Stained glass is a beautiful addition to any home, but it can be tricky to keep it looking its best. At Abraxis Art Glass and Doors, we've been custom-creating and installing stained glass for over 40 years. In that time, we've learned a thing or two about how to maintain it properly. Here are some tips on how to maintain your stained glass doors and windows so they will last for years to come.
The Ultimate Guide To Maintaining Stained Glass
Keep Them Clean
One of the most important things you can do to maintain your stained glass doors and windows is to keep them clean. Over time, dirt, dust, and pollen can build up on the glass and lead to fading or discoloration. To keep your stained glass looking its best, regularly clean the glass with a soft cloth or brush. You can also use a mild soap and water solution if needed.
Be Careful When Opening and Closing
Another important tip for maintaining your stained glass is to be careful when opening and closing doors or windows. Make sure to grip the glass firmly so it doesn't slip and fall. Also, be careful not to bang or slam doors or windows shut, as this can cause the glass to break. Whether it’s an exterior glass door or an interior glass door, you’ll need to handle either of them with care.
It's also a good idea to inspect your stained glass regularly for any cracks or damage. If you notice any damage, it's important to repair it as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Especially with custom glass doors, you’ll need to be extra careful and make sure to inspect more regularly.
Protect From the Elements
If your stained glass is located in an area that gets direct sunlight, it's important to protect it from the sun's harmful UV rays. You can do this by installing blinds, shades, or curtains. If your stained glass is located in an area that gets a lot of rain or snow, it's important to protect it from the elements by covering it with a tarp or sheet when necessary. Our custom door hardware also ensures that your exterior door is specially protected even further from other outdoor elements.
Stained glass requires special care, and if proper steps aren't taken stained glass will wear and tear much easier. If you take these proper steps to care for your stained glass, you will notice that the longevity of your stained glass increases and its beauty. Find out how to turn your front door into a work of art today. Contact us for a free estimate!