via Core 77
Postscript from Matt Glassmeyer (the artist):
"I thought I'd write to mention that that photo is not the records after two years of use.
I don't want to mislead lots of people. (I've had 14,000 hits on my site this month about it.)
I don't want to make any false claims. This is an experiment after all.
I was interviewed about it and mentioned that I chose to use the records as shingles
because I had put a stack of 110 records with no jackets outside for two years and they were still in good shape when I cleaned them up.
The Core 77 site was sort of vague saying they've been outside for two years. Yes, some of them, but not on the roof.
Those records that were outside for two years are, in fact, on the roof and look the same as the others but they weren't all nailed to the roof for that time.
I think the labels will go by Spring. The thing I learned by testing them outside was that they don't become brittle and the heat and snow didn't affect them.
This roof gets no direct sunlight, by the way."