A Quick Guide to Cathedral Stained Glass Restoration in Salt Lake City

A Quick Guide to Cathedral Stained Glass Restoration in Salt Lake City

Cathedral Stained Glass Restoration

Have you and/or your congregation been considering getting your church stained glass restored and are curious about how the process will work? Well, you certainly are not alone! Also, our site is a great place to start since, Salt Lake City Stained Glass is arguably the country’s most prolific stained glass restoration company. Not to mention, we love what we do. So, below we have provided a quick guide on what the next couple of steps will be and how we will help you achieve with your church stained glass windows.

1. The Free Review On Your Church’s Stained Glass

The very first part of your restoration with us is a consultation for us to view your church’s stained glass and make an assessment.

This includes:

  • A report on the state of your stained glass
  • An estimate of scope, cost and time
  • A conversation about fundraising
  • Q and A time

2. The Restoration Of Your Cathedrals’ Stained Glass

Once we begin the job we will likely remove your church’s stained glass window(s) from its frames and take it to our studios. This depends on the scope of the damage but usually, on cathedral stained glass over 80 years old, it is necessary. Here we do our restoration craftwork, including:

  • Cleaning your glass
  • Remove old leading
  • Fixing, chips, crack and/or replacing glass pieces
  • Re-assembling your church stained glass

3. The Delivery And Installation Of Your Chapel’s Stained Glass Windows

After our restoration work is done, we finally bring your lovely, new/restored church stained glass windows back to your site and carefully place them back where they will grace the walls of your chapel for decades to come. This is our favorite part of the entire restoration process, since, we get to see these wonderful works of cathedral art back where they belong, looking more lovely, in many cases, than the day they were installed!

Stained glass is more than just our job here at Salt Lake City Stained Glass, it is our passion too! We just love bringing back these gorgeous works of art and preserving them for the next generation. Contact us today about doing what we do best– restoring church stained glass!





The Mystery of Salt Lake City’s Missing Church Stained Glass Windows

The Cathedral of the Madeline is a well-known church in Salt Lake City. The cathedral has existed for over one hundred years and is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Its magnificent Roman Gothic architecture, beautiful murals, and giant rose window have attracted the attention of the public for years, making it a popular tourist destination.

While many know of the Cathedral of the Madeline, few people are familiar with its more intimate story and its missing church stained glass windows. At Salt Lake City Stained Glass, we were immediately intrigued when we found out about this tale and decided to investigate it further.

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Find Out Here If Your Salt Lake City Church Stained Glass Need Restoration

Stained Glass Is Very Strong But Older Glass Still Needs Restoration

Stained glass is an extremely durable material, made up of glass tinted with paints, pigments, and dyes. This means it is the perfect medium for adorning churches and to give it an ethereal feel. However, simply because stained glass is durable, does not mean it never needs to be restored. The truth is, church stained glass windows should be repaired or restored every 80-100 years. If your church houses stained glass and you wonder if it may soon need repair, we can help you decide with our guide below. Read on to find out the surefire signs of disrepair to look for on your chapel’s stained glass and how you can keep it looking lovely and intact for your congregation for the next generation.

Gaps In Your Church’s Stained Glass Window That Show Daylight

An obvious sign it is time to have a restoration done on your Salt Lake City church stained glass are gaps of visible light through the frame, leading or glass pieces. Whether large or small they must be addressed because the reason these gaps appear is that the lead is stretched and structurally unsound. So, the surrounding glass panels are no longer held securely in place. The possibility of a piece of glass falling out of the window is likely and stained glass professional should be brought in to take a look.

Buckling, Bowing And Sagging Of Your Church’s Stained Glass

If the stained glass windows in your church are buckling, bowing, bulging or sagging, your windows are at risk of collapsing. This, of course, is a worst case scenario but not unheard of. Any falling glass is bad glass and if it falls onto parishioners could easily harm them. This type of damage is not from the glass decaying but rather the wood frame, expanding and contracting over time. This type of movement causes the frame to lose strength as well as taking a big toll on the lead causing it to lose strength as well. This is an issue that needs to be repaired soon to immediately by a professional.

Chips And Cracks In Your Church’s Stained Glass

The most common repair to church stained glass windows (and the least “dangerous”) are to chips and cracks in the glass. It is a fix that is not pressing but rather, affects the beauty and luster of your church’s stained glass. Keep in mind that cracks could also be indicators of “stress zones” in the glass–pointing to a failing frame. So, if you notice cracks getting bigger or increasingly popping up, contact a professional stained glass repair company like us at Salt Lake City Stained Glass.


From Dallas to Barcelona: Stained Glass Masterpieces Around the World

Stained glass is something which is undoubtedly deemed to be a masterpiece in itself. Regardless of the way it is designed or where you find it, it’s bound to capture your attention and leave you in awe.

The art of glass making has been practiced for hundreds of years. While all stained glass windows are beautiful and can be appreciated, there are some that have left a greater impression than others. Artisans have painstakingly worked to create highly intricate and complex stained glass works. Today, many of these pieces are considered to be masterpieces by the art community.

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most beautiful and famous stained glass masterpieces located around the world.

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Best Stained Glass Churches:The Ultimate Bucket List for Stained Glass Lovers

The World’s Most Beautiful Stained Glass Churches

Stained glass windows are a unique art form that elevate the beauty in our churches and cathedrals across the globe. They take our breath away and strike awe into our hearts, making even the most unholy of us pause for a moment and recognize the divine. Stained glass lovers will want to add the following churches to their bucket lists and start planning their trips to these sites of the some of the world’s best church stained glass.

Chartres Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, is a Roman Catholic church in Chartres, France. This gorgeous church was built to accommodate 176 stained glass windows, which illuminate the interior with colorful beams of light. One of the most famous stained glass windows in the world is in Chartres Cathedral, the glorious rose window depicting the birth of Christ.



Another church not to be missed for its stained glass windows is York Minster, one of the most spectacular and largest of all European cathedrals. Located in York, England, York Minster is home to the Great East Window (finished in 1408), the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the world. Its apocalyptic scene was designed by John Thornton. There is also a heart-shaped design affectionately known as The Heart of Yorkshire. Make sure you add York Minster to your list for the greatest church stained glass.

Salt Lake City Church Stained Glass

Salt Lake City is another city that tourists and locals alike recognize for its religious architecture, a huge part of which is stained glass windows. Salt Lake City Stained Glass, the local branch of Scottish Stained Glass, has been proudly serving Salt Lake City and all of central Utah with quality church stained glass for nearly 25 years. Contact us for all your religious, residential, and commercial stained glass needs, whether it’s conceptual design, repair, or restoration.

Where to Start? Renovating Your Tooele Church Stained Glass

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?

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5 Examples of Beautiful Stained Glass in Utah

Utah is definitely acclaimed for all its wonderful, unique stained glass collections. Stained glass has been used as an expressive art form throughout time for religious teachings, abstract artwork showcasing nature, and much more. With the popularity of stained glass continuing throughout the state of Utah, there are many notable stained glass windows that showcase truly amazing art.

Beautiful Stained Glass Collections Found in Utah

The First United Methodist Church features significant stained glass windows that their congregation holds very dear. The main stained glass window featured in their sanctuary features the scene where the women who went to Jesus’ tomb and were told by an angel that Jesus was not there. The humble stories of the Bible are embraced at this church through their beautiful stained glass collection. The Hill Air Force Base Chapel has some amazing custom stained glass artwork featuring a memorial stained glass window dedicated to the 384th Bomb Group. The First Presbyterian Church has large stained glass features that are filled with gorgeous colors that are lit up by the sun. The Utah Valley University has amazing stained glass that incorporates nature and space. These unique stained glass features are celebrated for their diversity and differing imagery.

Taking Inspiration from Noteworthy Utah Stained Glass for Your Salt Lake City Property

Salt Lake City properties that are looking to jump on the stained glass trend can really take advantage of all the gorgeous stained glass they’re surrounded by. Taking inspiration from these noteworthy stained glass pieces can really help fuel the right creativity. Custom stained glass is perfect for churches, homes, and businesses, providing a wonderful investment and one-of-a-kind artform for your property. Salt Lake City Stained Glass would love to help you bring your ideas to fruition!

For more information regarding custom stained glass for your Salt Lake City property, please contact us!

Signs Your Salt Lake City Temple Stained Glass Windows Need Repair

Stained glass has been an important part of religious architecture for decades. In Europe, beautiful, ornate stained glass windows adorn temples, cathedrals, and chapels from the Middle Ages, when stained glass gained its popularity.

However, most of the world’s stained glass is now reaching an age where deterioration occurs. Historic preservation societies are seeing the need for stained glass conservation as an urgent matter.

Knowing what signs to look for to identify deterioration can help your Salt Lake City temple preserve their stained glass windows. If repair is necessary, a professional studio with experience in working with antique stained glass should be contacted immediately.

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Different Stained Glass Installation Methods for Salt Lake City Homes

Stained Glass Window For Salt Lake City Homes

Stained glass windows a fabulous addition to any home in or around Salt Lake City because of their versatility. Any number of textures, styles, and sizes so, make them very accommodating to modern homeowners needs. Another reason for their widespread accessibility is the myriad of installation method choices. This makes them super easy to customize to any part of a home and that is something our past clients loved. Below we have listed our own insight about different installation methods to aid you in figuring out which one is right for your Salt Lake City home.

Professionally Installed Stained Glass

As mentioned, there are many different stained glass installation methods and finding the right one for you is really about what you are trying to achieve. These methods range from very simple (and done in one day) to more difficult and extensive. However, the one thing that is obvious–regardless of which method you choose, Salt Lake City Stained Glass excels at it!

Stained Glass Installation Method 1: The Most Popular

The bonding method is easily the most widely used techniques in stained glass installation. Simple, quick, and clean: it is an option for any window under 4ft. The process is straightforward and involves a custom stained glass panel(s) being applied to your home’s window. This no-frills, easy installation method is fast and always stunning. Not only does it look good from the inside and out–it has the added benefit of little extra protection from the solid glass pane.

Stained Glass Installation Method 2: Great For New Construction

Another popular method is the triple pane method. This application is excellent for areas that get excessive moisture or need to meet safety glass building codes (i.e. new construction). In this method, the stained glass is sandwiched and sealed between two tempered pieces of glass. This keeps all moisture out and stops any condensation inside the glass. It is safe and easy to clean and our clients just love it for bathrooms.

Stained Glass Installation Method 3: Hanging Stained Glass Panels

The final stained glass application method is called hook hanging. This is when we create a custom stained glass panel in our studio that is fitted with hooks on the outer edge of its frame. It can then be hung on a wall, in front of a window or free suspended. This is the best idea for Salt Lake City homeowners who plan to move their panel.

Watch the video below for more information on stained glass installation

If you have any additional questions about stained glass installation methods, contact us today!

Stunning Examples of Charles Rennie Mackintosh Stained Glass for Salt Lake City Properties

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish designer, architect, and artist known for his Art Nouveau, Modernist, and Japanese-inspired stained glass designs, using texture and light to create functional works of art within his architecture. Mackintosh stained glass is ideal for Salt Lake City residential and commercial properties, balancing eye-catching beauty and clean simplicity to reflect the nature of Salt Lake City’s religious and historic architecture.

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