Perhaps one of the best-kept secrets in a contractor’s line of work is what material is the most popular when it comes to roofing. Though a professional will insist it varies from place to place, one thing is certain – leadwork contractors certainly are more in demand than anyone else.
Of course, that is not to say that all other materials such as wood, slate etc. are to be dismissed, but it just so happens that lead is one of the best. And, when it comes to a roof that is both aesthetically pleasing and robust, look no further than our leadwork contractors. If you’re not convinced, here are three excellent reasons as to why you should be:
- Environmentally Friendly
Lead is a natural material that requires very little chemical alterations, which is what makes it ideal for an environmentally-conscious homeowner. Leadwork contractors consider this a huge selling point, especially with today’s awareness of the necessity of “going green”. Lead is also one of the most recycled materials in the world, so there is a good chance the lead you use for your home may be in the process of being reused. However, that does not take away from its quality at all. When compared with synthetic materials – which incidentally end up costing more since lead is one of the cheapest materials available – lead is an excellent choice for the environmentally-aware buyer.
Before scientific discoveries of lead’s benefits as a natural roofing material, the age-old benefit of lead was always its durability. This still applies today; if put up correctly by a professional, leadwork contractors can guarantee a lead roof to last for upwards of 200 years. This benefit has been known for centuries, since lead is one of the oldest used materials in building history. Because of this, we have evidence that lead ages well and thus, years down the line, customers won’t have to worry about erosion, weathering, splinters, chipped tiles etc., as is the case with some of the alternatives to lead.
For the aesthetically inclined buyer, lead is an ideal material. Its natural quality means it is malleable, and can easily be manipulated to fit the foundations of a home that is any shape or size. In fact, leadwork contractors are often hired on the basis of the effect the lead has once the roof is complete. Examples of this can be seen on old churches and in other historical buildings all over the UK. With so many fine models already available, it is no surprise that leadwork contractors are so highly sought-after, whether it’s for people looking to renovate or enthusiastic buyers hoping to enter the housing market.
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