Siding, Shingles & Roofing

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A look at the different styles and materials for siding, shingles and roofing for old houses, including Clapboard, Dutch Lap, and novelty siding; wood, metal and tile roofing; roofing ornamentation, such as finials,  weathervanes and  chimney pots.

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Rows of different designs often exhibited different colors, like the square and round cuts here on the Hale House at the Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles.

Shingle Patterns for Queen Anne Houses

One of the hallmarks of the Victorian era was a desire to be noticed. It's a theme that repeated itself on every aspect of home furnishings of the day. Furniture was dripping in ornament, hardware was intricately incised, and buildings were adorned with every manner of attention-grabbing detail—from gingerbread trim to stained glass windows to seductively turned porch rails. Even exterior walls vied for attention through rows of patterned shingles, a technique with the funny- and formal-sounding name imbrication.

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