The stained-glass restoration of a Washington D.C. landmark.
Lynchburg Stained Glass conducted a survey of the windows at Mount Vernon Place UMC in which the stained-glass windows were photographed, catalogued, and assessed for signs of deterioration in both the stained glass and wood frame system. The survey revealed that renovations were required; therefore LSG subsequently removed 42 large panels for complete re-lead restoration. These panels were carefully dismantled, cleaned and re-assembled with new lead came. Some panels were triple glazed, meaning that there were actually three layers of stained glass: this layering of glass, called “plating,” is a technique used to add depth-of-field to a stained-glass window.
Lynchburg Stained Glass reinstalled the windows with new protective laminated glass storm coverings. Wood frames were scraped, repaired, and painted to complete the project. Some windows nearest the ground level also received 0.5-inch thick Lexan security panels which were set into a specially-designed, vented frame system.