Using Lead As a More Economical Alternative

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May 15, 2018

Here at CJS Roofing, we have a dedicated specialist lead work team. This means that they are specially trained in installing lead as a primary material used in roofing. We place a large focus on this as we want more and more people to become aware of the fantastic benefits of using lead as opposed to other materials. It’s a much more environmentally-friendly option, and it still does just as much of a good job as some of the other materials often used, and sometimes even better!

So, in this blog we just wanted to supply you with a little bit more information on how lead is used within roofing, what the benefits are, and how it is a more economical alternative.

A little bit about lead…

Lead has been around for years and years and is one of the oldest materials used in building that you can find. The factor of it that we want to emphasise, is that it’s very good for the environment. You can recycle lead, and so therefore it can be reused, sustaining it as a material. There’s no hiding from the fact that it can sometimes be a little more pricey to use in roofing, however it is well worth the money and you won’t have to pay for it again in the future.

The perks

Despite being one of the oldest materials used in roofing, its popularity hasn’t decreased over the years. Lead is still widely used and very common today, and it’s not hard to see why. One of the best qualities of lead is that it’s very tough and doesn’t wear easily, resisting atmospheric corrosion. Furthermore, due to lead being an extremely durable and flexible material, it can be moulded to fit and cover almost anything and also expands and contracts with changes in temperature. It’s great for sealing any gaps or unsteady surfaces and it can be used on guttering as well as roofing.

As we briefly touched on earlier, lead can sometimes be a bit expensive, but one thing’s for sure – it’s VERY cost effective. The longevity of it is a key reason why it makes a good investment, as lead roofing can last up to three times longer than other commonly used materials. It will pretty much last you a lifetime, and it’s very economical and environmentally friendly, which you don’t always find with other materials.

And this is where we come in…

As we said at the start of this blog, here at CJS Roofing we have a team of highly trained lead specialists, who have mastered their tried and tested installation techniques to ensure that when they implement it to any roofing, it is done to the highest standard and precision. Lead work should only be carried out by specialists, as it’s quite a unique and specific job. By choosing us, you can rest assured that your lead work will be installed with extreme care, and that you won’t be left with any problems in years to come.

If you’d like to find out more or are interested in having lead installed within your roofing, contact us today on 01614 279 518 and we’ll be more than happy to help.