Avoiding Cowboy Roofing Companies

How to Avoid a Cowboy Roofer

When you have a roof in dire need of repair, it is not a job where you can simply pick the cheapest roofing company on the market. Many rogue roofers throughout Manchester offer you the bargain but do such an amateur job that you are required to shell out twice as much to start all over again within months. Knowing how to avoid a cowboy roofer can be difficult.

Many vulnerable people fall victim to the cowboy roofer, using dishonest and aggressive trader tactics to fraudulently gain a job and fleece a ton of money out of unsuspecting clients. Whilst the majority of roofing companies in the Northwest are trustworthy and provide the top standard in roofing projects, the county does have its fair share of pale imitators just after your money.

The Scourge of the Cowboy Contractor

Cowboy roofers put new meaning into the con in the contractor, performing a less than adequate job on your pitched roof installation and overcharging you for their services. Sure, they may entice you with the prospect of doing it cheaper, but there will always be more money to squeeze out of you as the project unfolds.

The work that they do usually ruins the foundations of your home and causes bigger problems than what you initially had when taking them on. They will end up charging a lot for the simple work and offer to carry out repairs to areas that are not even required. They typically come in the form of a door-to-door seller, using pushy tactics or claiming that your home has signs of something that needs urgent work and offer it at a cut rate whilst they ‘are working in the area’.

Scouting a Rogue Trader

Professional Manchester roofing companies come at a price. When you consider how important your roof is to protect your family and property, any maintenance should be done by people who are qualified and insured to do so.

We advise that you do not do any business with anyone who comes to your door and offers their services on the spot, no matter if it’s a roofing contractor or any other tradesman. If you verbally agree to a price on your doorstep, there is no written statement of the price and you have no argument should they suddenly demand more money towards their work.

A rogue trader will also not allow you to contact flat roofing companies or get alternative quotes to see if the price is fair and in line with other firms. The other big problem is that they will be near impossible to track down once the work is completed as they tend to give false identities and have no brand or logo on their vehicles.

Contact Us

At Pinnacle Roof & Build, we have an excellent reputation for high-quality roofing services and are fully insured and guaranteed to use only the best materials for the job. Knowing how to avoid a cowboy roofer can be difficult – Contact our team today and speak to the professional


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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