Lead Roofing


At RGS is a roofing company based in Hornchurch Essex. We specialize in providing high-quality lead roofing services to homeowners  across Essex. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to ensuring that your home is protected from the elements and that your lead roof is functioning properly.
What is Lead Roof? Lead roof refers to the use of lead in roofing, including flashings, valleys, gutters, and flat roofs. Lead is a popular material in roofing due to its durability, malleability, and resistance to weather and corrosion.

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Why is It Important to Have Proper Lead Roof?

Properly installed and maintained lead work in the roof is essential for protecting your home from water damage. Lead is a durable material that can withstand the elements and provide a long-lasting barrier against water intrusion. Additionally, properly installed lead roofing can enhance the appearance of your home and increase its value. Neglecting your lead roofing work can lead to a host of issues, including water damage, mold growth, and pest infestations. In addition to these potential health hazards, neglected lead work can also reduce your home’s curb appeal and value.

Why Choose Us for Lead Roofing Services?

At RGS, a roofing company based in Hornchurch Essex, we have years of experience in providing high-quality lead roofing services to our customers across Essex. Our team of professionals is trained in the latest installation techniques and uses only the best materials and equipment to ensure that our work is of the highest quality. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our commitment to providing excellent customer service.

Why Choose RGS for Lead Roofing??

Decades of Expertise

With over 27 years in the field, our expertise in lead oofing and beyond ensures your roof is in skilled hands.

Quality Guaranteed

Our commitment is backed by a 20-year guarantee and a stellar 4.8-star Google rating. Your satisfaction is our top priority.

Personalised, Local Service

As a family-owned business, we offer tailored lead roofing solutions with a community-focused approach, making us more than just a service provider—we're near you, we are your neighbors.

Lead Roofing FAQs

What are the benefits of using lead roofing?

Lead roofing is highly durable, often lasting over 100 years with proper maintenance. It is also highly resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for the UK’s varying climate. Additionally, lead is a flexible material, allowing it to be molded into complex shapes, which is particularly useful for historical or architecturally intricate buildings.

Lead is highly versatile and has been used in roofing for years. This is because it’s not only easy to source, but it is cost-effective, highly durable and water resistant. However, over time the elements do what they do best and erode away the performance of your lead roof. If you’ve noticed that your lead roofing is starting to look a little tired, then it might be time for you to replace it.

Yes, lead roofing is considered environmentally friendly. Lead is a fully recyclable material, and its longevity reduces the need for frequent replacements. Properly managed, the environmental impact of lead mining and processing can be minimized, making it a sustainable choice for roofing.

The cost of lead roofing can vary significantly based on factors such as the type and thickness of lead used, the complexity of the roof design, and labor costs. On average, lead roofing can cost between £70 to £100 per square meter, but it’s advisable to get quotes from several contractors to get an accurate estimate for your specific project.

In the UK, lead roofing must comply with several regulations and standards to ensure safety and performance. The British Standard for lead roofing, BS EN 12588, specifies the quality of milled lead sheet used for roofing. Additionally, installation should follow guidelines set by the Lead Sheet Association (LSA) to ensure proper practices and techniques are used.

Maintaining a lead roof involves regular inspections to check for any signs of corrosion, cracking, or damage. Any debris, such as leaves or moss, should be cleared to prevent water buildup. It’s also essential to check for and repair any leaks promptly. Professional inspections every few years can help identify and address any potential issues early, prolonging the lifespan of the lead roof. Contact us today if you need any consultation. 

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