Lead is one of the world’s oldest building materials. Not only is it durable, but it resists corrosion and is incredibly malleable to work with. Even the Romans used it to build water pipes! Whilst used in ancient times, it is regularly still used in the modern construction of roofs. Features such as roof coverings, flashings, gutters and valleys benefit particularly from this material. As your local experts who are highly experienced in working with lead you can trust that you will be in the safest of hands all the way from leaf flashing, through to complete roof replacement.
Benefits of Lead
Lead is one of the most effectively recycled materials on earth, and most is produced by recycling rather than mining. As well as looking exceptionally beautiful, lead’s strength, durability and waterproofing ability is immense. Although slightly more expensive than other roofing options this is definitely one to consider with its long-term cost saving you money in the long run. Lead is 100% watertight and with its flexible properties is an excellent choice for sealant as well as guttering. It can be wrapped around any unusual shapes so no matter what your roofing need is it can be thoroughly sorted with lead.
Flashing are the thin pieces of material that prevent the passage of water into a structure as part of a weather resistant barrier. They are installed to protect your home from water damage, condensation and damp. You can find flashing in all sorts of materials including lead, copper, stainless steel, aluminium, and many others. Lead is particularly excellent for this role as it is flexible, can be welded, and is durable. It will totally waterproof your roof for at least 60 years. Flashing made of other materials will last only half that.
Lead Welded Gutter Soles
The durability and resistance to corrosion of lead makes it the best choice for guttering and other roofing needs. Correct use of lead by a professional is vital for its success. By lining your guttering with lead, you are instantly increasing the longevity and success of your gutters. 100% waterproof, correct installation will ensure that your gutters are resistant to cracking or being affected by water movement. The facility that lead can be welded is also hugely beneficial as its responsiveness to thermal manipulation means that it can be installed to a perfect fit. This enables efficiency and effectiveness to its fullness.
Lead work must be performed by specialists using the correct protective equipment. Our team use state-of-the-art tools and equipment and are highly trained in this field of work. All the products that we use are high quality, sourced sustainably from recycled lead. In many ways lead is actually safer than other forms of roofing materials as it is so durable and unlikely for issues to arrive. This is only true when it is applied properly. With our experience and specialised experts, you can be assured that you are in good hands when you work with Preston Roofing Services