It is our goal to provide the highest quality of restoration while maintaining the original artist’s vision by retaining as much of the original material as possible.
With this in mind, we thoughtfully consider each stage of the restoration, from the safe removal and transport, the cleaning and repair of existing glass or the cutting of replacement pieces if necessary, the matching of glass, reassembly and re-installation. During the restoration of leaded windows, it is not uncommon to find that the wooden frame of the window has suffered from time as well. Frequently, the ornate shapes of the frames provide pockets and places for water to pool and subsequently develop rot. If the frame is rotted, it cannot hold the glass plumb and secure, which in turn makes the glass sag or break if not repaired.
As part of our assessment, we carefully examine each panel to ensure that the estimate is the total cost the client will be billed. We do not low-ball our costs and then “discover” additional costs. Sometimes we do discover a hitch in the process — but we will discuss with you the problem and what solutions we are able to provide at that time or for a future date as we want to provide you with high quality restoration and maintenance options.