Benefits of a Flat Roof

Flat roofing is incredibly popular for residential and commercial properties, particularly used on larger structures like outbuildings. Made from EPDM rubber and GRP, this kind of roofing is not as flat as its name suggests – it is sloped between ¼ and ½ inch per foot to drain water more efficiently.

If a flat roof specialist has been recommended for your home renovation, it is for good reason as a flat roof holds a lot of positives for your home’s future.

If you are considering a new roof for your home, let us tell you what the main advantages of a flat roof bring to your property to help you make an informed decision.


First of all, there are three kinds of flat roofing – built-up roofing, rubber membrane and modified bitumen. Built-up was one of the most common flat roofing styles consisting of a bottom layer or two of insulation board and many intermediate asphalt or tar ones alternated with roofing felt, with a top layer of gravel.

The rubber membrane is a roof of synthetic rubber sheet material that is easy to recognise and either ballasted or weighted with large river stone, or glued down on the installation. Modified bitumen is more lightweight, DIY-friendly and easier to install without making a mess. It involves a single layer of adhesive roofing material installed via torch to melt the rear of the material to the base layer.


The biggest pro of a flat roof is that they are a very affordable option because the materials are composed of inexpensive items. Labour costs on these types of roofs are also lower because the installation is a lot less complicated to complete. Less complexity equals less money on time.

As they are simpler to install than more complex roofing systems, it also means that they are much simpler to repair should any fixes need to be done. This helps to keep any roofing repair costs lower as a result.

Unlike sloped roofs, flat roofs are more accessible – making it easier to inspect for leaks and damage. This also means that the space on your roof can be used in a multitude of ways that benefit your home. You could create a deck or garden on your property to entertain guests or hold parties, and even have room to install those solar panels that will help to make your home more energy efficient and appealing should you choose to sell it. Especially efficient because they have a membrane system applied on top of rigid sheets of insulation.

This roof space also allows for heating and air conditioning units to be installed, providing great space to keep them out of the way. Flat roofs are also a lot easier to keep clean because they are more accessible for you as a homeowner, meaning that you can easily keep mould, algae, stains and debris under control.

For roofing services in Manchester, contact the team at Pinnacle Roof and Build today – your go to roofing company Stockport.


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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