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Introduced in the 1890s, Ludowici’s French low profile interlocking clay tile is a favorite of discriminating architects and one of the most sculptured and dimensional products in our product offering. Large and durable, French terra cotta tile has deep locks on all four sides, plus two prominent flutes on the surface for both a dramatic aesthetic and superior drainage. When applied to a roof, these flutes produce a shadow effect for a highly refined, distinctive appearance.

Ludowici’s French interlocking clay roof tile is covered by a 75-year material warranty.

French Roof Tiles
French Roof Tile
Characteristic Specifications
weight per square Weight Per Square 1025 lbs.
pieces per square Pieces Per Square 133 pcs.
overall sizeOverall Size 9" x 16-1/4"
exposureExposure 8-1/8" x 13-3/8"
installed barrel height off deckInstalled Barrel Height Off Deck N/A
minimum slopeMinimum Slope 3:12
base textureBase Texture Smooth
# Document Description PDF AutoCAD
1 FRENCH-100 SECTION AT EAVE WITH CANT STRIP Download PDF Download AutoCAD
2 FRENCH-101 SECTION AT SIDE WALL Download PDF Download AutoCAD
3 FRENCH-102 SECTION AT HEAD WALL Download PDF Download AutoCAD
4 FRENCH-103 SECTION AT RAKE EDGE WITH DETACHED RAKE Download PDF Download AutoCAD
5 FRENCH-200 SECTION AT #102 HIP Download PDF Download AutoCAD
6A FRENCH-300 SECTION AT #206 RIDGE Download PDF Download AutoCAD
6B FRENCH-301 SECTION AT #206 VENTED RIDGE Download PDF Download AutoCAD
7 FRENCH-400 SECTION AT FIELD CUT VALLEY Download PDF Download AutoCAD

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# Accessory Description
1 Terminal

Terminal

A tile installed at the intersection of hip(s) and ridge(s).

2 Ridge Tile

Ridge Tile

A tile that is shaped to cover the uppermost horizontal part of the roof.

3 Hip Starter

Hip Starter

A tile installed at the bottom of the hip, also known as bullnose.

4 Closed Ridge End

Closed Ridge End

Closed-end tile installed at the gable end of the ridge.

5 Hip Tile

Hip Tile

A tile that is shaped to cover the external angle formed by the intersection of 2 sloped planes.

Colors

Ludowici’s French clay roof tile is available in all standard and custom colors developed by Ludowici, excluding the Impressionist Series.

Textures

Ludowici’s French clay roof tile features a smooth base texture. It is also available in the following Ludowici custom texture:

Terra Cotta Glazes


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NOA No. 17-0719.06 French

NOA No. 17-0719.06 French

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Texas Department of Insurance - Evaluation Report

Texas Department of Insurance - Evaluation Report

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IAPMO E1077 R0452

IAPMO E1077 R0452

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Florida Building Code - Evaluation Report

Florida Building Code - Evaluation Report

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Ludowici Clay Roofing Tile - Glazed & Unglazed OSHA GHS SDS 2014

Ludowici Clay Roofing Tile - Glazed & Unglazed OSHA GHS SDS 2014

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Ludowici Clay Roofing Tile - Glazed & Unglazed China GHS SDS 2014

Ludowici Clay Roofing Tile - Glazed & Unglazed China GHS SDS 2014

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