Leadwork and Repairs

Lancashire Roofing Contractors have over 35 years’ experience working on traditional and modern leadwork on properties of all styles and ages Leadwork, such as flashings and valleys, are used to protect vulnerable joints on the roof. These are critical and contribute to the overall performance of the roof, junctions, and chimney stacks. For an attractive and fully weatherproofed result, leadwork work must be carried out to the highest standard by a skilled professional. Call us for a no obligation survey and advice.

Lead Flashing Explained?

Lead roof flashing is an integral part of any roofing structure and its purpose is to prevent the ingress of water into the structure from a joint The introduction of manufactured lead flashing in the 18th century meant that it could be used to prevent leaks at joints such as chimneys, vent pipes, walls that abut roofs, and window and door openings. There are various types of flashing that are typically used in roofing applications including-

Apron Flashing

This type of flashing can be used on chimneys or where a roof meets the brickwork of a house or building. It is used on slate and tile roofs where they meet a wall, on conservatory roofs, and around bay windows.

Step Flashing

Step flashing allows a roof to meet brickwork in situations where a lower height roof runs into a wall, a roof meets a chimney, or a conservatory roof meets the wall of a house.

Chimney Flashing

Chimney flashing prevents water from entering the building at the point where the chimney meets the roof. Step flashing is typically used along the edges of the chimney stack.

Lead Valleys

One of the areas of a pitched roof most prone to leakage if not constructed properly, is the valley. It is an area where water is directed towards, rather than away from, therefore correct detailing and construction is essential.

Call Lancashire Roofing Contractors Today

We provide a complete domestic and commercial roofing service, ranging from the first installation on a new build or refurbished property all the way through to an in-depth consultation and repair service to make sure that even the oldest roofs stay watertight.

Please call Lancashire Flat Roofing Contractors on 01282 773 054 today. We operate throughout Lancashire and beyond and we are more than happy to visit your property to discuss all available roofing options and provide a no-obligation quotation.

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