From Old West roots to the mining boom and the town’s military partnership, Tooele is in touch with its history. It’s no wonder, then, that its historic churches feature beautiful stained glass, a long-lasting art form going back centuries. In local Tooele churches, spiritual stained glass images inspire congregations. Restoration is one essential method of preserving your church’s stained glass for years to come, offering spiritual inspiration to church attendees for upwards of a century. But how can you tell when your church’s stained glass needs revitalization?
When to Opt for Stained Glass Restoration
Ethical professional restorers intervene with stained glass as little as possible, preserving the original materials wherever possible. As such, an ethical professional won’t perform restoration unless it’s absolutely necessary.
Below are a few signs that your Tooele church’s stained glass may need restoration–especially if it is 70-100 years old, the average lifespan of stained glass structures.
Scratched or etched glass
Broken, cracked, or fractured glass
Chemically unstable glass
Flaking enamel or paint
Bubbled or fried glass
Frames weakened from decay or corrosion
Bulging or bowing panels
When you see these signs, consider restoration.
The Restoration Planning Process
The restoration process is an involved one; extensive planning is required before taking any action on your Tooele church. Stained glass restoration planning starts with an onsite assessment and dating the glass and building using church records, to determine the glass used. Then, the restoration team can create a timeline, materials list, and cost estimate for their work.
Contact Our Tooele Office about Your Church Stained Glass Restoration
Learn more about how your Tooele church can benefit from our stained glass restoration services when you give our local office a call and set up your consultation appointment with us today.