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Does Stained Glass Restoration Make Sense Financially?

On 24, Feb 2020 | No Comments | In Stained Glass Repair And Restoration | By Martin Faith

It’s a question that we get asked here a lot at Stained Glass Austin. After all, stained glass restoration can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $150,000. So people want to know, does it make sense financially?

If you belong to a church who’s asking this question, chances are, it’s a matter of great importance. When it comes to stained or leaded glass windows, damage isn’t something to be avoided. If you wait too long, your beloved art could perish and be lost forever. But at the same time, churches aren’t exactly known for having tons of money laying around.

The good news is, in most cases, stained glass restoration tends to a be financially justifiable decision. In this article, we’ll discuss a few of the reasons behind this claim.

Weighing the Cost of Stained Glass Restoration

Unfortunately, there’s really no ballpark figure for how much stained glass restoration costs. This is because the windows themselves tend to be very different from one church to the next. Stained glass windows are made with all different kinds of materials and techniques, and created by different artists.

And their age and condition also varies too. A window that’s suffered catastrophic damage is going to cost more to fix than one with a small crack in a mid-section.

However, whatever the expense may be, it usually ends up being the best option for the church. It turns out, stained glass restoration in Austin can be very cost-effective. And in the end, it may actually make the church some money. Let us explain.

Repairs to Stained Glass May Pay for Themselves

Repairing stained glass requires a church to spend some money, yes. Costs for labor and materials have to be accounted for. But in the end, the investment may be very well worth it. Most of the time, restoring the stained glass increases the value of the property quite significantly.

For example, say your window is currently valued at $50 k and costs $50 k to repair. But in the end, it may increase the value of your property by $150 to $200 k. In this case, restoration makes more sense than not.

However, this may not always be the case. Especially if the window is very badly damaged or not worth fixing. In other words, getting an appraisal before making a decision is a must.

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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.