Handling the Scottish Weather
Recyclable, strong, resistant to corrosion – there are plenty of reasons to choose lead for your roof. Clark Grant Roofing has performed leadwork for years, with Scotland still having a large number of roofs with lead in their structure.
Lead can be bossed into all sorts of different shapes as the material is soft enough to allow it. When lead is converted into lead sheet, it has the potential to last for 80-90 years, sometimes more than a century.
Part of the appeal of leadwork in roofing is how it handles the varying weather conditions – particularly important for Scotland.
As your roof takes a beating from the wind and rain, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that your roof won’t degrade with each passing year. To develop the point, lead will actually expand or contract as the temperature rises and falls. This is hugely important as it means that the lead will work in concert with your roof as the weather changes – protecting you from unnecessary repairs or damage.
The experts at Clark Grant Roofing can use lead in a number of ways including lead flashing, welding, box gutters, valleys and sheeting. Even though leadwork is one of the oldest roofing techniques, new practices are being developed all the time as the roofing industry evolves. In the simplest terms, you can trust Clark Grant Roofing to have the skills to fix your roof at the first time of asking.
Those of us who have been enjoying the benefits of lead roofing will be no stranger to this, but statistics show that lead is incredibly cost-effective over the long term.
When you consider the impact of man-made materials in the roofing industry, lead is the most durable by far. It’s also true that lead sheets are recyclable and enjoy a strikingly low carbon footprint, which pleases the environmentally conscious amongst us.