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sspeedstreet 09-05-2006 08:35 PM

Finding terracotta tile to match
 
In my endless quest to find and fix leaks at my home I have found a few broken terracotta tiles. For the "S" tiles I've been able to find spares around the property, but the roof edge tiles are a different story.

In my poor PhotoShop sketch below I'm showing mine, a 180 degree "half-pipe" and the apparent new design using two tiles to span the same distance.

Can anyone here tell me where I might find some of the older style? I only need 3 or 4 pieces.

Any help appreciated.

Neil


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b5...t/Rooftile.jpg

sspeedstreet 09-07-2006 08:22 PM

I thought I'd post an update to my search . . . I did some searches for "Restoration building supplies Los Angeles" and the like and came up with this place in Pasadena, CA.:

http://www.pasadenaarchitecturalsalv...ages/index.php

They didn't carry much in building supplies and but referred me to "Architectural Detail", also in Pasadena. "Yes, we have quite a lot of Los Angeles Pressed Brick roofing tile". I was elated. But when I said I was looking for the edge tiles, she replied "You and everyone else".

I guess that's the end of that search.

RooferJim 09-24-2006 09:14 PM

there are many places to get salvage slate and tile. one that comes to mind is tilesearch.com but there are many more.

RooferJim


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