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Stained Glass Window Protection for your Church

15 Mar 2013

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Our Lady of Lourdes Stained Glass WindowsProtect your valuable stained glass windows from storm damage by replacing the exterior covering. This will also your lower insurance costs.

Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations offers stained glass window protective coverings that are certified 90mph wind load double thermal insulated standard frames up to 150mph custom wind load thermal insulated exterior frames.

Our Lady of Lourdes in Malvern, NY chose Egan’s to protect their valuable stained glass windows from storm damage. We replaced the rotted wood frame with new double thermal insulated exterior protective glass, releaded the historic stained glass window. The window was then delivered and installed by our expert craftsmen.

For more information, contact Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations.

Storm Protection For Your Valuable Stained Glass Windows!

08 Mar 2013

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Egan windowes are rated for 90MPH winds.

90 M.P.H wind load is our standard model of protective coverings for stained glass windows.   

Unfortunately, hurricanes and winter storms are getting more intense and destructive. Super Storm Sandy was  a clear example of these more destructive storms we need to anticipate.  Sandy caused noticeable damage to beautiful stained glass windows in the northeast with heavy winds and flying debris.

Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations offers one of the highest quality and strongest protective covering systems for stained glass protection.  Our standard model of coverings has been engineered to meet a wind load of 90 mph.   We also offer upgrades to 110 mph and even up to 150 mph wind load.

Now is the time to upgrade your stained glass window protectionHurricane season will soon be upon us again and who knows what we will face this year.   Bob or Jim Egan will be glad to meet with you, at no charge,  to review your window protection and offer advice to help you plan the proper level of protection.  In addition, we can advise you on any frame or stained glass repair that may also be needed while the protective glass is off the windows.

Contact us to arrange a free consultation about upgrading or adding protective coverings to your stained glass windows and avoid costly damage.  Call toll free ( 1-866-829-2106 ) or send an email to: info@eganchurchfurnishings.com  to arrange a convenient date to meet.

Other services available:  Stained glass frame repair—frame replacement for energy savings—Replacement ventilators with built in screens--Stained glass repair—new stained glass and more.

Poorly Installed Stained Glass Window Coverings Cause Problems

08 Nov 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

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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