Lead is a traditional roofing material that is used in many aspects of roofing. The lead comes in a number of sizes and different codes, the code relates to the thickness of the lead. It starts at code 3 and goes up to any desired thickness.
As a guide, Code 3 lead is used for lead soakers, code 4 lead is used for lead cover flashings, code 5 lead is predominantly used for capping, cladding, and lead bays. The codes above this are used for any bays that are of a larger length or width or specifically specified by a designer, architect, or surveyor.
Nottingham Roofers are able to carry out all aspects of lead work, we have an in house lead specialist who is able to carry out all lead works, including lead welding.
With all-new lead roofs, we would be able to provide a Nottingham Roofers full product and labour guarantee.
What Are Some Common Roof Problems?
We offer a comprehensive range of roofing repair services to both commercial and residential. Roofs can develop a range of problems, but some are more noticeably common than others. You might find that you can identify these common roofing problems easy however it still might not be clear whether you can rectify them yourself or you will need professional assistance from the team at Nottingham Roofers.
Lead Roofing Installation & Repair
A Long lifespan, Flexible, durable and Corrosion-Free
Lead is a traditional form of roofing that has been used for many years and is particularly common in older buildings. Milled lead roofing is a mass-produced product that benefits from a precision finish, so can be used in commercial buildings, as well as homes
Benefits of Lead Roofs
Lead has a long lifespan, is flexible, durable, and corrosion-free. It is also highly effective as a sealant. Not only that, but it is recyclable and is considered one of the greenest building materials with a very low carbon footprint. There are various different types of lead roofing, such as milled, sand cast, and machine cast, making it highly versatile and suited to different buildings.
At Nottingham Roofers we employ specialist lead workers to install lead to the Lead Sheet Association codes of practice, so you will know that your lead roof has been installed and maintained to exacting standards. Whether you are looking for a simple repair or a new installation, our team of professionals at Nottingham Roofers will ensure the work is carried to high quality, with the minimum of disruption.
Nottingham Lead Roofing Repair & Renew
How long does a lead roof last?
Lead roofing products tend to have a lifespan in excess of 60 years, with many examples of the material lasting over 100 years. Unless it's pinched.
Is lead still used in roofing?
Lead is used in roofing in many capacities, from flashing to flat roofs, valleys, gutters, downspouts, and water hoppers. ... Because of this, lead is still the preferred material today for roofers and homeowners when looking at their roofing needs
How often should Roof Flashing be replaced?
Roof flashing is expected to last fifteen to twenty years, but in some cases, depending on the quality of installation, it could last longer. In fact, if the quality of materials and installation are very high, the flashing could last as long as fifty to eighty years.
Why is lead used for flashing on roofs?
Lead possesses a number of attributes that make it ideal for use in flashing. It is inherently resistant to corrosion, making it highly durable in exterior settings exposed to the elements. Another significant benefit of lead is its malleability
How do you remove lead flashing?
To remove the lead flashing, chip out the mortar holding it in place using a Plugging Chisel and Club Hammer. Remember to wear gloves and protective goggles when chipping out old mortar. When you are able to, strip out the section of old flashing and clean out the row of mortar where it sat using a wire brush
Are lead roofs dangerous?
Lead roofing and flashings are much more likely to be a health hazard for people working with the materials than for people using the building. ... Lead can be used safely if worker exposure is monitored and the lead is handled properly to avoid skin contact, ingestion, and exposure to lead dust and fumes.