Creating Beautiful Stained Glass Designs for Any Budget with Salt Lake City Stained Glass

Creating Beautiful Stained Glass Designs for Any Budget with Salt Lake City Stained Glass

When it comes to beautiful stained glass, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to have it. Whether you’d like to install stained glass features in your Salt Lake City home, church, or business, finding high-quality, custom stained glass can really deliver you the right investment while simultaneously delivering many other benefits. Salt Lake City Stained Glass really works hard with each and every client to ensure we meet their budget constraints without compromising on quality.
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Prairie Style Stained Glass: Timeless And Perfect For Your Salt Lake Home

The Beautiful Beginnings Of The Prairie Style

The phrase mid-century modern is something you have likely heard because it is seemingly all the buzz. This is understandable because as far as home styles go, it is pretty fantastic. What you may not realize is this type of look and many others were created, in large part, by a man named Frank Lloyd Wright. He was a talented and prolific architect/designer who could be considered the grandfather of many different interiors and architectural styles–as relevant today as they were in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when he lived. His curiously ubiquitous Prairie Style philosophy was his passion and today it is still one of the most popular stained glass styles on the market. Read below to find out why.

What Exactly Is Prairie Style Stained Glass?

When you think about a prairie landscape you probably imagine endless fields and sharp horizon lines stretching on for miles and miles. This type of expanse filled full of light and openness is exactly the type of feel Wright wanted in his architecture and stained glass. Dramatic horizontal lines that crisscross but blend into the worlds outside and inside are strong hallmarks of Wright’s work. He was enchanted with how light entered a room and considered it, as well as the glass, a part of the design of the house itself. He was incredibly concerned about the integrity of the materials he used, from stone to glass and everything in between. This meant he did not want to disguise the glass but rather allow the glass to exist as itself in an environment. Similarly, he wanted everything he designed in the Prairie Style to harmonize with a natural setting. The results from Wright in this and many other styles were amazing. His work was modern at the time, but somehow had echoes of a simpler, more natural time; just as at home in the natural world as it would be in a city setting. And in an urban setting, the echoes of nature were unmistakable. His use of colors as accents and penchant towards mixing them with mostly clear glass and intersecting lines allowed his prairie style work to be both outstanding but still at peace the natural world all around.

The results, as you can see, were amazing.

To say Frank Lloyd Wright was ahead of his time is, in fact, an understatement, but the uniqueness and breadth of his work, leave the viewer to believe no matter what era he lived in he would still be a pioneer of his day.

Watch the video below for more information on Prairie Style stained glass:

Salt Lake City Stained Glass For All Your Prairie Style Stained Glass Needs

At Salt Lake City Stained Glass we greatly respect the genius that is the work of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Style. We create glass in this style for our customers to honor him and to keep the legacy of artistic perfection alive today. If you are interested in a prairie style stained glass window for your Salt Lake City home, contact us today for more information and to schedule a design consultation with one of our Prairie Style experts

What is Scottish Stained Glass?

Here at Salt Lake City Stained Glass, we’re often asked by our clients, “What is Scottish Stained Glass?” and “What sets Scottish Stained Glass apart from other stained glass?” Scottish Stained Glass refers to our acclaimed process that our founder and president, Martin Faith, has created over the past 30 years. Scottish Stained Glass promotes the highest quality custom stained glass available for Salt Lake City homes and businesses.

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How to Repair Bulging or Sagging Stained Glass Windows in Salt lake City Temple

Have you noticed any bulging or sagging glass pieces in your religious stained glass windows? Many of the antique stained glass panels housed in Salt Lake City Temples are beginning to reveal signs of deterioration. With concave and convex shaped bulging glass to entire pieces missing, the only solution for proper preservation is stained glass restoration.
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Salt Lake City Stained Glass: Historic Stained Glass Restoration Methods & Techniques

Historic stained glass restoration is a time consuming and sometimes tedious process. However, as many of the stained glass windows in the US reach a certain age, it is being called for at an increasing rate.

Most glass companies are highly concerned with stained glass preservation. After all, stained glass is an ancient form of art and some of the oldest windows date back hundreds of years. Stained glass has been an important part of many societies, religions, and cultures.

If you live in Salt Lake City and are in need of historic stained glass restoration, it’s important to work with a studio that’s experienced in these types of matters. An experienced professional will be able to determine what methods and treatments are best for your budget and concerns as what must be done to preserve your beloved stained glass window.

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Is There A Difference Between Stained And Leaded Glass?

The Difference Between Stained, Leaded and Beveled Glass

At Salt Lake City Stained Glass we are often asked questions about stained glass and answering those question is something we love to do for potential and existing customers alike. The questions are on various topics: styles, colors, restoration vs. repair. One question we get a lot is what the difference is between stained glass and leaded glass and if beveled glass falls into either of those two categories. The truth is–stained and leaded glass are more or less the same thing. However, we have gone into some detail below about all three descriptions to set the record straight and help you better understand our craft.

What is Stained Glass vs. Leaded Glass?

For the general public, the terms stained glass and leaded glass interchangeably. But in the stained glass industry, we generally refer to stained glass as having color and leaded glass as being clear. So, while all stained glass can be referred to as leaded, all leaded glass is usually not referred to as stained glass. The difference is tiny but knowing this may help you better communicate your stained glass designer exactly what you are looking for on any part of your Salt Lake City home: entryway, bathroom, hallways, or kitchen.

What Is Beveled Glass?

Beveled glass is a piece of glass, usually clear, that has an angled cut around the periphery. This angled cut helps reflect light in beautiful ways creates gorgeous depth and character.

What is Textured Glass?

Although plain leaded glass is clear and usually lacks color, it is definitely not boring. This is because it often has textured glass pieces in it. Textured glass pieces come in a variety of appearances from wavy designs called “water glass” to feathery textures called “glue chip”. Using textured glass in leaded glass windows is a great way to add a classic elegant feel to any area of your Salt Lake City home.

Check out the stained glass video below for more information on stained glass for your Salt Lake City Home:

For more information about stained, leaded, beveled or textured glass, contact us at Salt Lake City Stained Glass today! We are Salt Lake City’s foremost stained glass expert and would love to help you with your stained glass project.

When Should You Repair the Stained Glass in Salt Lake City Temples?

The stained glass housed in Salt Lake City temples often showcase meaningful imagery with powerful individualized messages for each worshipper that sees them. It’s pertinent to maintain these beautiful antiques since they can be such a large part of the worship process and can add equity for your Salt Lake City temple. We always like to recommend stained glass restoration around the 75 year to 100 year mark.

Signs of Stained Glass Deterioration in Your Salt Lake City Temple

Stained glass can showcase a multitude of deterioration signs, signaling its time for restoration. If you see a film of white dust on the stained glass window itself, that’s often a sign of lead deterioration. After so many decades, pieces of your temple stained glass can begin to warp into concave and convex shapes. Pieces of your stained glass can even fall out of the window itself, feature discoloration or a yellowing tint, and showcase scratches or dirt buildup. The lead came which frames the stained glass window can also begin falling apart and disintegrating, loosening the entire structure. If you’re not sure you witness deterioration, please call Salt Lake City Stained Glass. We’d be happy to send one our stained glass artisans to assess your stained glass and determine if it’s a candidate for repair, restoration, or replacement.

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Salt Lake City Temple Stained Glass Restoration Process

Stained glass restoration begins with an on-site assessment, determining the causes of deterioration in order to customize your restoration plan. Our acclaimed process begins with removing your stained glass windows and carefully returning them to our stained glass repair studio. The stained glass is soaked for up to two weeks in soap blend in order to remove all impurities and to disassemble the stained glass piece by piece. From there, each piece is replaced or restored and new lead came is produced. We utilize a black cement and reinforcement glass to ensure your stained glass lasts another century.

For more information regarding temple stained glass restoration in the Salt Lake City area, please contact us or call: (801) 895-2954

How To Spot Damage In Your Salt Lake City Home’s Stained Glass Windows

Stained Glass Windows In The US Are Turning 100 Years Old

Here in lovely Salt Lake City and many cities in the US, the 100-year mark for stained glass windows is here. Most of this countries stained glass windows were built shortly after the turn of the century so, it is about that time that stained glass, barring any problems due to accidental breakage or poor craftsmanship, will begin to need repair or restoration. If you have stained glass in your home with stained glass windows, it may be time to start thinking about having your antique stained glass restored or inspected and cleaned. At the very least, perhaps it is time to inspect it yourself and see if the telltale signs of needing restoration are present. Below are some signs to look for on the stained glass windows in your Salt Lake City home to give you an idea if your windows need to be repaired or just need a thorough cleaning.

Look For Deterioration On Your Stained Glass

As it were, stained glass is a very durable material and relatively immune to deteriorating due to natural aging. American glass is extra stable because of the composition of the glass used here in the states. However, this does not mean the glass can never be damaged or be tarnished by elements. Some apparent signs the stained glass in your home needs repair are scratches, chips, and abrasions–which also take reduce clarity. Chemical agents and smog also get caked on stained glass–making it look old and dingy. If your glass looks cloudy or dull, this is probably why. Of course, broken panels are a sure-fire sign your glass needs professional help and should be dealt with as soon as possible since this will lead to much worse problems or total failure of the glass. If your stained glass has broken glass or missing panels, it is absolutely time to have it restored, because more damage is soon to occur.

Look For Structural Deterioration Of Your Stained Glass

The biggest breakdown of leaded stained glass is through its skeletal structure which holds the glass in place. This is when the frame itself or the leaded caming holding the pieces of glass together is rotting, deteriorating or sagging. At this point, stained glass frames are approaching total failure. You need to fix it right away or it could collapse. When caming starts to fail, you will see missing, bent or broken pieces and probably cracking on the glass near or connected to the frame. In this condition, stained glass could easily fall out from just a strong wind or vibration.

Look For Signs Your Stained Glass Is Dirt Or Needs Cleaning

Even though stained glass will likely need restoration at about 100 years of age, sometimes stained glass, even very old stained glass, is perfectly fine and may just need a deep and thorough cleaning. Stained glass cleaning is a relatively inexpensive procedure that will bring it right back to its original luster. The reason stained glass gets so dirty is environmental; soot and grime build up on both sides of the glass from things like pollution, smoke, and oxidation. Keep in mind it is critical to have a professional stained glass company clean your older stained glass is because aggressive cleaning or cleaning with the wrong chemicals will cause damage, permanently affecting your glass’s transparency and/or shine. Regular cleaning is also necessary to avoid build-up of chemicals or air pollutants which could lead to long-term damage.

See more about stained glass repair and cleaning in the video below:

Contact us at Salt Lake City Stained Glass to have your stained glass inspected by a true professional today!

Tips & Advice for Incorporating Stained Glass in Your Salt Lake City Kitchen

Adding stained glass to your Salt Lake City kitchen can be beneficial for many reasons. Stained glass windows create privacy from neighbors, can increase the resale value of a home, and add color and visual interest to kitchens that lack character. Deciding how you want your stained glass to look and where you want to put it in your kitchen can be a hard decision. That’s why we’re here offer our advice!

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How to Incorporate Stained Glass into Modern Architecture in Salt Lake City

Stained glass is renowned for its beautiful traditional application featured in many Salt Lake City churches, historic buildings, and homes. From powerful religious symbolism to symbolic heritage imagery, stained glass has served as a means for both decorative purpose and storytelling. Modern stained glass is definitely still up-and-coming, usually underestimated and not as well known. Stained glass’ versatility is showcased in contemporary stained glass and all the unique applications now more commonly seen throughout Salt Lake City’s commercial buildings and modern homes.
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