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People across the UK are experiencing a sharp rise in lead theft from flat roofs and this includes home owners, shop proprietors and even local schools. Reports from the BBC website also show that this problem is becomming a nationwide issue. But help is at hand says flat roofing specialist, Sarnafil Roof Assured.

People across the UK are experiencing a sharp rise in lead theft from flat roofs and this includes home owners, shop proprietors and even local schools. Reports from the BBC website (http://www.bbc.co.uk) show that this problem is becomming a nationwide issue. But help is at hand says flat roofing specialist, Sarnafil Roof Assured.

The value of scrap lead has risen sharply and this has seen an increase in theft, particularly from flat roofs, porches and bay windows. Several Police Forces have already launched local operations to crackdown on this latest spate and have advised homeowners in particular to be wary even when replacing lead on roofs.

In response to this, homeowners have taken the opportunity to replace their flat lead roofs with a similar appearing Sarnafil flat roof solution. Miss Marsh, from Halesowen experienced lead theft and decided to invest in this alternative low maintenance roof solution: "Having experienced the theft several weeks ago we took the decision to invest in an alternative product to ensure that the theft would not happen again. Even the Police suggested that if the lead was replaced it could still be liable for further theft, so we took this course of action and are delighted with the result."

Mark Harris from Sarnafil Roof Assured comments, "Our installers have received a number of enquiries from homeowners and shopkeepers who've experienced lead theft from their roofs. Blooms Menswear of Wolverhampton is another example and fell victim when two roofs were completely stripped of lead in the centre of town. A Sarnafil solution was installed to ensure the same theft did not repeat itself." He adds: "Our installers are advising people to keep an eye out on their roofs to ensure that any theft from the roof doesn't result in any further damage or in leaks within the property."

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