DPR’s roofers were called out to a property in Penistone, near Barnsley recently following a report of damage to the roof of the property following high winds and stormy weather.

After carrying out a full detailed survey the roofers discovered that damage had been caused to the lead flashings of the dormer roof and slates had been damaged and dislodged.

The project involved stripping out of the damaged lead flashings and supplying and fitting new quality code four lead flashing. This was sealed in a specialist lead mate compound in preference to mortar as mortar has a tendency to crack which is caused by the differential thermal movement of mortar and lead.

Finally DPR removed and replaced the damaged and missing slates to the top left hand corner of the dormer roof area using quality second hand slates and code 4 lead straps and galvanised fixings.