Lead has long been used in roofing and to this day remains an excellent building material. It’s extremely durable, relatively easy to work with and has a design appeal for those seeking that traditional look.
Because it can be moulded into various shapes it works particularly well as lead flashing and offers a completely watertight seal to your roof.
Lead is a highly flexible material and can be easily moulded into a wide range of forms and shaped to sit neatly along a roof line. This also makes it great for flat roofs where the joins can be welded to create a watertight roofing solution.
Lead is resistant to corrosion and water. A desirable quality for a watertight roof exposed to the elements including rain, temperature changes, UV rays and atmospheric pollutants.
Due to its durability and weather resistance, lead takes a long time to lose its quality and functionality. Fitted correctly and taken care of, a lead roof can sometimes last for hundreds of years.
Lead is one of the most recycled materials in the world and when sustainability is such a big part of our lives today, it's good to know that your lead roof can be a big asset and have a low impact on the environment.