What to Look For on Your Roof  

Do not take the out-of-sight, out-of-mind mentality when it comes to your roof. Not only is it a risky attitude to have, but it is also a highly negligent one that will cost you a lot more in a short amount of time.

There are all manner of things that can put your roof at considerable risk. Regular inspections are vital to be able to catch what will become a costly professional repair before they become one. Here are some things that you can look for that will help you determine if it is time for repairs.

Prominent Signs

The most prominent signs that you need to call a professional roofing company will be from spotting rust in the flashing.

The flashing on a roof directs the rainwater away and prevents the water from leaking into your home. When you neglect your flashing and leave it in a bad state, it can begin to rust which will soon show signs of cracks and warping. Once this begins, it can start to get costly.

Catching the rusting at an early stage and removing it professionally before it fully compromises the flashing stops any long-term deterioration. Also, the top of the list is leaking or blocked gutters. These are common problems that are caused by a build-up of leaves and other vegetation.

Regular checking is essential to keep your pipes clear and avoid water pooling on the roof and associated risks. Clearing your gutters is relatively straightforward – yet vital. The same care should be tagged to moss. As plants hold moisture, large moss mounds can become long-term risks to your roof slates and brickwork.

Missing or Broken Elements

Missing or broken slates, tiles or shingles will open up your home to the outside elements, resulting in very costly interior and exterior damage.

If your roof has slates, tiles or shingles that need repair or replacement, it is vital to act straight away and not leave them prone to weather changes. Any light that comes through your roof not from a purpose-built window will showcase the result of a crack or hole. When you have these breaks in your roof, all of your interior and possessions are at high risk of damage from weather or pests.

If you see any of the described conditions on your roof, we express urgency in talking with a professional roof company. At Pinnacle Roof and Build, we are experts in professional roofing services, operating on domestic, commercial and heritage roofing. No matter if it is a pitched roof installation or if you require flat roof specialists, our team is here to help.

Contact our team today to fix the problem before it becomes costly.


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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