Waukegan Architectural, Inc. produces top quality Bronze items for the memorial industry, MADE IN THE USA. Our specialty is bronze for private mausoleums. Doors, window frames, window grills, handrails and miscellaneous hardware such as rosettes, vents, clamps dowels ect…. We are a wholesale company selling to Granite companies, Monument dealers and Cemeteries.
We have been producing top quality bronze for the memorial industry for over a century. We take pride in producing a bronze door and other bronze items for a private mausoleum that will last as long as the monument it is in. I have been working here since 1978 and my dad since 1957. All items are fabricated and finished here in Zion, IL.
The structure of the door is also bronze. The doors are built to last; bronze is a highly corrosion resistant material. The door will continue to function decades later with little use or maintenance while being exposed to the elements. We also offer additional interior structure behind locks and push bolts if security is of concern.
Our normal finish is dark statuary bronze. Over the years the bronze doors will go through many changes and none change quite the same. The door is bronze like the Statue of Liberty. The original statuary finish will only hold up for as long as the clear lacquer protective coating, 3 to 5 years depending on elements it is exposed to. The bronze naturally rejects the protective coating leaving the natural bronze to oxidize. The Statue of Liberty being out on the ocean oxidizes to a patina green. The oxidize sets up a harder protective coating on the surface of the bronze to help prevent deterioration. There are many different ways to maintain the finish on bronze.
Additional options offered are:
- 1/4” thick Bronze Tinted MR10 Lexan
- 3/8”, 1/2” or thicker MR10 lexan on larger windows
- Bronze sheet in place of lexan behind grill work
- Cast bronze appliqués
- Combining designs
- Custom bronze appliqués
- Custom designs
We also make Gates and other bronze items for private rooms in public mausoleums, bronze urns for cremains, cast bronze plaques, bronze hardware and custom bronze items.
If you are having a private mausoleum built and want to know if we are making the bronze for your job please e-mail me at info@WaukeganArchitectural.com Provide information about the job such as job name, who is building the mausoleum and where it is being built. I will let you know if we are making the bronze. Beware of monument builders that will show photos of our items but sell you something else that is NOT made by WAI and more than likely not all bronze.
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