Code 4 Lead Flashing is malleable but durable. (And it typically lasts over 100 years.) Lead is an environmentally friendly product too. It is 100% recyclable and has a significantly smaller impact on global warming than the production of synthetic materials.
Lead sheet has been popular for hundreds of years because it is such a practical and stylish solution. That isn’t about to change. Architects and designers prize lead for its elegant looks. Even non-lead alternatives are frequently made to resemble lead