So the question is, why should you choose lead roofing? What advantages does it bring in comparison to other building materials? As one of the oldest roofing materials in history, lead has long been celebrated for its advantages to property owners. Some of the benefits include its ability to be moulded and recycled, not to mention its resistance to different and changing climatic conditions. This makes it a perfect choice for a roofing option. But don’t just take our word for it, we have created this blog to give you a few reasons why you should consider it as a roofing choice

Perfect For Flat Roofs and Flashing

We enjoy working with lead as it is a malleable and ideal material for roof flashing and flat roofs. It can be worked into the required shapes, the joins can be welded, and it offers the right coverage to create a watertight roof. Its resistance to corrosion, UV and atmospheric pollutants make the material a desirable, long-lived option.

Corrosion and Water-Resistant

Whichever material you choose to use when roofing, they all have to have one thing in common. They have to be able to withstand the elements such as rain, temperature changes, UV rays and atmospheric pollutants. This is why lead roofing is such a good choice, it’s able to withstand the ever changing temperatures we are facing. Lead roofs stay strong, durable and perform better than most for years to come. 


Another reason to choose lead roofing is its durability and weather-resistance; lead takes much longer to lose its quality, functionality and value than other materials. Many historical buildings in the UK have lead roofs and many of them have stood the test of time. However, like anything, lead will live out its full life only if it’s taken care of with proper maintenance and installation.

Easily Moulded

Lead is a highly flexible material, that is why it is widely used in roofing as it can be moulded into many forms. It is shaped to sit neatly along any roofline, including the more awkward and protruding areas.

Why Choose Lead Roofing?


At Silk Leadwork, we are all about sustainability, which is why we enjoy our work with lead roofing. Did you know that lead is one of the most recycled materials in the world? This helps the natural world greatly, by easing demand on resources and therefore reducing the fossil fuels required to process new lead which, in turn, reduces the emission of harmful gases.


We think that lead offers a clean and simple look. A look that suits both residential and commercial properties. The sleek shiny aesthetic of lead is surprisingly beautiful without being too bold, making it an understated, yet graceful choice, for any property.


Note: No product, regardless of its quality, is immune to gradual wear and tear over time. Lead roofs may buckle, crack or become corroded from algae. That is where we come in: Regular maintenance and having a reliable team like us on hand to help will prevent any problems from becoming too severe and unmanageable.

Silk Leadwork

We hope that you found this blog informative and useful in making your roofing decision. 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.