Sunday, 27 February 2011
On the roof
As the lads and I have forged ahead with indoor work this week the roofers have been working on a new covering of lead for one of the flat roofs. I have tried several times in the past to weld lead and it proved to be a skill that will not be included on my resume ( I was useless! ) The roofers however proved expert in this seldom used talent and the new roof should be completed in a day or so. Lead like other commodities has now reached record prices and the roof has cost much more than I anticipated but the building deserves the use of lead over cheaper and more modern alternatives.The finished roof with its rolled expansion joints and welded seams should last a couple of generations, I do wish however given the cost of the roof that I could too!