About Restoration Glass®
Restoration Glass® is found in our country's most prestigious restorations, including the White House, Mount Vernon, and Monticello. It is the architect's and designer's first choice for replacement of broken or missing antique window glass in historic restoration and reconstruction projects, as well as for usage in reproduction homes and furniture.
|View through modern window glass||Light Restoration Glass®
offers a delicate, minimal distortion
|Full Restoration Glass®
exhibits pronounced movement
From its aesthetics to its manufacture and tradition, Restoration Glass® closely reproduces the antique window glasses of the 17th through early 20th centuries. The skilled craftsmen of Germany's Glashütte Lamberts have preserved these mouth-blown glass production processes in order to guarantee the authenticity of this historically accurate window glass. Each sheet of Restoration Glass® is handmade utilizing centuries-old techniques and hand-selected at the Lamberts factory to ensure the finest quality.
Restoration Glass' ease of handling, consistent thickness and brilliant body make it a preferred alternative to salvaged antique / old window glasses. Now available in safety laminated and/or insulated units, this unique glass will also satisfy the most demanding building safety codes, sound control, and thermal comfort requirements.
Full and Light Restoration Glass®
Restoration Glass® is available in two varieties, Full and Light, displaying two levels of movement to match precisely the desired time period or glass appearance. Both glass types exhibit mild surface distortions, an occasional air bubble or pit, and other "imperfections" found only in original mouth-blown and antique window glasses.
Full Restoration Glass® is more distorting and accurately replicates glass made in the 17th and 18th centuries. Its distinct appearance makes it an excellent choice for older colonial-style windows, as well as antique and reproduction furniture.
Light Restoration Glass® is less distorting and an excellent match for glass found in structures built in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The slight distortion can be hard to distinguish in a small sample viewed up-close; however, it becomes more pronounced when viewed from a distance, in reflected light, and over a larger area, making Light Restoration Glass® ideal for use in windows and doors.
|Restoration Glass® in IGUs|
Laminated Safety Restoration Glass®
Bendheim also offers Restoration Glass® in safety form, laminated to 1/8" window glass in compliance with today's exacting building safety codes. Laminated Restoration Glass® meets the requirements for ANSI Z97.1, the Consumer Product Safety Commission Standard 16 CFR
1201, and ASTM C1172. It is ideal for use in doors, sidelites, windows, and wherever safety is required.
Restoration Glass® in Insulated Glass Units (IGUs)
Restoration Glass® in combination with advanced insulating technology now offers historically accurate window restorations and significant energy savings.