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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Signs of Deterioration in Stained Glass

Signs of deterioration in stained glass can usually be caught early on so long as the owner keeps a watchful eye. It’s important to inspect your stained glass every once in a while to check for signs of damage, especially if there are noticeable changes in appearance. Here are some things to look for:

Deterioration in paint – The glass pieces contained in stained glass windows are unlikely to deteriorate. However, the paints and enamels on the pieces are extremely sensitive. Signs of flaking or cracking in the paint should be noted and addressed immediately.

Deterioration of glass – Glass does not usually deteriorate, unless it is of a very poor quality. However, it can eventually become discolored due to oxidation or corrosion.

Structural deterioration – Structural deterioration is the most common cause that calls for repair. Lead heats up very easily and loses its shape over time, putting pressure on the rest of the stained glass window. Check for signs of bowing or sagging in the leading or cracked pieces of glass to spot this issue early on.

Do you have a stained glass window that needs repair? Here’s why you should work with Scottish:

Consult a Professional to Have Your Stained Glass Inspected

If you believe that your Salt Lake City temple’s stained glass window are in need of repair or restoration, it’s best to consult an expert right away. If you would like to schedule an appointment for inspect, please contact our office by filling out the contact form on our site or giving us a call.

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.