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Install, Repair or Replace a Commercial Lead Roof in Wakefield – DPR Roofing

Lead work is a fine art, a specialist roofing service that DPR Roofing in Wakefield have been fine-tuning for more than 28 years. Commonly used in churches, listed buildings, chimney stacks and bay roofs, thinner quality leadwork (code 1, 2 & 3) that tended to be installed in the past, can often wear away, causing sudden leaks.

Today, in an attempt to make commercial roofs future proof and more robust, DPR Roofing typically installs higher quality lead work (codes 4, 5 & 6), in Wakefield depending on the application, the climate the lead work may be exposed to and the required durability.

If installed correctly, commercial sheet lead roofs can last well in excess of 100 years, so DPR Roofing place great emphasis and delivering a first class service.

DPR Roofing's specialist commercial sheet lead roofing services includes;

1) Full and Comprehensive Site Survey
2) Full Preparation works
3) Installation of lead sheet roofing & lead flashings
4) Lead Work Repairs and Maintenance
5) Lead Welding

Lead work surveys and repair services

Before proceeding with any commercial lead roofing work, DPR Roofing will undertake a comprehensive site survey to assess the condition of the lead and to estimate the level of work or the roofing services required.

At this point we will provide honest advice as to whether the leadwork or lead roofing simply has some minor splits and needs simple repairs or service, or whether the leadwork problem is more serious.

As part of DPR Roofing's commercial lead roofing services we will assess such things as:

  • The existence of serious ripples or splits
  • The use of oversized lead roof pieces
  • The poor location of fixings restricting the normal thermal movement of the lead
  • Inadequate or worn out lead roof fixings
  • The use of unsuitable lead roof underlays
  • Conditions such as heating, insulation, etc, which could affect the lead roof decking
  • Signs of corrosion either on top or on the underside of the lead

The decision on whether to repair or renew a commercial lead roof could also be influenced by other factors.

A parapet or central valley gutter lining may be in a fair condition and on its own, worth repairing to extend life by another ten to fifteen years. But if the adjacent slated or tiled areas are to be renewed, the relatively low cost of re-laying the lead gutters would be well worth accepting.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How soon will I get my quote?
A. faqOnce we have carried out a full survey of your property we will send you a detailed quote within 48 hours.faq
Q. Are you insured?
A. faqYes. DPR Roofing Leeds are fully covered for public and employers liability.faq
Q. Is your work guaranteed?
A. faqAll work is guaranteed. The guarantee length is dependent on the type of work being undertaken and range from 1 year to 10 years. Please ask for more details.faq
Q. Can we buy equipment from you?
A. faqWhilst we provide the roofing materials for work we carry out, we are not a stockists of roofing materials and thus you cannot buy roofing supplies from ourselves and do it yourself.faq
Q. Do you sub contract your work out?
A. faqNo all of DPR's team are professionally qualified in all areas of roofing work and therefore we have no need to sub contract. We only sub contract when any additional work requires a specialist professional e.g. electrician etc.faq
Q. What if the weather is bad on the date of my works?
A. faqThe safety of our staff and your property is extremely important to DPR and therefore we would postpone any work until a more suitable day.faq
Q. Do I need to take time off work?
A. faqFor your initial survey it may be necessary for us to have access to the inside of your property e.g. to look at leak areas. However any external works where access is not required would not need you to be present.faq
Q. How long will the job take?
A. faqRepairs are usually completed within a day and renewals can be a number of days. DPR will provide you with an accurate works completion date after the survey is undertaken.faq
Q. Can we pay by credit or debit card over the phone?
A. faqYes. We take all forms of paymentfaq
Q. When are you open for business?
A. faqWe are open from 6am to 5pm Monday-Thursday (6am to 4pm on Fridays) for office enquiries and 7 days a week for emergency works. We offer 24 hour emergency assistance.faq
Q. Do you carry out insurance works?
A. faqYes we carry out insurance works for all the major providers.faq
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An Introduction to Hot Melt Roofing for Commercial Properties

1/10/2018

Using the right material is crucial to your roof’s appearance, performance and longevity. And when it comes to commercial properties, one of the popular options is hot melt roofing. But what is it? When is it suitable? And what should you consider before installing hot melt roofing? This post looks at everything you need to know about hot melt roofing.

What is hot melt roofing?

Hot melt roofing is a type of roofing that uses a hot liquid to cover a roof’s surface in a single layer. It is applied to a structural deck, providing waterproof protection for the roof. Most commonly used on commercial properties, or flat roof extensions on domestic properties, hot melt roofing has a wide range of benefits:
  • Affordable – Hot melt roofing is an affordable way to cover the typically large roofs of commercial properties
  • Speed – With the right training, holt melt roofing is quick to install. That also minimises installation costs.
  • Waterproof – It provides a water-tight membrane that keeps all rainwater out of your property.
  • Durable – The membrane is also UV resistant and can withstand any temperatures, so your roof is protected all year round.
  • Flat – With hot melt roofing, it’s possible to create a roof that’s completely flat. With the right drainage, this could be useful either for appearance or to adhere to certain building regulations.
  • Long lasting – If it’s installed well, hot melt roofing can last several decades. So, it’s by no means a compromise on the quality of other roofing materials.

When is hot melt roofing suitable?

The next thing to consider is whether hot melt roofing is suitable for your commercial property. Firstly, you need a flat roof, as hot melt roofing isn’t suitable for pitched roofs. Other than that the material is highly versatile. It can even be used on existing roofs to revitalise them with a waterproof layer. Fortunately, there’s no need to worry about the time of the year as hot melt roofing can be applied in any season. The super-hot liquid can be used in temperatures well below freezing, so a winter installation is no problem. Another important consideration is the roof on which hot melt roofing is being applied. Your commercial roof needs to be able to bear the weight of the hot melt roofing, so it will need to be inspected by reliable roofing contractors before proceeding.

Leave it to the specialists

No roofing project is suitable for DIY. That’s particularly the case for hot melt, which involves materials above 150 °C. To avoid any damage to yourself or your property – and get high-quality, long-lasting results – it’s best to get professional roofing contractors with plenty of experience. DPR Roofing is a team of expert roofers, based in Wakefield. We offer a range of commercial roofing services including robust single ply membranes for longer life and better weather resistance. Whether it’s a repair, replacement or new installation, you can rely on use to provide the best results every time.Read More
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