Shingle Clay Roof Tiles
Clay (terra cotta) shingle tile comes in a variety of textures which help define the architectural style of each profile. Texture allows the true colors to show through. Many of the textures are applied by hand which allows each shingle to have a unique, handmade appearance. From French and English farmhouse to a grand Manors and Chateau's. This is a timeless look that will stand the test of time.
English Shingle Tile
You will be hard pressed to find another tile maker in the world with a consistent history as Dreadnought. They first started making their smooth faced tiles in 1805, that’s 215 years ago and they make virtually the same tile today. They have been family owned and managed since 1902 and their quest for consistency of excellence has only improved the way the tiles are made.
20 x 30 Huguenot Shingle Tile in Ardoise from France
The color Ardoise is best described as a solid dark gray. The tile makers tint the clay body so it’s a darker muddy brown and then the Ardoise engobe is applied BEFORE firing so that the color becomes an integral part of the finished tile. As with the following Vieilli and Flamme Rustic Colors, the 20x30 Huguenot tiles all have a slight camber in their width, which adds to the shadows on the roof.
Ornamental Roof Tiles
The Victorians loved ornamentation and Dreadnought have always offered the complete range of traditional shapes.