As well as making and installing aluminium seamless gutters in Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Derbyshire and West Yorkshire, JWD also makes many ancillary aluminium products for roofs.
One product – the necessity of which is a sad reflection on our times – is ALUMINIUM AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO LEAD FOR ROOFS – especially CHURCH ROOFS.
Churches, being built from traditional materials and often unoccupied for long periods, are especially vulnerable to callous thieves who seek a quick buck from stealing the lead from the roof. One of the even sadder things is that the value of the weighed-in lead is nowhere near the vast cost of replacement and of the damage done by inrushing water whilst the building is unprotected from the rain. Also, lead is a highly toxic material, and worth avoiding for that reason too.
There is an alternative to lead: aluminium flashings can be easily and specially made to fit all kinds of configurations and tricky corners. We even have a malleable version of aluminium for those particularly tight spots. And, of course, being an abundant metal, aluminium has little scrap value and is therefore of no interest to vandals and scrap thieves.
So, at Intercounty, we can provide aluminium gutters, hoppers and downpipes which are in keeping with the traditional designs of English churches, AND the flashings and trims necessary to make a whole, watertight system, which is of no interest to criminals. We even make ANTI-VANDAL DOWNPIPES, specially designed to be impossible to get a grip on, to inhibit climbing!
Call us on 0161 366 8866 (based in Cheshire / Greater Manchester) to discuss aluminium alternatives to church roof lead flashings.