Antique Repairs and Restoration Houston
We understand that the restoration process is a delicate one, and it’s important to work with a team that understands the process and glasswork as a whole extremely well. We’ve restored thousands of windows in our more than 20 years in business, and our expertise far surpasses many other studios in this area.
Restoring Antique Stained Glass
- Softened, bending lead: If your piece has lead that has bent dramatically or even broken completely, we can re-lead the window to restore it completely, and sometimes add structural support for a longer-lasting window.
- Broken glass: We have access to hundreds of colors and textures of glass, and we are typically able to match the glass in your antique piece. We can replace single panes of glass to restore your window.
- Re-polishing: If your window is looking dull, or if the patina has worn off, we can re-polish it to make it look as good as new!
Our team of builders have restored thousands of windows salvaged directly from Scotland in addition to those pieces that clients have brought to us. Our experience far surpasses any other Houston studio for restoration.
Types of Stained Glass Damages and Repairs
Stained Glass Restoration due to Deterioration of Lead
Hail Damage to Stained Glass
Our process for hail damage on stained glass
- Remove the hail affected panels
- Match-up the glass
- Re-leaded the pieces together
- Clean the stained glass
- Re-install the stained glass window or panels
When we reinstall the repaired stained glass we also add an extra protective measure of less-breakable glass on the exterior of the window to prevent the same thing from happening again.
Wind Damage to Stained Glass
Re-Leading to Restore Stained Glass
Stained Glass Repairs
Exterior Protective Coverings for Your Stained Glass
Our aluminum framing systems are available in stunning finishes for a modernized exterior: dark bronze, white, metal finish, and custom colors. They have built-in ventilation offering adequate air flow so you don’t accelerate any deterioration to your stained glass. This provides a less labor-intensive solution as well since we no longer have to create ventilation through window frames or glass.
Another wonderful advantage of these systems is that they offer low maintenance needs. Since they protect your stained glass and window frames, you no longer have to paint them every couple of years. This permanent solution also allows you to easily pop out any damaged protective coverings and replace them in minutes.