If you are looking to replace an old or worn-out roof, are wanting to spruce up your house to put it up for sale or rent or just fancy a change, we can help you re-roof your home or property. Whether you have a terraced or detached house, a flat or a bungalow, we can provide you with the services you require. In some areas of the country, it may be required to submit a building regulations application for any reroofing work; if you need assistance with this, we can provide you with help and advice on this process.
Lead sheet has been used in roofing applications for centuries and we believe it is far superior to any other synthetic roofing materials in use today. It is malleable and can be dressed to fit curves and contours of roofing tiles, guttering and chimney fixtures to ensure the roof is sealed tightly against leaks, draughts and heat loss. It is also very durable and is resistant to corrosion and rust that many other alternative roofing materials suffer from. Not only is lead long-lasting and good value for money, it is also one of the most recycled building materials in the country; thus helping the environment.
Roofs that are sloped are referred to as “pitched”. The “pitch” of a roof describes how steep a roof is, anything less steep than 10 degrees is considered a flat roof. Depending on what material the roof is made from, the pitch will affect it – for example, thatched roofs require a very steep pitch in order to drain correctly, whereas a concrete or slate roof can have a gentler slope. In areas with frequent bad weather, pitched roofs are more beneficial, allowing excess water to run off the building faster. Some areas also have specific building codes, requiring all roofs to be of at least a certain pitch.