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Why Stained Glass Repairs Need A Specialist

Stained glass windows are beautiful. Whether they are centuries-old pieces set within church windows or bespoke features crafted for the home, it is important that stained glass repairs are carried out by an experienced specialist. Choosing the right person for the job will ensure your stained glass repairs are carried out to the highest standard and in keeping with the individual design of your windows. 

What Is Stained Glass?

Stained glass windows have hardly changed since the 13th century. Where a normal window is usually made up of one piece of glass, stained glass windows feature several pieces of coloured glass that are held together by webs of lead. The lead is used to create intricate designs and is usually fired or painted in a dark colour to ensure the coloured areas stand out. It was during the 13th century that a way was discovered to turn glass yellow. Green, red and blue stains followed shortly afterwards and stained glass windows as we know them today were born. 

How Stained Glass Repairs Are Carried Out

Stained glass repairs can often be carried out while the window is in-situ, but more extensive repairs may require the window to be carefully removed from the frame and taken to a workshop for more detailed repairs. In most cases, repairs can be carried out to individual pieces of glass within the lead webbing. However, most stained glass repairs companies can also remove and replace lead webbing where required. For example, if your stained glass window has been damaged from the outside the lead webbing may have bent inwards. This can be repaired easily by an experienced technician and the relevant coloured glass pieces replaced. 

A Beautiful Feature That Needs The Right Care

Stained glass windows are a beautiful feature no matter where they are installed. They are a great way to add a feature to your home or business, especially in bathroom windows, front door panels and other areas where obscure glass is common. Whether you are considering stained glass windows or you have a feature installed already, knowing how to arrange stained glass repairs will ensure your stained glass stays looking its best for many years to come. There are a number of companies offering stained glass repairs that will be able to give you advice on keeping repair work to a minimum by looking after your glass and arranging emergency repairs when the time comes.