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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I contact you?

You can contact us by phone (619) 250-6690 or by email

 How can I get an estimate?

We are able to estimate a price if you provide us with the approximate size of your window panel and an idea or type of design.

How do I choose a design?

In home consultations are available upon request. We have a variety of color photographs and designs available. You can choose from these options or we can custom design your glass panel. Send us a design you like or an idea of what you would like. A customized line drawing can be sent to you via email.

How do I choose glass textures?

We carry a variety of glass samples to choose from. We fabricate our art glass with Spectrum, Wissmach, Uroboros, Bullseye and Kokomo Glass.

What are your payment terms?

All Custom orders require a 50% deposit with the balance due upon delivery. Orders for the stained glass panels online, books, and other items can be submitted by sending us an email with the item number or by calling us. You can choose to send us a check for the total amount or we can send you a paypal request. If you do not have paypal, you can pay with Mastercard,Visa or Amex through PAYPAL.

I have a window I want to replace and don't want to compromise the structure of my home. What options do I have?

Windows can be replace by removing the frame areound it and replacing the existing glass with the same size and thickness. No structural change would be needed. We can have our installer give you an estimate for complete installation. We work with a local window company who has been in business since 1954 and is lisenced and bonded.

What is leaded glass?

Leading technique is the process of interlocking and assembling pieces of glass together using lead came sold in channels. Much of the lead sold today is not pure lead. It is alloyed with several other metals to make it stronger, easier to solder and to prevent it from oxidizing quickly.

What is copperfoil?

The copperfoil technique was made popular by L.C. Tiffany. It is basically wrapping a piece of glass in copperfoil and soldering them at the seams. It is used mostly when designing more intricate designs because it is not as bulky as lead. It is a slightly less expensive option to lead.

What is dual glazing?

Two glass panels sealed and separated by a dry airspace. Dual glazed glass significantly reducing heating and air conditioning costs. Our art glass panel would be exposed on one side with texture on the inside of the home and would have a spacer in between with a clear piece of glass on the side facing the exterior..

What is triple glazing?

The art glass panel would be sealed in between two pieces of clear glass. This is the best way to maintain the integrity of your glass art piece. It is also the easiest to clean. You can still see the details of the bevels and textures perfectly throught the clear glass.

How long does a glass panel take to fabricate?

It usually takes between 4 to 6 weeks depending on the size, quantity and orders in fabrication at that time.

What is tempered glass?

Tempered glass is stronger than annealed glass of the same thickness and configuration. When it is broken, tempered glass fractures into small fragments that reduce the probability of serious injury as compared to annealed glass. Tempered glass meets all safety glazing standards including the federal safety glazing standard. Because tempered glass fractures into many small pieces, it tends to vacate the opening, when broken, more than annealed glass does.

How do I clean my Art Glass?

We recommend minimal cleaning. Simply dust when needed or wipe clean with a soft damp cloth. Never spray and allow water to leak into panel seams. Never use scouring pads or any rough material including amonia and harsh cleaners. Amonia cleaners are highly corrosive. There are many great wax products available to preserve it's original finish.

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