Your church’s pews are starting to look a bit old and worn—but you’re not sure which is the better option. Should you try to have your church pews restored to their original beauty or should you opt instead for brand new church pews? Both have their benefits and drawbacks. Here’s some guidance on your decision between restoring church pews and having entirely new ones built.
Restoring Church Pews
Church pews that were well-made decades ago can be worht restoring. It all depends, however, on the condition your church pews are in and if you feel they’re still relevant to your church. Grime, dirt, and dust can be washed away, and pew restoration companies typically do a good job of cleaning up church pews. However, be aware that anything more can be difficult to fix. If your church pew’s wood has dried out and started to crack or splinter, that’s a very difficult repair that requires a lot of time and effort—which also means a lot of money. Church furniture restoration companies often charge as much as new church pew companies to fix church pews and restore them to acceptable condition.
Keep in mind that restoring new church pews won’t give your church a whole new look. It’s like spring cleaning your home—it doesn’t make it a better home, just a cleaner one. If your church pews don’t fit today’s needs, there’s no point in restoring your church pews.
If your church pews are in impeccable condition and you still love the way they look, restoration can extend their life a bit longer.
Building New Pews
New pews are the route to go if you’re looking for an entirely new feel for your church. If your church pews are old and dated looking, like many church pews from decades ago, new church pews can be worth the investment if you’re looking to add new life to your church. Unlike restored pews that might not last as long, new pews have a whole life ahead of them and you can typically expect a few generations to be raised in the pews.
New church pews can be made to suit your church’s needs, which might have changed since your previous pews were installed. You can change the style, the position, and even the number of church pews if your space allows.
Building new church pews can be more expensive than restoring, however, so if you’re on a tight budget you’ll want to work with a reliable church pew company that builds high quality at a low price. Make sure that when you’re upgrading your church pews they’re actually an upgrade from your existing pews, instead of a downgrade in quality.
Give us a call and we can help guide you to the best decision for your church. We have experience building new pews and restoring old ones and know all the ins and outs of the business.