Common Residential Glass Restoration Questions

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Many homeowners will eventually need to use a glass restoration service for their windows. However, these services are not something that individuals will need to use on a regular basis, and this can cause them to be unaware and uninformed about these services.

Will Scratched Glass Have To be Replaced To Be Restored?

It is a common issue for windows and glass doors to suffer scratches or chips. These damages will often lead homeowners to assume that the glass will have to be fully replaced to restore the appearance of the house. However, a restoration service may be able to repair these damages to the glass by using a specially designed resin that can seal cracks so that moisture and other issues will not cause the damage to worsen.

What If You Need To Replace The Windows In An Older Home?

It is common for the windows in older homes to appear somewhat different than the glass that is used in modern windows. More precisely, this type of glass will appear to be slightly wavy or have other characteristics that you may want to keep. If you need to replace this glass, you may be worried about changing the appearance of your home. While you may assume that these characteristics are due to the age of the glass, it is more likely attributable to the process that was used to make glass in the past. Fortunately, there are glass restoration services that can use these techniques so that any replacement glass will retain the attributes of older antique glass windows.

Why Would You Need To Have Stained Glass Windows Restored?

It is common for stained glass windows to be included in older style of homes. These windows can provide the house with a unique appearance, and it can be a feature that may help to boost the value of the house. Over the years, stained glass windows can suffer substantial wear that may result in them needing to be restored. This can be particularly common for older stained glass windows because these windows often used lead supports to hold the pieces of stained glass in place. Lead can be particularly prone to corrosion, and if you fail to have it restored, it may become weak enough to lose the ability to support the panes of stained glass.

In addition to corroded supports, a stained glass window may also be prone to becoming coated in difficult to remove dirt and dust. This can reduce the vibrancy of the colors in your glass, and a restoration procedure will remove these substances so that the glass will look as vibrant as possible. 

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