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...
Box Gutters vs. Round Gutters

Box Gutters vs. Round Gutters

There are various types of gutters you can have installed on your property, whether it’s for commercial or residential purposes. Each comes with its own benefits and disadvantages, and some are better suited to certain properties. In this article we will be comparing...
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...
How To Solder Lead Roof flashing

How To Solder Lead Roof flashing

Whether you’re finishing off a roof and chimney, soldering flashing seams or making a wrap-around cover up- we’re here to help explain how to solder lead roof flashing. It is always best to get a professional to complete this job for you, however, if you’re an...
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...
The Different Types Of Lead Roofing

The Different Types Of Lead Roofing

  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...
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