Stained Glass Window Repairs

Pristine stained glass windows require regular repairs and maintenance. Our world-class craftsmen perform on-site repairs so that your valuable stained glass maintains its brilliance and beauty.

Over the years stained glass windows are often damaged and need to be repaired. Associated Crafts® & Willet Hauser® craftsmen can come to your site and repair your stained glass windows while they remain onsite. Our specially skilled craftsmen, project managers, and apprentices will be certain each repair is done with the highest level of quality and care.

Stained glass maintenance is broken down into two categories: repair and restoration. Often a combination of the two is required. Repair refers mostly to onsite work such as:

Following the guidelines of worldly recognized conservancy experts, Associated Crafts®/ Willet Hauser® , maintains a CONSERVATION PHILOSOPHY to preserve the original artwork wherever structurally reasonable therefore we do not, as a matter of course, replace individual pieces of cracked or faded painted glass unless individually specified. Once a piece of glass is deemed broken and in need of replacement our studio has the resources to provide the best possible match available.
Bulging occurs in most stained glass windows due to years of exposure, heat build-up, gravity, settling, or improper bracing. To correct this problem we remove the affected panel from the frame and carefully flattened the bowed panel. Once the panel is correctly flattened it is supported with new bracing.

When braces need to be secured we solder them directly to the panel, or wire them to the panel using copper ties. It is important that the re-securing is achieved using the original method used on the stained glass window.

Our craftsmen will improve the ventilators’ operation by mechanical adjustment, light grinding or lubrication. We will make the double-hung ventilators operational by sanding the sash perimeter, reattaching sash weights or replacing sash ropes or chains.

Stained glass gets dirty from years of exposure to dust and pollution. We will clean the interior surface of the stained glass window by using a variety of methods. The onsite craftsman will access the window and determine the correct cleaning method to use after a determination of the condition of stained glass window.

Years of exposure to elements and heat will dry and reduce the cement compound in a stained glass window. It is important to rejuvenate this cement on the exterior, and to strengthen and waterproof the window. Re-cementing will strengthen and weatherproof the window by replacing the original cement compound, which has loosened or fallen out over the years.

Exceptional Care, Exceptional Craftsmanship, Exceptional Experience

For many years your stained glass windows have been exposed to the elements and may need to be repaired. Associated Crafts® & Willet Hauser® is versed in all facets of repair and restoration and will help to identify any issues as well as design a proper path to correction in an effort to preserve these beautiful works of art for decades to come. We bring the same level exceptional care, craftsmanship, and experience to every repair. We do this because we care about stained glass and we care about the environments they transform.

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