Lead roof flashing is one of the integral components in your roofing system that will help to prevent leaks and provide excellent waterproof protection. Rightly so it is one of the areas of construction that a builder will spend most of their time. There's many different types of roof flashing including copper and lead. Although, lead is one of the most popular flashing options as it offers excellent durability and strength, and some lead flashing boasts an impressive lifespan of more than 500 years. Lead sheeting has been used for centuries as a standard option for roofing material, and as we mentioned, the main reason for using lead roof flashing is for waterproof protection, and to eliminate the potential of any type of water damage. Because of this, this type of protection is so important in industrial, residential and commercial structures. Lead has always been regarded as one of the most expensive types of roof flashing which is why others have previously opted for lead alternatives and copper flashing. But the good news is that due to modern technology, lead is quickly becoming a more affordable type of roof flashing material to choose from.

The key benefits to Lead Roof Flashing

Lead roof flashing can expand the lifespan of your roof by years, and is a sure fire way to help protect your roof against adverse weather conditions. But it's not all about the protection, here are a few of the main reasons why installing high quality lead roof flashing to your home is so important:

  • 100% recyclable material
  • Some lead flashing has a lifespan of more than 500 years
  • Durable and workable
  • Highly water resistant
  • Attractive finish
  • Installation not impacted by damp or cold weather conditions
  • Can be used for a range of applications
RSL Lead Flashing

Milled Lead flashing is a fantastic choice for roofing material as it is incredibly durable and can be used in a wide variety of different applications, whilst providing that exceptional level of waterproofing to prevent leaks and water damage. Good quality lead is so important to get right in roof flashing, and our own range of Milled lead roof flashing is not only affordable for the standard builder, but it is also 100% recyclable. This type of flashing has a much higher lifespan than other types, promising to last years in even the most adverse weather conditions without compromising the flexibility or work-ability of the material. All of our lead is coloured in a popular grey colour making it all the more versatile, this lead is suitable for use on traditional slate and tiled roofs as waterproof flashing, guttering or water coursing.

Choose A Good Roofing Contractor

Now you've selected the lead roof flashing for your latest project, it's time to find a good roofing contractor. Easier said than done, if you don't find a reputable contractor to install it properly it can lead to many issues down the line and potential damage, it really is the make or break in making that lead roof flashing work for your roof. It needs to be installed properly to prevent leaks, so when you're hiring someone in ensure that you have hired a licensed contractor or reputable roofer.

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Post By Nicole Sage