What can I use instead of lead flashing?

Instead of lead flashing you can use a large range of lead flashing alternatives. These lead alternatives come from respected brand names that you’ll recognise as manufacturers of other top roofing products. Brands such as Ubbink, Klober, DEKS and Cromar.

Lead flashing alternatives come in a variety of thicknesses and roll sizes so that you can purchase exactly what you require with no fuss. Lead alternatives are available to suit all needs, typically manufactured from a polymer rubber with a metal grid inside to offer slightly more rigidity whilst keeping the product malleable.

What applications can I use lead alternatives for?

There are multiple applications for lead flashing alternatives. Where you would typically use code 4 lead for window flashings you can use Easy Lead Self Adhesive Lead Alternative instead of lead flashing. Easily cut with knives or scissors, lead alternatives are often self-adhesive, adding to the list of benefits which have contributed to their growth in popularity. Lightweight, cheaper than lead and at a stable price, lead alternatives are on the rise, particularly in locations where the theft of lead is an issue. We are even aware that these alternative products are being used instead of lead flashing thanks to reports that squirrels continue to wear down lead detailing!

Shop our lead alternatives here or contact our roofing helpline on 01752 692 760 for more information on products you can use instead of lead flashing.

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