How Crucial is Insulation in Your Roof?

Among the many parts of your existing roofing system, insulation is one of the most essential factors in a safe and steady roof. Roof insulation keeps your home warm in the colder months and cooler during the heatwave periods.

Whilst you may think that all insulation is the same, many different types depend on the climate to be effective. For better understanding, talk with your local roof company.

Types of Insulation

Insulation prevents heat transfer from one object to another, commonly used in buildings and homes that keep occupants warm in winter and cool over the summer.

Fibreglass insulation is an affordable and easily installable option, effective at insulting most homes and buildings. Polyurethane insulation is a form of plastic insulation filled with tiny air bubbles that help insulate the foam for maximum insulation. As well as these popular forms, there is Cellulose insulation – a plant fibre made from recycled materials and is environmentally friendly.

Mineral wool is a popular insulation for its ability to block heat loss and prevent fire spread; also a good insulator for those with allergies by not containing any harmful fibres or chemicals. Stone wool is volcanic rock that is spun into fiber and is a good choice as an environmentally friendly option. That is a solid choice for saving on energy bills as it reduces the reliance on heating and cooling.

Which is Best?

There is no one-size-fits-all scenario when it comes to insulation requirements. Depending on your specific region, the best type of insulation will vary. If you have a generally cold climate, we recommend insulation made from materials resistant to moisture – like fibreglass or cellulose.

On the other hand, hotter climates are best-suited for heat-resistant materials, such as foam or mineral wool. The choice of the right kind of insulation helps to keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer over the winter months and protect from various elements of each season.

Benefits of Insulation

Insulation is a crucial part of your roofing system to keep it comfortable all year round, regardless of what weather patterns happen externally. It also helps to keep your energy and heating bills lower during the year and improves the overall sound quality of your home.

As a protector against moisture damage, allergens and pollutants, the right roof insulation in your home should be in its best condition, with sporadic checks to see that it is still doing its job.

If you have questions about the insulation under your roof, contact the team at Pinnacle Roof & Build, a roofing company with specialist work in insulation of commercial and residential property.


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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