Commercial Roofing: Exploring the Options

Most UK commercial structures have flat or low-sloping roofing, which sets them apart from traditional residential buildings that typically have pitched roofing. A reason for commercial properties to go the way of flat roofing is how cost-effective, quick to install, and handy they are to serve equipment storage.

You may need to learn that flat roofing can be more susceptible to severe weather conditions, more expensive to build, and require more upkeep. For these reasons, it is crucial to choose an appropriate roofing cover that meets your company’s demands.

Here are the different types of commercial roofing in further detail.


Single-ply systems are a relatively simple roofing system to install and remain durable. When paired with insulation, single-ply is thermally efficient and provides a flame-free, durable solution highly resistant to inclement weather.

Single-ply membranes are a single, flexible sheet that covers complex-shaped roofs and are easier to install thanks to their ability to be welded via hot air. They are very adaptable and can serve as a base for other architectural elements, such as balconies or terraces. They also serve as a foundation for green roofs, contributing to ecologically friendly roofing systems.


Metal roofing is lightweight, simple installations that come in many colours and finishes. They are low-pitch and beneficial where vandal-resistant finishes are required.

There are three types of metal roof cladding, sheeting, and tiling materials that can be tailored to neighbouring roof styles. Standing seam designs with elevated seams and concealed fasteners are highly adaptable, flexible, and excellent for curving roofs. Prefabricated composite panels consisting of two connected metal skins provide rapid and low maintenance, permitting a durability and longevity of up to 25 years.

Green Roofs

Green roofs are prevalent owing to numerous advantages and natural design options. These have become popular by greatly benefitting the environment, lowering pollution, and come with exceptional soundproofing and aesthetic qualities.

Green Roof benefits are numerous and varied. Enhanced water collection and reduced flooding, less noise, and improved air quality are among the top benefits – as well as an extended lifespan expectancy. These roofs can be constructed and utilized for recreational purposes, including seating and other facilities. These can also incorporate solar panel solutions to blend into the environment for a natural appearance. Green roofs have also been shown to improve the mental and physical health of employees.

Are you currently contemplating a new commercial roofing installation? Contact the team at Pinnacle Roof and Build to implore your options with flat roof specialists within Manchester roofing companies.


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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