Flat Roof Repairs

Now that the colder and wetter months are making way for the sunnier and incoming warmth, it becomes a busy time for roof repairs on flat roof installations. While flat roofs are popular due to their lower cost compared to other roofing types, they can also be susceptible to leaks – which may have begun during the hostile rain season the Northwest has just faced.

While a flat roof has a slight angle, the level nature of the roof does mean that water will not run quickly and cracks can collect on the roof surface. Whether a leak by harsh weather leads to general wear and tear, or simply old and outdated material, Spring is the perfect time to get those minor to major problems with your flat roof fixed before the hot weather sets in.


Leaks are the most frequent and common issues with flat roofs and you begin to notice them in the rooms below. There are a few different reasons why your flat roof could be leaking.

If you notice water pooling on your roof’s surface, this may be caused by a roof gradient or drainage problem. It will lead to several issues with your roof. If the depth is over 25 millimetres or remains for over 48 hours, you need a professional roof company to tend to it as soon as possible.

A professional roofer will discover the root of the problem and be able to take measures to prevent it from happening again.

Foot Traffic Damage

If you own a commercial property with a flat roof or deck, there may be increased foot traffic from visitors or maintenance personnel. If the roof is accessible to people, walking over fasteners can punctuate the membrane and lead to other damages that will require immediate repair.

If your flat roof sees a lot of foot traffic, you must keep an eye on the roof and schedule regular repairs and maintenance with a qualified roofing company to highlight any signs of damage.

Degrading Materials

Flat roofs made from EPDM rubber can suffer from material shrinkage. However, it is more likely to occur in large buildings or those with poor roof insulation not properly attached.

When rubber shrinks, it can result in the pulling of parapet walls drip edge or even a chimney. If you notice any shrinkage in your materials, your roof needs inspecting and repairs straight away to avoid more costly damage as the season gets warmer.

At Pinnacle Roof and Build, our expert team prides itself on customer service and an excellent reputation in the Manchester area. Using only the best materials in constructing and flat roof installation, we are the flat roof specialists in Manchester roofing companies. Contact our expert team today.


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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