Lead is a smart option for flat roofs because of its strength, durability and malleability. But what about its affordability? The cost of lead flat roof is an important factor for property owners when searching for a roof replacement or new roof installation. Read on as we look at the different factors to consider in the cost of a lead flat roof.

Why choose lead?

Lead is one of many types of material used for flat roofs. Felt rolls kept in place with nails/bitumen are a commonly used material, which are made up of water-resistant bituminous materials to force water to run off the surface. There are also single-ply systems which use one layer of rubber-like material for similar effect. They keep water away from the inner structure of the roof and protect the building as a result. More advanced options include liquid waterproofing systems like polymers. Lead lasts up to 100 years so you will pay a costly sum for a lead roof.

Lead flat roof costs

Flat roofs are generally a cheaper alternative to pitched roofs but if in lead they can work out very expensive, lead is a metal which means it is a commodity on the stock exchange, costs rise but rarely fall. Costs are all dependent on the roof size/location  and type.

  • Flat roof size – A bigger roof requires more materials and will take longer, so it’s understandable that this will increase the cost.
  • Accessibility – Some roof present difficulties when it comes to access. Scaffolding requirements can increase the cost of a lead flat roof.
  • Project size – As well as the size of the roof, the size of the project can impact the price. Larger projects will set you back more, but could cost less per square metre because of the overall time saved for the contractor.

Get your quote today

With lead flat roof costs, it’s impossible to provide prices without a proper inspection of the job at hand. Fortunately, DPR Roofing’s expert roofers are always on hand to provide a free no obligation quote in Huddersfield. Get in touch today to arrange your site visit.