Leaded panels unfortunately
don’t last forever, they can be adversely affected by
vibration, physical damage, shrinkage and expansion due to
temperature changes, pollution and water damage. The effects
can be broken leads, failing cement, loose and broken glass
and a build up of deposits making the glass dull or discoloured
so an old window will probably need some repair work at some
stage in its life.
This can entail
full deconstruction and re-leading of the panel in question.
As much of the original glass as possible will be retained
and broken pieces will be replaced with the closest match
To repair a window
will often cost the same as, or potentially more than the
cost of making a new window from scratch due to the additional
effort involved in finding matching glass, deconstruction,
and cleaning of the pieces.
leaded light repair enquiry.