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Tile roofs are some of the most unique, elegant, and durable types of roofing systems on the market. Many home in Kansas City have been designed with this old world tile roofing system.
If you are looking to install a new tile roof on your home in Kansas City - Ludowici Tile Roofing manufacturer has dozens of current standard profiles, historical styles spanning Ludowici’s 120-year history and the capability to create or match custom designs, nearly any shape imaginable can grace your roof. Add in Ludowici’s full spectrum of colors and finishing techniques, along with an extensive line of accessories, and the result is truly a vision without compromise.
Ludowici Tile Roof Replacement in Kansas City
Why use Ludowici Terra Cotta Tile for your Tile Roof replacement in Kansas City
The Ludowici legacy of old-world craftsmanship started 400 years ago in Rome, Italy where the Ludovisi family became famous for its expertly crafted clay roof tile. As European demand grew, the family moved to Germany and their name was changed to the Germanized Ludowici. In the late 1800’s, Carl Ludowici moved the family and his old-world craftsmanship to America establishing a terra cotta roof tile company in Chicago, Illinois.
In the early 1900’s, the Ludowici Roof Tile Company prospered. Eventually, all Ludowici terra cotta tile making operations were consolidated into a single facility in New Lexington, Ohio. More than a century later, Ludowici continues to produce a limitless array of terra cotta colors and profiles to fit vast architectural styles. Ludowici’s unique custom capabilities allow architects and designers to create durable, inspiring architecture utilizing a truly unlimited terra cotta palette. With a life span of over 100 years, a Ludowici terra cotta product is not only beautiful but is one of the most sustainable and green construction products available. With over 120 years of experience, Ludowici has grown into the industry leader for clay roof tile, terra cotta wall tiles, quarry tiles and decorative terra cotta finials.
Fired clay, also known as Terra Cotta, is a durable, enduring material.
Many of the ancient cities of old Europe are roofed in clay tiles, some many centuries old.
The Great Wall of China is over 5,500 miles long, constructed with over 3.8 billion bricks starting in 210 B.C.
The Colosseum and many of the oldest structures still standing in Rome are built from brick. Some over 2,000 years old.
Made using the same process brick – tile has performed exquisitely for thousands of years.
Ludowici takes this basic principle of firing clay to harden it and applies modern technology and techniques to produce a wide range of Terra cotta products; roof tiles, flooring and wall cladding.
The Terra Cotta Advantage: Versatility
Tailor your building’s exterior to match your exact design aspirations and create a look unique around the world.
A broad variety of widths and lengths for proper scale on your building.
Unlimited textures, and surface customization.
Different textures allow designers to play with shadow effects on the structure.
Wide range of natural earth tone and glazed colors.
Can be installed vertically to achieve designer’s vision of the facade.
Select a material for your project that will remain the same color for 100 years.
Terra cotta tiles are not monochromatic thus a range of color hues occur within a given color.
Variations in tone are natural due to temperature variations within kiln, differences in clay pigments and grit composition.
Rich, warm, earthtone colors are created by extreme heat in kiln and are not affected by sun’s UV rays.
Terra cotta tiles are color permanent and will not fade — BEST in class color fastness.
Terra Cotta is Sustainable
100% NATURAL SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
Low cost recyclable raw material
No harmful or endangered raw materials necessary.
Modern tunnel kilns energy efficient.
Rejected or broken clay can be crushed and reused.
95% of production waste is recycled (clay, water, glazes).
Materials are Class A fire rated and do not burn.
Low life cycle costs compared to less expensive alternatives.
Long-term economic and environmental advantages.
Color-permanent material that lasts over 100 years.
Reducing Energy Consumption
Energy savings exceeding 20% are common with a Ludowici roof (Cooling cost savings vs. asphalt, Florida Solar Energy Center 2008). With 28 standard colors (and the capability of making more) that meet a Solar Reflective Index (SRI) of greater than 29, Ludowici offers proven energy efficiency without limiting color choices. Finally, explore Ludowici’s suncreen system to discover more ways to save energy throughout the building envelope.
Ludowici tiles are made of local and natural materials (clay and water) through a unique process which creates no waste. Moreover, all Ludowici products are 100% recyclable. The tiles are chemically inert, making them forever safe. They may be reused to create a beautiful vintage roof and at the end of their lifespan, they can be recycled and used as gravel walkways, filler, or filter components for future construction.
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Styles and Profiles of Ludowici Roof Tiles we install in Kansas City
Spanish Terra Cotta Roof Tile
One of the most popular profiles in Ludowici’s Legacy Collection, Spanish tile is prized for its simple, one-piece barrel design which provides a pattern of distinctive ripples across a roof. Spanish 13 ¼ ” tile provides an authentic, old European look to any style of architecture from small bungalows to large public institutions. Spanish tiles have a smooth surface, but may be customized with a number of custom textures. Our Spanish tiles are available in all standard and custom colors, mists and blends offered by Ludowici. See the Colors of Ludowici brochure for more information about our extensive color program. Ludowici Spanish barrel tile is also available in an 18 3/8″ profile.
Scandia tile is synonymous with clay roof tile from northern Europe. Its wide pan and low profile barrel offer a unique and subtle roof texture suitable for a wide range of architectural styles. For a higher profile and more dramatic appearance consider one of Ludowici’s Spanish tiles. Scandia tiles are available in all standard and custom colors, mists and blends offered by Ludowici.
Italia Terra Cotta Tile
Ludowici’s Italia terra cotta tile with straight barrel caps and flat pans faithfully matches the authentic look and character of centuries-old Italian roofs. Italia clay tiles are available in all standard and custom colors, mists and blends offered by Ludowici.
Straight Barrel Mission
Inspired by the Spanish missions of the southwestern U.S., Ludowici’s Straight Barrel Mission tile features terra cotta pans and covers with a smooth clay surface. The longer length of Ludowici’s 18 3/8″ tile means fewer pieces per square and is the most economical of Ludowici’s Mission tiles. They can be laid in straight rows or staggered. Ludowici’s Straight Barrel Mission tile is also available in 14 ¼ ” and 16″ profiles. Straight Barrel Mission tiles are available in all standard and custom colors, mists and blends offered by Ludowici.
Palm Beach Mission Tile
Ludowici’s Palm Beach Mission is a mission barrel system comprised of clay tapered covers and straight barrel pans with a smooth surface. The longer tiles mean fewer pieces per square creating the most economical of Ludowici’s terra cotta mission tiles. Tiles can be laid in straight rows or staggered. Palm Beach Mission tiles have a smooth surface but may be customized with a number of custom textures. Palm Beach Mission tiles are available in all standard and custom colors, mists and blends offered by Ludowici.
Cubana Barrel Tile
Ludowici’s Cubana barrel tile is a truly unique system comprised of 18 3/8″ tapered pans and tapered covers. The smooth finish tile can be customized to complement a variety of design styles, from rustic to clean-line contemporary. Cubana clay roof tiles are available in all standard and custom colors, mists and blends offered by Ludowici.
Roman Barrel Tile
Patterned from the ancient monumental buildings of Rome, Ludowici’s Roman barrel tile is a unique pan and cover system comprised of round caps and flat pans. Roman tiles are available in all standard and custom colors, mists and blends offered by Ludowici.
Greek Clay Barrel Tile
Featuring a unique pan and cover system comprised of angular caps and flat pans, Ludowici’s Greek clay barrel tile is patterned from the ancient monumental buildings of Greece. Greek terra cotta tiles are available in all standard and custom colors, mists and blends offered by Ludowici.
Tapered Mission Barrel
A mission barrel system comprised of small tapered mission caps and straight barrel pans with a smooth surface, Ludowici’s tight tapered barrel tiles create an authentic old European look. Also available in a smaller 14 ¼ ” profile. Tapered barrel Mission tiles are available in all standard and custom colors, mists and blends offered by Ludowici.
Straight Mission Barrel Tile
Ludowici’s 16″ Straight Barrel Mission tile features pans and covers with a smooth clay surface and faithfully matches the old European pan and cover roof tiles. Greater pieces per square allow for enhanced color distribution when installing a color blended roof pattern. They can be laid in straight rows or staggered. Ludowici’s Straight Barrel Mission tile is also available in 18 3/8″ and 14 ¼ ” profiles. Straight Barrel Mission tiles are available in all standard and custom colors, mists and blends offered by Ludowici.
Cotswold Shingle Tile
Ludowici’s Cotswold shingle tiles feature uneven lengths, chiseled edges and a split stone textured surface reminiscent of Cotswold stone from the English countryside. Cotswold shingle tiles add character and charm to any home design. Cotswold shingle tiles are available in standard and custom matte colors, mists and blends.
Colonial Clay Shinlge Tile
Long irregular lengths and a rich grooved texture give Ludowici’s Colonial shingle tile the look and feel of hand split wood shake used on Early American and Colonial buildings. However, they can be customized with a number of different custom texture options to create your desired effect. Colonial shingles are available in all standard and custom matte colors, mists and blends offered by Ludowici.
Greenwich Clay Shingle Tile
Greenwich is a ½” thick flat slab shingle tile with a battered surface and a rounded distressed bottom edge. This historic tile provides a charming, aged appearance to any structure, without losing the security of a solid terra cotta roof. Greenwich shingle tiles are available in standard and custom matte colors, mists and blends.
Cottage Clay Shingle Tile
Ludowici’s Cottage shingle tile is reminiscent of the tiles adorning centuries Old English country cottages. Enhance the bucolic style by laying the 10″ roof tiles in a staggered installation. Cottage tiles can be further enhanced by adding custom textures to suit your design preference. Cottage tiles are available in all standard and custom matte colors, mists and blends offered by Ludowici.
Provincial Clay Shingle Tile
Ludowici’s Provincial shingle tile has a glare reducing fine machine scored surface and a beveled butt providing a clean elegant look suitable for all architectural styles. Provincial shingle tiles are available in standard and custom matte colors,mists and blends.
Georgian Clay Shingle Tile
Georgian shingle tile’s scored wood sawn finish and square bottom edge evokes the texture and character of hand split wood shakes. Georgian tile has a permanent non-fading finish and won’t rot, warp, curl or burn like wood shakes. In addition to the standard 8″ width, widths of 9″ & 10″ can be mixed for a more random appearance. Georgian shingle tiles are available in all standard and custom matte colors, mists and blends offered by Ludowici.
Brittany Clay Shingle Tile
A dramatic textured terra cotta tile in irregular lengths with the feel of aged stone, Brittany shingle roof tile provides a truly provincial appearance. Brittany shingle tiles are available in standard and custom matte colors, mists and blends.
Antique Clay Shingle Tile
Uneven lengths, a rough textured surface and severely chipped butts reflecting the feel of old masonry give Ludowici’s Antique shingle tile the warmth and character of Old Europe.
Norman Terra Cotta Shingle Tile
Ludowici’s Norman shingle tile with a cratered surface, black sanded finish and rough bottom edge has the look and character of centuries old roof tiles from the Normandy region of France. Norman shingle tiles typically feature Santiago Rose glaze with a black sand accent, but may be customized for your project’s aesthetic. Norman shingle tiles are backed with the Ludowici 75-year material warranty, including color.
Flat Slab Clay Shingle Tile
Ludowici’s flat slab shingle tile has a smooth surface and square butt creating a clean look suitable to any architectural style. Flat slab tiles are available in 3/8″ and 5/8″ thicknesses and standard and custom matte colors, mists and blends.
Crude Clay Shingle Tile
Chipped corners, rounded butts and a rough stone surface give Ludowici’s Crude shingle tile the authenticity and character of an Old Europe appearance. Crude shingle tiles are available in standard and custom matte colors, mists and blends.
Calais Clay Shingle Tile
A cratered surface with a rough bottom edge give Ludowici’s Calais terra cotta shingle tile the look and character of centuries old clay roof tile from France. Calais shingle tiles are available in standard and custom matte colors, mists and blends.
Rustic Colonial Clay Shingle Tile
Long irregular lengths and a deep rich grooved texture give Ludowici’s Rustic Colonial shingle tile the look and feel of hand split wood shakes used on Early American and Colonial buildings. Rustic Colonial shingle tiles are available in standard and custom matte colors, mists and blends.
Classic Flat Interlocking Clay Tile
A smooth surface and flat butt give Ludowici’s Classic 14″ interlocking terra cotta tile a clean look. Classic interlocking tile is suitable for a full range of architectural styles and can be customized with a number of custom textures* to fit your design aesthetic. Classic 14″ interlocking tiles are available in all standard and custom colors, mists and blends offered by Ludowici. Classic interlocking tile is also available in a larger 16″ profile.
Williamsburg Flat Interlocking Clay Tile
Ludowici’s Williamsburg 14″ interlocking tile has a scored sawn wood shake texture and a square butt giving it the same texture and character of wood shakes. Williamsburg 14″ terra cotta roof tiles have a permanent non-fading finish and will never rot or curl. And unlike wood, rubber or plastic shakes, Williamsburg tiles are Class A fire resistant, easy to install and maintenance-free. They are ASTM Grade 1 tile and carry Ludowici’s 75-year material warranty, so year after year you can enjoy the beauty of a shake-look roof in even the harshest climates. Williamsburg is also available in a larger 16″ profile.
Americana Flat Interlocking Clay Tile
Part of the Legacy Collection, Americana 14″ clay interlocking roof tile features a lightly pressed bark texture and a gently rounded butt. Reminiscent of weathered wood shake, Americana interlocking tile provides a refined yet rustic look to complement a variety of architectural styles. Americana is also available in a larger 16″ profile. Americana interlocking tiles are available in all standard and custom colors, mists and blends offered by Ludowici.
Lanai Flat Interlocking Clay Tile
Ludowici’s Lanai 14″ interlocking clay roof tile has a square butt and a weathered sandblasted surface giving it the aged look and character of centuries old tile. The clean, uniform look complements any architectural style. Lanai is also available in a larger 16″ profile. Lanai tiles are available in all standard and custom colors, mists and blends offered by Ludowici.
Morando Closed Shingle Tile
Morando Closed Shingle is Ludowici’s smallest interlocking tile. It has a smooth surface and thicker butt than our original Heritage Closed Shingle, but may be customized with a number of custom textures. Its clean look is suitable for a full range of architectural styles. Morando Closed Shingle tiles are available in all standard and custom matte colors, mists and blend offered by Ludowici.
French Interlocking Clay Tile
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.
Century Shake Clay Tile
Century Shake®is a thick profile interlocking terra cotta tile with rugged texture and uneven surface. It’s pressed grooves, scratching and rugged butt mirror the appearance of wood shake without all the maintenance! Three different tile sizes create a random width appearance for an even more authentic shake roof look. Available in our 5 most popular shake colors: Aged Cedar, Earth Gray, Ebony Mist, Sienna and Western Cedar.
LudoShake Clay Tile
LudoShake is a lightweight interlocking terra cotta roof tile featuring the texture and varied thickness of hand split wood that can be installed in straight rows or staggered for a more rustic look. Random width tiles are available in LudoShake Premier. Available in 6 popular shake colors as well as custom colors or blends, LudoShake will never fade, rot or curl. And unlike wood, rubber or plastic shakes, LudoShake tiles are Class A fire resistant, easy to install, maintenance-free and have fewer pieces per square than most alternatives.
LudoSlate Roof Tile
LudoSlate is a lightweight interlocking terra cotta roof tile featuring the texture and chiseled edges of natural slate and can be installed in straight rows or staggered for a more authentic look. Random width tiles are available in LudoSlate Premier. Available in 11 popular slate colors as well as custom colors or blends, LudoSlate will never fade or curl like other slate alternatives. LudoSlate tiles are Class A fi re resistant, easy to install and maintenance-free. LudoSlate is a Grade 1 ASTM tile.
Lexington Slate Roof Tile
Lexington Slate is an interlocking terra cotta tile featuring a natural quarried slate texture and is offered in three sizes to create a random width appearance. This slate alternative features all the beauty of natural slate with the enhanced durability and longevity of terra cotta. Lexington Slate is available in stock in our top 5 most popular slate color blends:
Ludowici Custom Roof Tile
Ludowici’s custom tile capabilities are unsurpassed by any other manufacturer in the world. Using samples from an existing roof, Ludowici can make patterns, molds and press out new replacement tiles, or create new patterns from an architect’s drawings. Ludowici’s skilled craftsmen can recreate hand finish textures such as finger streaks, hand slush or multi-directional scoring. Ludowici ceramic engineers can develop colors to match almost any historic tile as well as create new colors to meet the customer’s design goals.
Ludowici Tapered Roof Tile
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.