Lead flashing prevents water from damaging the internal structure of a building, by sealing and protecting joints. It creates a weather-resistant barrier and is most commonly placed around chimneys or used on abutments. Other uses include placement in valleys around window frames and doors to ensure the durability of buildings.
Benefits of lead flashing Lead is a robust material, and can withstand extreme temperatures and weather conditions. The benefits include that it is:
Safeguards against mildew, mould and rot
Can be formed into complex shapes
What is lead flashing? Lead flashing is the process of applying thin strips of lead around edges and joints, most commonly on roofing and chimneys, to help create a barrier between the external and internal structure of a building.
Why is lead flashing so popular? Lead flashing is a flexible material with a natural resistance to corrosion and water. Used correctly, lead roof flashing can keep your roof protected from the unpredictable and seasonal changes of the weather. Using cement would still allow water to penetrate and over time would crack and fall away. Lead flashing offers strength and durability unmatched.
What is the life expectancy of lead flashing? Lead flashing can last for hundreds of years before even needing maintenance. The performance of lead flashing is incredibly durable and this means it is very cost-effective.
Lead products We stock and sell various weights of lead such as Code 3, 4, 5 & 6 lead rolls as well as flashing tape and lead replacements to provide our customers with the ability to choose the right product for their needs.