the world has ever seen. Martin's initial education in the trade took place in Glasgow, Scotland, the stained glass capitol of the world. He is an expert in the history of stained glass, its evolution, methods for conservation, and its many different styles and forms, including art deco, prairie, Greene & Greene, art nouveau, Mackintosh, floral, mission, beveled, and contemporary. Over the years, Martin's company has produced thousands of stained glass windows, which includes custom creations made for homes, churches, and commercial buildings located all throughout the Houston metro area.

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