Stained glass window installation is a lot easier than most people may realize. Most of the custom stained glass windows I install are fitted inside the existing glass windows and held in place with wood trim painted or stained to match the interior wood. This method preserved the energy efficient seal in existing windows and is also easy to remove if the homeowner wants to take the windows with them if they move. I’ve been working with Eloy for close to six years on installations. We are a good team. I trust him with my windows – which wasn’t easy at first because they take so much time to make!
I was working in my studio the other day when a client came in that I hadn’t seen in nearly 15 years. I had made her window early on in my career. It’s still one of my favorite windows. I had installed it like I do most of my windows – up against the existing glass. This one I had used clips to hold it in. Many times I add wood molding and paint or stain to match the frame. If the windows are smaller, I’ll hang them. When she told me she had moved into a new home and took the window with her I was excited to see where they put it. I had installed it in her bathroom and when they moved, she installed it above their front door. It looks like they installed it so that the front faces the outside of the house. The great thing about custom stained glass windows in newer homes is that they don’t replace existing windows and can always be taken out and reinstalled. The only problem with moving and taking your window with you is that the new owners might not want you to take it!