Signs of an Unhealthy Roof

When it comes to the home, concerns about your roofing fall short among the regular concerns and repairs that you concentrate on throughout the year. Unfortunately, this area tends to get its attention when something drastic has already happened – such as broken roof tiles – or at least shows early signs that your roof is unhealthy.

Potential Problems

If lucky, you can spot a sagging ceiling or dark patches starting to appear, or if a wall feels incredibly cold and damp to the touch. Whilst initially undetected, these have been problems that have grown over time. If they start to appear, then even further damage has been done beyond that to the structure.

These are the warning signs that you need an urgent roof repair. If left unresolved, larger, and more expensive problems are destined to follow.

Things to Look For

The exterior of your roof is always going to be the telling sign. A majority of roofing jobs are the result of damaged tiles that can crack, disintegrate, become unfixed, slip and other situations that require them to be immediately replaced.

If your tiles have been sitting on your roof for 20 years or more, it is reasonable to assume that they have faced the elements many times over. This may result in algae and moss making their presence felt in the shaded areas which lead to moisture damage and rot.

When looking at your guttering, you may also discover pieces of roof tiles and shingles which point to your roof deteriorating and holding sitting water. This sitting water highlights that your roof is not getting the desired drainage – and sagging and mould are a heightened risk.

You may also have guttering that is coming loose from the house which is a huge sign that timber its fixed too is rotten. You may also notice your lead flashings could of fell out which could let in a drastic amount of water. What all of these elements can lead to is a full roof collapse if not rectified immediately – Which is why should seek advice from a company that specialises in roofing services in Manchester.

Regular Checking

You need to make a point of checking both the interior and exterior of your roof regularly to detect any of these warning signs, such as broken roof tiles, and keep your gutters clear. If your home is displaying any of these conditions, you need to contact Pinnacle Roof & Build straight away and not attempt to fix the problem yourself.

This could lead to further damage if you do not know the extent of the damage, and potentially could be putting your health and safety at risk.

If you’re looking for pitched roof installation, a flat roof specialist, or a Manchester roofing company, contact the team at Pinnacle Roof and Build today – your go to professional roofing company Wilmslow that can solve the problem with no concern.


Working in a high pressure law firm means we often don’t have time to turn our attention to the things that need doing to the building we work in.

Since we occupied our Cheadle offices back in 2017, we have have always had and issue with the flat roof at the back. Any time we have tried to resolve it, we have either been met with unreliable workmen, or extortionate quotes.

Once Brad joined BNI – and after hearing about all the fantastic work he had done for fellow members – we decided to call him in to quote. After attending the offices and providing a very reasonable and detailed quotation, we instructed Pinnacle Roof and Build to replace the flat roof at the office.

Brad and his team always turned up on the days and times stipulated – and if there was ever a change in the schedule, Brad would always let me know in advance.

It wasn’t the easiest of jobs, and Brad and his team were met with a lot of challenges – but despite this, the invoice at the end did not exceed the initial quote, and the works were still completed in time.

All in all, Pinnacle Roof and Build provided a first class service. They went above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to family, friends, and business associates.

Zara Reaz | Betesh Middleton – Cheadle

Alex and his team were professional throughout. They arrived on time, delivered the job with no hiccups and completed the job on the day they said they would.
Overall impressed with the work and the workmanship.

J Morris – Woodley.

We first reached out to pinnacle when our roof was leaking last winter which they temporarily repaired.
We then had them back in the spring to re-roof our entire house. Great work lads.

P Bolton – Woodley.

Very high standard of work, gave great advice and provided a second to none service!
Will be using again!

B Council – New Mills.

We decided to use pinnacle roof and build because I thought Brad was very easy to deal with and very knowledgeable about the work we needed doing.
Great company, great set of lads

S Myers – Gee Cross.


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