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Very Small Bay Window Lead Roof Leaking

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by EViS, 18 Mar 2013.

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    We have a bay window which is no more than 1 metre across and 0.4 metres deep. The existing (and probably original) lead roof is leaking and the joists are rotten so it's time to rip out and replace.

    Other than for aesthetic reasons on restoration projects, is it still worth installing a new lead roof covering over felt or fibreglass? What do most people replace their existing lead roofs with these days?

    If the general consensus is to install a new lead roof, can someone offer some installation guidance as I would like to do this myself (i.e. how to fix the lead to the WBP)?
     
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    Thank for the video. Despite it showing some extremely good workmanship, it doesn't detail much about fixing methods (to a lightly pitched bay window).
     
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    Why do you not just copy how it was fixed before, you can get a piece of lead the same size and replace like for like.
     
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    As I'm unsure if it was done properly in the first instance. Should the new lead be adhered to the ply with adhesive or nailed at the sides? Both of these methods don't sound right to me...
     
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    Use as few nails as possible and don't glue it, and if you can put some breathable felt membrane between the lead and ply it will help it slide.
     
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