Stained Glass Houston
Although most people consider stained glass to be all about beauty and elegance – and it certainly is that – it can also have some very practical benefits. For residents of Houston, stained glass of our hand crafted quality adds value to a home or commercial building. It can also add privacy and uniqueness to a home’s entryway or bathrooms, and a feeling of exclusivity to a salon, spa, office, or high end restaurant. And it can block an unappealing view, replacing it with something stunning, without blocking the natural flow of light into the building at the same time.
All our Houston stained glass panels are manufactured and installed to local building codes and meet the most modern energy efficiency standards. As the largest stained glass studio in the U.S. today, we have produced and installed custom stained glass windows for more than 12,000 satisfied customers to date. Owner Martin Faith emigrated from Scotland over 25 years ago. He brought his native land’s stained glass expertise with him. Over the past 25 years, Martin has used traditional methods as a starting point for developing his own process. It includes modern methods for hiding the points where the leading (known as “caming”) joins together, darkening the lead to an antiqued looking finish, and a proprietary polishing process which makes Scottish Stained Glass windows glow, even without the help of the sun.
Houston Custom Stained Glass Design Process: It Starts With You
Our stained glass designers work one-on-one with clients, taking not of their existing architecture and décor, and the clients’ personal tastes. During the initial design consultation, clients have the opportunity to discuss their ideas and look at many samples, sketches, and photographs, while collaborating with one of our local Houston designers.
Back in our studio, the custom design process continues using CAD and photo-shop technologies to create beautiful works of art that exactly conform to clients’ needs and specifications. Please take a good look at the detail and quality shown in the lovely photographs below, or visit our design galleries to see more examples of our workmanship.
Stunning Custom Stained Glass for Your Houston, Texas Home
Of course you take great pride in your Houston home, carefully finding the perfect furnishings that delight you and the artwork that inspires you. If you are looking to add beauty, value, and distinctive style to your entryway, windows, doors, sidelights, transoms and skylights, we hope you’ll consider us. We would love to earn your business. Over the years we’ve found that our residential clients truly appreciate vividly colored stained glass but generally prefer something a bit more subtle and elegant for their homes. Our most popular type of residential stained glass is actually colorless, made with frosted, textured, and gorgeous beveled stained glass. This works with any color scheme and lets in as much natural light as possible.
About Custom Stained Glass Houston by Scottish Stained Glass
In business for over 20 years, we’ve installed over 40,000 custom stained glass windows for delighted customers. As the largest stained glass studio in the U.S., we have the experience, the talented artisans and the technical expertise to design and install any type of stained glass panel, including replicas of ancient stained glass and antique stained glass restoration as well.
Our Houston stained glass is available in a wide variety of styles, from classic Celtic and romantic florals, to Frank Lloyd Wright inspired modern designs and our own signature Aspen collection. However, you will be working to create your custom design with one of our talented pros, so if you have your own ideas those can be easily accommodated as well. Browse through our design galleries for some Houston stained glass inspiration.
We find many Houstonians have long admired stained glass, but have never realized how affordable, practical and easily installed it is. Our prices start as low as $80 per square foot. As for the practicality aspects, stained glass windows afford greater privacy where necessary, or block an undesirable view with the use of textured glass. All this, while still letting the natural light stream through into your home.
Contact Custom Stained Glass Houston today for your free quote!
Contact us today for a free, in-home consultation with a stained glass designer. They will show you samples, ideas, and offer suggestions. If your home is an older style, they will even research what style of stained glass windows would provide an authentic complement to its history. Please let us earn your business!
Scottish Stained Glass is active in social media, so you can find out about us and see what we do in many different ways. Follow us on Facebook, or check out the beautiful photos of our work on Flickr. If you are looking for custom designed stained glass in Houston or anywhere across the Lone Star State, please contact us by phone or using our convenient online form.
Do you or does someone you know have a family heirloom? Passing on an heirloom from one generation to the next is a tradition carried out by many families. Family heirlooms can be anything like antique china or silverware, quilts, jewelry, sports memorabilia, journals, or more. Receiving a family heirloom from your parents or grandparents is a great responsibility but also a wonderful honor as well.
It’s quite a touching thing to do as well. Giving your family something to remember you by makes them feel loved and important. If you like the idea of passing down an heirloom in your family but want to make sure that it’s something special, you should consider a custom family crest stained glass panel. Custom Stained Glass Houston makes beautiful family crest stained glass designs that would be perfect for presenting as a gift to your loved ones.
Due to its lively atmosphere and convenient location next to TU, many Texans are packing up their bags and heading to “Aggieland”. With a relatively low crime rate and a thriving economy, the city is a great place to start a new business or settle down and have a family. But the increasing population also imposes a serious threat of hefty competition. Now more than ever, it’s becoming incredibly vital to find ways to make your home or business stand out. Read more…
Unfortunately, hailstorms have been quite frequent in the Houston metropolitan area this past
season. And with these hailstorms come the reports of property damage, including damage to
peoples’ prized stained glass windows or doors.
When stained glass receives hail damage, it can be anything from a simple crack in a single piece
of glass to an entire shattered window or door panel. If your stained glass is damaged by hail,
please know that it can be restored to its original condition.
We have the capability to match almost any glass, and repair or restore the damage whether
minor or major. In fact, if the stained glass in question is old antique church stained glass, the
restoration can make it stronger, more structurally sound, and ready to last another century or
more for parishioners to enjoy.
Here at Houston Stained Glass we have twenty years of experience repairing and restoring
stained glass, whether it was damaged by a wild Houston hailstorm or just by the ordinary
ravages of time.
Please contact us at the first sign of any hail damage to your stained glass. We need to assess the
extent of the damage to give you a quote for the repair job. With our special stained glass hail
damage repair process, we only need to disassemble the window from the closest edge to the
area of the damage.
Our skilled artisans will match and replace any shattered or missing pieces of glass, and
reassemble the panel using matching leads. After soldering and polishing, the stained glass is
ready for reinstallation into the home, office, or church.
However, it would be a shame to reinstall the window and risk the exact same damage happening
again in the next big hailstorm to come along. Fortunately, with our installation methods, that is
unlikely to happen. When we install or reinstall a stained glass window, it is always behind a
clear, hail resistant panel of glass that is there to protect the stained glass. In this way, we ensure
that your stained glass does not go through the same trauma again. And neither do you.
A note about antique church stained glass hail damage repair:
Over the decades, your larger church stained glass panels might have become structurally
unsound. The lead caming that holds the glass bits together might have become brittle, bowed, or
otherwise deteriorated over time. This makes the windows even more susceptible to hail damage.
When we reassemble and reinstall the window, we can add extra strength and stability with the
use of stronger metals inside the lead caming as well as steel braces that will support the
windows better than the original installation did.
Please contact us today for more information about hail damage repair for residential and church