The Pinnacle of Pitched Roof Problems

93% of homes around the UK have a pitched roof, and no matter how professionally installed these roofs are, they can still present problems throughout their lifetime. Understanding pitched roof problems will help you reduce the likelihood of spending substantial money on roof repairs or requiring a completely new pitched roof.

Being proactive with the maintenance of your pitched roof with a professional roofing company will help to prevent any future damage to your home, belongings, and structural integrity. Here are the common problems to look out for with pitched roof installation.

Broken Flashing and Leaks

The most common problems that the Pinnacle Roof and Build team comes across with pitched roof installation is broken or damaged flashing. Flashing is used on most roofs to prevent water from infiltrating the property’s interior.

Flashing is mostly prominent where the roof would be more susceptible to water leakage, such as skylights, windows, chimneys, and filtration systems. Flashing can wear away and deteriorate, which can accelerate when weather conditions are bad and flashing gets ripped. A pitched roof can face water damage issues in drainage and weak points, where blocked drainage pathways can store up excess water that will find its way into your home.

Heavy rain can also damage shingles and flashing, creating hot spots for deeper water damage to your home.

Moss Growth and Poor Installation

The weather conditions in the UK create the optimal environment for the growth of moss and algae on top of a pitched roof. Moss and algae can be a serious issue for your roof, with a sponge-like texture that will absorb and retain more water.

Prolonged moisture will degrade your roof and spread between your tiles and shingles, loosening them and weakening your roof, allowing more water to perpetrate your loft space whenever it rains. Whether you have bought a new building or a previously built property, the quality of the roof depends on whoever installed it.

If your roof was not installed by a qualified and trusted roof company, there may have been cut corners and rushed processes that lead to major issues down the line. Many properties have poor-quality installation through cheaper materials, which poses a significant risk to the health of your roof.

Avoid issues

To avoid pitched roof problems due to poor installation, always work with a reliable and trusted roof company with a sterling professional reputation. In the Northwest, Pinnacle Roof and Build offers high-quality pitched roof installation and repairs. If you are currently experiencing pitched roof issues on your property, Pinnacle provides a fast, affordable, and complete service you can feel assured of.

Contact our friendly team today on any issues with your roof in the Manchester area.


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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