traditional realism to modern abstract

Skylights - Domes

 

The restoration, repair, and cleaning of many stained glass domes and skylights is a vital part of our history.  We have been involved with projects located in churches and public buildings across Arkansas.  Our expertise allows us to meet the special challenges presented by domes:

• layers of dirt

• accumulations of bird droppings

• confined and difficult to access workspaces

• reinforcing problems related to the dome’s horizontal placement and sometimes curved shapes

• the responsibility of hanging stained glass over people’s heads

Skylights may require special crating for removal and safe transportation, plus the construction of complex concave and convex forms to support the windows during restoration in the studio.

Soos Stained Glass has also been involved in the rebuilding and installation of new glass in the exterior copper skylights above stained glass installations.

Arkansas State Capitol

Monroe County Courthouse Dome - Clarendon AR

First Presbyterian Church - Clarksville AR

North Little Rock City Hall

Pulaski County Courthouse

Temple Beth El Heritage Hall - Helena AR

Windows

 

Stained glass windows play an important part in the history of a church, organization, or community. Soos Stained Glass is privileged to assist in preserving and restoring that history.  We have restored many stained glass windows that have suffered the effects of weather exposure, fires, storm damage, vandalism, and structural problems related to original construction deficiencies.

Some restorations after a tornado may begin with a small box of broken glass shards and a photo from someone’s wedding that barely shows the damaged stained glass window in the background.  While the project may start from a tragedy, there is always a satisfied client at the end, when the church is returned to its original glory.

The repair and restoration of stained glass windows has always been a special interest and pride of our studio. We always strive to maintain the historic fabric of the original window at all times.  This work includes careful documentation of all work and the disassembly, cleaning, conservation, and reuse of all of the original glass when possible.  A special effort is made to carefully match the original glass or to repaint new glass when the originals are missing.  The final steps include the rebuilding of the windows with restoration alloy lead came, careful waterproofing, and the soldering of galvanized steel reinforcing on the windows to ensure they remain structurally sound.

All the property of our customers is fully insured against loss while in our custody during any repair or restoration project.

Brunwick Wedding Chapel - Fort Smith AR

First Community Church - Joplin MO