Lead is usually applicable to many parts of your home, particularly on the roof around the base of the chimney. It’s probably one of the oldest building materials still in use today and if correctly installed by an experienced professional as opposed to a DIY project, it can outlast the building itself. Although lead is extremely durable - continuous exposure to British weather, leadwork will split leaving a gap where rainwater might seep through and result in major damage to your chimney structure and the roof itself. The three types of leadwork are step cover flashing, lead apron, and a lead back box on a chimney.
Apron flashing is the most commonly found type of flashing in various roofing applications because of its versatile nature. Usually this type of flashing is done on the front and back of chimneys. Seeing that apron flashing goes hand in hand with our flat roofing solutions as well - we can guarantee that our leadwork techniques and methods are of the highest standards which makes it very easy for us to tackle multiple roofing projects at your home or commercial building. Take the best possible course of action for your home by choosing Gloucester Roofers for all your leadwork needs.
Roof Leaks & Step Flashing
Are you clued up on what step flashing is? You might have some knowledge on the subject matter. We will gladly provide some insightful facts about step flashing; it is a series of bent pieces of metal that span the joint between roof shingles and adjacent walls. These pieces of metal exist to prevent water from entering the walls of your house as it runs down your roof. Here at Gloucester Roofers, step cover flashing is one of the first things we teach a newly appointed crew member. And therefore, we can confidently brag about our flashing skills. Although, aluminium is the most common material used for flashing installations, we also use copper flashing for fancier roofing projects.
Back Box on Chimney
Replacing a chimney back box can be quite a challenging endeavour and most of the time super expensive as it requires removing a hefty amount of tiles. Various factors have an impact on the duration and cost of such a project. The factors to consider are; damage to roof tiles - and if the roof tiles are cemented in, the position of your chimney and whether your house is a single or double storey. There is no task too big or small - we can tackle any challenging roofing project as our roofline workers operate in pairs thus relying on solid teamwork to provide you and your home with the most cost-effective and professional labour solutions.