How long does lead guttering last?

When we talk about lead it is expected that it should give a service life in excess of 60 – 100 years.

Do lead gutters need ventilation?

Ventilation All lead sheets should be laid onto a through ventilated substrate. That means the decking which supports the lead sheet should have a minimum of a 50mm through ventilated void underneath the decking and the ventilated pathway should have no stagnant air pockets.

What is a gutter lead?

Leads are sent to just one contractor as either a text message or a phone call. You’re the first and only one of our contractors talking to that customer, giving you the best chance to book the job. With our flat-rate pricing, our leads are an affordable way to get more gutter jobs.

What is Valley Code lead?

Find Out Which Lead Code you Need

Code Thickness (mm) Recommended use(s)
Code 6 2.65 Flashings, pitched and tapered valley gutters, dormers and flat roofs
Code 7 3.15 Pitched and tapered valley gutters, dormers and flat roofs
Code 8 3.55 Pitched and tapered valley gutters, dormers and flat roofs

Can I stick lead to lead?

CT1 can affix lead to brick or any other base material with a formidable bond strength of 265 N/cm2. CT1 can adhere onto a wet surface with no difficulty yielding a superb bond for many years. CT1 has a 350% elongation break so therefore providing a strong long term bond and in many situations a permanent one.

When should you replace lead flashing?

If this expansion and contraction are allowed to continue freely, the lead flashing will last for 100 years. Lead flashings however are usually fixed in position for one reason or another and it is this limitation to movement that causes splits and cracks.

Can you glue lead flashing?

Lead flashing is the thin pieces of material that prevents water from accessing the joint. Thankfully, C-TEC has the ideal solution for bonding lead flashing and that is CT1, the ultimate construction adhesive, filler and sealant. Existing adhesives usually provide a quick fix solution to the problem.

How do I know if I need to replace lead flashing?

Take a close look at the lead flashing on your home. This is often found along joints in the roof, around a chimney, or around ventilation pipes. If there are any visible signs of damage, such as open seams, tears, or rust, then you may need to replace your flashing.

What are the codes for lead?

What are the thicknesses of each roofing lead code?

Lead Code Thickness Weight (kg/m2)
Code 3 1.32mm 14.97
Code 4 1.80mm 20.41
Code 5 2.24mm 25.40
Code 6 2.65mm 30.10

What kind of sheet is used for lead gutters?

Rolled lead sheet (previously referred to as milled lead) is the most commonly used and widely produced. As its name suggests, it is made on a rolling mill that controls the thickness of the finished sheet to within fine tolerances (any point on the sheet must be within +/- 5% of the standard thickness).

When to use expansion joints in lead sheet gutters?

Lead Expansion Joints have been recommended by the Lead Sheet Association for cases where it is impossible to incorporate drip joints in the refurbishment of the lead lined parapet or eave gutters. Lead Expansion joints are able to operate satisfactorily in temperatures between -40°C and 100°C.

What are the fitting guides for rolled lead sheet?

Our Basic Fitting Guides are designed to assist installing Rolled Lead Sheet in a range of roofing applications, including flashings, valleys, gutters and flat roofing. Copyright BLM British Lead © 2015. All rights reserved.

What are the common defects of lead gutters?

Common Defects 1 PROPERTIES. Lead is a silvery metal which rapidly turns a dull grey when exposed to the atmosphere. 2 DESIGN. 3 SUBSTRUCTURE. 4 GUTTER LININGS. 5 GUTTER OUTLETS. 6 FLASHINGS. 7 DEEP FLASHINGS AND VERTICAL CLADDING. 8 UNDERSIDE CORROSION. 9 WORKMANSHIP. 10 Recommended Reading