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Why Is Lead Used on Roofs?

Lead is a material that has been used on roofs for centuries, offering durable, weatherproof properties for your home.

The lead flashings of your homes roof are incredibly important to protect against the weather and prevent the ingress of water from a joint.

Typically, lead was formed into lead sheeting and covered the joists of buildings. It also offered a flexible way to cover joins and difficult structures on the roof.

In todays construction industry, materials are needed that are economical, durable, have minimal impact on natural resources and suitable for a wide range of applications.

History does not lie and hundreds of our historic buildings up and down the country and beyond have enjoyed the protection that lead sheet has provided to the very fabric of the building.
The same is true today making lead sheet the perfect choice of building material as it is extremely strong, malleable, easy to work with, has a multitude of uses and is virtually indestructible.

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