US 2187203 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented Jan..16, .1940
UNITED STATESL PATENT OFFICE WEATHER COVEBING George B. Johnston, Glendale, Ohio, assigner toy The Philip Carey Manufacturing Company, a corporation of Ohio Application December 21, 1936, Serial No. 118,856
2 Claims. (Cl. 108-8) This invention relates to weather covering preferably between two and three feet in length strips which are adapted to be laid in courses to and between eight and fifteen inches in width. cover the roof or sides of building structures, and The strip is made from a composition such as particularly pertains to rigid Weather covering cement-asbestos composition which is either 5 material composed of compositions molded in poured into a mold provided with a platen to give 5 shape, such as cement-asbestos material and the the proper design or built up on a cumulator roll like. Weather surfacing material of this comto the desired thickness and thereafter subjected position is naturally a grayish cement color unto an embossing operation to impress on the less a coloring material is incorporated and disweather exposed surface a plurality of contrasttributed throughout the composition or upon the ing bands 2 disposed transversely of the strip. l0v
exposed surface to give a color different from the The contrasting bands are preferably produced natural color of the composition. Whether the by ridges 3 and channels I disposed to simulate strips are articially colored or are retained in wood graining or other designs. The ridges and their natural color they present a somewhat drab channels are of irregular heights and shape, ex-
l and monotonous appearance in a wall or roof tending across the width of the shingles so as to covering. provide irregularly disposed transverse grooves It is the aim of the present invention to profor other advantages hereinafter referred to. vide weather covering strips having the weather The wood graining or other decorative design in exposed surface in the form of contrasting bands, the bands is to simulate individual shingles, and
preferably arranged to simulate individual shinthe bands may be of irregular' and varying widths. 20
`gles. These contrasting bands may advanta- The longitudinal edges may be straight and reggeously be of varying and irregular widths to furular, or one or both of them may be of irregular ther simulate individual shingles and shingles of contour or outline to provide a decorative exposed varying sizes. Cooperating with the contrasting edge when the strips are laid in courses, and also bands on the weatherexposed surface to further to further contrast the adjacent bands on the 25 contrast and set off the bends, one or both of the weather exposed surface. It is also preferable longitudinal edges may be of irregular contour Where the opposite edges are both irregular, to or outline. If both edges are provided with an provide two different designs So that the strips irregular contour or outline, they are preferably may be selectively leid With that irregular edge different in design so that selecting the edge or exposed which is selected to provide the design 30 the strips to be exposed, the desired design of desired. Accordingly, one edge 5 may be in a roofing or siding covering may be obtained. One continuous unbroken line but waved to provide irregular edge of the strip may be of a contour to convex projections 6 alternating with concave make the contrast between thelsurface bands less leCeSSeS 'L The Waves may more 01' leSS COIlfOIm distinct, whereas the other irregular edge may be with the projections and IeCeSSeS, that iS, the D01- 35 of a contour to make the contrast between the tion between a concave and a convex portion Will bands more distinct. be at the demarkation of the-bands. The oppo- For a better understanding of the invention, site edge 8 is provided with projections 9 alterreference may be made to the accompanying nating with recesses I0. there being a sharp step 40 drawing, in which; portion Il' between adjacent projections and the 40 Fig. 1 is a top plan view of the weatherwexposed recesses. The recesses I0 and projections I i may side of a weather covering strip embodying the be complemental or non-complemental as may invention; also be the projections 6 and recesses 1 provided Fig. 2 is a plan view of a section of a roofing or on the other irregular edge. The recesses I0 and siding covering composed of courses of strips laid projections 9 conform in width to that of the 45' with the irregular edges of the strips exposed; bands with the lstepped portion Il conciding preand ierably with the line of demarkation between the Fig. 3 is a plan view of a section of rooting or bands, thereby cooperating with the bands to siding covering composed of courses of strips laid more distinctly accentuate the division between with the opposite irregular edges of the strips the bands and simulate individual shingles. The 60 exposedadjacent recesses and projections on each of the Referring speciiically tc the drawing in which irregular edges may be irregular in depth and like numerals are used to designate like parts, height. In addition to the decorative features of `numeral I designates a weather covering strip the transverse ridges and channels, they breal;v of indefinite length and Widthf Ordinarily it is up the surface of the strip and conceal any lime u t deposits that may accumulate upon and discolor the surface of the shingle resulting from emorescence. Moreover, the lime deposits tend to accumulate in the channels inasmuch as they present the greatest-surface area exposed, and drainage water concentrated in these channels is then directed against said deposits, causing them to be washed away.
Furthermore, the exposed weather surface is irregularly broken up into irregular heights and depths, thereby creating shadows of different intensity. These are arranged in bands which simulate individual elements, and the adjacent bands may be further set on from each other by having contrasting colors applied thereto. That is, one band will be in one color and another band will be of a different color. The end bands are preferably provided with substantially wide or coarse graining ridges so that in cutting or trimming the ends, a smoother trim may be obl tained. If the graining were iine on the end bands at the edges the blade in passing through would travel through a ridge or ridges and divide same into portions at these points so that the edge would be rough and irregular. This results from the cutting being parallel or substantially parallel to the ridges. This does not happen where the cutting is transverse to the ridges, as on the vlongitudinal edges.
While I have shown one specinc embodiment illustrating my invention and described same in detail, it will be understood that there may be various changes without departing from the spirit thereof.
, I claim:
1. A weather covering strip comprising an elongated body having substantially wide transverse portions provided on the weather exposed surface of the strip with contrasting decorative bands formed by narrowly spaced transverse ridges and depressions which are relatively wide and narrow disposed to simulate individual bands, the end bands having marginal ridges which are suiilciently wider than the non-marginal ridges so as not to collapse when the ends are trimmed.
2. A weather covering strip comprising an elongated body having transverse decorative portions provided on the weather exposed surface of the strip composed of irregular closely spaced relatively wide and narrow ridges and depressions of varying widths disposed transversely to the strip, the relatively wide ridges being provided along the ends of the strips and the relatively narrow ones being between the ends of the strip.
GEORGE B. JOHNSTON.