Stained glass windows are known for their glorious images and designs. The windows found in our religious spaces are especially rich with symbols, history and beauty. Stained glass windows enhance our sanctuary spaces in ways we can’t begin to quantify. So, please take time to establish a program to care for such valuable treasures.
It is a good idea to keep up-to-date with your insurance agent on the proper valuation placed on the stained glass windows in your possession. There may be need for formal appraisals to insure your coverage is adequate. And, that you have coverage in place to cover all stained glass windows in the event of a loss. Keep in mind there are many influencing factors when determining value, so get insurance input and/or professional appraisals to properly assess the value.
Windows are windows. They need to be cleaned. They need to be inspected. They need to be cared for in order to preserve them for the longest possible length of time. Stained glass windows are not your average window and require unique care. For example, a traditional household cleaner may actually damage a stained glass window. Also, things like structural inspections of the window frame, support and stabilization joints for each glass pane, perimeter caulking, oxidation and other deterioration elements are critical to the health of stained glass windows. Expansion/contraction, bulging, sagging are all industry terms used to describe window stress. It’s strongly encouraged to annually hire a professional trained in cleaning, inspection and repair to help you keep your windows in good condition.
Church Underwriters, Inc. will be closed for Good Friday on March 30, 2018.
We wish you a very safe and enjoyable Easter Celebration!