FAQs Around New Roofing

If you are planning to have a new roof installed – no matter if it is because of excessive damage or restructuring to your home, you will love the idea but get hung up on a lot of questions about what it entails.

Many of our clients have the same questions and concerns – so much so that we can provide the answers to our most frequently asked questions. Here we have provided some of the most commonly asked questions and the best answers to them. If there is a question you have that is not within this article, then feel free to call us directly to get an answer.

What is the Most Important Consideration in Choosing a New Roof?

Whilst this is one question, it has 3 answers. The first we would always say is towards the pitch. You need to determine the products you can use to determine the pitch of your roof. This is something that the team at Pinnacle can help you with from the very beginning.

The other parts come in the planning and making sure that any products you do use meet the local planning requirements if applicable. Finally, there is the weight consideration. Structural support may be a requirement depending on the material used for your new roof. Taking the weight of whatever roof covering is chosen into account before making the decision saves you time and money.

As an example, slate is an extremely popular and beautiful choice for roofing, but it is very heavy.

How Much Will It Cost?

It is always the most demanding question because it has to line up with whatever budget you have, but a roofing cost has to take into account a variety of factors such as the size, complexity, location, products, fittings and other pieces to get a full picture on the cost. In average cases, semi-detached property with clay tiles can be anywhere between £7k to £15k.

You can go around the businesses to collect quotes but you will need to know exactly what you are being quoted for. You don’t want any unforeseen costs suddenly being sprung on you because they were not a part of the original quote.

What Kind of Roofing Should I Get if a new build?

There are so many different variations of roofing design available and each of them suits a particular style of house and structure – therefore you must listen to your suggestions as they know more than anyone.

The main types are interlocking tiles (reduces overlapping), clay tiles (great curves and detail), stone tiles (thicker and more costly), concrete tiles (vast colours and textures) and slate tiles (simple and economical).

You also have metal roofing which is durable and adaptable, thatched roofing which is more traditional and sustainable.

These are all the top questions we initially get asked as a go to roofing company, and there are many more. If you have questions about your new roof plans or looking for a Manchester roofing company, pitched roof installation, or a roof renovation, contact the team at Pinnacle Roof and Build today.


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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