Preserving the Character of Historic Buildings with Restoration Glass

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A new infographic from Bendheim reveals the size and potential of the historic building restoration market. It focuses on the distinct characteristics of the original antique glass types found in these structures, as well as the types of reproduction glass available today.

Restoration Glass Infographic

Restoration Glass Infographic

A new infographic from Bendheim reveals the size and potential of the historic building restoration market. It focuses on the distinct characteristics of the original antique glass types found in these structures, as well as the types of reproduction glass available today.

Historic structures built before the 1920s represent a significant percentage of our built environment. Windows define the facades of these structures, and installing a well-matched restoration window glass is essential to maintaining their character for posterity.

Bendheim’s Restoration Glass® is the preferred choice amongst architects and designers for the replacement of broken or missing antique window glass in buildings. The glass is handmade utilizing the mouth-blown cylinder method developed centuries before the invention of modern float glass in the 1950s. Restoration Glass® can match the original antique window glass in surface texture and overall appearance, and meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation.

Restoration Glass® exhibits mild surface distortions, an occasional air bubble, and other characteristics found only in original mouth-blown and antique window glass. It is available in two varieties, “Full” and “Light,” exhibiting two different levels of distortion. Full Restoration Glass has a more pronounced texture; Light Restoration Glass is less distorting.

Restoration Glass® is successfully forging a new path within the Arts and Entertainment industry. This classic design element is moving beyond traditional preservation and is now featured on the sets of numerous blockbuster movies and television shows.

About Bendheim:
Bendheim is one of the world’s foremost resources for specialty architectural glass. Founded in New York City in 1927, the fourth-generation, family-owned company offers a virtually unlimited range of in-stock and custom architectural glass varieties. Bendheim develops, fabricates, and distributes its products worldwide. The company maintains production facilities in New Jersey and an extensive showroom in New York City. For additional information, please visit Bendheim.com

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