Stained Glass

Historic stained and leaded glass windows have an average life span of 100 years as the lead caming begins breaking down. Property owners who are financially prepared to repair or restore their old stained & leaded glass windows are often interested in value-added features for their investment. Phoenix Window offers various protective glazing and energy improvement options we’re sure you’ll be impressed with. We have two main approaches as follows:

Isothermal glazing is done by adding a single pane or sealed insulated glass unit behind and to the outside of the stained glass panel while venting the air space between the two glazing systems.

Triple glazing is accomplished by encapsulating the stained or leaded glass panel inside a sealed insulated glass unit. It is not necessary to vent the air space with this system.

To begin the repair process, the wood window sash holding the decorative panel is removed. The stained or leaded glass panel is then carefully de-glazed from the sash. In a shop environment, the panel is flatten, repaired, re-cemented and cleaned. If complete restoration is required, we work with professional restoration artisans to match and replace broken glass and replace the lead caming. The panel is then re-installed in the original sash using one of the above protective glazing methods. To learn more, please contact us for discussion and details.

Unprotected historic stained and leaded glass windows are vulnerable to pollution, weather conditions, moisture, and human touch. These can further deteriorate the already fragile lead cames, glazing, putty and antique glass. Flying objects, vandalism, and theft are also concerns with these art glass windows.

Triple Glaze Lead Glass

Triple Glaze Lead Glass

OUR SOLUTION:

Triple glazing is accomplished by sealing the stained glass panel inside a dual-pane glass unit. Tempered or laminated glass is typically used to provide protection from impact. The panel is then re-installed in its original sash. It is not necessary to vent the air space with this system.

THE RESULT:
The antique glass and lead caming are protected on both sides from the environment, moisture, oils from human touch, and inappropriate cleaning solutions.

THE BENEFIT:
“Triple” glazing protects antique art glass, keeps the panel clean and dry, improves energy efficiency, and is easy to maintain.

HOW WE DO IT:
To begin the repair process, the wood window sash holding the decorative panel is removed. The stained or leaded glass panel is then carefully de-glazed from the sash. In a shop environment, the panel is flatten, repaired, re-cemented and cleaned. If complete restoration is required, we work with professional restoration artisans to match and replace broken glass and replace the lead caming. The panel is then re-installed in the original sash using one of the above protective glazing methods. To learn more, please contact us for discussion and details.