Stained glass window for church

Stained Glass 
Studios, Inc.

  Church Stained Glass Windows

Stained Glass Restoration and New Protective Covering at First United Methodist Church in Eden, NC

     In 2007, Laws Stained Glass Studios visited First United Methodist Church in Eden, NC.  Laws inspected the windows and found them in overall good shape.  However, the windows needed an extra steel brace at the top of each window to prevent further bugling, and they had some broken pieces of glass.
     In 2008, Laws Stained Glass Studios returned to the church and completed the repair and restoration work of the stained glass windows.  Laws cleaned the windows on the inside, removed loose putty or cementing around each piece of lead, and soldered one additional brace to each window at the top.  The church identified (11) broken pieces of glass that Laws replaced.  On the outside, Laws cleaned each window and painted each steel ventilator with a coat of exterior paint.
     In addition to the restoration work, Laws provided 1/4" Lucite acrylic as the protective covering for the (19) opalescent glass windows:  10  windows (size 45" wide x 90" high), 3 windows (size 52" wide x 26" high), 5 windows (17" wide x 66" high), and 1 round window (59" diameter).  The Lucite was held in place with (2) rows of 1/2"x 1/2" white aluminum stop.

View of the existing windows from the outside before the new protective covering

Close-up of an existing window from the outside

 

Another exterior view before the new protective covering

Close-up of a transom before the installation

 

View of the existing opalescent glass windows inside the sanctuary

 

Existing opalescent glass window with a 12" round symbol and a memorial plate (made by another studio)

Close-up showing some separation from the lead and steel brace at the top.

Close-up of the ventilator section at the bottom.

 

New 1/4" Lucite acrylic as the protective covering over opalescent glass windows

 

New 1/4" Lucite acrylic protective covering

New 1/4" Lucite acrylic protective covering

 

Transom with new 1/4" Lucite.  Note that the existing flashing was left in place

New 1/4" Lucite acrylic

Freshly painted ventilator section and new 1/4" Lucite acrylic

 

Cleaned window with new brace at the top

Another cleaned window with new brace at the top

 

Cleaned opalescent glass window

Cleaned opalescent glass transom

Contact Information

First United Methodist Church

130 Main St

Eden, NC 27288

(336) 635-3103

www.edenfirstumc.com

130 Main St Eden, NC 27288