The primary use of all lead work in roofing is to prevent water penetration and damp from entering the building. As well as more general protection from the elements Newport can offer! It can also be installed to produce highly decorative features. One of the natural beauties of using lead is that it is extremely pliable and can be easily moulded into any shape. It has a long lifespan and extremely resistant to corrosion, it will also never rust. A simple wash with a soapy sponge is often the only maintenance it will require for many years to come. Lead is the perfect choice due to its natural strength and can be applied to many roofing situations to provide perfect waterproofing. Chimneys, cornices, dormers and roof flashing, lead is a fantastic option.
Lead Repair Work
Lead is by nature an extremely strong, durable and long lasting material. However, when it is coming to the end of its serviceable lifetime it can sometimes develop cracks which will undoubtedly weaken its protection to your property. A full replacement may be required, a cheaper option would often be a repair to extend its life for many more years. Our roofing specialists can carry out an inspection of all your lead work and provide you with a fully considered plan to restore its health. On many occasions we can weld new lead to cover and re-seal any cracks or splits that have formed, this can be a very effective solution to regain your weatherproofing.
Loose Flashing Repair and Replacement
Following many years of impeccable service your roof flashing on occasions can become misshaped or result in loose flashing. This can often be attributed to long periods of exposure to strong winds and rain. Whilst rarely a danger, loose flashing will certainly damage the integrity of your waterproofing and damp is likely to quickly enter your home or business. This can produce a hazard to our health and it can be costly to restore internal walls and roof spaces. Loose flashing can normally be easily re-secured by our professional roofers. Sometimes a full replacement will be better in the long term and will provide a more cost effective solution. We are highly experienced in the area of roof flashing and can provide you with an honest opinion of the best course of action.
How long should I expect my Lead Work to last?
Lead is extremely long lasting and most installations should be expected to remain in good working order for around 60 years, although it has often been known to last in excess of 100 years! All of our lead work is planned and delivered to produce a lifetime of waterproofing and insulation.
Where is Lead Work needed?
All forms of lead work are deployed to provide a waterproof sealing around all types of roofing and roof features. Chimneys, dormers, cornices and roof edges etc. They all benefit from lead work to provide the protection your property requires. We also specialise in the installation of lead welded gutter soles to increase the protection and long life of your roof guttering.