Stained Glass Benefits
Stained Glass For More Privacy In Your Houston Home
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Custom Stained Glass Then and Now
It is natural for people to think about churches when they hear the word stained glass. They make that association because stained glass is practically ubiquitous to cathedrals, churches, synagogues and even mosques. The next most common association is likely the victorian or craftsman eras of design. Likewise, anyone who owns a home built in either of those time periods probably has antique stained glass on one if not a few windows in their house already. The reason for this is because, during the mid to early 20th century, now famous designers like Frank Lloyd Wright and Macintosh inspired a connection in the minds of Americans between home decor and stained glass. This started a fortuitous “new” era of modern home stained glass that continues today. At Custom Stained Glass Houston we are proud to continue the work of design prodigies such as Frank Lloyd Wright and others who had such incredible impact on the evolution of stained glass into what we see today.
Frank Lloyd Wright Style Stained Glass
Stained Glass For Practical Reasons
The artistic value of stained glass is undeniable. However, did you know it is actually called a “practical art”? The reason is pretty clear to us–it is an extremely versatile medium which can be tailored to suit nearly any design style or taste. Especially in this day and age, stained glass can be used in nearly any room in the in a house (bathroom, kitchen, living room, entryway) and used functionally as a fireplace screen or a stylish room divider. It really is amazing how stained glass works well as both art forms and as a practical solution for privacy issues.
Some other, just as important, reasons why you might consider installing stained glass:
• Stained glass is a beautiful privacy option– especially useful for spaces like bathrooms or bedrooms.
• Stained glass can block an unattractive view like a vacant lot or a close neighbor
• Stained glass can express your personal tastes and act as a centerpiece for a design overhaul.
In truth, it doesn’t matter where you put stained glass because it always works well and takes center stage! Likewise, you will enjoy the beauty it brings to your home daily. In fact, like most of our customers, you will probably find reasons to fall in love with it all over again day in and day out!
If you live in Houston or the surrounding area and are considering a stained glass window to brighten your decor, contact Custom Stained Glass Houston today and let’s get going an heirloom quality piece of glass for you and your family to enjoy for generations to come!
One of the most remarkable things about stained glass is its durability. But even the most expertly designed and crafted windows still require proper care or cleaning to retain their brilliant appearance. One way to restore the color and shine of stained glass is with remodeling and renovation. At Custom Stained Glass Houston, we are experts at remodeling and renovating antique, damaged, or outdated stained glass. By using the right tools and techniques, we can restore the color and shine of your window or panel and preserve your art so that it lasts for several generations in your family.
When it comes to interior design and decor, many homeowners find that the room in their home that they have the hardest time with is their bathroom. That’s because dealing with bathroom windows can be tricky. Luckily we’ve got an easy solution. Stained glass can give the bathroom of your Houston home the special look and privacy it needs.
For many people, the start of 2017 brings welcomed change. The new year seems to be filled with the air of promise and the chance to fulfill long-sought dreams. This year, why not give yourself and your family the home you’ve always dreamed of having? Stained glass can make your Houston home shine with beauty and radiance.
With Black Friday just a couple weeks ahead of us, now is the perfect time to start planning out your Christmas gifts. But finding a gift that’s unique and special is not always an easy task. You want to give your loved ones something that has value and meaning that they can use for years to come. Stained glass windows for the bathroom of your Houston home can be a gift that your entire family will appreciate. Bathroom stained glass offers elegance and privacy in the area of your home where you need it the most. And it doesn’t prevent the natural sunlight from entering your home.
It’s November which means that everyone’s favorite time of the year is almost here. That’s right, it’s almost time to bust out the wreaths and holly because Christmas is just around the corner. And while you’re decking the halls, you might as well get that Christmas shopping list going. Now is the perfect time to start planning your Christmas gifts for your family and loved ones.
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.
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.
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