Does My Salt Lake City Stained Glass Need A Protective Covering?

Do I Need A Stained Glass Covering?

Stained Glass for all of its beauty is not by any means delicate, it is, however, a good idea, to have a glass protective covering over the stained glass in your church or home. First off this is because stained glass is expensive and worth the minimal cost of prevention vs the greater cost of repair. Secondly, stained glass windows are typically heirlooms that you want to make sure stay intact and looking good for a long time. Lastly, because stained glass, especially on churches, is often a target of vandalism. A protective covering on your stained glass ultimately extends its longevity and helps prevent damage.

Types Of Stained Glass Coverings

There are different options to add a protective layer on your stained glass and each one has it’s pros and cons. Salt Lake City Stained Glass can explain each to your to help you make a more informed choice

Window Film Stained Glass Covering
The Pro: Is easily applied even on a DIY level (although not suggested) and can protect from UV Rays
The Con: Is not as strong as other protective layers, which could lead to glass still breaking.

Glass Stained Glass Covering
The Pro: it stays clear over time, and it is a little stiffer and more scratch resistant than the plastics.The Con: Does not protect from UV rays unless tint is applied

Acrylic Stained Glass Covering
The Pro: Is strong, durable, stays clear over time
The Con: It does not insulate as well as an insulated glass

Utah’s Stained Glass Coverings Expert

Stained glass windows are meant to last a long time and very much capable of doing so when properly maintained and cared for by a professional. At Stained Glass Salt Lake City, we know how to treat stained glass properly to give it the very longest life. We hired the most skilled craftsmen and protective covering installers to ensure our client’s precious stained glass lasts for the next 80-100 years. If you stained glass doesn’t have a protective cover, contact us so we can help you preserve your stained glass for the next generation to come.

Martin Faith is a talented artist, visionary, and collector of antique stained glass windows. Prior to moving to the United States, Martin worked as a stained glass artisan in Glasgow. There, he spent many years cultivating his skills and learning the techniques and history behind the centuries old art form. Today, he is the proud owner of Salt Lake City Stained Glass, the largest and most highly renowned stained glass studio in Utah. Over the past 30 years, Martin and his team have produced over 50,000 stained and leaded glass windows ranging in size, style, and appearance. His company has been highlighted on various media outlets including HGTV, the DIY Network, CBS, and NBC.