Stained glass window frames.
Stained glass window frames and stained glass repair was completed at Our Lady of Lourdes by Egan Church Restoration and our stained glass studio, Bovard Stained Glass. We 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..
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.
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.