What Will Affect My Roof’s Lifespan?

If you are doing some research before contacting a roofing company for a quote, regardless of the work that is needing to be done to your roof, you want to know that it will last as long as possible before needing any fixes.

The team here at Pinnacle Roof and Build – know all about the outside factors that play against your roofing lifespan. Whilst a lot of these will be out of your control, they are important to understand and discover the warning signs so that your roof’s integrity can be preserved.

Materials and Weather

It comes as no surprise to anyone, but the material quality of your roof is always going to dictate the lifespan. The material chosen needs to be durable and efficient. Some people go the way of a concrete tile, which does not last as long as a clay tile or natural slate & stone.

This is why you need to talk about which materials are the most reliable and long-lasting for your home. As well as materials, weather such as strong winds, heavy hail, snow, ice and others will play a part in decreasing the lifespan.

Roofs are created to be strong and durable, but that does not mean they are not prone to wearing down by repeated exposure to harsher conditions. Long exposure to hot sunny weather will lead to fading colour and cracking materials over time due to ultraviolet rays. A constant barrage of wind can cause tiles to dislodge over time too.

Roof Slope or Pitch and Insulation

Even the angle of your pitched roof can affect the lifespan, such as if you have a flat or small sloping roof. You will be more at risk of an increase in deterioration caused by slower water movement.

You can’t exactly change the structure of your home by simple measures, but that does not mean that more durable materials cannot be installed to protect your home from this type of damage. Also, during the winter, you must have the proper insulation that not only prevents ice and keeps the house warm, but will also serve your home during the hotter months by protecting the heat level.

If you want expert advice on what to look for longevity on your roof, contact the team at Pinnacle Roof and Build today – Your go to roof company.


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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