From the Architect’s Corner – Museum Rooftops

May 18th was National Museum Day, so it seems fitting to feature a museum project in today's blog. The Waukegan History Museum, also known as the Haines House named after former Chicago mayor John C. Haines, was built in 1843 and is not only one of the oldest surviving buildings in Lake County, but is the current headquarters to the Waukegan, IL Historical Society. 

DaVinci Shake, our multi-width composite shake tiles featured here in the Weathered Gray Blend, was the roof chosen for his historic building and museum. The tiles come in five widths, 9", 8", 7", 6" & 4" and in six color blends, pre-sorted in the factory for size and for color. The authenticity of this product allowed the historical society for this community to keep the look required for this building, without the maintenance and problems of natural cedar shake. Click here if you are interested in seeing more examples of DaVinci Roofscapes' polymer roof tiles featured on museums. 

Happy Friday, Architects!