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Stained Glass Repair And Restoration

What Is the Average Price for Repairing Stained Glass?

On 14, Aug 2019 | No Comments | In Stained Glass Repair And Restoration | By Martin Faith

From Chartres Cathedral to Notre Dame Paris, there are still countless of stained glass windows around today that were built hundreds of years ago. These examples demonstrate just how strong stained glass windows really are. They can last decades if they’re properly maintained.

Today, stained glass windows can be found in more than just churches. We also enjoy having them in our homes because they offer privacy and character. Nonetheless, many people are quick to discard their stained glass when it breaks. They either assume that it can’t be fixed, or that it will cost too much.

However, leaded glass windows can almost always be fixed. And not all repairs are terribly expensive, especially if they’re minor. Here’s a little bit of insight about what you can expect.

Can Leaded Glass Be Repaired?

In most cases, yes. Leaded glass windows can almost always be repaired, though some parts may have to be replaced, such as old leading or broken glass. Repairs, however, can become difficult if pieces fall out and shatter completely. With nothing to go off of, it’s hard to recreate the exact details of the broken piece. However, there are ways around this. Sometimes, repair companies can use old photographs or documents to recreate the missing details.

How Much Does It Cost to Fix Stained Glass?

How much it costs to fix stained glass depends on how bad the damage is, the size of the window, and how difficult the repairs will be. Here are some ballpark prices for different types of projects:

  • Labor: Ranges from $50-100 per hour
  • Minor repairs: $50-500
  • Residential restoration: $1,000-3,000 per window
  • Church restoration: $10,000-40,000 per window
  • However, it’s important to keep in mind that these are just average prices. Costs may vary from one project to the next. The best way to get a true estimate is to contact a local repair company.

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    If you have a stained glass window that needs to be repaired, we would be more than happy to provide you with an estimate for the cost. Call our office today to get a quote.

    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.