Hail is every Coloradan’s worst enemy. Hail here can be either super small and fine so that it almost looks like snow or the totally opposite and the size of marbles or even golf balls. You never know what you’re going to get.
But if it is a bad hail storm, you can expect the worst. Colorado hail can destroy car windshields, skylights, and basically anything else in its path. This includes stained glass windows.
If you’re worried about hail damage, you may be wondering, is there anything I can do to protect my stained glass
? We asked our experts at Scottish Stained Glass and this is what they told us.
What to Do If Your Leaded Glass Windows Are Damaged by Hail
Hail is hard to predict. Sometimes these storms catch us by surprise, without giving us time to prepare or react. If your stained glass windows have been damaged by a Colorado Springs hail storm
, you’re going to want to have them looked at right away. Sometimes, the damage isn’t totally obvious or visible to the untrained eye. However, months later, you may start experiencing problems as the structural components slowly degrade.
Having your stained glass looked at by a pro can help prevent its condition from worsening, which will cost you more in the long run. A professional will be able to advise you on the best way to address the damage and protect your stained glass from future storms.
How Can I Protect My Stained Glass from Hail?
The best way to protect your stained glass windows
from hail is to have a protective covering installed on the exterior. We recommend low-e tempered safety glass. Some people use Plexiglas, but we don’t recommend this because it yellows over time. Whatever you do, don’t try to glue on or attach the glass yourself. Protective coverings need vents so that heat doesn’t get trapped inside. It’s best to work with a professional instead of trying to do it yourself.
Get Advice from an Expert
If you’re worried about hail damage, you may want to talk to an expert who can address your concerns. At Scottish Stained Glass, we offer free consultations to all of our Colorado Springs customers. You can get in touch with us by calling or emailing our office