Lead roof flashing provides a long-term watertight roofing option and lasts three times longer than most man-made alternatives. Lead is one of the most environmentally-friendly materials used in the construction industry and is produced from 100% recycled lead also recycled lead has a low carbon footprint and a low energy consuming melting temperature.
The initial installation cost of lead is comparable to man-made flashings when the additional expense of adhesives and sealants are taken into account as Lead is quick and easy to install in most weather conditions and requires no adhesive or other fixing materials. Alternatives are very limited in the types of applications that they can be used for, and would not be suitable for more decorative flashings for which lead is renowned as when bossed or dressed correctly lead has few laps or joints resulting in a high degree of weather tightness. Lead lasts up to 100 years and when used for flashings will last three times longer than most man-made products there is little post-installation inspection or maintenance is required. All lead sheet should be coated with patination oil after installation