Renewing Your Roof

If taken care of roofs will last for many years without the need for replacement but there comes a time when it may be neccessary due to the actual age of the house.

Deterioration of roof battens, broken tiles or slates, rotten barge boards and degraded roof linings are the most common reason for rooof repairs.

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Roof Leadwork

Lead is used extensively on roofs due mainly to its durability. We are skilled in its use and fitting requirements and whether your requirements are for a modern lead aspect or repairing an existing grade listed building, Ernie Mew & Sons Ltd has the expertise you require.

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Leadwork - Lead Flashing Examples Common To Houses
 

Step Lead Flashing
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Step Flashing

Step flashing (soaker, base flashing) - Consists of pieces of flashing material, in this example lead, which overlaps each other in "steps".

In this example of chimney flashing the lead forms a seal between the brickwork and the roof slate tiles creating a permanent watertight seal.

 
Valley Flashing
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Valley Flashing

Valley flashing - In the valley of two intersecting roof planes.

In this example of valley flashing the flashing forms a seal between the intersecting slate roof tiles enabling rain water to run off as well as creating a seal above the roof lining.

 

Other lead flashing types not shown above are as follows:

Channel flashing is shaped like a U or channel to catch water such as where the edge of a tile roof meets a wall.

  • Through wall flashing - Spans the thickness of the wall and directs water to weep holes.
  • Cap flashing (drip cap) often used above windows and doors.
  • Drip edge - A metal used at the edges of a roof.
  • Counter flashing (cap flashing) - Covers a base flashing.
  • Pipe flashing - (pipe boot, vent boot) A product used where pipes penetrate roofs.
  • Kickout flashing - At the very bottom of a roof/wall intersection, the lowermost step flashing specially formed to deflect water away from the wall.
  • Valley flashing - In the valley of two intersecting roof planes.
  • oof flashing is placed around discontinuities or objects which protrude from the roof of a building to deflect water away from seams or joints and in valleys where the runoff is concentrated.
  • Wall flashing may be embedded in a wall to direct water that has penetrated the wall back outside, or it may be applied in a manner intended to prevent the entry of water into the wall. Wall flashing is typically found at interruptions in the wall, such as windows and points of structural support.
  • Sill flashing or sill pan is a concealed flashing placed under windows or door thresholds to prevent water from entering a wall at those points.
  • Roof penetration flashing are used to waterproof pipes, supports, cables, and all roof protrusions.
  • Stainless steel penetration flashings have proven to be the longest lasting and most reliable roof flashing type.
  • Channel flashing is shaped like a U or channel to catch water such as where the edge of a tile roof meets a wall.
 

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