LEAD VALLEY’S REPAIRED AND REPLACED
We fix all aspects of lead valleys – complete replacement, partial, and repairs.
Whether it’s tiles or slates we use reliable traditional techniques, that way you get a quality long lasting repair that we Guarantee.
Some roofers repair with bitumen or silicone/mastic, this will only give a very short term fix and quite often leaves the roof in a much worse condition, thus making it more expensive to repair properly after it starts leaking again.
Below see genuine examples of our work:
Here we have a lead valley and surrounding slates that have been previously coated in a bitumen.
Replaced over a period of two days it had to be repaired in two half’s, the slates scraped clean and split apart to allow replacement without damaging the timbers underneath.
Once replaced with new lead and re-slated, although 70 years old, the roof is in a good serviceable condition and ready for another 10-20 years of life.
Below, a before and after picture of a replacement lead valley:
Sometimes just part of a lead valley needs replacing. If there is a split or hole in the lead we can remove the damaged area and insert a small section of lead from a minimum of 6” upwards. This gives a saving of time, materials and cost.
If as sometimes happens, the lead has worn thinner on the bottom half or bottom third but the top remains in good condition, then just the worn part can be replaced.
Here is a partial repair, the bottom half has been replaced leaving the roof in good all round condition.
Just a slight layer of dust remains that will be washed away with the first rain.
Again, genuine examples of our work.
We always give an honest evaluation of any work that may be needed to your roof.