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Established in 2001, IPX Roofing Services boasts a proud history of more than two decades. Our origins lie in a small, family-run enterprise with a singular mission: delivering top-notch roofing solutions to the local community of Newcastle and its neighbouring regions. Through unrelenting dedication and commitment to excellence, we’ve evolved into a prominent figure in the roofing sector, catering to residential and commercial clients throughout the North East area. Our renown is founded on our commitment to quality craftsmanship, the use of premium materials, and the delivery of exceptional customer service. Despite our substantial growth and achievements, we remain firmly grounded in our modest beginnings, upholding the same core family values that have guided us from the start.
Flat roofing is among the most commonly used roofing systems, and it comes with its own unique challenges. Whether you’re replacing an existing flat roof or starting from scratch, our experienced team is ready to assist.
At IPX Roofing Services, we provide a variety of flat roof solutions, including felt roofs, GRP Fibreglass, and EPDM rubber roofing systems. Felt roofs are a cost-effective option and offer durability that can withstand rain, wind, hail, snow, and UV light damage.
GRP Fibreglass is an excellent choice for flat roofs that experience frequent foot traffic because it’s highly resistant to impacts and can flex with movement without cracking or breaking.
EPDM rubber roofing systems are a preferred choice due to their exceptional waterproofing capabilities and long lifespan. You can learn more about our expertise in rubber roofing if you request a free consultation.
Regardless of the type of flat roof you select, our experienced team is available to provide guidance and support throughout the entire installation process. We exclusively use the highest quality products to ensure that your flat roof will be constructed to last, offering superior protection for years to come.
If you’re in search of a reliable and cost-effective flat roofing solution, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today for more information. We’re eager to assist you in finding the ideal solution for your roofing needs!
Guttering plays a crucial role in safeguarding your property. It’s installed to divert water away from your walls, preventing it from seeping into your property and causing problems like dampness and mould. Regular inspection and cleaning of guttering are essential to ensure there’s no accumulation of debris, such as moss and other obstructions, that might impede the free flow of rainwater.
Our team of guttering experts at IPX Roofing is ready to assess your gutters, confirming that they are suitable for your property’s size and in excellent working condition. Properly maintained guttering not only prevents the deterioration of fascias and soffits but also shields brickwork from damage and prevents the growth of mould and the buildup of internal moisture. Additionally, our team will also evaluate the condition of fascias, soffits, and downpipes to ascertain whether or not they require repairs or replacement.
Choosing the right roofline products can not only enhance the aesthetic appeal and character of your building but also increase its value. Our high-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-equipped to advise you on the most suitable type of guttering, style, and colour of fascias and soffits for your property.
At IPX Roofing, we welcome inquiries from both homeowners and businesses in South Shields. To arrange a free site visit and obtain a no-obligation quotation, don’t hesitate to call upon the experience, expertise, and knowledge of our team at IPX Roofing.
As a homeowner, maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of your property is a common goal. However, in the English climate, moss tends to thrive on the warmth of your roof and can quickly take hold. Whether it’s in the form of micro-algae or large clumps of bright green moss, it can be surprisingly persistent. Moss growth is often out of reach unless you are comfortable crawling around at heights.
Once you begin to notice moss growth or discoloration on your roof from the ground, the best solution is to opt for a professional roof cleaning service. A dirty roof not only detracts from the aesthetics of your home but can also lead to damage, such as lifting tiles, and encourage further growth.
Experienced roofers are essential for this type of work due to the challenges of access and safety. They will help keep the cost of cleaning your roof tiles to a minimum.
What you find on your roof is typically a combination of moss, algae, lichens, and fungi, some of which have been around for ages, even older than the dinosaurs. Their spores can be carried by the wind. Moss thrives in moist conditions and prefers areas with limited sunlight. Overhanging trees provide the shade and organic debris that moss loves.
You’ll often notice stains and patches developing. While there’s usually no risk of rotting tiles unless you have a wood shingle roof, moss can hold moisture and create an opportunity for water to seep past the tiles. This can lead to tiles starting to lift.
Removing these growths not only enhances the appearance of your roof, often restoring its colour to nearly new, but more importantly, it enables the roof to effectively fulfil its role of keeping water out.
Cleaning moss with a wire brush can help remove the roots once the primary growths have been eliminated. It’s important to avoid using the wrong detergents or chemical solutions, as they can weaken wooden shingles and the battens holding traditional tiles. Effective cleaning typically involves some physical effort and tools to access crevices. After your roof is cleaned, a light application of algaecide can prevent significant new growth for at least two years.
Sweeping and Cleaning
Once the heavy cleaning work is complete, it’s often a wise choice to consider chemical products that can help prevent regrowth. However, it’s important to be cautious, as not all products in the market are environmentally friendly or effective. But there are some products that can effectively control moss and algae growth without causing harm to the environment.
Regardless of the method you choose, we strongly advise against attempting to clean your roof yourself unless you are experienced with roof work. The inherent risks of working at heights are amplified when dealing with slippery, wet algae and moss.
Pitched roofing is a popular choice for residential properties, especially in regions where adverse weather conditions are frequent. When heavy rainfall is a common occurrence, pitched roofs stand out for their exceptional drainage capabilities, ensuring that large pools of water are not left behind. Additionally, their robust weather resistance makes them highly durable, translating into long-term cost savings. The appearance of pitched roofs combines a traditional aesthetic with a consistently pleasing design. Furthermore, pitched roofing contributes to energy efficiency due to its superior thermal insulation properties, owing to its compact design. Another advantage is that this type of roofing allows for extra storage space beneath it, enabling homeowners to maximise their living space.
When we install a pitched roof on your home or commercial property, we prioritise proper insulation to ensure the comfort of the building’s occupants. Regular checks and maintenance are beneficial for the longevity of a pitched roof, but its durability means that you won’t need to worry about repairs as frequently as with other roofing types. While pitched roofing may involve a higher initial cost compared to other roofing options, the reduced risk of future repairs and maintenance can lead to long-term cost savings.
We uphold the highest quality standards, and all our new roofs come with an INSURED guarantee, providing you with coverage even in the event of our business ceasing operations. Whether you require a pitched roof repair or a new installation, we offer a free quotation. Simply enter your details on our ‘contact us’ page, and we will arrange for one of our roofing technicians to visit and assess your roofing needs.
We acknowledge that each residence possesses its own unique style and specific roofing prerequisites. That’s why we provide an extensive array of residential roofing services tailored to accommodate a wide range of needs. Our skilled roofing team is highly proficient in the installation, repair, and maintenance of various roofing materials, such as concrete tiles, clay tiles, slate, and more. We adopt a customised approach by collaborating closely with homeowners to comprehend their particular requirements, preferences, and financial considerations. We then craft a roofing solution that perfectly complements their home and lifestyle. With our residential roofing services, homeowners can have peace of mind, knowing that their roof will endure the test of time, safeguarding their home and loved ones from the challenging weather conditions in the UK.
We provide a wide range of commercial roofing services to businesses throughout South Shields. Our services encompass repair, replacement, and maintenance to enhance the durability of your commercial roof. Depending on the construction and materials used, commercial roofs may require attention or even replacement in as little as 5 -10 years. We can assess the most appropriate course of action for your roof, whether it necessitates repair or replacement.
While leaks are often the primary reason for seeking roofing services, there are additional signs that your commercial roof may no longer be fulfilling its intended function. An increase in energy costs could indicate that your roof is no longer retaining heat during colder periods. There might also be visible indicators, such as cracks, blistered flat roof membranes, or drainage problems. Repair is a suitable solution for minor issues and can help extend the lifespan of your property’s roof. However, if your building’s roof has sustained significant damage or is nearing the end of its natural useful life, we can conduct a complete roof replacement for your commercial property.
We recognize that a roof in need of repair can disrupt your business operations significantly. When performing any commercial roofing service, we consider your timeline for completion and strive to minimise the impact of our work on your business.
All of our work adheres to the highest standards, and roof replacements come with our INSURED guarantee, ensuring you’re covered even in the event of our business ceasing operations. If you’ve grown tired of constant repairs, please don’t hesitate to call or email us today for a free quote on roof replacement.
Roofs inevitably require maintenance and repair over time. Factors like weather, subpar construction, and a lack of proper upkeep can all contribute to this need. The consequences of having a poorly-maintained roof are numerous: it can lead to leaks, damage to your roof cavity and ceiling, or even the complete deterioration of the roof structure, resulting in significant long-term costs. Regular maintenance is crucial, and if you observe leaks or signs of damage, both internally and externally, it’s time to get in touch with the roof repair specialists at IPX Roofing.
We are a family-owned business with more than 20 years of experience in repairing and replacing roofs in South Shields. Our expertise extends to various types of buildings, including residential, commercial, historical, and listed structures, and we provide a high-quality, transparent service. Some of our areas of specialisation encompass concrete and clay tiles, lead work, fascia and soffits, flat roofs, lead flashing, gullies, and slating. We exclusively utilise top-quality materials, ensuring that your roof should endure for at least 20 to 30 years.
In certain cases, a roof may be beyond repair and necessitate complete replacement. IPX Roofing can assist you when roof replacement is the most suitable solution. While many people aim to save money with small repairs, these can often prove ineffective in the long run, as they may not address the root cause of the issue, potentially resulting in higher costs. We are more than willing to offer you honest guidance regarding the most appropriate course of action for your roof.
The following are the types of roofs we can repair or replace for both residential and commercial properties:
- Asphalt Roof
- Pitched Roof
- Lead Roof
- Flat Roof
- Felt Roof
- Tiled Roof
- Slate Roof
Emergency Roof Repair Services – 24/7
During times of emergency, the need for prompt and professional roofing services becomes critical. We recognize that roofing problems don’t always arise during regular business hours, and severe weather conditions or unforeseen damages can lead to an urgent need for repairs. Our emergency services are tailored to deliver rapid, efficient, and dependable solutions in these crucial situations. Available around the clock, our dedicated emergency response team is well-prepared to address a wide range of urgent roofing issues, with the goal of minimising damage and swiftly restoring safety and functionality to your property.
Our emergency services encompass immediate leak repairs, structural stabilisation, temporary waterproofing, and more. Our team conducts a thorough on-site assessment to gauge the extent of the damage and determine the best course of action. This ensures 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, no matter the circumstances, we have you covered!
Chimney Repair & Chimney Removal
Chimney repair and removal are tasks that should be entrusted to professionals with the necessary expertise. Whether you require chimney repairs or the complete removal of a chimney, it’s essential to engage a reputable contractor like IPX Roofing Services for the job. Our qualified chimney repair specialists can carry out the needed repairs or replacements with precision and safety, ultimately saving you both time and money in the long term. Attempting chimney removal without professional assistance is not advisable. The process can be hazardous if not executed correctly and demands specialised knowledge, as well as the proper tools and equipment to complete the job effectively.
In addition to chimney repair and removal services, IPX Roofing Services also offers chimney inspection services. Inspections are crucial for ensuring the safety and proper functioning of your chimney while identifying potential problem areas. These inspections help you determine whether repairs are necessary or if a more significant issue needs attention. Get in touch with our team now to arrange a free consultation to discuss your chimney needs. It’s important not to delay, as addressing any problems promptly is most times more cost-effective.
Initial Roof Consultation
The first step in our process is the initial consultation. This is a crucial stage where we get to understand your specific roofing needs and expectations. During this consultation, our team of experts will assess your property to gain a clear understanding of its current condition and any potential issues. We will discuss your preferences, such as desired materials and budget considerations, and answer any questions you might have about the roofing process. This interaction allows us to provide a detailed and accurate estimate for our roofing services, ensuring no surprises down the line. For us, transparency and communication are key to a successful roofing project. With our initial consultation, we strive to establish a strong foundation of trust and collaboration, setting the stage for a smooth and effective roofing process.
Roof Inspection and Estimate
Following the initial consultation, we proceed with a thorough roof inspection. Our team of experienced professionals will meticulously evaluate every aspect of your roof, identifying any signs of deterioration, damage, or potential areas of concern. This includes examining the roof structure, materials, and overall workmanship, in addition to any related components like gutters, flashing, and chimneys. Utilising advanced tools and techniques, we can spot even the subtlest indicators of an issue, ensuring no problem goes unnoticed. Based on our inspection findings, we then prepare a comprehensive estimate detailing the scope of work, the materials required, and the estimated costs. Our estimates are transparent, with no hidden costs, ensuring you have a full understanding of what the proposed roofing project entails. With our detailed roof inspection and accurate estimates, we empower you to make informed decisions about your roofing investment.
Roof Design and Planning
Once the roof inspection is complete and the estimate is agreed upon, we move on to the design and planning phase. This is where your vision for your roof starts to take shape. Our skilled professionals will work closely with you to design a roofing solution that not only meets your unique needs but also complements your property’s overall aesthetic. We take into consideration several factors such as the architectural style of your building, local climate, and your budget, to ensure the chosen design is both functional and beautiful. During the planning process, we create a detailed project timeline outlining all the steps involved in your roofing project, from material acquisition to installation and cleanup. This comprehensive plan ensures all parties are on the same page and helps us manage your project efficiently, adhering to the agreed-upon timeline and budget. With meticulous design and careful planning, we aim to deliver a roofing solution that elevates the look of your property and offers lasting performance.
Roof Construction and Installation
Following the meticulous planning and design phase, we progress to the construction and installation stage. Our team of highly skilled professional roofers takes great pride in their craftsmanship, ensuring each roof is installed with precision, care, and attention to detail. We use high-quality materials sourced from reputable manufacturers, ensuring your roof is not only visually appealing but also robust and durable. All our installations comply with local building regulations and industry standards, ensuring your roof is safe, secure, and high-performing. We manage every aspect of the construction process, from preparing the site and removing the old roof if necessary, to installing the new one and performing a final inspection. We also prioritise cleanliness and respect for your property, ensuring minimal disruption to your day-to-day activities. Upon completion, we conduct a thorough cleanup, leaving your property neat and tidy. Our goal is to provide you with a roofing solution that you can be proud of, enhancing your property’s curb appeal and offering long-term peace of mind.
Roof Post-installation Support
After the successful installation of your new roof, our commitment doesn’t end there. We offer comprehensive post-installation support to ensure your roof stays in optimal condition for years to come. This includes routine maintenance checks, during which we conduct a thorough examination of your roof to detect any potential issues before they become major problems. These routine inspections also allow us to assess the ongoing performance of your roof and make any necessary adjustments or recommendations. In addition to routine checks, we provide responsive repair services to address any damages or issues that may arise over time, from minor leaks to major structural concerns. Our team is always just a phone call away, ready to provide professional advice or immediate assistance when required. We stand by the quality of our work, and that’s why we also offer a solid warranty for our roofing services, giving 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’re with you every step of the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
What options are available if I need to reroof?
There are 2 options available.
Opting for a complete replacement involves removing the existing roofing system entirely and installing a new one. This approach is suitable when the current roof is significantly deteriorated, has multiple layers of roofing material, or requires a different type of roofing system. Complete replacement provides the opportunity to address underlying issues and start fresh with a new, durable roof.
Re-covering involves placing a new roofing system over the existing one without removing the old material. This option is more cost-effective and can be suitable when the existing roof is in relatively good condition, with minimal damage or wear. However, it’s important to note that building codes typically allow only one re-cover before requiring a complete replacement. Additionally, re-covering may not address underlying issues, so it’s important to assess the existing roof’s condition carefully.
Before deciding between these options, it’s advisable to consult with a roofing professional. They can assess the current state of your roof considering local building codes and provide guidance on the most suitable approach for your specific situation.
If my roof is damaged, can I carry out the repair work myself?
Repairing a damaged roof on your own is generally not advisable due to the complexities involved. Professional roofing contractors are specifically trained to handle roof repairs and replacements efficiently and safely. Attempting such tasks without the necessary expertise can not only lead to injuries but may also result in further damage to your roof.
If, for some reason, you find it necessary to assess your roof personally, it’s crucial to prioritise safety measures. Use a securely braced ladder with rubber safety feet to ensure stability, and enlist the assistance of someone to provide support during the process. Wearing rubber-soled shoes is also recommended for added grip while climbing the ladder and navigating the roof.
However, even if you perform a preliminary assessment, it’s strongly recommended 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, ensuring that repairs go beyond cosmetic fixes and address the underlying problems. This approach helps prevent further damage and maintains the integrity of your roofing system.
So, while personal assessment with safety precautions can be undertaken, the actual repair work should be left to experienced roofing professionals to ensure a safe, effective, and lasting solution.
How much does it cost to replace a roof?
The cost of re-roofing depends on various factors, including the size, complexity, location, type of product, and additional fittings. As an illustrative example, re-roofing a standard semi-detached property with clay tiles might range from £3,500 to £5,500.
For the most accurate estimate and to secure the best deal, it’s advisable to obtain quotes from multiple roofing companies. Ensure that the quotes provide a detailed breakdown of the costs and specify the scope of work. This transparency helps you understand exactly what is included in the quoted price.
If you have a preference for a particular roofing product or style for your new roof, don’t hesitate to communicate this to the roofing companies during the quotation process. This ensures that the quotes you receive align with your preferences and requirements.
How long will my roofing system last?
The typical lifespan of new roofing systems is designed to be around 20 years, although certain roof types such as slate, clay tile, and specific metals can surpass this duration. The actual longevity of a roof is influenced by various factors, with climate and environmental conditions being crucial. Harsh weather, exposure to sunlight, and extreme temperatures can impact a roof’s lifespan significantly. Additionally, the quality and sustainability of the roofing materials, along with proper installation, determine how long a roof will remain effective.
Regular maintenance practices are also essential for extending the life of a roof. Routine inspections, prompt repairs, and proactive care can prevent minor issues from escalating into major problems. The way in which roofing materials are installed or fitted will also affect overall performance. Proper installation is crucial for ensuring that the materials function as intended and contribute to a longer-lasting roof.
When considering a new roofing system, it’s important to examine the warranties provided by different manufacturers. Warranties offer insights into the expected durability of materials and reflect the manufacturer’s confidence in their product. Understanding the terms and conditions of warranties is important for making informed decisions about the longevity and reliability of the chosen roofing system.
Do I need planning permission to re-roof my property?
Under standard circumstances, the process of re-roofing or installing lights and skylights on your house usually does not necessitate obtaining planning permission, thanks to permitted development rules. These rules permit alterations within certain limits and conditions. Specifically, any alteration should not project more than 150 millimetres from the existing roof plane, and no alteration should exceed the height of the highest part of the roof. Additionally, side facing windows resulting from alterations must be obscure-glazed, with any opening situated at least 1.7 metres above the floor. It’s also worth noting that the permitted development regime for solar panels has its own set of limits, particularly regarding projections and their placement in protected areas. However, exceptions exist, particularly if your house is situated within a conservation area or a world heritage site. In such cases, stricter guidelines may apply, requiring careful adherence to additional regulations.
For the majority of residential properties in typical scenarios, re-roofing and the installation of lights or skylights fall within the realm of permitted development rules, eliminating the need for planning permission. However, understanding the specific limitations and conditions outlined by these rules is crucial. If your property falls within a conservation area or world heritage site, it’s advisable to be aware of and comply with any additional guidelines that may apply. Consulting with local authorities or planning professionals can provide clarity on compliance with 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.