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Quality Durham Roofing Services You Can Trust

If you're looking for qualified and experienced roofing contractors in Durham, look no further than CheckaRoof. With years of knowledge and experience under our belt and many satisfied customers, we feel confident that we can offer a range of roofing services that can give you the roof that you're searching for at an affordable price and that will last for years to come. We offer roof repairs on a variety of roof types and we also offer a full roof replacement service. Whatever the roofing work you need, you can be sure that our highly qualified and fully insured local roofers will give you the very best roofing service, every time.

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Why Choose Us

We are some of the best roofers in Durham, with a high level of satisfaction from our former customers, both commercial clients and residential. We have full public liability insurance and we are qualified, experienced, and skilled in all areas of roofing. This includes flat roofing, such as felt roofing, fibreglass, rubber, and more. As well as pitched roofing, including slate roofing, tiled roofing, and shingle.

We can build new roofs using these materials on all types of properties, which will be completed to a high standard and in line with all of the most recent techniques available in the building industry. We also offer roof repair on all types of roofs.

As well as new roofs and roof repair, we are also skilled at building work and repair work for rooflines, leadwork, and chimneys. All of the work carried out by our experienced and fully insured team is to the highest level and as cost-effective as possible.

We are a family run business that takes great care of our potential and current customers. Whatever home improvements you are hoping to make, you can rest assured that there will be no hidden extras. We will work with you from start to finish to ensure that you have peace of mind and are satisfied with the final result.

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Our Roofing Services

Get in touch with us today for a free quote on any of our roofing services and we can find a time that suits you to take a look at your property and work with you to find the roofing solution that perfectly fits your needs. Our dedicated team of qualified and experienced roofing contractors with full public liability insurance have the knowledge and skills to handle a wide variety of roof types and roofing systems and work to the highest quality at a competitive price.

If you can't find the roofing services that you're looking for in the following list, just get in touch for a chat and there's a very good chance that we will be able to find a solution that works for you.

Our Roofing Services

Flat Roofs

Flat roofs are a great option for many different circumstances. Our professional and dedicated team of local roofers can work with you to decide the best flat roof covering for your building that will give you a long-lasting finish that looks perfect.

You will often see flat roofing on a shed roof, garage roof, extension roof, summerhouse roof, and more. Flat roofing has specific needs and limitations, so using experienced roofers to advise and provide full installation will help you to ensure that your flat roof works as it should for as long as possible.

Felt Roofs

Felt roofing is a popular roofing system for flat roofs that is hardy, protects against the British weather and is flexible enough to be used on a wide variety of roof sizes and shapes. We use the newer torch-on-felt technique to give you a felt roof that will last for a decade and more.

Felt roofing is flexible enough to fit even complicated roof shapes and it is extremely lightweight. It is also a much cheaper option than many other flat roofing material options. Roof repair is quick and easy and can be achieved through simple patchwork that you can even do yourself, although if there is a lot of damage it can be a better idea to get an experienced roofer to come in and take a look.

If you would like to go through your felt roofing options with us, including installing a new roof, just get in touch today and we will be able to work with you to find a solution that works for your roof. We have been in the roofing industry for many years and have extensive experience with felt roofing for all manner of flat roofs.

Felt roofs at a glance:

  • Life expectancy: 10-20 years
  • Average cost: £30-£45 per square metre (plus labour)
  • Requires regular maintenance
  • Can be DIY repaired

Fibreglass GRP Roofing

Fibreglass roofing is strong, durable, long-lasting, and extremely weatherproof. It is the most hard-wearing flexible roofing system available, is cold-applied, and can be used for a wide variety of roof types. We are local roofers who are highly experienced in the installation of fibreglass GRP roofing, so get in touch today if you think this could be a good option for your flat roof.

Fibreglass roofing is one of the most expensive flat roofing options. But it has some great qualities that can justify the extra cost. GRP fibreglass is very durable, and it can be used as roof flooring if you want to use your roof as an outdoor space. It is also an attractive option that looks great on both commercial properties and domestic.

Roof repairs of GRP fibreglass can sometimes be completed yourself but you will often need to bring in someone from the roofing trade to make sure that it is done properly.

Fibreglass roofs at a glance:

  • Life expectancy: 25+ years
  • Average cost: £90 per square metre (plus labour)
  • Easy to maintain
  • Can't usually be DIY repaired

EPDM Rubber Roofing

This is a great roofing choice for flat roofs because it is strong enough for people to walk on. So if you have a flat roof that will be used as a balcony or other walked area then this will work for you. Get in touch today for a quote on EPDM rubber roofing.

EPDM rubber roofing is known for being incredibly durable and long-lasting. The artificial rubber comes in a single sheet which means that there are no seams that can allow water to get in. It is also UV-resistant and can withstand heat, cold, and extreme weather conditions. And it is completely fire resistant. Roofing works and repairs can be carried out by yourself but for a great job, it is often a good idea to leave it to a professional local roofer. There can be unexpected factors that can cause the waterproof sealing to not be as effective as you would want, and an experienced roofer will be able to spot these straight away.

EPDM rubber roofing is often seen as an unattractive option, however, which puts many people off. There are newer options available, such as EPDM shingles, that can create a different finish. Get in touch today if you want to hear about the different EPDM roofing service options for you.

EPDM rubber roofs at a glance:

  • Life expectancy: 50+ years
  • Average cost: £50 per square metre
  • Easy to maintain
  • Can be DIY repaired
Flat Roofs

Pitched Roofs

Pitched roofs are the most popular type of roof in the UK and we are local roofing specialists who have years of experience in the installation and repair of a variety of pitched roof types. If you are looking for a new pitched roof and a great job at an affordable price, we can offer you a range of options.

Slate Roofs

Slate is incredibly long-lasting. A slate roof can stay in great condition for centuries and it gives your property a classic and timeless look. The laying of slate is a skilled and specialised job that we have a lot of experience in. So if you want a local roofer that you can trust to install your slate roof, get in touch and we can help you. We are a roofing company that prides ourselves on customer satisfaction and carrying out an excellent job every time and we know how important getting a slate roof just right is.

Slate roofing has the highest longevity out of all the different roofing options but, with that comes an increase in cost. Slate is a natural material that is formed under intense heat and pressure within the earth, which allows it to withstand conditions that other materials wouldn't be able to. It is also fire-resistant and an environmentally friendly roofing option. The slate that is used can be recycled and reused over and over again.

Slate roofing is very heavy, however, so it isn't suitable for all types of buildings due to their weight. And even a small job for repair work will need local roofers who are experienced and knowledgable about how to deal with slate.

Slate roofs at a glance:

  • Life expectancy: 80-100+ years
  • Average cost: £50 per square metre (plus labour)
  • Easy to maintain
  • Can't usually be DIY repaired

Tiled Roofs

Clay or concrete roof tiles come in a wide range of colours and styles to suit your property and your tastes. Tiled roofs don't just look great, but they are also long-lasting and durable. But they do require specialist roofing contractors like ourselves to properly install and maintain them. We can offer a complete re-roof using the tiles of your choice.

One of the major benefits of tiled roofing is the sheer amount of choice you have over the styling. You can pick out the shape of the tiles and their colour to create the perfect look that suits your home and your personality. They are also very durable and can withstand even extreme weather conditions. And they are cheaper than slate roofs but give your property a similar look.

Like slate roofs, however, tiled roofs are heavy so you will need to make sure that your property will be able to withstand the weight. Broken tiles can also be replaced individually, which can make them easier to repair, but you will still need a roofing specialist to do the job for you.

Get in touch with us today and we can work with you to find the tiled roof option that works best for your property. We have experience with all tile types and designs and we will be able to advise you on your options and complete the job to a very high standard.

Tiled roofs at a glance:

  • Life expectancy: 60+ years
  • Average cost: £170 per 5 tiles (plus labour)
  • Easy to maintain
  • Can't be DIY repaired
Pitched Roofs

Asphalt Shingles

Often known as tile strips, asphalt shingles are a type of roof covering for pitched roofs. They come in a variety of shapes and styles and, like slates and tiles, can be laid in different configurations. Asphalt shingles are made of a base mat, asphalt, and a UV-resistant covering of ceramic granules.

This type of roof covering is cheaper than slates or tiles and there is a lot of choice of the final look. They are also lightweight which means that they can be installed on properties that wouldn't be able to hold the weight of other types of roof coverings.

They are easy and quick to install, which can also help to lower costs. Repairing asphalt shingles should always be carried out by a roofing professional but because they can be replaced individually, the repair work is easy and quick.

Because of their lightweight, shingles are more prone to cracking and lifting than other heavier roof materials. This is a big part of the reason why they don't last as long as other roof types, but properly maintained it can still last for a quarter of a century.

Asphalt Shingles at a glance:

  • Life expectancy: 25-30 years
  • Average cost: £30 per square metre (plus labour)
  • Need regular maintenance
  • Can't be DIY repaired

If you think that a shingle roof is the right option for you, get in touch with us today and we will work with you to choose and install the right shingles for your property.

Asphalt Shingles

Roofline

Your property's roofline is important not just because of how it looks but also because of how it protects your roof and the rest of the building from damage. Installing the right roofline will make a big difference to how well your property is protected and can give it a new and improved look. We offer a range of roofline services, including the replacement, maintenance, and repair of fascia boards, soffits, and guttering. All our roofing work is carried out in a professional manner using quality materials, so you can be sure that our experienced team will bring your roofline up to the highest standard.

Roofline

Lead work

The lead work on your roof helps to keep your roof watertight by creating a seal and it also helps the water to run off the roof and into the guttering. Lead flashing is an often neglected but vitally important part of maintaining your roof and property. Lead flashing is especially important at the joins in your roof because these are the areas that are most likely to let in moisture.

We are local roofers who are skilled at installing and maintaining lead work so that it can protect your roof and your property for years to come.

Lead work

Roof Repair

Roof repair is an important part of maintaining your property. Slight damage to your roof, for example after a heavy storm, can soon escalate into serious problems if it isn't repaired immediately. If you suspect that your roof has got damaged, then you need to have a specialist roofing contractor come in and assess the problem as soon as possible.

It can often be difficult to know when your roof needs to be repaired but if you noticed any issues, then having experienced roofers come in to take a look sooner rather than later can give you the peace of mind that the problem will be dealt with before it grows into a bigger problem again. And this is often the case with roofs because an issue like broken tiles, for example, can lead to water getting into the roof structure which can then cause rotting of the timbers. And before you know it, you are looking at a complete new roof.

Some signs that roof repairs are needed include:

  • Damaged shingles
  • Leaking roof
  • Obvious deterioration around roof objects such as plumbing vents and chimney stacks
  • Stains on your ceiling
  • Signs of mould, especially on the exterior walls and where the roof meets them
  • Clogged soffits
  • Rust on flashings
  • Deterioration to exterior paint, such as blistering or peeling
  • Rusted guttering

All our roofers have the knowledge and experience to repair roofs of any variety and type, including natural slate roofs, tiled roofs, and all types of flat roofs. Our dedicated team will do an excellent job in making sure that your roof is fully repaired and to a standard that will prevent the damage from reoccurring. If you are experiencing roof problems, just get in touch with us and we will provide you with our excellent service that can help to repair and prevent any further damage to the roof or the rest of your property.

Roof Repair

Chimney Repairs

Our roofing services include all manner of chimney repairs. We are experienced and fully qualified roofing contractors who will be able to help you to maintain and repair your chimney. This includes both minor repairs and more extensive repairs, such as:

  • Brick and mortar pointing
  • Crack repair
  • Leadwork
  • Chimney crown repair and installation
  • Chimney lining repair and replacement
  • Flashing repair and replacement
  • Roof tile repair and replacement
  • Gutter cleaning

It is always a good idea to have your chimney assessed regularly by a reliable roofing company, but there are some common signs that your chimney requires repair. These can include damp patches, visible cracks in the chimney stack or crown, a draught coming through your fireplace, a leaning chimney stack, efflorescence, damaged mortar joints, shaling, spalling, and rust.

Repairing a chimney isn't something that can be put off because it can be dangerous. A cracked or damaged chimney can allow dangerous gasses to enter your home and can even put you at risk of a fire. If you suspect that your chimney may need repairs, we can give you peace of mind by taking a look and repairing any damage before it creates a danger for you.

Chimney Repairs

Loft Conversions

A loft conversion can add a lot of value to your property and it can also give you a lot of extra space that can be used for an extra bedroom, office, or hobby room. When deciding on adding a loft conversion, it is important to have some understanding of building regulations. Often, you won't need to get planning permission to add a loft conversion to your home, but you may need to if your home is in a conservation area or for some types of loft conversion. Getting the opinion of an experienced roofing contractor can help you to decide what type of loft conversion would work best for you.

Types of Loft Conversions

Roof light

This is the cheapest loft conversion option and it involves simply adding skylights into the existing pitched roof, making the floor usable, and adding a staircase. As well as electrics and insulation to make the room comfortable.

Because the space itself isn't changed, this type of conversion will usually create a smaller room, and it is important to remember that you will need a minimum height of 2.2m.

Dormer roof

This is one of the most popular conversion options. It is an extension that protrudes vertically from the roof. Normal windows (and not skylights) are added to the side of the vertical extension.

A dormer roof extension is a cost-effective option that adds a lot of headroom and space while being minimally disruptive.

Hip to gable

This type of loft conversion can add a lot more floor and headspace but it is a more expensive and disruptive option that may require planning permission.

A hip to gable conversion involves straightening the sloped hip part of the roof to create a vertical gable wall. So it is almost like tacking a whole new room to the roof of your house, which makes it effective at increasing space.

Mansard

If a hip to gable conversion is like tacking on a room to the side of your roof, a mansard conversion is like adding a whole extra storey to the top of your property. It requires quite extensive alterations to your house so it can be an expensive option but it does give you the maximum amount of space.

Loft Conversions

Get In Touch Today For Quality Roofs At Competitive Prices

We understand the importance of keeping your property waterproofed, protected from the elements, and insulated. And we know that quality workmanship is vital if you want your roof to last as long as it can. Whether you want to install a new roof, need roof repair work, or want someone to maintain your roof so that it lasts longer, we are a family run business of local roofers that you can trust to do quality work and a great job that exceeds your expectations every single time, just like our previous customers. Get in touch with us today for a free quote and take your first step towards a roof that looks great and works at its best for many years to come.

Get In Touch Today For Quality Roofs At Competitive Prices

We specialise in all aspects of roofing services

New Roofs

Guttering

New Roofs

Emergency Roof Repairs

Chimneys

Cladding, Fascias and Soffits

Flat Roofs

Lead Work / Roofing

Roof Insulation

Waterproofing

Pitched Roofs

Fibreglass Roofs

Quality Durham Roofing Services You Can Trust FAQs

Can roofers work on a wet roof?

Yes, a roofer can work on a wet roof when installing or replacing. Precautions are taken for the roof itself and for the safety of the roofer. This is not the case for flat roofs because of the pooling of water.

How much does a new roof cost in the UK?

The two biggest factors that affect the price are the chosen materials and the overall size of the roof. The average price however is about £5000 with the cost ranging from £3000 - £7000.

Do UK roofers have to be licensed?

A roofer does not need any specific licence to work as a roofer or carry out roof installations and repairs. This is if you are carrying out normal roofing services on residential and commercial properties.

What should I look for when getting a roof quote?

Your roofing estimate should include materials used and labour for all stages of the installation. The quote should include any flashing your roof needs including fascia’s, soffits & guttering.

What is the most common roofing material in the UK?

Slate is the most common roofing material in the UK due to it being used for the full coverage of the roof as well as being the most common type of roofing chosen.
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