Your Local Expert for Lead & Metal Roofing in Hassocks, Brighton, West Sussex & surrounding areas

Looking to invest in a strong, long-lasting roof? Alongside traditional tiled and flat roofing systems, JRH Roofing constructs high quality lead and metal roofs for both home and business owners around Hassocks, Brighton, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill. On this page, we’ve looked to explain the various characteristics of these materials, so you can decide whether they’re right for you.

If you’re still unsure by the time you’ve finished this page, or you’ve already made your decision, pick up the phone and call (01273) 843 566). One of our friendly roofers will be on hand to answer any questions you have, and to provide a free, no obligation quote following an initial consultation. Keep in mind all our lead and metal roofs come with extensive guarantees.

The Benefits of Lead Roofing

One of the oldest materials still used for roof construction, lead is highly sought after due to its combination of durability and malleability. On top of enjoying a fantastic aesthetic, clients from Hassocks to Brighton, Haywards Heath to Burgess Hill, or all the way back over in Lewes, can reap the following benefits when opting for lead roofing:

Flexibility – Lead can be made to fit to any form of roof you can imagine, as it can easily moulded to different shapes. It’ll fit snug, whatever the application – even when covering awkward areas.

A Perfect Seal – Building on the former point, while some rival materials can in some cases struggle to create perfect seal between two surfaces, lead doesn’t suffer this problem. It makes for 100% watertight roofing each and every time.

Lifespan – Did you know that a high quality lead roof, installed by seasoned roofers like those at JRH, can last over three times longer than other materials? This is the reason many old, historically significant buildings around Brighton, Hassocks, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and Lewes feature lead roofs.

Resistance to Corrosion – Lead has an intrinsic resistance to corrosion; its resilience also shrugs off a lot of the other harmful effects associated with UV and atmospheric exposure. On top of this, lead adapts to the season, and easily copes with fluctuating temperatures.

Recyclable – In this day and age, it’s more important than ever to be environmentally conscious. Lead roofing helps you be just this, as it’s one of the most recycled materials used the world over. With lead, you can ensure you’re contributing to sustainability efforts.

Metal Roofing Advantages

Considering investing in metal roofing? It’s another fantastic option we make available to our clients throughout the Brighton, Hassocks, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and Lewes areas. We typically construct metal roofs out of aluminium and steel, due to their durability, affordability and malleability. The former is more lightweight and rust resistant, while the latter is a more affordable option that’s very sturdy and long lasting.

Benefits of metal roofing include:

  • Longevity – When installed by a roofer with experience working with metal, such as JRH Roofing, metal roofs can last for a very long time. They’re naturally resistant to everything from stormy weather, to fire, mildew and rot. Pests also find it incredibly difficult to penetrate such a tough material.
  • Weight – While you might think metal roofs would be quite heavy and thus put a lot of stress on a property, compared with the accumulative weight of a tiled roof they are actually very light.
  • Installation Method – Due to the fact that sections of metal roofs are pre-fabricated, their installation is quick and easy. It means whatever project you’re working on can move on to the next stage in no time at all.
  • Foot Traffic – The aforementioned durability of metal roofs means they can be safely walked on, should this be necessary. Care should be taken following rain or snowfall, however, as they can get slippery.
  • Resistances – Metal capably deals with the sun’s radiant heat, especially when combined with an effective insulation system below the outer most layer.

Have a question regarding the lead and metal roofing we construct in Hassocks, Brighton and all surrounding West Sussex locales? Call a JRH roofer today on (01273) 843 566.