About Ryan Restorations

Who We Are

Ryan Restorations is unique because we have specialized in the historic restoration of slate, tile 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.

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Dan Ryan, Owner of Ryan Restorations

Dan Ryan, owner of Ryan Restorations, is a licensed roofing contractor in Illinois. Ryan Restorations is bonded, fully insured and 100% USMC veteran owned and operated.

After completing high school, Dan volunteered for the service and was an Enlisted Marine with a rank of Lance Corporal. He attended the Marine Corp Recruit Depot boot camp in San Diego, CA and was enrolled in the communications and electronics school at Marine Corp Air Ground Combat Center in 29 Palms, CA.

From there, Dan went on to serve at the Marine Corp Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan. He last served at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point located in coastal North Carolina.

Being an ex-marine with the “attention to detail” mantra taught in the service is one of the most powerful advantages Ryan Restorations has over many of its competitors. Slate, tile and copper roofs installed correctly are all about the details being handled properly from the start of the project to completion.

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What We Do

The ability to focus on certain specialties, such as copper restoration, slate restoration, tile restoration and general historic roofing, is what sets us apart from other roofers. The knowledge to create and restore historical roofing systems is the cornerstone of our business. Sometimes you do not want to replace your roof with a brand new roof. Your roof has character, and lends this to your entire house. Historic buildings and the roofs that are on them deserve special attention. They will get that from Ryan Restorations. Our main goal is to preserve the historic status of your building, while updating and restoring your slate, copper or tile roof. In support of our mission, we maintain a large stock of historic and obsolete roofing and trim accessories. Our stock also includes some new tile and slate material as well.

Our First Job

Do you remember the 1st time you did anything in your 1st job?  Would you expect it to be so huge where your reputation and finances could all be at risk.  Let us take you through a review of this remarkable new roof where everything was on the line to set the state for the future success of the new business.

Ryan Restorations 1st Roofing Job
A remarkable 1st Roofing Job for Ryan Restorations

How We Do It

Ryan Restorations is the preservationist remaining who possesses the skills required to provide authentic, historic restoration to your slate, tile and copper roofing system. We use the finest materials, including premium underlayments on the roof deck, properly sized copper nails and copper and sheet lead flashings, custom fabricated to suit each individual situation. We only use American made products and equipment and are 100% veteran owned. Learn more about just how we do it here.

Overhead view to learn how to install a new slate tile copper roof
Overhead view showing how to install a new roof

We have another project well documented so you can see how we do it again here.

Overhead view to learn how to install a new Ludowici roof
Overhead view showing how to install a new Ludowici roof
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