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Advice on common roofing issues

Cracked Lead work

This a very common problem that causes leaks. Lead is used in many properties to line the gaps between voids in areas such as where the chimney meant the slates or between the Main part of you roof and annex. The cause of this is very simple over time the constant fluctuation in temperature causes the lead to heat and cool down causing small cracks. If water gets into those cracks and cools the small cracks become large problematic cracks quickly.

The solution

Some cracks can be filled if they are small, although if there are numerous cracks then the lead work should be removed and replaced, this usually involves removal of a layers of slates.

Alternatives to lead have been developed to help limit costs and limit weathering to the roofs.