Lead flashing has been used on roofs for centuries. The popularity of roofing lead hasn’t wavered throughout this time, thanks to its incredible longevity and effectiveness. In fact, most renovation projects and new builds to this day still feature...
Lead flashing has been used on roofs for centuries. The popularity of roofing lead hasn’t wavered throughout this time, thanks to its incredible longevity and effectiveness. In fact, most renovation projects and new builds to this day still feature lead flashing on their roofs.
Homeowners love lead flashing due to its unrivalled durability and lifespan. This is thanks to lead’s strength, and its ability to resist the harmful effects of acid rain and extreme heat. This means that roofing lead can provide effective protection for your roof for decades with minimal maintenance required.
Tradespeople favour lead due to the myriad of ways in which it can be shaped and dressed. This allows an expert hand to use lead flashings at the abutment to a wall, at valleys on a roof and much more. As well as its widespread use on both pitched and flat roofs, lead can also be used on cladding.
Benefits of Lead Flashing
- Available in a range of thicknesses between 1.32mm to 3.55mm
- Pick from 3m or 6m lengths to minimise wastage and save money
- Select from a choice of widths between 150mm to 1,580mm
- Lead flashing from code 3 up to code 8 available
- Resistant to the corrosion caused by acidic rain and high heats
- Easily shaped for use on various parts of pitched and flat roofs
- Also suitable for use on wall cladding application
- Provides unrivalled lifespan in excess of 50 years
- Requires very little maintenance throughout its lifespan
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where Can I Use Lead?
Lead rolls can be used on a variety of applications. This includes both pitches and flat roofing, as well as cladding. Homeowners will also use lead flashing on dormers and bay roofs.
What is the Life Expectancy of Roofing Lead?
Lead flashing often outlasts the property it adorns, with a typical lifespan of 50+ years. In most circumstances, it is mistakes in the way lead flashing has been installed that result in issues. To provide added assurance, our lead rolls and accessories offer a warranty of up to 50 years.
Why is Lead Flashing So Popular?
Over 1,000,000 tonnes of lead have been used to date. Despite an influx in lead alternatives, traditional roofing leads continues to be wildly popular. This is due to it being proven for centuries and providing a lifespan in excess of 50 years.
Why Does the Price of Lead Change?
Like any metal, the price of raw lead changes regularly. This is determined by availability and demand, which also changes regularly. Roofing Megastore keep our prices up to date to ensure you're always making mega savings on lead rolls.