Lead Roofing – Lead has been used as a roofing material for centuries. Its popularity is due to its durability, reliability and its water-resistant properties. Lead remains the most popular choice of material for roof and chimney flashings. It is versatile, pliable and easy to work and bends without the risk of cracking and splitting.
Lead sheeting is primarily used to seal and protect the roof against leaks. Its function is to seal the joints where the roof meets a vertical surface. Its anti-corrosive properties make it resistant to water, UV rays, salt and frost. It is also sound resistant so to a certain extent it can help protect your home from outside noise.
Due to its durability and strength, lead lasts more than 3 times longer than other flashing material. It is recyclable and can be re-used. However, over time, damage to the lead can occur. Weather deterioration, oxidisation and loose fixings are just a few of the many reasons you may need to repair or replace lead flashings. Damaged flashings can let in water, cause damp and rot if not repaired. Contact Roofing Solutions UK for a free quote for your Lead Roofing.