Benefits Of Installing Window Guards

April 28, 2022

Stained and leaded glass windows are one of the most striking architectural features of historical buildings. They are often the key feature to look at both from the inside and outside of a building. Leaded windows are very durable if cared for in the right way. However, the main issue with stained and leaded glass windows is the complexity of repair work if they are broken.

At Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists, we offer a number of stained glass window repair and restoration services. While we can repair any issues you have with your window panel, we do recommend some form of window protection. We advise using stainless steel wire mesh window guards for protection from any unwanted vandalism. If you are looking for stained glass protection, then read on to discover the benefits of installing window guards.

Deter thieves and intruders 

Unfortunately, one of the biggest causes of broken historic or church glass is due to thieves and vandalism. Old historical buildings and churches are normally public buildings and are vacant in the evenings. This makes them easy targets for intruders and vandals. Church window guards are a great deterrent from any illegal activity and can reduce damage quite significantly. Stainless steel window guards cover the exterior of the windows, adding an extra layer of security.

Types of window guards 

1. Weldmesh Stainless Steel Window Guards – This type of window guard is incredibly strong and durable. We cut the stainless steel mesh to size and then powder coat the metal to create a discreet finish. We then fit the mesh window guards within the traceries using metal clips and screws. 

2. UV Stabilised Polycarbonate Window Guards – Polycarbonate is the most effective material for stained glass protection. Window guards made of UV stabilised polycarbonate are unbreakable and heat resistant. 

3. Toughened Glass Window Guards – Laminated or toughed glass window guards are a popular choice for listed buildings. This is because they give the best exterior view of the leaded or stained glass panel and are finished in a frameless way for a minimalist look. 

4. Isothermal Glazing Window Guards – The process of installing an isothermal glazing window guard is quite complex. We remove the original window and reinstall it inside an ‘echo’ glass framework.    

Why are window guards so important? 

There are many reasons why it is important to protect leaded and stained glass windows. Often stained glass windows in churches and historical buildings are hundreds of years old and have important heritage. Stained glass protection using window guards also saves money by reducing the risk of needing a full window repair. Church stained glass window protection keeps the panels safe from human and elemental hazards.

If you’re looking for stained glass protection for a listed or historical building, get in contact with us at Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists. We have over 25 years experience manufacturing and installing window guards. For more information about church window guards, speak to one of our specialists by calling 01202 882208 or emailing 

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