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The prices of lead have quadrupled in recent years, making metal theft from roofs, porches and lead flashings a massive problem. Roofs with lots of lead, such as churches, can end up uninsurable - one church we helped had their lead stolen 3 times from the same roof in the same year and was refused insurance cover for a new lead roof owing to further theft risk.
Increasing security to combat further theft can be expensive, so metal-free lead substitution is growing, with some alternative materials now able to mimic the look of the metal accurately.
Hands-down, the liquid membrane system is the best alternative to lead replacement (or we wouldn't use it). It's ideal for entire roofs, lead free flashing, porches, and over-coating perished lead roofing in situ -quickly and without mess or hassle!
An unbeatably good roof that pays for itself:
The roof of this listed building in Aberystwyth had perished so badly that replacement was cost prohibitive. We stripped slates back, applied specialist bonding primer to the existing lead, fitted deeper drip edges to redirect rainwater away to protect detailed woodwork and prevent further perishing. We then applied reinforced liquid membrane over lead work and welts, top-coating in lead grey polymer & refitting the slates before recoating the roof (including a 20 year warranty). The cost of all this? Just £1,822 plus VAT.
Work was completed in only 2 days, and our high standards of health and safety, together with the roofing system's unique method of application and inherent waterproof qualities, meant tenants below stayed dry and safe - and didn't have to move out while work was in progress!
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