Lead Flashing Repairs Manchester  


We provide reliable, affordable local lead flashing repair services for homeowners and business owners in the Manchester & Greater Manchester Area, Free Quote & Inspection Offered.

Why Choose Us For Lead Flashing Repairs

& Replacement

Searching for a reliable "lead flashing repair company near me"? You're in luck!  We are here to help, one of Manchester's finest guttering experts, specialising in repairing gutters and leaks quickly and reliably.  We repair residential and commercial roofs in Manchester and throughout Greater Manchester.  We are a team of experienced professional roofers who have been repairing gutters for decades.  Call now for your free inspection and quote.

Knowledge & Experience

We have over 30 years of compounded knowledge and experience in repairing gutters for homeowners and business owners in Manchester.

Affordable Prices

We set out to provide you with the most competitive prices for our guttering repair services with sacrificing quality of work. Affordability Guaranteed.

Guaranteed Work - Without Question

All of our work comes with a fully backed guarantee that we stand by - no questions asked. 


High Grade Materials

We only use the highest grade of building materials to make sure you guttering will not suffer early damage due to poor grade materials or work.

Lead Flashing Roof Repairs

As a locally based Manchester roofing contractor we pride ourselves on our professionalism, knowledge and the offering of fair and transparent pricing to all our customers. We know the value of customer service / satisfaction and the mutual benefits that gives to our clients and ourselves.

Common Lead Flashing Problems

Roof flashing repairs in Manchester often run into several common problems. Improper installation is one issue, such as failing to properly integrate the flashing with the shingles or roofing material. This includes problems like insufficient overlap between flashing pieces or with the roofing itself, not using the proper sealant or adhesive when installing, or the flashing not extending far enough into wall joints or valleys.

Over time, deterioration can also cause flashing repairs to fail. The flashing may crack, rust, or separate from the roof surface as sealants and adhesives lose their effectiveness. Exposure to sun, rain, snow and other elements accelerates this type of deterioration, especially when the initial installation was substandard.

Leaking and resulting water damage is another common flashing repair problem. Gaps or cracks allow water intrusion which then flows under the flashing and into the roof deck and attic. This can lead to rot, mold growth, and damage to both the roof deck and interior finishes. Evidence of leaks may be visible as water stains on interior walls and ceilings.

Insufficient flashing is an issue as well, such as lack of flashing around chimneys, vent pipes, valley joints, dormers, roof junctions, and changes in roof plane. The flashing may not extend high enough up walls or penetrations.

Finally, incompatible materials can be problematic. Mixing flashing types like copper and galvanized steel does not work well. Using inferior quality, quickly degrading flashing or selecting flashing metal that is incompatible with the other roofing materials often leads to failures.

Lead Flashing Repair Tips


One issue with lead flashing repairs is improper installation. This includes problems like not interlocking lead sheets properly, having insufficient overlap between sheets, failing to use appropriate solder on seams, allowing gaps or cracks between the lead and roof/wall, or not inserting the flashing correctly into reglets.

Lead flashing is susceptible to deterioration and damage over time. Lead naturally softens and cracks as it ages. Exposure to sun, rain, snow and other elements causes expansion, contraction, and corrosion. Lead work can also be damaged by nearby incompatible metals. Poor initial installation will lead to quicker deterioration.

Gaps and cracks that form in lead flashing allow water to intrude behind the flashing. Deterioration causes leaks at seams and corners. This water then flows underneath the flashing into the building. It can lead to rot, mold growth, and interior damage.

Problems also arise when there is insufficient lead flashing installed. Vulnerable areas around chimneys, joints, windows may be left exposed. Changes to the roofline or new penetrations may not have additional flashing added.

There are also compatibility concerns with lead flashing. It may have issues when interacting with other metals. Lead work requires careful maintenance and repair using compatible materials. Some sealants or solder may be incorrect for use with lead.

In summary, proper installation, regular maintenance, and repair with compatible materials is key to preventing many common problems with lead flashing. Careful attention is needed to avoid deterioration, leaking, and water damage over time.

Hiring Us For Your Lead Repairs

You'll find Roofing Repairs Manchester are an experienced and reliable Manchester roofing contractor who will fix your leaking or broken flashing in no time at all. The good news is that we keep our prices reasonable but don't compromise on quality or service. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider hiring us.

- We have the skills and expertise needed to repair any type of roof damage.
- We use high-quality materials to ensure longevity and durability of the repair work.
- We will identify potential issues and provide preventive maintenance to avoid future problems.
- We offer competitive pricing and can provide you with a detailed quote before starting any work.

Contact Roofing Repairs Manchester today to get your chimney repaired and enjoy peace of mind knowing your home is protected from the elements.

Lead Flashing Repairs

As a locally based Manchester roofing contractor we pride ourselves on our professionalism, knowledge and the offering of fair and transparent pricing to all our customers. We know the value of customer service / satisfaction and the mutual benefits that gives to our clients and ourselves.

Local Roof Lead Repairs Near Me

Yes, we are located in Manchester, near to you and we cover the whole of the Greater Manchester area with multiple crews.  


We aim to answer your enquiry on the same day and book in an inspection within 48 hours, however we do get busy after storms and prolonged rainfall.


Using a locally based contractor saves you time as drive and response times are minimised, meaning we can be on site quickly if the enquiry is urgent. 


So if you want us to have a look at your gutters - get in touch.  

lead flashing repairs - Faq

What is lead flashing, and why is it used in roofing?

Lead flashing is a thin sheet of lead that is used to waterproof joints and transitions in roofing systems. It is commonly applied around chimneys, dormers, skylights, and other roof penetrations to prevent water from seeping into vulnerable areas and causing damage.

How do I know if the lead flashing on my roof needs repairs or replacement?

You should inspect the lead flashing regularly for signs of damage or wear. Look for cracks, splits, or any visible gaps between the flashing and the adjacent roofing materials. Also, check for water stains or leaks inside your home, as these can be indications of failing lead flashing.

Can lead flashing be repaired, or does it always need to be replaced?

In some cases, minor damage to lead flashing can be repaired by sealing cracks or holes with specialized sealants. However, if the flashing is severely deteriorated or has extensive damage, replacement is usually the best option to ensure a long-lasting and effective solution.

How long does lead flashing typically last, and what factors can affect its lifespan?

Lead flashing is known for its durability and longevity, often lasting for 50 years or more. However, its lifespan can be affected by various factors, including exposure to harsh weather conditions, improper installation, poor maintenance, and interactions with other metals in the roofing system.

Is it necessary to hire a professional for lead flashing roof repairs, or can I do it myself?

Working with lead requires specialized skills and safety measures, so it's generally recommended to hire a professional roofing contractor experienced in working with lead flashing. They have the expertise to properly assess the condition of the flashing and execute the necessary repairs or replacement safely and effectively.

What can happen if lead flashing repairs are neglected?

Neglecting lead flashing repairs can lead to water penetration and leaks, causing damage to the roof's underlying structure and the interior of your home. Additionally, prolonged exposure to moisture can promote mold growth and compromise the overall integrity of the roofing system, resulting in more extensive and costly repairs in the future.

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Areas We Service

Lead Flashing Repairs - What Our Customers Think

Johnny P.

Stockport

" We are so happy with the roof repairs that Mike and the team undertook, they were reasonably priced as well."

Claire A.

Oldham

" Great service and very responsive, our roof now looks as good as new."

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38 Sandown Road
Unsworth
Bury
BL9 8HN

0161 524 6211

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