Lead Roof Alternative

Lead Alternative Polymer Warm Roof in Stoke Golding, Leicestershire

The owners of this porch roof in rural Stoke Golding in Leicestershire needed a warm roof but also wanted the traditional lead look for their property.

Warm roofs must comply to U-value standards on insulation set by the government (more about warm roofs) and are essential for any roof areas that adjoin residential properties, including porches, extensions and join-on garages.

Lead Roof Replacement in Balnagask, Aberdeen, Scotland

We were contacted by Ark Housing Association in Aberdeen, a charitable company specialising in providing for the housing needs of people with Autistic spectrum disorders and learning difficulties.

Sadly, despite all their good work, they told us they had an ongoing problem with lead roof theft at one of their Supported Sites in Balganask in the Aberdeen burgh.

Lead roof alternative at Langport Veterinary Centre, Somerset

This veterinary centre in Langport, Somerset shows clearly the effect of stolen lead roofing (as well as how easily people can find themselves the victims of lead roof theft). As you can see, the lead covering the porch roof was within arm's reach and was stolen in late 2010. The striping you can see on the porch canopy is all that was left - a few rows of wooden boards.

New build lead alternative roof in Oxford

For their new build roof, the owners of this Oxford building chose a modern, safe, easily applied alternative to lead roofing, which also fits in beautifully with the surrounding Oxfordshire countryside.

The reputation of the liquid polymer roofing system as being 'like liquid lead' is well deserved - but it also offers many advantages over traditional lead-work:

Lead roof alternative on listed building in Aberystwyth

The completed roof of this listed building in Aberystwyth shows just how versatile the liquid roofing system can be - it looks like lead, forms around details more easily than lead (it is 'perfect forming'), and indeed, often gets described as 'liquid lead'.

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