IS A STAINED GLASS WINDOW RIGHT FOR OUR HOME?
A stained glass window is art that changes with the light of day and the season of the year. In addition to being a unique design element, it adds value to your home. Every window I make is customized to your style and color palette.
I WANT A STAINED GLASS WINDOW, WHAT’S THE PROCESS?
First, I will meet with you in your home to discuss the window location, color preferences, style, etc. I’ll bring examples and ideas to help you clarify your vision. This complimentary session typically lasts an hour or two.
Second, I’ll present some concepts “drawn” on the stained glass software used for designing. These concept pieces will include glass and color suggestions. At this meeting, I’ll show you glass samples to help you see how the window will look.
Once you decide on the design, the cost and delivery date can be determined. At this point, 25% desposit is required if you want a final design made for your approval.
Third, you will approve the final design and the glass. I require a second 25% deposit to begin work on the window. Lead times are dependent on the complexity of the piece, but would range of 30 to 60 days. The balance of 50% is due on delivery.
HOW IS A STAINED GLASS WINDOW PRICED?
The base pricing starts at $75 per square foot, and can go up to $400 or more per square foot. Factors involved in pricing are: size of the piece, complexity of the design, number of pieces, reinforcement if required, framing method and type of glass.
HOW IS THE WINDOW INSTALLED?
There are several methods to choose from depending on the location and your preferences.
One option is to install the art window over the existing window. One advantage of this method is that it is less expensive as you don’t have to remove an existing window. There will be less expansion and contraction of the glass and lead if the existing window is left there to insulate the stained glass art from the outside elements.
Another installation option is to hang the window. Rings can be attached to either a wood or metal frame. The window can be hung with chains or simply attached to hooks in the desired location.