Frank Lloyd Wright and his wife settled in Oak Park in the late 1800s. He built many homes and his own church in the village. Oak Park attracts architecture buffs and others to view the many Wright-designed homes found in the village, alongside homes reflecting other architectural styles. The largest collection of Wright-designed residential properties in the world is in Oak Park. A distinct focus on historic preservation of important architectural styles continues, with many buildings marked as historically significant, and so far, three historic districts defined. Other attractions include Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace home, and the three Oak Park homes of writer and Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs. For more information on this wonderfully unique area, please visit The Village of Oak Park here.
Ryan Restorations is perfect for your Oak Park roofing needs because we have specialized in the historic restoration of slate roofing, tile roofing and copper roofing systems since 1999. We also fabricate a wide range of architectural copper ornaments, including finials, dormers, vents, crestings and other decorative roofing elements for historical restoration projects.
The size, complexity combined with the historical nature of many Lake Forest homes is reason to consider working with us. For example, the image above introduces you to our services by showing this beautiful new Oak Park Victorian Home with new Slate and Copper Roof. It has a rich history and we encourage you to see the entire story along with the project video.
We recently put on a New Tile Roof & Copper Gutter on a Front Porch in Oak Park, IL. We had to use Like In Kind Tile in order to ensure the roof maintained its appearance for a Historic District Necessity. The story is also well documented.
The image that follows is from a Like In Kind Slate and Cooper new roof we completed in Oak Forest’s neighboring Evanston.
This next project is as unique as it can come. Come check out the only 100% new Copper Roof.
This next project is a New Ludowici Tile Roof for a beautiful home in the Lakeshore Historic District.
Here is another new Ludowici roof we did. This time it is French Style Tile.
This next project we completed is a Ludowici Tile Roof in Spanish Style.
We recently put on a New Tile Roof for a Lake Shore Mansion in the historic district. We encourage you to check out some of the intricate details of this project.
The following Copper Roof restoration demonstrates how much experience and art this roofing specialty is.
“Dan has been taking care of the exterior of our house for almost ten years. He is always professional, prompt and courteous. His knowledge of the exterior of our home gives me the confidence that our home will always be safe from the elements.”
~ Mike, Oak Park, IL