Two misconceptions about stained glass

Here are two of the biggest misconceptions about stained glass.

Stained glass windows have to be single glazed

One misconception about stained glass windows is that they can only be single glazed. This can put people off using this beautiful glass in their homes, as they may worry that without double-glazing in some rooms, their home might be less energy efficient and that the single-glazed windows might be easier to for burglars to break.

In reality, it is quite easy to create a double-glazed stained-glass window. If a person wants this, all they would need to do is ask their glazier to create an encapsulated stained-glass window, wherein the pane of stained glass is enclosed within two standard glass panes.

This style of window fitting not only ensures that the window can prevent heat loss in much the same way that a standard double-glazed window would but also means that the stained glass itself will be protected from damage, should anyone ever hit that window with a heavy object. Best of all, even in its encapsulated state, the stained glass will still be fully visible, and its patterns and colours will still become beautifully luminous whenever sunlight streams through that window.

Rooms with stained glass windows are too dark to use without artificial lighting

Another misconception is that rooms that have stained glass windows are too dark to use without artificial lighting, even during the day. Those who like their homes to be filled with natural light might be deterred by this concern. The truth is that whilst fitting a stained-glass pane in a window will affect how bright a room is, the extent to which it does this will depend on its colouring.

For example, if a person buys stained glass that features colours like midnight blue, indigo and deep emerald green, that window will probably make the room in which they fit it seem quite dark, due to the darkness of these hues. Whilst glass with these colours could create a cosy and very beautiful atmosphere, the room won't be very bright.

In contrast, if they were to pick a stained-glass pane that featured pale yellow, pastel pink and sky blue, it would not make the room seem very dark at all. As such, if a person wants the room where they'll be fitting this glass to remain light and bright, they should simply opt for paler, pastel hues when ordering their stained glass.

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