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Stained glass window restoration is becoming increasingly critical as North America’s stained glass windows are maturing. For many years your stained glass windows have been exposed to the elements and may need to be rejuvenated. Associated Crafts® / Willet Hauser® is versed in all facets of repair and restoration and will help to identify any issues as well as design a proper path to correction.

Stained Glass Window Before Restoration
Before Restoration
Damage to stained glass window at St Petersburg, Flordia
Stained Glass Window After Restoration
After Restoration
Restored window from St Petersburg, Flordia


Greg working on Lakeside Presbyterian restoratiion Morgan working on Lakeside Presbyterian restoratiion

Stained glass maintenance is broken down into two categories: repair and restoration. Often a combination of the two is required. Repair refers mostly to onsite repair work such as broken glass replacement, bulge reduction, and securing of loose braces, etc., while historic restoration refers to the process of re-leading. During historic restoration each window is disassembled and then reassembled using new lead came and bracing.

Deciding which scope of work to do on the stained glass windows can be a confusing decision for any committee. Associated Crafts® / Willet Hauser® can help educate your committee on the pros and cons of each scope of work. Our team is trained to match the right solution to the church’s unique needs. Because of our experience in craftsmanship, we promote a complete look at repair and restoration.