Historic Clay Tile: Why and How to Use it - The Traditional Building Conference Series

Historic Clay Tile: Why and How to Use It

clay tile

Available On-Demand

Speaker: Tab Colbert, President and CEO, Ludowici, New Lexington, OH
1.25 AIA HSW Learning Units

This course gives design and building professionals an in-depth understanding of clay roof tiles: their composition, quality, design considerations, color and style. This ancient roofing material has been used since Neolithic times and continues to be used today. You will learn about the history of clay tile, how it is made, its material advantage, how to choose color, and how to install it.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the history of clay roof tile.
  • Describe how clay tile is made and installed for long-lasting performance.
  • Apply the unique features of a quality clay roof tile to contemporary projects or restoration work.
  • List sustainability and durability features of this traditional roofing material.