Your Guide to Hiring Lead Roofing Contractors

Your Guide to Hiring Lead Roofing Contractors

Lead is one of the most common materials used in roofing construction today. Its durability and weather resistance makes it ideal for many high-rise buildings, with efficiency in thermal contraction and expansion as well. However, lead is notorious for being a...
What is a Lead Roofing Contractor?

What is a Lead Roofing Contractor?

A lead roofing contractor is a highly trained, skilled and experienced individual who works to repair lead roofing issues. Lead roofing contractors utilise lead for its durability against the elements and for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. These contractors...
Why is Lead Used For Roofing?

Why is Lead Used For Roofing?

Various materials from tile to concrete are used in roofing construction, providing excellent weather-proof protection for buildings. A well-constructed roof also protects a property from all elements, including sun and weather damage. The choice of material can...
Lead Welding – What is it and what is it used for?

Lead Welding – What is it and what is it used for?

Welding is the common practice of joining two or more materials together, by melting and then allowing them to cool, also known as fusion. Welding is different from soldering and brazing, given the high temperatures needed for this process and the melting of the base...
Lead Welding – A Safety Guide

Lead Welding – A Safety Guide

Lead welding, as with any other welding process, has its dangers and risks. Health and safety measures must be taken out before these processes can commence. At Silk Leadwork, we ensure that all our workers and clients understand the hazards of lead welding and how to...
How to clean leadwork

How to clean leadwork

In order for your leadwork to be the most effective and strongly bonded, it needs to either be cleaned on a regular basis to stop it from oxidising or it needs a layer of patination oil after it has been cleaned to stop it from turning yellow and effectively, ruining...
Lead Roof Crack Repairs

Lead Roof Crack Repairs

Lead roofs are known for their durability and hardiness – that’s why they’ve lasted hundreds of years on churches and other historic buildings – but, unfortunately, they are not completely impervious to damage. Repairing a cracked lead roof quickly will be essential...
The Importance Of Lead Roof Maintenance

The Importance Of Lead Roof Maintenance

Lead roofing is the first line of defence for protecting your home against anything thrown at it, whether it’s rain, snow, or hail. Constant exposure to such conditions, along with the sun heat, and other repair works can cause your roof membrane to age eventually,...
When Should Lead Roofing be Replaced?

When Should Lead Roofing be Replaced?

When should lead roofing be replaced? Here’s a fun fact for you! Did you know that most buildings that have been erected in the last 100 years have some form of lead sheet installed? Lead is highly versatile and has been used in roofing for years. This is because it’s...
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