You will struggle to find an alternative product to match the performance, durability and aesthetic appeal which is also: waterproof, strong, flexible and still easy to work with.
Lead work and roof flashing is a specialist trade and should not be attempted by the novice. There are a number of grades and thicknesses of lead which need to be appropriately selected and deployed to fulfil the task in question: for example you would use a code 4 lead for stepped adjoining flashing work but a code 5 or 6 grade lead for a bay canopy. Incorrect grade or poorly fitted lead will deliver more damage than good. 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.
Zest Roofing employ a dedicated lead specialist who we deploy to manage our lead roofing installations.