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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.

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