Roofing Materials: Choosing the Right Type

As you may suspect, a wealth of roof types and styles are available for your home. It can be the design or roofing materials you choose, and the best way to discover the best option comes with discussions with a local roofing company.

A local roof company is your best partner because they will be highly experienced with the buildings in the area and all materials used in their roof installation, enabling them to give you the best options for your home. With expertise in roofing materials and styles for commercial and domestic buildings, Pinnacle Roof and Build can talk you through a smooth design and installation process.

Stone Roofing

Slates used for roofing are made from 100% natural stone, making them ideal roofing materials for your property. Stone creates a smooth style with fantastic durability and longevity, remaining in top condition for longer periods and eliminating the need for regular repairs and replacement work.

Stone also provides plenty of colour schemes, making it popular for homeowners wanting options that can last up to 150 years. Stone is also very cost-effective as a material, thanks to it being fireproof and environmentally friendly.

Slate roofing is one of the most popular roofing choices that can additionally reduce your energy costs and be recycled after use.

Lead Roofing

Lead roofing may not be as popular as natural stone, but it does provide great flexibility. Lead is a material that pulls and stretches around any area for complete coverage, expanding and contracting around the temperature of the UK climate.

If you have spaces between different surfaces, lead is a fantastic seal that keeps all water and cold air outside, whilst ensuring your home heating remains inside. With lead roofing, you won’t see any corrosion and it will last up to three times longer than other materials, with an ability to be recycled after use.

Most properties will benefit from lead roofing, but it does come with added expense. It is a roofing choice that requires a professional roofing company due to its complicated installation.

Flat Roofing

A flat roof is a perfect design option for most large or small properties – and much cheaper in the use of building materials and installation. Flat roof installation is extremely affordable and requires little maintenance, making it ideal for most homeowners.

They are perfect for homes wanting to install solar panels and air conditioning units and are more accessible than pitched roof installation. However, this work would need the skill of flat roof specialists to ensure it is safely installed and leakproof, with gutters and drainage adequately provided.

Allow the experts and Pinnacle Roof and Build to help guide your roofing project and ideal materials to look into. Contact our team today for more information.


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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