Choosing a roofing material is a big commitment, so it is important that this is an informed decision. Lead has been used in roofing for centuries, and it’s easy to see why. It is strong, malleable, long-lasting, and is a great traditional material for roofing in Bath as it is mirrored in the local architecture. Here is everything you need to know about lead roofing in Bath.
Lead Roofing is Flexible
It may sound strange to describe a material like lead as flexible, or even that this is a beneficial trait when deciding on a material for roofing in Bath. However, the flexibility of lead roofing means that it can be used to cover even the trickiest of shapes, which ensures total roofing coverage. The flexibility of lead roofing is also useful as it can easily expand and contract based on the weather, which means cracks won’t form after cold weather, which is especially useful for Bath roofing due to the UK’s often unpredictable weather.
The flexibility of lead also means that lead roofing has great sealing properties wherever there is a join. This also means that lead can be used for guttering to ensure complete water tightness.
Lead is a Long-Lasting Roofing Material
A good quality and well-constructed lead roof can last three times as long as many other roofing materials. It is an extremely cost-effective material in the long run. The longevity of lead roofing is exemplified in many roofs of historic buildings in and around Bath.
Lead is an Environmentally-Friendly Material
Lead is one of the most widely recycled metals in the world, even more than copper, zinc and aluminium. If you want your next roofing installation in Bath to be long-lasting and sustainable, then you should contact a reliable roofing contractor to find out more.
Lead Roofing is Resistant to Corrosion
Lead is a strong and resilient metal. Not only is it long-lasting in extreme temperatures, but also to any type of corrosion. Lead roofing can stand the test of time against pollution and UV rays.
Lead is Versatile
As well as being flexible enough to fit even the most difficult of roofing shapes, it can also be effectively used for flat and pitched roofing. Unfortunately, due to the many uses and benefits of lead there is a high demand for it, not just for Bath roofing, but also for use in the battery and electronic industries – this has caused lead to become more expensive. Despite the rising costs for lead, it is still a good investment due to its longevity and other benefits.
Lead Roofing is a Good Barrier
Lead is a great barrier to an abundance of things, not just to corrosion as mentioned earlier but also to sound. Having lead roofing can make your home quieter. Lead is also an efficient insulator that can keep your home warmer in the cold Bath winters and reduce your reliance on heating.
Lead Roofing is Low Maintenance
Due to the hardiness of lead, maintenance is not needed as often as other roofing materials. However, it is recommended to examine roof penetrations (drains, pipes etc) and call a roofer if you find any leaks. If your building is under trees, then you should also remove debris from the roof.
Lead Roofing Requires Expert Installation
Lead is a heavy material in comparison to other roofing materials which can place stress on the gutters and roof line of the building if lead flashing is not installed properly. At S&J Roofing Bath, we are experts in roofing and you can be sure that your lead roofing is installed to the highest standard.
Lead is a great material for roofing as it is long lasting and flexible. There are a number of other materials that are also used for roofing, but if you think lead is the best option for you, or need help deciding then get in touch with our expert Bath-based roofers today.