NEW! Insulated Glass Units For Stained Glass Windows
Our stained glass studio has Patented an internal venting system for stained glass frames that seals the cold air out, while using the air inside the church to vent the stained glass window. Venting is necessary to prevent over-heating of the stained glass. Our frame returns this heated air to the inside of the site and eliminates cold air penetration.
Unlike clear home or office windows, colored stained glass absorbs heat from the sun. When heated, it expands. Because there is no expansion joint in a window sash, this expanding glass has no place to expand, so it creates bulges or stress cracks.
Our patented design eliminates this expansion cycle, keeps the cold air out and returns the heated air to the interior of your site. Combined with the Insulated Glass Unit ( I G unit) on the exterior, this frame design will greatly reduce heat loss, saving thousands of dollars in heating costs.
Some Churches have reported saving 25% Annually since replacing their frames!
New Frames for Stained Glass Windows – Immaculate Conception Church – NY
We assisted Immaculate Conception Church with “upgrading” their church during a major renovation, to replace old, damaged wood window frames with our new patented energy saving frame and stained glass restoration. The pastor and the building committee wanted to not just save heat costs now, but prepare their parish for unpredictable, future high heating costs. The new aluminum, maintenance free frames, have already had a 25% per year, heat savings!
New frames for stained glass to save energy – Protective Covering Glass
Using the same concept of an internal venting system in our new window frames we have also created an easy to install, internally vented protective covering system with Insulated Glass for replacement protective coverings. If your existing frames are in good condition and don’t need to be replaced, our new protective covering system can be installed on the exterior of the wood frame.
St John’s Episcopal Church. Oneida, NY Recently installed our Insulated Glass Protective Covering System to cut their heat loss carbon footprint.
First Unitarian Church. Ithaca, NY. First Unitarian property committee needed to repair their damaged wood stained glass window frames during a recent renovation. They requested we provide a quote “for a Green Solution” that would help cut their carbon footprint. As well as being good stewards of their church from a environmental stand point, they cut their heating costs dramatically.