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Bring New Life to Old Stained Glass Windows in Your Church

07 Feb 2013

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Many older or historic churches in the Boston area have beautiful stained glass windows. In an attempt to preserve these windows, many churches had lexan applied years ago believing that this would protect the beauty and integrity of the stained glass.

However, in most if not all cases, this old lexan is yellowing and trapping water inside of the protective covering and rotting the wood stained glass window frames of the stained glass windows. Discolored protective coverings are not only unsightly, breakage.

The trapped water also allows steel stained glass window frames to rust and oxidizes the lead which holds together the stained glass. To stop damage to your frames and beautiful stained glass these poorly installed coverings need to be replaced.

Our team of window frame restoration experts at Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations remove the old lexan, and use epoxy consolidation material to repair all rotted wood. We replace the wood frames on windows with severely rotted wood.  We then will clean out all cracked and missing putty, re-caulked the entire frame and then apply 2 coats paint.

To protect the stained glass and the frame from future wood rot, our team installs all new aluminum perimeter framing by Bovard Stained Glass Studio. This new patented ventilation system will allow a small amount of air to circulate between the layers of glass, thereby keeping it dry and free of rot.

Unlike the competition, we will bend the aluminum framing to match the original frame design to restore the beauty of your original frame.

For more information on our stained glass frame repair process, contact us.

Stained Glass Windows - Repair and Restoration, Boston

27 Jul 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

The beauty of many churches begins with the stained glass windows. Unfortunately, many of those windows are in need of repair.

Years ago, a lexan protective layer was laid over the stained glass in order to protect the windows. Now, in many cases that lexan is warped, yellowed and hard to see through and often moisture gathers between the lexan and the stained glass causing the frames to rot. In other cases, the weight of the stained glass windows has created cracks in the frames and in the lead, also causing rotting of the stained glass window frames.

This same moisture also causes the lead in the windows to rust or oxidize. The deteriorating stained glass window frames and lead can cause the windows to break and fall apart.
Antique Stained Glass windows in churches are a standard part of the design and the décor, but many need to be repaired.

Egan Church Furnishings and Restorations specializes in historic restorations and stained glass window repair. Through our stained glass restoration process, we can repair the lead in the window, and repair or replace the wood frames where necessary. We can also supply a passive solar frame, which is excellent for cutting down on energy bills.

Contact Egan Church Furnishings and Restorations for more information on repair and restoration of church stained glass windows.

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