WHY USE LEAD?
Lead is one of the oldest building materials dating back thousands of years. It was used by the Romans for water pipes and roof coverings and is still a trusted building material today.
Lead is a truly unique material as it can be formed or welded into any desired shape or profile (provided it is done by somebody with experience). If laid properly a lead roof will certainly out last anyone having the work done, maybe their children too!
The look and style of a lead roof is without doubt the most impressive of all the roofing materials. Ask any roofer/builder which is the best method for waterproofing, style and durability and they will all probably recommend lead sheet.
A lead roof may cost slightly more than a felt or asphalt roof but once it is laid there are no further maintenance costs, whereas if you add up all the maintenance costs over the years whether the asphalt cracks or the felt bonds fail, a lead roof is a lot cheaper in the long run. Fact.
For anyone with concerns about the environment, rest assured because lead is nearly 100% recyclable, so next time you see a lead flashing or box gutter it is very likely that the lead used is a lot older than the building it's fixed to. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have regarding the use of lead through the contact information provided.