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Reasons to Restore Your Historical Commercial Stained Glass in the New Year

Stained glass isn’t just common in churches here — it’s actually a popular feature of many historical buildings. This is because, during the early 20th century, everything from stained glass signs in restaurants to stained glass transom windows in banks were fashionable architectural features.

Furthermore, most stained glass windows from this era require restoration. If not properly cared for, the windows will collapse into permanent disrepair within about 100 years. Thus, beyond the fact that neglect could lead to irretrievable damage, repair is also important for several other reasons.

Restoring Commercial Stained Glass is Good For the Community

The community always takes notice–and gets involved!–when we take on a job restoring historical stained glass windows. People often support fundraising efforts, and some communities even give historical restoration grants to keep these treasures intact. If your Austin commercial stained glass is over 100 years old, it is considered historical and could qualify for community grants like these.

Restoring Commercial Stained Glass is Good For Business 

Not to sound biased, but there’s no denying that stained glass is gorgeous. It’s a one-of-a-kind feature that clients and customers will love, which in turn attracts more foot traffic into businesses. Plus, stained glass also helps people remember a space – which makes getting it repaired a wise business decision since it’ll not only boost your marketing efforts but also the bottom line. Regardless of its current state, restoring your stained glass will result in an art piece that is bright and attention-grabbing; two qualities that are sure to attract new customers while giving your commercial space an improved Austin brand.

Restoring Commercial Stained Glass Preserves A Piece of Austin History

By preserving Austin’s stained glass windows, you are also ensuring a part of the area’s history does not disappear. These windows – whether made by famous studios or anonymous artists – have immense historical value. Furthermore, restoration is often seen as an excellent way to keep Austin’s past alive and may even help secure any available Historical preservation grants.

Austin’s Historical Stained Glass Restoration Specialist

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you want to learn more about historical stained glass restoration. We will visit your site and provide an estimate based on what we find. Our restored works fit into any busy schedule, so contact us today!

Martin Faith is a talented artisan, businessman, and collector of rare and antique stained glass windows. After moving to the United States from Scotland, Martin opened up his own studio which produces custom, handmade stained glass. He and his team have produced over 50,000 stained and leaded glass windows for over 12,000 customers of various styles including Art Noveau, Art Deco, Mission, Prairie, Greene & Greene, contemporary, and beveled glass. Martin's areas of expertise range widely and include historic glass preservation, religious stained glass, and restoration. His work adorns the walls of homes, businesses, and churches all throughout the city of Austin and the surrounding area.

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