Theftproof Lead Roof Alternative

listed building in Aberystwyth
Our liquid membrane system is 'perfect forming' and the same colour as lead
1 of 6
Oxford roof lead replacement 2
Lead roof alternative on a new build in Oxford
2 of 6
Lead alternative on new build roof - the first stage...
3 of 6
The liquid membrane layers are installed...
4 of 6
... and the durable lead-look roof completed!
5 of 6
Aberdeen lead replacement roof
Lead roof replacement in Aberdeen - detailing and shape are no problem!
6 of 6

Lead Replacement - UK wide

Metal Roof Theft: The price of lead and copper have quadrupled in recent years, meaning metal theft from roofs, porches, and lead flashings is now a massive problem. Roofs with lots of lead work, such as churches, can end up literally uninsurable with owners left fighting against endless repeated thefts - one church we helped had lead work stolen 3 times from the same roof in the same year and was refused insurance cover for a new lead roof owing to risk of further theft.

Increasing security enough to combat further theft can be prohibitively expensive, so many are now opting to replace lead and copper with alternative materials specially designed to mimic the look of the original material.

Without question, the liquid membrane system is the best alternative for leadwork replacement, lead flashing, porches, and over-coating perished lead roofing in situ -quickly and without mess or hassle!

  • The lead-coloured membrane mimics very accurately the traditional lead aesthetic (in fact it's also known as "liquid lead")
  • Polymer roofing expands and contracts enough to withstand the movement of retained leadwork (unlike eg fibreglass)
  • The polymer material is both impossible and valueless for thieves to remove
  • The roof is significantly cheaper than lead or copper to install, plus no more insurance.
  • Polymer roofing is jointless, seamless, waterproof, fireproof, weatherproof and long-lasting
  • It's also much, much quicker to install - so quick in fact that we can work anywhere in the UK (we can usually finish an entire roof in one day).

An unbeatably good roof that pays for itself:

To give a pricing example, a listed building in Aberystwyth had perished so badly that replacement was considered 'cost prohibitive'. We stripped slates back on upstand and applied specialist bonding primer to the existing lead, and fitted deeper drip edges to redirect rainwater away from detailed woodwork, protecting woodwork and preventing further perishing. We then applied reinforced liquid membrane over existing lead work and welts, top-coating in lead grey and refitting the slates before recoating the roof (including a 20 year warranty). The cost? 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!

Find out more:

Want to discuss lead free roofing?

Call us FREE on 0808 144 2055 or send us an email to discuss your lead free roof or to arrange a FREE on-site assessment and no-obligation quote.