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Jan 2, 2024

IPX Roofing Services

Residential & Commercial Roofers In Seaham

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✔ Pitched Roofs
✔ Flat Roofs
✔ Roof Repair
✔ Roof Replacement
✔ New Roof

✔ EPDM Rubber Roofing
✔ GRP Fibreglass Roof
✔ Felt Roof
✔ Chimney Repair & Removal
✔ Guttering Replacement

Roofers Newcastle: Top-Notch Roofers Serving Seaham

Established back in 2001, IPX Roofing Services boasts a proud history that spans more than two decades. Our journey commenced as a small, family-owned enterprise with a clear mission: delivering top-notch roofing solutions to the local community in Newcastle and its nearby areas. Through unwavering dedication to excellence and tireless effort, we’ve evolved into one of the foremost players in the roofing sector. Our services cater to both residential and commercial clients throughout the North East region. Our sterling reputation is founded on a combination of exceptional craftsmanship, premium materials, and outstanding customer support. Despite our substantial growth and achievements, we remain firmly rooted in our modest origins, continuing to uphold the core values that define our family business.

Residential Roofing

We acknowledge that each household possesses its own unique character, complete with distinct styles and specific roofing demands. This is why we provide a comprehensive array of residential roofing services that are tailored to meet a wide range of requirements. Our highly skilled roofing team is proficient in the installation, repair, and maintenance of various roofing materials, including concrete tiles, clay tiles, slate, and more. We adopt a personalised approach by closely collaborating with homeowners to gain a deep understanding of their particular needs, preferences, and budget constraints. Subsequently, we design a roofing solution that seamlessly complements their home and way of life. Through our residential roofing services, homeowners can have confidence in the durability of their roofs, ensuring the protection of their residence and loved ones from the challenging elements of the UK.

Commercial Roofing

We offer a comprehensive range of commercial roofing services to businesses in Seaham, encompassing repairs, replacements, and maintenance to enhance the longevity of your commercial roof. Depending on the construction and materials used, commercial roofs may demand attention or even replacement within as little as 5 -10 years. We can evaluate the most suitable course of action for your roof, whether that involves repairs or replacement.

While roof leaks are a common trigger for seeking roofing services, there are other signs that your commercial roof may no longer be performing as intended. Increased energy bills could indicate that your roof is no longer effectively retaining heat during colder seasons. Visual cues like cracks, blistered flat roof membranes, or drainage issues may also be apparent. Minor issues can often be resolved through repairs, extending the lifespan of your property’s roof. However, if your building’s roof has sustained significant damage or is approaching the end of its natural lifespan, we can carry out a complete roof replacement for your commercial property.

We recognize that a roof in need of repair can disrupt your business operations. When conducting any commercial roofing service, we consider your completion timelines and strive to minimise the impact on your business.

All our work adheres to the highest standards, and our roof replacements are backed by an INSURED guarantee, ensuring your coverage even in the unlikely event of our business closing. If you’re ready to move beyond repairs, please don’t hesitate to call or email us today for a complimentary quote on roof replacement.

Flat Roof

Flat roofing is one of the most prevalent roofing systems in use today, and it comes with its own unique challenges. Whether you’re considering replacing an existing flat roof or constructing one from the ground up, our knowledgeable team is here to assist you.

At IPX Roofing Services, we offer a variety of flat roof solutions, which include felt roofs, GRP Fibreglass, and EPDM rubber roofing systems. Felt roofs are a cost-effective choice that provides a durable solution capable of withstanding rain, wind, hail, snow, and UV light damage.

GRP Fibreglass is an excellent option for flat roofs subjected to frequent foot traffic, as it offers high resistance to impacts and flexes with movement without cracking or breaking.

EPDM rubber roofing systems are the most popular choice due to their exceptional waterproofing capabilities and extended lifespan. You can learn more about our expertise in rubber roofing when you request a free consultation.

No matter which type of flat roof you decide on, our experienced team is ready to provide guidance and support throughout the entire installation process. We exclusively use the highest-quality products to ensure that your flat roof is built to last, delivering superior protection for years to come.

If you’re in search of a dependable and cost-effective flat roofing solution, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today for further information. We eagerly anticipate assisting you in finding the perfect solution for your specific needs!


Guttering plays a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of any roof. Its primary function is to divert rainwater away from the walls of your property, preventing it from seeping inside and causing issues like dampness and mould. Regular inspection and cleaning of your guttering system are essential to ensure there’s no buildup of debris or moss that might obstruct the free flow of rainwater.

Our team of guttering specialists at IPX Roofing is here to evaluate your gutters, ensuring they are appropriately sized for your property and in optimal working condition. A well-maintained guttering system helps prevent deterioration of fascias and soffits, damage to brickwork, and the growth of mould, along with the accumulation of internal moisture. In addition, our team will also examine your fascias, soffits, and downpipes to determine whether they are in need of repairs or replacement.

Selecting the right roofline products can not only enhance the appearance and character of your building but also add value to it. Our top-quality uPVC guttering, fascias, and soffits come with a life expectancy of over 20 years and a 10-year ‘no rot’ guarantee. Our experienced team is well-versed in determining the most suitable type of guttering, style, and colour of fascias and soffits for your property and will offer you expert advice accordingly.

At IPX Roofing, we welcome inquiries from both homeowners and business owners in Seaham. To arrange a complimentary site visit and receive a no-obligation quotation, call on the experience, expertise, and knowledge of our IPX Roofing team.

Roof Cleaning

As a homeowner, maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of your property is important. However, the English climate and the warmth of your roof create the perfect conditions for the rapid growth of moss. Whether it’s micro-algae or larger clumps of vibrant green moss, it can be surprisingly stubborn. Additionally, it’s often challenging to access unless you’re comfortable working at heights.

Once you can see moss or discoloration from the ground, the most effective solution is a professional roof cleaning service. A dirty roof not only diminishes the visual appeal of your home but can also cause damage, such as lifting roof tiles, and further attracting growth.

Experienced roofers are needed for this kind of work, primarily due to the challenges of access and safety. They will ensure that the cost of cleaning your roof tiles remains as low as possible.

Moss Removal

What you’ll typically find on your roof is a combination of moss, algae, lichens, and fungi—some of these organisms have been around longer than the dinosaurs. Their spores can be carried by the wind. Moss thrives in areas with ample moisture and low sunlight, which is why it often grows in shaded spots beneath overhanging trees where they receive both shade and a source of organic debris.

You may begin to notice stains and patches that gradually increase in size. While most modern roofs are not at risk of rotting tiles due to moss, the moss can trap moisture and potentially lead to water infiltration under the tiles. Additionally, it can cause tiles to lift.

Removing these growths not only improves the appearance of your roof, often restoring it to a nearly new condition, but more importantly, it ensures that your roof can effectively do its job of keeping water out.

To clean moss effectively, a wire brush is used to remove the roots once the primary growths have been cleared. However, it’s crucial to avoid using the wrong detergents or chemical solutions, as they can weaken wooden shingles and the battens that hold traditional tiles in place. Effective cleaning often requires some manual effort and the right tools to reach into crevices. After cleaning your roof, a light application of algaecide can prevent significant new growth for at least two years.

Sweeping and Cleaning

After the initial cleaning, use of chemical products that deter regrowth are often a wise choice. Not all of these products are popular due to potential environmental concerns or inefficacy, but some options are both effective and eco-friendly.

Regardless of the remedy you choose, it’s strongly discouraged to attempt cleaning your roof yourself unless you have experience working on roofs. The usual risks associated with working at heights are increased when dealing with slippery, wet algae and moss. Safety should always be a top priority.

Pitched Roof

Pitched roofing is a popular choice for residential properties, especially in areas where inclement weather is a common occurrence. When dealing with heavy rainfall, pitched roofs offer excellent drainage, preventing the accumulation of large pools of water. This, in turn, makes them highly reliable and durable, providing a cost-effective, long-term roofing solution. Pitched roofs have a classic and timeless appearance that adds to their visual appeal. They also offer enhanced energy efficiency due to their compact nature, providing better thermal insulation. Another advantage of pitched roofing is that it allows for additional storage space beneath, enabling you to maximise the use of your home.

When we install a pitched roof on your home or commercial property, we ensure proper insulation for the comfort of the occupants. Regular inspections and maintenance can extend the life of a pitched roof, reducing the frequency of necessary repairs compared to other roofing types. While the initial cost of pitched roofing may be higher than some alternatives, the reduced risk of future repairs and maintenance can result in long-term cost savings.

We uphold the highest standards in our work, and all our new roofs come with an INSURED guarantee, providing coverage even in the event that we cease operating. Whether you require a pitched roof repair or a new installation, we offer a free quotation. Simply provide your details on our ‘contact us’ page, and we will arrange for one of our roofing technicians to visit and assess your roofing needs.

Roof Repair

Roofs inevitably require maintenance and repairs due to the passage of time, exposure to weather, subpar construction, and a lack of regular upkeep. The consequences of having a poorly maintained roof are numerous: you may encounter leaks, damage to your roof cavity and ceiling, or even complete roof structure deterioration, resulting in substantial long-term costs. Adequate maintenance is essential, and if you notice leaks or signs of damage inside or outside your property, it’s time to contact the expert roof repair team at IPX Roofing.

As a family-operated business with more than 20 years of experience in Seaham, we specialise in the repair and replacement of roofs. We work on a variety of building types, including residential, commercial, historical, and listed structures, offering a high-quality, transparent service. Some of our areas of expertise encompass concrete and clay tiles, lead work, fascia, soffits, flat roofs, lead flashing, gullies, and slating. We exclusively use top-quality materials, ensuring that your roof can endure for at least 20 to 30 years.

Occasionally, a roof may be beyond repair and necessitates a complete replacement. IPX Roofing can also assist you in situations where roof replacement is the most suitable option. Many individuals attempt to save money by making minor repairs, but these often fail to address the underlying problem, potentially leading to higher expenses in the long run. We’re more than willing to offer you honest advice on the best course of action for your roof.

We have expertise in repairing or replacing various roof types for both residential and commercial properties, including:

  • Asphalt Roof
  • Pitched Roof
  • Lead Roof
  • Flat Roof
  • Felt Roof
  • Tiled Roof
  • Slate Roof

Emergency Roof Repair Services – 24/7

During times of crisis, it’s crucial to have access to prompt and professional roofing services. We understand that roofing problems don’t always adhere to regular business hours, and severe weather conditions or unexpected damages can demand immediate repairs. Our emergency services are specifically designed to deliver swift, efficient, and dependable solutions in these critical situations. Operating around the clock, our dedicated emergency response team is well-prepared to address a wide range of urgent roofing issues, minimising damage and swiftly restoring safety and comfort to your property. Our offerings include immediate leak repairs, structural stabilisation, and temporary waterproofing services, among others. Our team conducts a thorough on-site assessment to gauge the extent of the damage and determine the best course of action, ensuring that even in an emergency, our commitment to quality and excellence remains unwavering. With our emergency roofing services, you can have peace of mind, knowing that regardless of the circumstances, we have you covered!

Chimney Repair & Chimney Removal

Chimney repair and removal are tasks that demand professional expertise. Whether you need chimney repairs or want to remove a chimney entirely, it’s crucial to hire a reputable contractor like IPX Roofing Services for the job. Our qualified chimney repair specialists are capable of performing necessary repairs or replacements accurately and safely, ultimately saving you time and money in the long term. It’s important to note that chimney removal is not a DIY job and should only be undertaken by professionals. The process can be hazardous if not executed correctly, and it requires specialised knowledge, as well as the right tools and equipment to complete the job properly.

In addition to our chimney repair and removal services, IPX Roofing Services also offers chimney inspection services. Inspections are essential for ensuring the safety and proper functioning of your chimney, as well as identifying potential problem areas. These inspections can help you determine whether repairs are required or if a more significant issue needs attention. Contact our team now to schedule a free consultation to discuss your chimney needs. It’s advisable not to delay addressing any issues, as the sooner you tackle them, the more cost-effective the solution is likely to be.

Our Process

Initial Roof Consultation

The first step in our process is the initial consultation, a pivotal stage where we delve into your specific roofing needs and expectations. During this consultation, our team of experts will assess your property thoroughly, gaining a clear understanding of its current condition and identifying any potential issues. We will engage in a discussion about your preferences, which may encompass desired materials and budget considerations, and we’ll be there to address any questions you may have about the roofing process. This initial interaction serves as the foundation for providing a detailed and accurate estimate for our roofing services, ensuring there are no unexpected surprises down the road. We emphasise transparency and communication as crucial elements for a successful roofing project. Through our initial consultation, our goal is to establish a strong foundation of trust and collaboration, setting the stage for a seamless and effective roofing project.

Roof Inspection and Estimate

Following the initial consultation, we proceed to a comprehensive roof inspection. Our team of experienced professionals will meticulously evaluate every facet of your roof, identifying signs of wear, damage, or potential areas of concern. This involves a thorough examination of the roof structure, materials, and overall workmanship, as well as related components like gutters, flashing, and chimneys. Utilising advanced tools and techniques, we have the ability to detect even the most subtle indicators of an issue, ensuring that no problem goes unnoticed. Based on our inspection findings, we then prepare a detailed estimate outlining the scope of work, the necessary materials, and the anticipated costs. Our estimates are transparent and devoid of hidden expenses, to ensure that you have a complete understanding of the proposed roofing project. With our in-depth roof inspection and precise estimates, we empower you to make well-informed decisions regarding your roofing investment.

Roof Design and Planning

Upon the conclusion of the roof inspection and agreement on the estimate, we move forward to the design and planning phase, the point where your vision for your roof begins to take shape. Our skilled professionals will work closely with you to design a roofing solution that not only aligns with your unique needs but also harmonises with your property’s overall aesthetics. We take multiple factors into account, including your building’s architectural style, local climate conditions, and your budget, ensuring that the selected design is both functional and visually appealing. During the planning phase, we create a detailed project timeline that delineates all the stages of your roofing project, from procuring materials to installation and cleanup. This comprehensive plan ensures that all parties involved are on the same page and assists us in managing your project efficiently, adhering to the agreed-upon timeline and budget. With meticulous design and careful planning, our objective is to deliver a roofing solution that enhances your property’s appearance and offers long-lasting performance.

Roof Construction and Installation

Following the meticulous planning and design phase, we proceed to the construction and installation stage. Our team of highly skilled professional roofers takes immense pride in their craftsmanship, ensuring that each roof is installed with precision, care, and meticulous attention to detail. We utilise high-quality materials sourced from reputable manufacturers, guaranteeing that your roof is not only aesthetically pleasing but also resilient and long-lasting. All our installations adhere to local building regulations and industry standards to ensure that your roof is secure, safe, and high-performing. We oversee every aspect of the construction process, from site preparation and, if necessary, the removal of the old roof, to the installation of the new one and the completion of a final inspection. We also prioritise cleanliness and respect for your property, ensuring that your daily activities face minimal disruption. Upon completion, we conduct a thorough cleanup, leaving your property in a neat and tidy condition. Our goal is to provide you with a roofing solution that you can take pride in, elevating your property’s curb appeal and ensuring long-term peace of mind.

Roof Post-installation Support

Following the successful installation of your new roof, our commitment doesn’t end. We offer comprehensive post-installation support to ensure that your roof remains in optimal condition for years to come. This includes routine maintenance checks, during which we conduct a thorough examination of your roof to detect potential issues before they escalate into major problems. These routine inspections also enable us to evaluate the ongoing performance of your roof and make any necessary adjustments or recommendations. In addition to these routine checks, we offer responsive repair services to address any damages or issues that may arise over time, ranging from minor leaks to major structural concerns. Our team is just a phone call away, always ready to provide professional advice or immediate assistance when needed. We stand by the quality of our work, which is why we also provide a robust warranty for our roofing services, offering you added assurance and peace of mind. With our post-installation support, you can rest easy, knowing that your investment is well-protected and that we are with you every step of the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the warning signs that my roof needs to be replaced?

If you’ve noticed any of the following signs, it may be an indication that your roof is in need of professional attention:

Age of Roof
The age of your roof is a critical factor. If it has not been replaced in 20-30 years, the typical lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof, it might be reaching the end of its useful life. Ageing roofs are prone to various issues and may require replacement for optimal performance.

Shingle or Tile Issues
Observing the cupping (turning upwards) or clawing (edges staying flat but the middle turning upwards) of tiles or shingles is a clear sign of wear and tear. These visual cues suggest that the roofing material is deteriorating and may need prompt attention.

Missing Tiles or Shingles
Entire tiles or shingles missing from your roof can expose it to further damage. The absence of these protective elements compromises the integrity of the roof and should be addressed to prevent potential leaks and structural issues.

Roof Granules
The presence of roof granules in your gutter is an indication of material degradation. These granules protect the shingles from the sun’s UV rays, and their loss accelerates the ageing process. This may necessitate professional inspection and potential roof replacement.

Cracked Tiles or Shingles
Cracks in tiles or shingles are vulnerabilities that can lead to water infiltration and structural damage. If you’ve observed visible cracks, it’s advisable to consult roofing experts to assess the extent of the damage and recommend appropriate solutions.

Visible Light and Attic Issues
If light is penetrating through your roof and is visible in your attic, it’s a clear indication of openings or damage. This can compromise the insulation and structure of your home and requires immediate attention to prevent further deterioration.

Sagging Roof
A sagging roof in a specific area may suggest a structural issue. Immediate intervention is crucial to identify and address the underlying problem, preventing potential collapse and extensive damage to the entire roofing system.

If you’ve observed any of these signs, it’s advisable to enlist the expertise of roofing professionals. Timely intervention can help address issues before they escalate.

If my roof is damaged, can I carry out the repair work myself?

Repairing a damaged roof yourself is generally discouraged due to the specialised nature of roof work. Professional roofing contractors are trained to efficiently and safely handle repairs and replacements. Attempting to perform repairs without the necessary expertise can result in injuries and may exacerbate existing issues with your roof.

If, for some reason, you find it necessary to assess your roof personally, it’s crucial to prioritise safety. Use a securely braced ladder with rubber safety feet to ensure stability. Having a helper is essential, providing support and assistance if needed. Additionally, wearing rubber-soled shoes can enhance grip while climbing the ladder and walking on the roof.

However, even if you assess the damage yourself, it’s advisable to engage a professional roofing contractor for the actual repair work. Roofing professionals possess the required skills, knowledge, and equipment to address roof issues effectively while prioritising safety. Roof repairs demand specific expertise to ensure that the repair not only addresses the immediate problem but also considers any underlying issues, preventing further damage.

Attempting to carry out roof repairs without the proper training and tools can lead to more significant issues and compromise the overall integrity of your roofing system. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to leave roof repairs to the professionals who can ensure the job is done correctly and safely.

How much does it cost to replace a roof?

The cost of re-roofing can vary significantly based on several factors, including the size, complexity, location, chosen materials, and additional fittings. As an example, re-roofing a typical semi-detached property with clay tiles could fall within the range of £3,500 to £5,500.

To secure the best deal and make an informed decision, it’s advisable to obtain quotes from multiple roofing companies. This allows you to compare prices and understand the scope of services included in your project. It’s essential to have a clear understanding of what is covered in the quote to avoid any surprises later.

If you have a specific preference for certain roofing materials or products for your new roof, don’t hesitate to communicate this to the roofing companies during the quoting process. This ensures that the quotes accurately reflect your preferences and requirements.

How long will my roofing system last?

New roofing systems are typically designed to last approximately 20 years, with certain materials like slate, clay tile, and specific metals offering even longer lifespans. The actual longevity of a roof is influenced by several factors. The local climate and environment play a significant role, with harsh weather conditions and extreme temperatures impacting the roof’s durability. The quality and sustainability of the materials used are also crucial; high-quality materials, sourced and installed properly, contribute to a longer-lasting roof.

Regular and effective maintenance practices are essential for extending the life of a roof. Routine inspections, timely repairs, and proactive care can prevent small issues from escalating into major problems. Additionally, the manner in which roofing materials are installed or fitted also affects overall performance and longevity. Proper installation is fundamental to ensuring the materials function as intended.

When considering a new roofing system, it’s important to carefully examine the warranties offered by different manufacturers. Warranties provide insights into the expected durability of materials and reflect the manufacturer’s confidence in their product. Understanding the terms and conditions of warranties enables informed decision-making regarding the longevity and reliability of the chosen roofing system.

Do I need planning permission to re-roof my property?

Under typical circumstances, planning permission is usually not required for re-roofing or the installation of lights and skylights, thanks to the allowances provided by permitted development rules. These rules permit alterations to properties, subject to specific limitations and conditions. One key restriction is that any alteration should not project more than 150 millimetres from the existing roof plane. Additionally, the height of any alteration should not exceed the highest part of the roof. Side facing windows resulting from these alterations must be obscure-glazed, with any openings positioned at least 1.7 metres above the floor. The permitted development regime for solar panels has distinct limits on projections, especially concerning their placement in protected areas.

It’s essential to be aware that exceptions exist to these rules. If your house is situated within a conservation area or a world heritage site, stricter guidelines may apply. In such cases, adherence to additional regulations may be necessary, and obtaining planning permission might be a requirement.

For the majority of residential properties under usual circumstances, re-roofing and the installation of lights or skylights fall under permitted development rules, alleviating the need for planning permission. However, if your property is located within a conservation area or world heritage site, it’s advisable to check with local authorities or planning professionals to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations.

If my roof is leaking, do I need a full roof replacement?

The presence of a leak in a roof doesn’t always indicate that a complete roof replacement is necessary. In cases where the leak is caused by loose sections or damage to specific areas of the roof system, targeted repairs may be sufficient to address the issue.

However, if the leak is a result of incorrect or poor installation practices, or if the choice of materials or the overall roof system is inappropriate for the building, it could lead to a complete roof system failure. In such situations, the damage may be more extensive and potentially irreversible, requiring a comprehensive roof replacement.

The decision between repair and replacement depends on the extent and nature of the damage, as well as the overall condition of the roof. It’s essential to conduct a thorough inspection to assess the cause and severity of the leak. Professional roofing contractors can provide insights into whether repairs are feasible or if a complete roof replacement is the more prudent and cost-effective solution.

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