Lead has been used on roofing for hundreds of years and is known for being incredibly practical and lasting a long time. It provides protection for decades with minimal upkeep and can be used on both pitched and flat roofs and cladding.
When buying lead it’s important to understand how and where you might be using it, so that you can choose the right product or accessory for the job. Our various weights of lead such as Code 3, 4, 5 & 6 lead roll as well as flashing tape and lead flashing alternatives, provide our customers with the ability to choose the right product for their needs.
Benefits of lead for roofing Lead is a robust material, and can withstand extreme temperatures and weather conditions. It comes in the form of sheets, rolls and flashing. The benefits include that it is:
Flexible to work with over a range of differently shaped areas
Looks sleek, clean and stylish
Contracts and expands depending on the temperature
What is lead flashing? Lead flashing refers to the thin pieces of impervious material installed to prevent water penetration. It’s most often used around window frames and doors as well as chimneys or abutments. It is easily cut using a knife or scissors.
Do roofers still use lead flashing? Roofers have used lead and lead flashing for centuries. The reason it has remained so popular is that it is so adaptable and durable. It doesn’t need much maintenance and so provides buildings with good protection for a long time.
Lead products We sell various weights of lead roll as well as flashing tape and lead flashing alternatives. We also sell replacement lead and lead accessories such as fixing strips, lead clips and Patination oil.