Why Flat Roof Maintenance Matters

Flat roofs provide a lot of convenience, taking up less space than a pitched roof, helping to achieve a particular aesthetic and providing a great place for plant life and solar installation. Flat roofing has an unobtrusive nature that is beneficial, but it can also mean that you could forget about any flat roof maintenance they may require.

Why Maintenance is Key

A build-up of moss, debris and equipment that stays on a fat roof can cause damage to the membrane and lead to water ingress. That causes even more problems if left for long periods.

A flat roof without a regular inspection will store up problems – leading to a dramatic acceleration of ageing within the entire roofing system, bringing  unnecessary and onerous costs. No roof is built to last forever, but well-designed and maintained roofs can deliver a life of service.

Some flat roof maintenance operations have kept roofs in top condition for up to 50 years. Those constructed towards the end of the 20th century will now be reaching the end of their natural lifespan, meaning you need experienced flat roofing companies who use modern engineered materials.

Safety First

A poorly maintained roof not only puts your home at risk but also your safety. Water pooling, ice during the winter months and build-ups of debris and slime are hazards that should be avoided.

A poorly maintained roof creates hazards for occupants and people on the street. With the UK Northwest suffering some of the strongest winds that damage property, a poorly kept roof can result in pieces damaging neighbouring houses and vehicles – as well as innocent passers-by.

Good Maintenance

Maintenance is extremely important for every kind of roof, but maintenance costs can be significantly lower if the roof is properly maintained to begin with.

Having your roof checked by Manchester roofing companies at regular intervals, and providing expert opinions on your roofing condition is highly recommended. This helps you to navigate the costs and avoid more costly repairs through negligence.

A roof company will clean the gutters and downpipes as well as other drainage components, remove debris from the roof, corners and edges and clean up the bulk gravel from growing plants and rough debris. Your lashings and trims will be constantly checked for failings and vulnerabilities, as well as running boards, roof hooks, snow guards and other built-in details.

Any damaged roofing material can be replaced, brittle mortar will be repaired and all wood will be checked for pests and decay, and many other areas that go into your roof. It proves much more cost-effective to have a roofing company on your side.

For more information on flat roof maintenance, contact Pinnacle Roof & Build today and allow our team to ensure your roof is in good health.


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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