Correctly installed lead ridge does not require any maintenance, it will not crack, fall down the roof, need painting or sealing of any kind. Once fitted you will not need to worry about it again for the rest of your life.
Whilst lead ridge has a slightly higher initial outlay, in the long run due to the longevity of the lead it works out to be the more cost-effective option.
Lead ridge is known to last over 100 years.
Installing lead ridge helps reduce the build up of lichen on a roof. The water run off from the lead helps stop the lichen from growing on the slate.
Due to the malleability of lead, it can be used for curved hips and any other complex detail without compromising the waterproofing.
These lead flashings are used when the lead ridge butts into a chimney or a gable. The ridge abutments have a welded upstand ensuring there is enough water coverage up the chimney and the strength of the lead sheet has not been compromised
These lead flashings are usedat the end of either the lead ridge or lead hip. Most commonly it is used as a starter panel for lead hips. The lead sheet is bossed and correctly dressed around the wood roll leaving a smooth roll end without creases or welds
These lead flashings are used at the end of the lead ridge on the verge or gable end of the roof. The lead ridge end caps have a welded downturn which is provided additional cover from driving rain protecting the top joint of the facia boards