How To Get Started with Stained Glass Restoration Projects in Colorado Springs

How To Get Started with Stained Glass Restoration Projects in Colorado Springs

If you own a vintage home here in Colorado Springs that has stained glass, the chances are has deteriorated a little to a lot in the last 100 or so years.  Some signs this is true include:

  1. Dirty or dingy looking glass
  2. Chipped or cracked glass
  3. A saggy appearance to the window
  4. Bent or broken lead pieces
  5. Visible light through gaps in the panels

If these sound familiar, it means it is time for restoration for your Colorado Springs home stained glass.  But, now that you know it is time, what happens next? Well, happily, home stained glass restoration is typically an easy affair but it all starts with a few to-dos on your part and then hiring a stained glass professional.

Steps To Begin A Home Stained Glass Restoration

Step 1:  Come up with a reasonable budget

While it is hard to know exactly how much you will spend on a stained glass restoration for your home, it is a good idea to get a number in mind about how much you would like to spend.  However, being flexible on this is critical to success. Remember, a stained glass window on a home adds incredibly to its resale value, so while you may spend a bit more on the front-end–the cost per square foot it adds to your home often makes it well worth it.

Step 2:  Do your research

When it comes to success in stained glass restoration for your Colorado Springs home, doing your research is a sure fire way to succeed.  This means finding out as much as possible about not only your window but who will fix it. Hiring a seasoned professional is the best thing you can do to ensure the long life of your stained glass window moving forward.  Websites like the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List, and Yelp are great resources.

Step 3:  Get bids from more than one contractor

It is always a good idea to shop around when you are about to get your stained glass windows repaired.  Here in Colorado Springs, there are a handful of artists and company. But remember, cheaper is almost always not better.  As a premium priced restoration expert ourselves, we understand how much more we offer in terms of value, in the long run, we offer our clients.  Be sure to look at all the fine print and warranties too.

For more information on stained glass restoration for your Colorado Springs home or to have us come out and get you started on an assessment and bid, contact us today!


Martin Faith is a highly skilled stained glass artisan from Glasgow, Scotland. He has been studying the history, evolution, and techniques behind stained glass creation for over 35 years. Since 1991, he has been running his own stained glass studio based out of Colorado. Martin feels a personal connection to stained glass because of his Scottish heritage and has dedicated his life's work to its preservation and continuity. Using the same techniques which have been passed down for generations, Martin uses his expertise to create custom stained glass windows for Colorado Springs homes, businesses, and churches. He and his team have performed countless restorations for aging and antique stained glass and have produced over 50,000 original works to date.

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