glass window. Tuesday , February 27th , 2018 - 05:40:00 AM
Stained glass windows designs are architectural features that have been into existence since times. Such captivating windows were generally found in churches and monasteries in the ancient times. They usually represented biblical scenes or flowers or other geometrical shapes that used to cast a spell on anyone who took a glimpse at them. Regardless of being a hypnotic design from the Gothic times, it seems as if there has still been a enormous rise in the popularity of such enthralling stained glass windows.
Lead channel window panels are the original form of stained glass. Working and soldering the channel is labor intensive and the designs tend to be simpler executions because of the weight and labor involved. Foiled panels are able to use much smaller pieces and can even use 3D techniques, with flowers or birds lifting from the purely vertical, into the room they occupy. The glass pieces are cut, ground smooth, the edges encased in copper foil, the pieces are fitted together, and after a flux solution is applied so it will adhere, solder is melted over the foils and joins the pieces of glass together.
Because the pieces of glass used are smaller, more intricate detailing can be made. This also makes the stained glass window panel stronger. In fact, many cities will allow the use of foiled panels in doors and sidelights without the need for safety glass.
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