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- Copper Roof Alternative
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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 expensive, so lead and copper substitution is growing, with alternative materials now able to mimic the look of the original material accurately.
Without question, the liquid membrane system is the best alternative for leadwork replacement, non lead flashing, porches, and over-coating perished lead roofing in situ -quickly and without mess or hassle!
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 cost prohibitive. We stripped slates back on the 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!
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Call us FREE on 0808 144 2055 or send us an email to discuss making your lead free or to arrange a FREE on-site assessment and no-obligation quote.