Historic Tile

Ludowici’s custom tile capabilities are unsurpassed by any other roofing manufacturer in the world. Using samples from an existing roof, Ludowici can make patterns and molds to press out custom replacement tiles, or create new patterns based on an architect’s drawings. Ludowici’s skilled craftsmen are able to recreate hand-finished textures such as finger streaks, hand slush, or multi-directional scoring. Additionally, our ceramic engineers can develop custom glaze colors that meet your custom tile design needs. The possibilities are endless.


For over 130 years, Ludowici has crafted hundreds of different terra cotta roof tile profiles and trim parts, ranging from heavily ornate designs of the Victorian era to simpler lines of the second industrial revolution. As architectural styles and tastes have progressed, so has Ludowici’s product line. Although some products are no longer standard, Ludowici has a vast library of historic patterns and designs.

Using historic catalogs, drawings and technical guides going back to the 1800s, Ludowici’s technical service department can identify  replacement parts for your historic roof.  In addition to replicating our own historic tile profiles and trim, Ludowici can match tiles from long gone manufacturers — like B. Mifflin Hood and Heinz.

During the detailed replication process, you’ll work closely with Ludowici’s technical team. The process can take several weeks for pattern identification, hand molding samples, approvals, and the like. We work hard to make sure the tile is the best match for your project.

common historic tile

non-common historic tile