History of Roofing with Clay

History of Roofing with Clay

Clay roofs like this are still popular. Like a fish scale shingle installed over skip sheathing. I can’t say I would ever install it this way but it has been installed for many generations like this.

Clay Tile

Throw Back Thursday shows off a great find I have had for years. Not only a very old photo, it really is fun to go back in time and see the way they roofed back then, I am not sure of the year but I am not sure OSHA would approve of this job.

So I will ask you what I ask everyone I show this photo too. How many pairs of eyes do you see? Looks like three journeymen with trowels and hod buckets of mortar sealing the bond. A older man possibly the foreman. Two young men helping out stacking the clay tiles. One loader and one strange guy poking his head out of the attic with a doll or one really ugly child. Counting the doll thats nine pairs of eyes but there is ten. Do you see the tenth one?

It is interesting to look at this re-roof in progress. I bet this roofing crew could tell some stories.

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