Whether it’s for a commercial or domestic building, your roof is an essential part of your property. It keeps it protected from the elements, whether it’s wind in the autumn or rain and snow through the winter. Flashing is a critical component in that system, preventing water from getting into the structure of a joint in the roof. Read on as we look at when your lead flashing needs replacing, and how is best to approach the job.

Spotting problems with flashing

First of all, you need to be able to identify when flashing needs replacing. Here are some key signs to look for:

  • Corrosion – Lead is highly resistant to corrosion, but over time it may become victim to rust which can affect how efficiently it protects roof joints
  • Missing flashing – It’s not just wear and tear that leads to inadequate flashing. Poor installation may need to be rectified too, which is the case if any parts of your roof are missing flashing
  • Loose flashing – Whether it has worn away or its screws have loosened, flashing can come away from your roof. When loose, it becomes less effective in keeping water out, so it’s essential to replace it

Replacing lead flashing

Replacing lead flashing is a relatively simple process for someone with the necessary training. It comprises removing old flashing and the fixings – whether cement or nails – before cutting, shaping and fitting new flashing.

This is by no means a DIY project, however. Not only because of the danger involved, but also because DIY flashing simply won’t protect your roof. Lead flashing should only be replaced by professional roofers.

Roofers in Huddersfield

If you’re looking for a team to replace your lead flashing in Huddersfield, DPR Roofing can help. We are roofing specialists, who can help with any roofing job no matter the size.
Get in touch today to arrange your free quote.