Bovard Studio offers full-service frame design and installation in a variety of materials and finishes. All of our framing systems incorporate our patented Precision Flow® venting system. Our venting system complies with the engineering studies showing the requirements determined by the National Preservation Center’s 1996 Protective Glazing Study for stained glass windows.
Bovard Studio recommends exterior wood frames made with plantation-grown mahogany or the heartwood of Eastern White Pine. Both are 100-year exterior quality woods that with proper maintenance can last more than a century.
The client can choose the desired finish. For paint grade finishes, we recommend Sherwin-Williams Duration® Coating which lasts 25 to 30 years on new wood and only requires standard painting processes to refinish when required by time.
CUSTOM ALUMINUM FRAMES
Bovard can replicate existing wood frames with aluminum extrusion. Most “daylight” lines can be retained using a combination of extrusion and sheet metal. Our aluminum framing is made to hold stained glass and insulated glass panels. A thermal barrier is incorporated in these extrusions to prevent heat and cold transfer from one side to the other.
ROUND TOP ALUMINUM FRAMES
Bovard Studio's aluminum frames are engineered to hold stained glass and insulated glass. Ventilation within the frame prevents heat buildup and condensation between the stained glass window and the insulated glass. Colors include standard dark bronze and white. Custom colors and finishes are available for an additional cost.
Bovard Studio's energy-efficient LED will beautifully illuminate your stained glass from within. Our high-tech LED panels allow for the manufacture of light boxes as thin as 2.125" with our standard aluminum extrusion frames. Additionally, Bovard Studio can design and fabricate a wood light box as thin as 1.75" for your special needs. Our high-efficiency LED panels are rated for up to 50,000-70,000 hours usage so there are no light bulbs to change.
ALUMINUM LOUVERED VENTS AND BIRD SCREENS
Bovard Studio's vents and bird screens are engineered to shed rain and environmental elements. Colors include standard dark bronze and white. Custom colors and finishes are available for an additional cost.
Bovard uses mahogany to build new or replacement doors. Mahogany is a stable wood with long-lasting properties.