Roof penetrations comprising exhaust fans, chimneys, parapets, pipes, dormer windows, and vents are the most familiar visitation turf for Lead flashings. The sole reason behind installing a lead flashing is to prevent water leakages and the chain of events attracted by water ingress such as mould and corrosion of metallic components belonging to the roof and abutting the entire structure. However, the effectiveness of lead flashings lies in their installation— improper installations lead to the opposite of the intended results.
At Buildworld we offer both high quality lead flashing for roofing manufactured by leading brands like Draper, Ikoflash and Ultratape. Explore our range, and select the right one based on your requirement.
Reshaping is the most salient feature in the use of lead flashings allowing coverage in the most complex roof penetration areas making an array of installation of techniques employable. Employed extensively in base flashing, continuous flashing, counter flashing, stepped and lineal flashing — lead flashings are a common factor among all these varied approaches to cover all the sensitive roof penetration zones.
Lead flashings are known to provide long-life durability to the substrate that it is applied to. Due to its malleability lead can be applied on corners, curves bends, and other awkward shapes. Made from recyclable material, sheet lead is malleable and is easily shaped, formed, bend and cut for use in different applications, including lead roofing and flashing.
Lead flashings are sold in different gauges of thickness to cover specific usage. The range of thickness is coded as 3 to be the thinnest sheet (ordinarily used as soakers between roof tiles and abutments) and 8 (applied on flat roofs and pitched gutters) denoting the thickest gauge.
Lead is known to cope with wide-ranging temperature fluctuations. On average, flashing made from lead will last three times longer than other roofing and flashing products. Lead is highly resistant to corrosion induced by moisture in the air, saltwater, most natural chemicals, and UV degradation. Can be recycled and reused. Sheet lead can be tightly dressed around junctions and penetrations to protect these areas from water ingress.