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    Roof - has a lead soaker been fitted

    Roofers

    Hi a roofer has replaced a broken ridge tile and said fitted a lead soaker, I expected to see this but all I can see is cement. Is there anyway to tell if it has been fitted?

    Asked by Hayley on 14th Oct 2021
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    Hughes Roofing

    "Lead soakers are not visible, they are bent at a 90° angle and they sit behind a lead string/flashing and under the tiles."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Reece’s Roofing

    "Good morning, if you can send me a picture, I can then have a look and see if the lead soaker has been fitted.
    Kind regards,
    Reece Bancroft."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Fenhomes property repairs and maintenance.

    "There is no need for a lead soaker to a ridge tile if fitted correctly a lead soaker is for mainly side of a chimney stack."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    Primeland Construction

    "Hi,
    Someone has to see first then he can let you know."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2021 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    A 2020 construction

    "If a soaker is fitted correctly then you wouldn't normally see them, it is an L-shaped piece of lead or zinc, the part that goes up the wall is normally covered with a flashing or can be a cement filled."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Midland Chimney Maintenance

    "Hi, soakers are usually hidden under tiles, if it's not been fitted then your roof will still leak.
    Thanks."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2021 - Member since May 2020 - report
    H C roofing & guttering

    "Not really, a soaker is placed between each tile one on top of each tile so you wouldn’t be able to see it. My only concern would be if one soaker needed replacing then why not the others as they would normally wear the same."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    P D Q PAINTERS

    "A lead soaker fits under the skirt on a chimney stack, or under slates, not going to see it. If you can send a photo we may be able to see more."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2021 - Member since Jun 2016 - report
    Karl Bingham

    "No, this will be under the ridge tile and should not be visible, I'm assuming it was the apex ridge tile where they all meet on the hip."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    villagebuilders &decorators

    "Hi, if it's been fitted properly you won't see it if it hasn't been fitted or fitted incorrectly you will start to notice water damage, not immediately as it will have to soak through your ceiling plaster, hope that was helpful, most roofers are honest hard workers so I wouldn't worry."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report

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