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In churches, many problems occur with poorly installed protective coverings over stained glass windows.


“Poorly installed protective coverings have caused more damage to stained glass windows and frames,

than all the fires, vandalism and storm damage, combined”

This was the findings of the National Preservation Society after conducting a thorough study of stained glass
protective coverings. This study determined that when protective glass or lexan is used to protect stained glass
windows
, a ventilation system (air flow between layers of glass) must be installed to prevent serious damage such as: 
  • Wood rot in the frames from moisture buildup
  • Oxidation of the lead in the windows
  • Rusting of the steel in the ventilators and Bulges in stained glass from over
  • Expansion of the glass

Further, the study determined that aluminum or vinyl coverings over damage wood frames, especially on the window sills, will accelerate wood rot, not correct it. The proper corrective measure is to remove the sealed protective glass and add a ventilation system before reinstallation or new protective coverings are added over the stained glass windows.

Our stained glass studio has designed and patented a unique perimeter frame with built in ventilation to provide the proper air circulation to dry out the air space and prevent further damage. This solution is available with your choice of plate glass, laminated glass or lexan.

Our stained glass window protection can meet any hurricane code: 90 mph winds, 110 mph winds or 150 mph.

At Egan's Church Furnishings and Restoration, our team can remove the old stained glass window coverings, repair and paint the frames and install our patented system.   Contact us for a free inspection or you can email us at info@eganchurchfurnishings.com


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