TAPERED TERRA COTTA TILE FOR CONES AND DOMES
Crafting tile to fit curved roofs has been a Ludowici specialty since the late 1800s. To accommodate the geometry of a curved roof, Ludowici artfully tapers tile. Tapered tiles 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 custom process requires Ludowici to send technicians to the job-site to take detailed field measurements of the physical structure. Ludowici craftsmen use these drawings to design patterns and molds for each row of tiles.The result is a magnificient, expertly crafted curved roof.