When deciding on which roofing option suits your needs there are a number of different aspects to consider. At Silk Leadwork we know all things about lead roofing; we have put together this blog so that you can better understand lead roofing and everything that goes into it.

What is Lead Roofing?

When you think of the term ‘lead roofing’ it incorporates a number of different services relating to the use of lead as a main or supporting material on a roof. There are many different services to choose from, flat roofing and lead slate tiles to gutter linings and chimney flashings. Lead is an ideal building material for a wide range of functions. If you’re thinking of using lead on your roof, here’s everything you need to know.

The Benefits of Lead for Roofing

Using lead as a building material has many advantages. It’s malleable, which makes it suitable for a number of different functions, and for use on roofs of various shapes and sizes. In fact, lead is one of the oldest roofing materials still used, and has a proven track record in creating reliable, attractive and long-lasting roofs. Most old historical buildings in the UK have lead roofs. Lead is a popular choice as it is flexible and its natural properties are perfect for keeping your roof watertight. It is also resistant to corrosion from pollution and UV rays, which is part of the reason that it’s so durable. At Silk Leadwork we care greatly about the environment, and lead roofing is recyclable, helping you to achieve a sustainable roof.

Gutter Lining

Concrete gutters are notorious for leaking and being unreliable. This was a form of construction that was popular in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Thankfully we have a better option for you. If you have concrete gutters, then lining them with lead is an excellent option for keeping them strong, waterproof and durable. Again we are happy to help, any further questions, feel free to call us. 

Lead Slates

Lead slates are a popular option in the roofing industry, this option has been used for years and is a great option for roofing tiles. As well as looking smart and attractive, lead slates are robust and long-lasting and require minimal maintenance to keep them in great condition.

Why Choose Lead Roofing?

Flat Roofs

If you have a flat roof then a lead roof is a perfect option for you, lead is the main material for flat roofs, largely due to its durability and its waterproofing properties. When a roof has only a small pitch, water has a tendency to pond, and lead ensures that moisture cannot seep into the property if this happens to occur. If you have any questions about your flat roof, contact us today. 

Chimney Flashing

To keep excess moisture out of your home, we recommend that chimney stacks are well maintained. As well as repointing whenever needed, a good way to safeguard your chimney is to install lead flashing at the points where it joins to the rest of the roof. This should be done by a roofing expert so as to properly protect the roof’s tiles. A properly installed lead flashing will ensure you have a dry home and peace of mind. 

Silk Leadwork

We hope that you enjoyed this blog and found it useful. If you have any further questions, please get in contact with us today. Find out more about our full list of lead roofing services that we can offer now. All leadwork is carried out by our own contractors. We use only top-quality materials to ensure we install genuine, reliable and durable roofs every time. Contact us today on 07985 208943.

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