Whilst Lead is traditional, Stainless Steel is effective for some roofing situaltions
Lead is, for a great many roofing applications, still the most appropriate roofing material for appearance, performance, ease of installation and lifespan. Everywhere you look, on old and new buildings, you see lead work used on different types of roofs.
– It is part of our building heritage.
However, it is not realistic after lead has been stolen to replace like with like. The high incidence of lead theft has led to the use of stainless steel as a viable alternative material for roofs.