We have had a roofer round to look at our bay window roof which has a fairly large crack in the leadwork. He has provided quotes for replacing the existing boards (which are apparently sodden after a rainy weekend) and the roof covering itself plus lead. What's the best material to go for here - both in terms of longevity and appearance? I am a bit concerned that rubber could look ugly and out of place in a Victorian terrace. 75% of the other houses have lead and the rest look to have felt - which looks pretty awful.
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Lead are the best to use also last longer and got more for the money worth
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Hi I would say lead done properly would look amazing it would have to be rolled and cleated etc,but don’t dismiss rubber it’s very good and guaranteed for 30 years I think it’s a brilliant product so both products are up to the job,hope this helps and good luck
My opinion would be rubber it’s very long lasting and looks a lot better than felt.
I would roccomend Firestone rubber cover comes with a nice set of trims, but if you don't like the look of it can go back with lead
Hi there I would say a 3 layer felt system as it is durable in hot/cold weather and it’s life time is 25+ years
Hi there , grp ( grey fibreglass) is the best option
Have you considered putting a lightweight slated roof instead of lead or other materials. There is every chance your main roof is slated so the canopy should blend in nicely with a used slate. I am assuming it's only a smallish canopy so not many slates would be required but you would require some timber work to support the slate roofing etc. Hope that Helps.