How Long Will a New Roof Last?

Flat roofing or pitched roof installation is a big investment for your home and requires a monumental workload to professionally install. Whether it is a newly built home or a house that has existed for decades, your roof lifespan is an area that is both relevant and urgent.

As Manchester is subjected to some of the harshest weather conditions throughout the year – from blazing sunshine to snow to heavy rainfall – understanding what is expected from your new roof installation is crucial to providing safety for your home.

Avoiding Expense

Nobody wants to go through considerable expense and inconvenience in installing a new roof to discover that it requires repairs or replacement sooner than expected. In truth, many factors contribute to a roof’s health and life expectancy, including materials, installation quality, and weather elements.

Each roofing material has unique benefits and drawbacks, which can affect your roof lifespan. Asphalt shingles are the main choice for homeowners due to affordability and installation technique, helping them to last up to 30 years if well maintained and the quality is good. Metal roofing can last up to 40 years and resist high winds and snow, but the cost is significantly higher. For more elegance, clay and tile roofing can last anywhere between 50 to 100 years but are significantly heavier and require strong structural support.

Quality Importance

Investing in high-quality materials is essential, as is not skimping out on investing in such materials for inferior ones. Even the best roofing company cannot turn a subpar material into a long-lasting solution.

When you opt for lower quality, you impose a great risk on the lifespan of your roof and expose your home to leaks, poor insulation, and structural damage over time. In Manchester, you see a lot of unpredictable weather that makes low-quality materials less durable and more susceptible to weather damage. That will result in a lot of money lost through frequent repairs – meaning you spend more than you bargained for by opting for cheap materials.

Professional Roofing Companies

Reputable Manchester roofing companies provide materials with a quality guarantee or warranty. These guarantees serve as a promise of their longevity and durable quality, providing peace of mind in your investment.

Always enquire about the warranties available on different materials and understand what they cover. That will help you to make a more informed choice in your new roofing.

Contact the team at Pinnacle Roof and Build today for flat roof specialists and pitched roof installation in Manchester.


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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