One of the oldest roofing materials and still one of the most popular, there are plenty of benefits to having a lead roof.
While the initial investment of having a lead roof installed may be larger than the cost of roofs constructed using other materials, this is an investment that certainly pays off over time.
So, if you’re looking to have a new roof installed in the near future, here are just a few of the reasons why you should opt for a lead roof in 2021.
Lead Roofing Lasts For Over 60 Years
One of the biggest reasons behind its popularity, high-quality lead roofing is a very durable and long-lasting option when you’re having a new roof installed. In fact, a good lead roof can be expected to last well over sixty years – in some cases, it has been known to last for over a century!
Needless to say, this is much longer lifespan than that of certain alternative materials, even those of the highest quality. For comparison, common types of asphalt roofing generally last between 15 and 25 years, while tiles constructed of stronger materials such as concrete tend to last between 40 and 75 years.
With that in mind, the higher cost price can certainly be justified in the sense that those who do invest in a lead roof can have the peace of mind that they will be unlikely to need their roof replaced for several decades afterwards.
Lead Roofing Is Environmentally Friendly
We all want to do what we can to be a little more environmentally friendly these days. With this in mind, lead roofing is a clear choice for those looking to replace their roof.
Lead is perhaps the most commonly recycled material used in roofing, with around 95% of the scrap lead sheet collected in the UK being recycled each year. The recycling and manufacturing process itself is a lot less damaging to the environment than that of many alternatives, too, as lead’s comparatively low melting point of 327°C means that less energy is used when producing these materials. For that reason, lead boasts the lowest carbon footprint amongst all hard metal materials.
Lead Roofs Are Aesthetically Pleasing
Lead roofs always look great once installed, especially by experts such as us here at CJS. However, they keep looking great for years, too!
Thanks to the durability of lead roofs, they are less susceptible to corrosion, colour fading, UV ray damage, moss growth and breakages, all fairly common problems amongst some alternative roofing materials. Of course, this also demonstrates just how strong and resistant to deterioration lead roofing is, too.
Lead Is Economically Effective
Further to our points above, lead is certainly an economically effective material to choose when having your roof replaced.
The initial investment pays off in terms of the material’s durability and longevity, as its strength and long life-span means that homeowners who choose lead roofs are unlikely to have to call out for repairs or replacements on their roof for many years. Given the cost of roof repairs, especially if needed repeatedly, lead is much more cost-effective in the long run than many of its lower-quality counterparts, which will likely need repairs more often and will need to be replaced much sooner in the future.
So, is lead roofing worth the cost? When it comes down to longevity, durability and how beneficial this material is to the environment compared to alternatives, we would definitely say yes.
How Do I Get A Lead Roof For My Own Home?
If you’re looking to have your roof replaced in the Stockport area and have decided that lead is the right material for your home, call on us here at CJS Roofing.
We have over twenty years experience in delivering roof installation and repairs to the very highest standard, always working to produce the best final result possible.
As a team with expansive knowledge in roofing, we know that leadwork should only ever be carried out by a trained specialist – that’s why we’ve enlisted leadwork experts with the know-how and skills to deliver a great final result when working with lead. For as long as you have a lead roof, you’ll know exactly who to call when it comes to its care and repair.