Frequently Asked Questions
Stained Glass FAQ’s Mesa, Arizona 480-838-1711
What is stained glass?
The standard definition is glass, resin, stone or other translucent material that has been colored in some way and used to create an image or pattern. A wide variety of techniques are available to create the color and the artistic effects. These include painting, applying stains and pigments to a surface, laminating colored films onto a surface, sandblasting, fusing pigments into its structure, hot and cold working, copper wheel cutting, acid etching, carving and textures.
Do I have to pick one of your stained glass designs or can I have one custom designed?
People are surprised to hear that all our stained glass windows and doors are custom designed with your input. You can pick an existing design as a starting point, work with one of our designers from a completely unique idea of your own – or anything in between.
How big can you make the stained glass artwork?
How big do you want it? Really, the size is limited only by the size of your facility. For shipping and handling purposes, we limit a single unit to 5′ by 10′, but multiple units can be combined into a single image. This allows you to create as large of an artwork as you want.
Do my stained glass windows need any special care?
Usually, our windows are installed on the inside of the existing window. The original pane acts to protect the stained glass from the elements. Dusting or cleaning with a mild cleanser is all the maintenance these windows require.
How long does stained glass last?
Your stained glass windows or doors should last for generations. We use the most modern and technologically advanced methods of construction and installation. However, even before modern times, stained glass was pretty durable. Panels have been found intact dating back hundreds of years. We suspect your stained glass panels will outlive you, looking as beautiful as the day they were installed.
What happens if I invest all this money in stained glass and then decide to sell my home?
Many realtors believe that stained glass is a terrific investment, adding to the overall value of the home. The unique beauty of this investment might be what sells your home! Furthermore, you can always take your stained glass panels with you when you move.