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:
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.
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.