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Signs That You May Be Ready for a Lead Roof Replacement

Lead roofing is a tried-and-tested standard. While it may have helped homes and public buildings stave off weather and cold for decades, there is a growing need for lead roof replacement up and down the country. While lead was perhaps made to last back in the day, there are now a number of alternatives which have emerged as viable replacements for the material in homes and buildings of all shapes and sizes.

If your property or premises has lead roofing, how will you know when it’s time to get it replaced? Here are a few ideas, as well as a few factors you should always be looking out for.

The Cold and Wet are Getting In

Lead roofing can only do so much as the years go by. While it was built to be steadfast, time isn’t always kind. If you’ve noticed a leak or two, or a draught, you may well be in need of lead roof replacement in the near future.

Fibreglass on a roof extensionLead roofing has a certain look to it which can be hard to replicate. However, if it simply isn’t doing the job it’s supposed to be doing, it’s high time you seek an alternative, or to replace the lead outright.

Unwanted Interest

Unfortunately, lead is hot property for certain thieves. This is because sale restrictions on the material have driven the value up. That means your home or property could be at serious risk of vandalism and/or theft. If you’ve started getting unwanted interest in your home from would-be intruders, it may be time to consider that lead roof replacement you’ve been thinking about.

You’re going to need to replace the lead in your roof with a sturdy, long-lasting and appealing alternative. But what is that alternative? If you’ve come this far, you probably already know the answer!

Why is Fibreglass a Great lead Roofing Alternative?

GRP fibreglass is a fantastic all-around solution for lead flat roofing and for roofs which are still constructed from outdated materials and standards. Fibreglass is built to be completely impenetrable. It’s impervious to vandalism, theft and heavy weather. What’s more, we always offer a 20-year guarantee as standard, as we’re confident you won’t need to make any changes or repairs for at least two decades.

Fibreglass roofingWhat’s more, GRP fibreglass can be designed and installed in a range of different colours and looks. That means, ultimately if you’re worried about losing the look of a lead roof, it can be emulated with great-looking, durable fibreglass. GRP pays for itself in a very short space of time, too. If you ask any roofing professionals, they will likely tell you GRP is your best option in the event of any roofing replacement.

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Are you in need of a lead roofing replacement? Worried about damage that may be getting done to your existing roof? Consider GRP fibreglass for a full replacement – and call Merlin Fibreglass Flat Roofing today on 0800 3118 262 for a free quote. Alternatively, please complete our web form and we will be back in touch with you as soon as possible.