Code 3 lead flashing, measuring 1.32mm thick, is generally used for light applications such as a soaker against a chimney wall. This is the lightest code of lead flashing available on the market and is a suitable solution when looking to keep costs down.
Code 4 lead flashing can also be used as a soaker, as well as for other uses, but as it is thicker and heavier than the code 3 alternative, it is naturally more expensive. Code 3 lead flashing uses are almost exclusive to new-build properties, with listed buildings demanding the slightly thicker code 4 lead flashing material.
The thin nature of code 3 lead flashing means that it is simple to work with as it can be manipulated to fit even the smallest of space. No more than 1m of code 3 lead flashing should be used at once to allow for thermal moving to prevent cracking. This is a large part of the reason why contractors often wonder whether to opt for lead flashing code 3 or 4.
Code 3 lead flashing prices allow for contractors and project managers to stay within budget by not overcompensating when there isn’t the need for it. Code 3 material is the best option for light application.
All code 3 lead flashing from ERoofing is sold with high-quality service, which we believe is just as important as offering the quality products themselves. The majority of our products are available with next-day delivery, all of which can be purchased online with minimal fuss. This makes sure that you receive the best solution for your project in good time.
If you are unable to find the right solution for your need on our website, or you required expert advice from our team, please get in touch with us today. We will be more than happy to help you in any way we can.