Church Stained Glass Window Repair. | Our Lady of Lourdes, Malverne, NY

Church Stained glass window repair.

Church stained glass window repair requires proven skill and experience. Egan Church Restorations and our stained glass studio, Bovard Stained Glass helped Our Lady of Lourdes in Malverne, NY to restore their stained glass windows and update their stained glass window frames to new “super energy saving” thermo barrier window frames with insulated glass..

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Our Lady of Lourdes in Malverne, NY. Sanctuary window after restoration

The National Preservation Society has determined that “all stained glass, when covered by either a single layer or double layer of protective coverings, MUST have a ventilation system to prevent heat build up in the stained glass and to prevent moisture build up between layers of glass.”

To meet this requirement when using Insulated Glass Units ( IG Unit) in our stained glass protective covering system, we created an internal venting system to block the cold air and saving as much heat as possible.

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After: Beautiful rose window repaired.
church stained glass window repair. malverne ny. after
Christ with Children stained glass window restored.
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After: Completely restored stained glass window and new thermal barrier window frame with our patented “internal Venting system”. New ventilators with built in screens.

Our patented “internal venting system” provides a 1 inch thick “Insulated Glass Unit ” ( IG Unit) with vent openings to the interior of the church. Cold exterior air is blocked and moderate temperature internal air is used to cool the stained glass.

Did you know, repairing a wood frame may be more expensive than replacing the entire frame with our “super energy saving frame”?. Wood repairs are very labor intensive and need to be done on scaffolding. Sometimes parts need to be replaced and time is lost waiting for the wood shop to fabricate.

An all new aluminum frame is simple to build in the frame shop and can save thousands of dollars in costs up front and save thousands in heat savings for the life of the church.

When considering a stained glass restoration project, you should give serious thought to also replacing the frames.   Our new “super energy efficient” frame with insulated glass, on the outside is getting rave reviews from pastors, architects and facility directors, for the incredible reduction in heating costs that are achieved!    Some have saved 25% or more.

The additional cost to replace an average frame is not that much!   The above frames cost $ 4,000 ea. for removing the old wood frame, making the new frame and installation.  Our shop can make any shape, any size in either aluminum as shown or wood (for complex frame details).

Some Roman Catholic Diocese are now encouraging pastors to give this concept serious thought to help prepare the church for the future and provide a maintenance free frame for the life of the church.

Repair or replace your stained glass window frames, which is the better choice? If your existing wood frames have any rot or damaged wood sections, it actually may be cheaper to replace the frame instead of repairing it. Wood repairs on site are very labor intensive and extend scaffolding costs.

On the other hand, our aluminum replacement frames are built in the factory and assemble easily. This cuts the costs dramatically. In addition, replacing the frames with our new thermal barrier frames will dramatically cut heating costs for the life of the church.

So the costs, need to be looked at as immediate costs and long term. If installing our frames saves thousands of dollars every year, it will be worth the investment.

Do You Have A Stained Glass Repair or Stained Glass Frame Repair Project?

Call (800) 484-1874 or contact us online for a free consultation and quote.

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