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Lead Flashing replacement

Applications of lead flashing and considerations for leaks

Do you see anything unusual on your roof or suspect a leak? Then it is wise to have one of our roofers inspect your roof for free. During a roof inspection, we check the condition of your roof and all accompanying components. We look beyond just the roofing material and focus on the areas where leaks can quickly occur, such as at the lead flashing. We will show you with photos where we base our advice and the accompanying non-binding quote. No hidden surprises, but open and honest contact. That’s what we like ourselves!


What is a lead flashing?

Lead flashing is a strip of lead that is used to seal and waterproof the joints between roofs. This can be an attachment between flat roofs, but also between rising walls, from dormer to roof or between chimney and roof.

When the lead flashing is no longer intact, this can eventually cause a leak, which always brings with it collateral damage. It is therefore advisable to have lead flashing checked and replaced as needed in a timely manner.

Another additional advantage of lead flashing is that it insulates your home better. It seals gaps between roof parts, preventing air movement.


When to replace lead flashing?

There are several reasons why lead flashing needs to be replaced:

  • Over time, lead flashing becomes thinner and more fragile. Cracks can form in the lead flashing, which can eventually lead to a leak.
  • Lead flashing can be applied incorrectly. We regularly see roofs where people have applied lead flashing themselves or have tried to replace it. This is not always a job that is easy to do yourself, so it should still be replaced by a specialist. Leaks can also occur when lead flashing is applied incorrectly, and in that case, it is also recommended to replace it.

Lead flashing alternatives

Lead has a number of advantages and disadvantages. Lead lasts a long time, is soft and flexible, durable, and 100% recyclable. On the other hand, lead can oxidize, is harmful to the environment, is expensive, and is therefore even susceptible to theft. This is why there are now increasingly better alternatives on the market for lead flashing.

At VIP Dakservice, we therefore work not only with lead flashing, but also with lead substitutes. One advantage of lead substitutes is that they are cheaper and available in multiple colors. This way, we can ensure that the connection between two roof sections is less noticeable and better matches the overall appearance of your roof.

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Cost to replace lead flashing

Lead is a costly material, and the price is also subject to significant fluctuations. Therefore, it is difficult to provide an overview of the costs of replacing lead flashing. On average, the costs are between €140 and €200 per linear meter.

When we use a lead substitute instead of lead flashing, the costs start at €65 per linear meter.

Our process for replacing or installing lead flashing

Do you have a lead flashing that needs to be replaced or are you looking for a specialist for your project? VIP Dakservice is happy to help. When replacing lead flashing, we follow the following procedure:


1. Roof inspection

During the roof inspection, we will check the status of the lead flashing or the project to be determined, and the roof. We will take photos and include you in our advice. We will also accurately measure the roof.


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2. Quotation

Based on your choices and the number of linear meters, we can then draw up an offer. This offer is free and we will send it to you so that you can review it at your leisure. If you have any questions or doubts, please contact us and we will adjust the offer as needed.

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3. Scheduling assignment

Once you agree to the quote, we will contact you to schedule an appointment to replace your lead flashing. We will take into account all schedules and the time we need to complete your project.

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4. Performing assignment

We move on to execution, working skillfully, quickly and cleaning up once the project is done.


5. Evaluation

Once the project is completed, we will take the time for an evaluation. How did you experience the process? Are you satisfied? Are there any areas for improvement for us? We also always ask if you would like to share your experience with our future customers.


Why roofing contractor VIP Dakservice to replace your lead flashing?

At VIP Dakservice, we can do everything from the gutter up. We are happy to replace complete roofs, and lead flashing is a part of that project. However, it is also possible to have lead flashing installed locally. We work skillfully and neatly, and with thousands of roofs to our name, we are the right company for this project.

Reasons to choose VIP Dakservice when replacing your lead flashing:


No long wait times


Quotation process by performing roofing specialist


10-year warranty


Fair prices


High customer satisfaction

Previous projects:

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