Stained glass window repair. New energy saving “Thermo Barrier” window frame installed at St Paul’s UMC in Ithaca, NY.
Egan Church Restorations and our stained glass studio, Bovard Stained Glass helped the parish replace the badly rotted, intricate wood frame. Years of water penetration had severely damaged numerous window frames.
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.
New energy saving window frames with built in screens for the ventilators and new stained glass window designs..
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.