Graduated & Tapered Tile

Graduated & Tapered Tile

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Crafting tile to fit curved roofs has been a specialty of Ludowici’s since the late 1800s. To accommodate the geometry of a curved roof, Ludowici artfully tapers clay roof tile to become progressively smaller from the bottom to the top of a curved roof. These graduated tiles are custom designed to fit a specific roof. This customization process requires Ludowici to send technicians to a jobsite to take detailed field measurements of the physical structure. Ludowici craftsmen use these drawings to design patterns and molds for each row of tiles. Graduated tiles are then pressed from these molds and are finished to match the rest of the roof tiles. Ludowici crafts graduated tiles to match all of its tile profiles as well as decorative finials.

 

Graduated Tile

Graduated tile is custom tile designed specifically for your project.  Any of the Ludowici profiles can be designed as a graduated tile to ensure a uniform look across all the roof planes on your project. The rafter length and roof slope of the cone or dome must be consistent.

Tower Tile

Tower tile is a tapered pan and cover system designed to be installed on cones with straight rafters and can accommodate a variety of rafter lengths and roof slopes.  Tower tile is offered in three different sizes, each able to accommodate a range of rafter lengths:

  • 14-1/4” tower tile accommodates cones with rafter lengths from 48” to 90”
  • 16” tower tile accommodates cones with rafter lengths from 91”-157”
  • 18” tower tile accommodates cones with rafter lengths from 158” to 240”

The rafter length and roof slope of the cone must be consistent. Ludowici’s Technical Team can assist you with any questions you may have about your unique roof situation.

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