Do You Have Poor Insulation?: Here’s How To Find Out

Poor insulation in your home is the main cause of many problems you will experience, yet fail to identify the reasoning behind. The issues that poor insulation cause are not just an inconvenience – but also an extremely deep money pit.

If you have deep doubts about your home’s insulation quality, here are a few pointers to help you uncover the signs that it is time to call a roof company to help.

Energy Bills at an All-Time High

True, the cost of living crisis is putting a pinch on everyone’s finances in 2023. When you look deeper and notice that your energy bills are steadily increasing – with no reason that you are aware of – it could be down to your insulation.

Chances are that your cooling or heating system is putting in a lot of overtime to maintain your home’s ideal temperature. That heat will escape through doors, windows, your home’s foundation and the loft space. With all that going on, your home is finding it extremely hard to settle at a steady temperature.

Mould and Moisture

The most apparent sign of poor insulation is finding mould and moisture throughout your home. This could be caused by a hole in the roof or condensation setting in over a long period.

As condensation rises, it causes dampness and eventually makes the loft and objects contained wet. As time passes, the walls, ceiling and other areas around the house will see that water spread and begin to cause interior damage. Improper ventilation is the most common root of the problem, found in bathrooms where hot showers produce steam.

With inferior ventilation, that moisture will rise through the upper parts of the home and give the perfect environment for mould to produce.

Hot and Cold Rooms and Drafts

Experiencing hot and cold rooms can also be down to improper ventilation. Without adequate ventilation, your home heating system will suffer and begin to not function as it should.

A professional roofing company can check the building’s insulation, measure its thickness and determine if additional or less insulation is required for your home. Cold drafts in the winter season can be a factor because of poor insulation in your attic. If you have a landing area where you feel a cold chill, or experience cold spots around the upper level of the house with no clear indication of where it is coming from, you need to talk with the team at Pinnacle Roof and Build today.

If you suspect your home insulation is causing some problems, call our professional and friendly Manchester roofing companies team to find the root of the problem 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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