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Church Stained Glass Window Repair - CT

12 Oct 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Egans Church Furnishings and Restorations was asked by the vestry at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church to help them develop a plan and budget to restore historic stained glass windows in their beautiful church and correct the trapped moisture problem with the exterior coverings on those windows.

In order to help with the funding, Bob Egan conducted a thorough site review and prepared  a comprehensive proposal for the parish to submit to the various preservation groups.  By showing the preservation groups the multiple problems that can arise from the damaged stained glass windows and the lack of ventilation from the protective coverings along with our “holistic” approach to stained glass window repairs,   they raised the funds much quicker than they had expected.

Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations offer the finest quality stained glass repairs and restoration. Our studio has patented a complete protective covering system that no one in the industry can match.

Contact us to set up an appointment for a free inspection and evaluation of your stained glass or other renovation needs.

www.eganchurchfurnishings.com      866-829-2106

Many Stained Glass Church Windows Need Historic Restoration

09 Dec 2011

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Stained Glass windows in churches and places of worship are a beautiful part of the design and the décor. However, over time, they can deteriorate and the window frames begin to rot.

Years ago, a lexan protective layer was installed over the outside of the window for protective purposes. However, over the course of time that lexan yellows and traps moisture in between it and the stained glass window.

This moisture causes the lead in the windows to rust or oxidize. Additionally the moisture causes the wooden frames to rot. These windows are extremely heavy and the deteriorating wood and lead can cause the windows to break and fall apart.
 
As the stained glass windows deteriorate they allow for quite a bit of energy loss. Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations does historic restorations on stained glass windows. Through our stained glass restoration process, we can repair the lead in the window, and repair or replace the wood where necessary. If the frame needs to be replaced, we can replace the frame with mahogany or aluminum, which creates a passive solar frame, which is excellent for cutting down on energy bills.

Contact Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations for more  information on historic restoration of stained glass windows and stained glass window repair.

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