Stained glass window for church

Stained Glass 
Studios, Inc.

  Church Stained Glass Windows

Protective Coverings                                                               1-800-820-1292

To protect your valuable windows from the outside elements and flying debris, we offer protective covering.  Depending on the application, we use the following different types of protective covering:  1/4" acrylic Lucite, 1/4" plate glass, 1" insulated glass units, 1-5/16" Hurricane insulated glass units, and 3/16" polycarbonate Lexan.

 

1/4" Acrylic Lucite

Acrylic Lucite protective covering is a plastic.  The positives are that it is strong, durable, stays clear over time, and can be used in a wide variety of applications.  It is a real workhorse as a protective covering providing strength as well as insulation properties.  The negative is that it is not as strong as polycarbonate Lexan.  And it does not insulate as well as an insulated glass unit, but 1" round vents can be used to help alleviate condensation if necessary.  It can be installed into our aluminum frames or into existing wood frames or stone openings.  

Old protective covering

Before installation (window with old polycarbonate Lexan)

New protective covering

After installation (window with new 1/4" acrylic Lucite)

Featured 1/4" Acrylic Installations

Abbeville, SC - Congregational Holiness Church

Abingdon, VA - Wyndale United Methodist Church

Advance, NC - Mocks United Methodist Church

Aiken, SC - St. John United Methodist Church

Albemarle, NC - West Albemarle Baptist Church

Arapahoe, NC - Bethany Christian Church

Armuchee, GA - Everett Springs Baptist Church

Asheville, NC - Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Asheville, NC - Morningside Baptist Church

Bardwell, TX - Bardwell United Methodist Church

Barnardsville, NC - Barnardsville Church of God

Batesburg, SC - Batesburg-Leesville Presbyterian Church

Batesburg, SC - Eastside Baptist Church

Bay City, TX - First United Methodist Church

Belews Creek, NC - Belews Creek Christian Church

Belhaven, NC - Sidney Free Will Baptist Church

Bennett, NC - Pine Mountain Friends Church

Bennettsville, SC - Ebenezer United Methodist Church

Beulaville, NC - Sand Hill Primitive Baptist Church

Bolivar, MO - Bolivar United Methodist Church

Bristol, VA - Three Springs United Methodist Church

Bruington, VA - Bethlehem Baptist Church

Burnsville, NC - Cane River Baptist Church

Carrsville, VA - New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ

Carthage, NC - Calvary Baptist Church

Castalian Springs, TN - Hickory Grove Baptist Church

Chadbourn, NC - Cherokee Chapel Baptist Church

Chadbourn, NC - Williamson's Crossroads Baptist Church 

Charlotte, NC - Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church

Charlotte, NC - Jerusalem House of God

Charlotte, NC - St. John's Baptist Church

Cherryville, NC - Second Baptist Church

Chester, SC - Chester ARP Church

Chinquapin, NC - Muddy Creek Primitive Baptist Church

Clayton, NC - Tippett's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church

Cleveland, NC - Knox Chapel United Methodist Church

Cleveland, NC - Old Providence Presbyterian Church

Clinton, NC - Andrews Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

Clinton, NC - Milton Grove Missionary Baptist Church

Colerain, NC - Wakelon Baptist Church

Colfax, NC - Smith Grove Baptist Church

Colquitt, GA - Mt. Olive Holiness Church

Columbia, MS - Bunker Hill Baptist Church

Columbia, SC - Bibleway Church of Christ

Como, NC - Buckhorn Baptist Church

Concord, NC - Gilmore Chapel AME Zion Church

Cottonville, NC - Cottonville Baptist Church

Crawford, AL - Crawford United Methodist Church

Cross City, FL - New Prospect Baptist Church

Decatur, TN - Goodfield United Methodist Church

Dorchester, MA - Berea Seventh Day Adventist Church

Durham, NC - Croasdaile Retirement Village

Durham, NC - Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church

Durham, NC - St. Mark AME Zion Church

Eden, NC - First United Methodist Church

Erie, PA - Second Baptist Church

Fair Bluff, NC - Fair Bluff Baptist Church 

Fayetteville, NC - Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church

Fayetteville, NC - Walstone Baptist Church

Firth, ID - Bethel Lutheran Church

Forest City, NC - New Bethel Independent Church

Fort Mill, SC - Philadelphia United Methodist Church

Greenwood, SC - Laurel Baptist Church 

Lexington, NC - Ebenezer United Methodist Church
McBee, SC - Beauford Baptist Church
Monroe, NC - First Presbyterian Church

Mooresville, NC - Christian Counselors of Mooresville, PC 

Mount Eden, KY - Mount Eden Christian Church

Newtown, VA - First Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Murphy, NC - First United Methodist Church

North Wilkesboro, NC - Church of God of Cricket

Ochlocknee, GA - Ochlocknee Baptist Church

Oneida, TN - Black Oak Baptist Church

Orange Beach, AL - Orange Beach Presbyterian Church

Pennington, AL - Ebenezer Baptist Church

Pinehurst, GA - Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church

Richmond, VA - River Road United Methodist Church

Ridgeway, SC - Macedonia Baptist Church

Rockledge, GA - Rockledge United Methodist Church

Rose Hill, NC - Salem United Methodist Church

Rowesville, SC - Hickory Grove Baptist Church 

Rural Retreat, VA - Sharon Baptist Church

Salisbury, NC - Organ Lutheran Church

Saluda, SC - Bibleway Church of Saluda

Savannah, GA - The ConneXion Church

Scottsburg, VA - Fork Baptist Church

Seneca, SC - Mt. Vernon Holiness Church

Shawboro, NC - Providence Baptist Church

Siler City, NC - Evans Chapel AME Zion Church

Simpsonville, SC - Reedy Fork Baptist Church

Statesville, NC - Lighthouse Deliverance Church

Sutherland, VA - Ocran United Methodist Church

Sylva, NC - First Baptist Church

Tallapoosa, GA - First Baptist Church

Thomaston, GA - Greater Birth Church of God

Thomasville, GA - Dawson Street United Methodist Church

Tignall, GA - Clark Station Baptist Church

Virginia Beach, VA - Campbells Chapel AME Church

Waltersboro, SC - Great Swamp Baptist Church

Warwick, GA - Red Oak Baptist Church

Wheeling, WV - Christ United Methodist Church

Willington, SC - Little Mill Baptist Church

Winston Salem, NC - Augsburg Lutheran Church

Winterville, NC - Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church

1/4" Plate Glass

Plate glass is a clear, annealed glass.  The positives are that it stays clear over time, and it is a little stiffer and more scratch resistant than the plastics.  The negative is that it is much more likely to break, it has less insulation value than the insulated glass unit, and 1" round vents cannot be used to help alleviate condensation.  It can be installed into our aluminum frame and into some wood frames and stone openings.

New protective covering

Plate glass installed over a wood frame

New protective covering

Plate glass installed over a wood frame

Featured 1/4" Plate Glass Installations

1" Insulated Glass Unit

An insulated glass unit is two pieces of glass sandwiched together by spacers with a vacuum between them.  Different types of glass like annealed, tempered, or tempered with a low E film may be used to make the unit.  The positives are that it stays clear over time, it is a little stiffer and more scratch resistant than the plastics, and it has the best insulation value.  Since it insulates better than the other products, then it would be the best choice if there is a condensation problem.  The negatives are that it is more likely to break (if it is annealed glass), 1" round vents cannot be used in it, and it cannot be installed into some applications.  It can be installed into our aluminum frame and into some wood frames and stone openings.

New protective covering

1" Insulated Glass Unit installed into our aluminum frame

New protective covering

1" Insulated Glass Unit installed into our aluminum frame

Featured 1" Insulated Glass Unit Installations

1-5/16" Hurricane Insulated Glass Unit

A hurricane insulated glass unit is made of hurricane glass (two pieces of 1/4" tempered glass laminated together to a 9/16" thickness), 1/2" air space, and another 1/4" tempered glass on the outer section.  This protective covering is used along coastal areas that are prone to hurricanes.  The positives are the same as the insulated glass unit above, and additionally it is much stronger and resistant to flying debris.  The negatives are that it is very expensive and it cannot be installed into some applications because of its thickness.  It can be installed into our aluminum frame and into some wood frames and stone openings.

New protective covering

Hurricane Insulated Glass Unit in our aluminum frame at

Ebenezer Baptist Church in St. Helena Island, SC

New protective covering

Hurricane Insulated Glass Unit in our aluminum frame at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Ocean Isle, NC

3/16" Polycarbonate Lexan

Polycarbonate Lexan is a plastic.  The positives are that it is the strongest protective covering and it can be used in a wide variety of applications.  It can be used in hurricane prone areas.  The negatives are that it turns a yellow, milky, opaque color over time and it does not insulate as well as an insulated glass unit.  It can be installed into our aluminum frame and into some wood frames and stone openings.

Featured Protective Covering Jobs

Call 1-800-820-1292 for more information!