Stained glass is different from Leadlight, and the two are often used interchangeably. Both contain coloured glass, or some might say “stained glass”. Stained glass and leaded glass both increase the value of a home, business, or church. Consider, the more ornate the windows, the more “unique” they are to a location.
Stained glass work is usually used in biblical context in church surroundings or other religious buildings, attracting visitors to appreciate them decade after decade. There are churches all around the world with beautiful stained glass windows which are tourism attractions in their own right.
While stained glass does indeed create beautiful windows, the costs can be extraordinarily different.
Here’s why – the glass pieces are individually hand painted and go through a kiln firing process. This process can take up to 14 applications of paint and firing to achieve the desired effect. The intense labour required can sometimes increase the cost to 10x that of original leaded or leadlight windows.
For homes, leadlight windows are a far more cost-effective solution to create stunning residential windows which still add value, art and colour to a room.
We can create new or repair existing stained glass windows for your historical venue or church. We can design, install, repair and/or restore both stained and leaded glass. From businesses to house of worship, The Leadlight Gallery works with a wide range of clientele, from corporations to homeowners, to places of worship.