Does Stained Glass Hold Up to Colorado Spring’s Weather?
Is Stained Glass Right For Your Colorado Springs Homes?
Many people who come to us for stained glass windows are concerned about whether or not the climate of Colorado Springs is too harsh for them. However, in all reality, stained glass windows are as strong as regular glass windows. The issue is, they are much more expensive to replace and repair. So while the high altitude climate presents challenges for any part of a Colorado Springs home, stained glass is no more likely to break from things like hail or wind as the windows you already have. Additionally, since Colorado Springs is so dry, it inhibits rot on the frames, which is usually where you will see the fastest degradation on a stained glass window. The truth is, properly crafted and cared for stained glass will last 80-100 years before needing repairs.
Well-crafted Stained Glass Windows As Your First Line Of Defense Against Damage
It is important to remember, a well-crafted stained glass window is very durable. To us, the term “well-crafted” implies skilled glass making and the use of quality glass leading materials. It also means a carefully constructed frame–an area we find, when poorly done, always leads to premature deterioration. How the window is installed also plays a big role in the life of a stained glass window. If a stained glass installer does not properly clean the glass, smudges will be permanent. The installer must be extra cautious about moisture becoming trapped between the glass panel and the outer window because condensation will build and water damage will occur. What this all points to is– it is critical to hire a stained glass expert, like us, as your first and best defense against your Colorado Springs home’s stained glass windows being damaged.
Stained Glass Maintenance To Prevent Damage
You can keep your stained glass from being damaged by excess debris build up by lightly cleaning it on a regular basis to remove dirt. Things like dust and smog build up on the inside and outside, giving your windows a dull appearance. While these materials can be removed, if they build up over time, they are harder and more expensive to have removed. When you clean your stained glass windows, it is important to use the right cleaning agents and always use a light touch. We recommend having a reputable stained glass company deep clean your glass once a year. If you see small cracks or chips or a sagging frame, make sure to get your stained glass repair immediately. These little spots can turn into big, costly blemishes quickly.
Watch the customer testimonial below to find out more about the benefits of stained glass windows:
For more information on how to upkeep your stained glass or to have us come out and take a look at it for you, contact Colorado Springs Stained Glass today!