Evanston, IL Like In Kind New Roof for Historic District

New Slate Roof in Evanston
New Slate Roof in Evanston Historic District

Ryan Restorations is unique 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.

We recently put on a New Slate Roof for a home in Evanston, IL.  We had to use Like In Kind Slate in order to ensure the roof maintained its appearance for a Historic District Necessity.

So many details can easily be missed when looking at the finished roof from the picture and video above.  As a slate roofer specialist, it is easy to take so much for granted.  We enjoy sharing and educating our clients on the fine details that help create their New Slate Roof.   

In the following picture, you will see what is needed to begin to replace the Old Slate Roof.  We have new copper gutters and new valleys.   But what you will see most prevailing when passing by a new slate roof job site is the Jack & Plank Systems to easily walk around and load the roof with Slate.

Old Slate Roof being replaced
Old Slate Roof being replaced with Jack & Plank System

And the following picture shows us getting ready for the other side of the roof.  Hard to imagine but you are looking at about 1000 lbs of slate for just a 10×10 area, referred to as 1 square.

Jack & Plank for Old Slate Roof replacement
Old Slate Roof being replaced with Jack & Plank System

Here we see from our scaffold looking at the Dormer with a covered top as a Copper Panel Roof.

Copper Panel Roof for Dormer
Dormer with Copper Panel Roof

We continue with the new slate roof by showing the Vent and the Chimney with Copper Flashing, all of it is custom fit.  Nothing is off the shelf.

Copper Flashing for New Roof by Chimney
Chimney with Copper Flashing

All the major work has now been done, but there is still some fine details to go.  In this next picture, you see an opposing side view of the Vent and Chimney.  The material running down the edge of the two sides of the roof is called Hip Stick.   That is what will be used to secure the tiles that are placed over the edges called Hip Slates which is seen in the next picture.

New Slate Roof Hip Stick
Hip Stick exposed for New Slate Roof joining sections
New Hip Slate
Hip Slate joining the sections of New Roof

And now we look at a few different pictures of the finished New Slate Roof. The finished copper top dormer came out fantastic.

New Slate Roof Finished Copper Dormer
Finished Copper Dormer for New Slate Roof
Angle for New Slate Roof
Different Angle for New Slate Roof

All of the above is the work done by Ryan Restorations. The picture you see that follows is another Historically Correct Roof Restoration we completed in Evanston. The story is well documented and we encourage you to visit the page to learn more about our specialty.

Historically Correct New Roof in Evanston
Top View of New Historically Correct Roof for Evanston Mansion

Contact Ryan Restorations to discuss your roof needs including slate roofing, tile roofing, and copper roofing.