The key purpose of lead flashing is to stop water seeping into the main structure.
Traditionally used as a joining or sealing agent, lead flashing is applied wherever slates or tiles meet another fitting – for example in roof valleys, chimney stacks or skylights.
Lead was the industry’s go-to substance of choice for hundreds of years as it is a relatively soft and malleable material that is easy to mould without splitting or cracking. And crucially, it will remain effective for many, many years.
Today, other metals – such as zinc – are becoming increasingly popular, providing a great alternative. At Regency Roofing we are happy to discuss the best option for you and your home.
Keeping Your Roof Dry
As Orpington’s premier choice for roofs and roofing repairs, Regency Roofing knows how important zinc or lead flashing is, no matter what style of roof. Nothing is more dangerous to a roof than water that is why lead or zinc flashing is essential for:
Flat roofs – flashing is the first defence against water penetration
Pitched roofs – where two roofs are joined forming valleys, flashing is essential to stop water pouring into the property.
Making the Choice between Lead or Zinc
Regency Roofing will always take the time to talk to our customers about all the options we have available.
With more than three decades’ of experience under our belts, we have worked extensively with lead flashing and it remains the most comprehensive protection against weathering and damage, thus extending the life of your roof or repair.
However, should you wish to consider a different option, our skilled team are on hand to help.
Tell Me about Zinc Flashing
Over the past few years zinc flashing has been growing in popularity and, like its more traditional lead counterpart, offers affordable, long-lasting protection against the elements.
Zinc is also very malleable, making it a good choice when flashing around complex shapes is required.
Why not give us a call today to find out how we can help keep a roof over your head. Contact us now for a FREE, no-obligation quote on: 01689 822866.
Regency Roofing specialises in new slate roofs, tile roofs and flat roofs, as well as offering a comprehensive soffit, fascia and gutter care and repairs service. Our Orpington-based team of roofers are highly skilled and are available from, Monday – Saturday. For homes across Beckenham, Bromley, Chislehurst, Hayes, Keston, Petts Wood, Orpington and Sevenoaks.