One tradename for this asphalt siding is Insul-Brick.
It came in rolls; it was quite common on the cheaper-built homes
here in southern Ontario - circa 1940's, 50's, maybe early 60's.
A google search implies that it came in sheets or panels also <?>
do note - It might contain asbestos.
I haven't seen it used or sold, in my memory - I'm over 59 ..
... so getting a bit forgetful.
... what was the question again ?
replying to hubops, Christinamac wrote:
Thank you so much john t. Mine came in panels, I actually found a few
replacement panels and edges in attic. I was missing a brand name, thanks so
much for your help.
On Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:41:52 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
Virtually all "insul Brick" was panel - basically a "tentest" siding
with a gravel type coating like roofing, printed and stampoed to look
like red brick. There was some that looked like grey stone as well. It
is extrremely flamable - with wood fiber or straw compressed and bound
with asphalt cement.. It, along with Johns Manville asbestos
tileboard was the "default" siding on wartime homes here in Ontario.
These houses were really designed as 40 or 50 year buildings, and most
are now 70 years old and counting.
My early childhood home was ~ 1940's cheapo and was sided with
an asphalt brick-look material that we called insul-brick. I assume
that it came in large rolls - perhaps not - but it was only about 2
feet high and seemed to run for very long stretches between joints -
not just 4 or 8 feet.
A few of our neighbours had the same type of siding, but in different
When I was a lad of 6, my father built a large addition to the tiny
old house and had it all freshly re-sided, and that siding remains to
this day .. yep - Johns-Mansville.
Insul Brick siding is uninsurable most places today. Hasn't been
made in North ASmerica for over 40 years.
I know a LOT of houses where it has had to be stripped off and
replaced with something like Vinyl siding in order to get a mortgage.
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